Each year, we’re exposed to more current technology we simply can’t do without. That extends to our travel and vacation time too, whether you use your tech gadgets for keeping in touch with relatives or keeping tabs on things at work. You probably use many high-tech devices in your car, on trains or buses, poolside, or anywhere else where you may roam.

Everyone relies on the cell phones in a way that we have never been addicted to technology before. If you have your cell phone with you, you can keep track of all the phone numbers you need, whether they are work or family-related. Even if you’re traveling light, you’ll simply choose devices that are portable, versatile and easy to use.

If you’ve ever had a cell phone run dead while you’re on the road, you probably already carry a battery back-up or charging pad when you travel. Some phones have cases that will also charge your phone, and they can almost double your talk time.

Tablets are also popular accessories to take on vacation or on a business trip. They are considerably lighter than most laptops, and they offer you ever-increasing speed and more apps than you could ever download. You can use one for entertainment on the road, or for finishing up business proposals before you get back to work.

The newer smartphones and tablets have cameras that are just about sophisticated enough that you can leave your digital at home. But digital cameras are so small now, and have so many features, that you’ll probably want to pack that in your carry-on, as well. With speed and versatility being a plus, digital cameras are quite popular, especially for vacations. If you have your smartphone at your side, you’ll never be far from the phone numbers that link you to the real world, even if you’re vacationing on a sandy beach in the Caribbean.

Other innovations can help to add to your vacation or business trip travel time diversions. If you’re headed overseas, consider a multi continent power adapter, so that you can charge all your gadgets and use your personal hair dryers or shavers on the road. Of course, what trip would be complete without a GPS unit? The best GPS devices offer roaming capabilities, long battery life, and highly detailed maps, to get you wherever you want to be.