Category: Wander:Gear

Electrical Outlets – Adapters and Converters

Basics of Traveling with Electrical Items Electricity is electricity is electricity right? When it comes to travel – WRONG! Electricity itself is one of the fundamental forces of nature, but the way it is generated and delivered around the world…

The New World Traveler Power Standard: USB?

The New World Traveler Power Standard: USB? With the proliferation of USB, is it time to start to consider USB as a universal power source for your travel items? It might just be! Many of the electronics you already own…

The Scrubba

The Scrubba If you’ve ever tried to wash your clothes while traveling, you know the problems: dirty sinks, sinks without plug-stoppers, water splashing all over the bathroom.Ugh. As a traveler who hails the rewards of traveling light and washing your…

International Travel with Cell Phones

First, I will make a disclaimer that I am going to paint in some broad strokes in this article. I’m sure there’s hundreds of articles out there on international cell phone usage, so I am going to boil it down…

Nokia Here Maps for Windows based cell phone

Best Mobile Maps App for the World Traveler One of the best uses for a mobile device while traveling is to use them to view electronic maps. I have found one map app that is head-and-shoulders above the rest: Nokia…