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5 Tech Must-Haves if You Work and Travel

Digital nomads are people who work while they travel, and if you are one, you know how important it is to stay connected while you’re mobile. For many people, the idea of being able to work and travel is appealing. However, there are some things that every digital nomad needs to make it possible to work from anywhere and everywhere.

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1. Portable Solar Panels

For the true nomads interested in staying in more remote areas for extended periods, portable solar panels are necessary to ensure your devices don’t end up with a depleted battery. They are lightweight, compact, and easy to carry. 

The best ones will be able to charge multiple devices at once and come with built-in batteries so you can store energy for later use. Most importantly, they provide a reliable and sustainable power source—essential tech for the devices we rely on to communicate and maintain our income stream.

2. Laptop

A laptop allows you to work from anywhere and is essential for most remote workers. Because it’s crucial for communicating with clients and getting work done, you must choose a laptop that best suits your needs. 

Many digital nomads use a MacBook Pro because it’s powerful enough to handle any software. Still, others prefer a Dell or HP because they’re generally easier to repair in many areas worldwide. You have to strike the right balance of hardware needs with location and availability for professional repairs.

3. Mobile Hotspot

Let’s face it, not all cafes or coffee shops have free Wi-Fi. And even if they do, it’s not always the best connection. A mobile hotspot is a device that allows you to share your phone’s internet connection with other devices so that you have internet access wherever you are. The best mobile hotspots offer high speeds and plenty of data to complete your work.

4. A Good Backpack

While not technically a piece of tech, it’s still an essential item to protect your tech. Those that travel often know the difference a good quality backpack can make when you’re constantly on the go. A backpack allows you to carry all your belongings securely while still being comfortable enough that it won’t become an issue over time (like carrying a suitcase can). A backpack also allows you to easily store your laptop so that it doesn’t get damaged when traveling by plane or train.

5. Noise-Canceling Headphones

Another must-have for digital nomads are noise-cancelling headphones. These headphones block out unwanted sounds so you can focus on your work without being distracted by other noises or conversations around you. Noise-cancelling headphones will help ensure that nothing interferes with your ability to concentrate and get things done.

Final Thoughts

The world is getting smaller, and the opportunities to work abroad are growing. Although it can sound glamorous, for those that have the opportunity to work and travel, it can become challenging to stay organized without an office or desk at all times. The best way to stay productive and happy while traveling on the job is to embark on your journey with the right tools.

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!