Whether you’re taking a leisurely break in the UK, or setting off on a round the world trip, knowing which gadgets will help things to run smoothly can be a real blessing.
Holiday lettings agent Owners Direct reveal the latest must have holiday gadgets.
1. For the business traveller: tugo
This is a fantastic little drink caddy ideal for those who struggle to manage their luggage, documents and a hot coffee. Simple strap tugo between the stems of your luggage handle and let it swing comfortably. No more coffee stained shirt on take-off.
2. For the iPhone lover: Foodspotting
Use iPhone app foodspotting to easily find and share food recommendations across the globe. Check out diners photographs and the foods they rate.
3. For the backpacker: Gelert Washing Line
No backpacker should be without one of these. Dry laundry wherever you are; with the clever twisted design allowing you to hang washing without pegs. Attach it easily with either the clip or sucker options.
4. For the onliners: 3 Mi-Fi mini Wi-Fi
From mobile phone operator 3, this little gadget allows you to connect to a wifi signal without plugging anything in – no usb, no nothing! Prices vary depending on the contract but if you need to be connected, then this could be for you.
5. For the plugged in: Fujitsu travel adapter
If you do a lot of travelling and require hair dryers, mobile phone chargers, laptops and other gadgets, then the Fujitsu travel adapter with system country kit is ideal. Suitable for use with your appliances around the world.
6. For the fairest of them all: Perricone Moisturiser sunscreen
The Perricone MD’s More Than Moisture SPF30 comes in a handy hand luggage size 30ml bottle and helps to firm, smooth and brighten the face, as well as protecting from UV rays.
7. For the quiet life: Lindy Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you want to switch off and get lost in the music without the distraction of surrounding noise, then you need to invest in a pair of these. Perfect for blocking out travel and traffic noise.
8. For the not so light traveller: Balanzza Ergo Digital Luggage Scale
If you’re worried about incurring excess baggage charges during your tip, you can travel with these lightweight scales without adding to the load, and hopefully save yourself any fines.
9. For travels with children: PleaseCallMum
A simple but ingenious idea to help keep your children safe if they wonder off or get lost.
Temporary tattoos which can be personalised with a phone number and name. Apply easily to the skin so that youngsters can be identified.
10. For the ladies: Travel Hair Straighteners
Mini ceramic coated hair straighteners mean that if you’re pushed for space, you don’t need to leave the luxuries behind. High quality that won’t let you down yet will fit in your wash bag.
Owners Direct specialises in advertising privately owned holiday accommodation direct from the owner. We have advertised holiday properties since 1997 and on our web site you will find over 33,000 villas, apartments, chalets, farmhouses and cottages – all types of holiday accommodation in countries throughout the world.
We have seen enormous growth in recent years and are delighted to report that, we were voted Runner Up in the Best Villa Rental Companies category in the Conde Nast Readers Travel Awards 2009.
In August 2007 Owners Direct became part of HomeAway Inc. which owns the largest holiday websites in the US and Europe. We continue to operate as a separate brand from our offices in Epsom, UK.