On The Road Again – Boomer Travel Tips From A Road Warrior


One of the things I have noticed as I have aged is that when I travel, I am more inclined to have all things related to it be as easy and stress free as possible. Indeed, when I was traveling in my younger years, I seemed to have more patience. Flight delays did not faze me. Cheaper hotels were acceptable. And since I am high tech inclined, putting up with the difficulty of creating a link from my laptop to a phone line was looked at as a challenge.

But these days, I prefer effortless sailing when I travel and things to go smoothly, especially in my world where communications with clients around the planet is important and the ability to access email and the internet is a key part of many of our lifestyles. Yes, I know that in some cases, especially when on vacation, I should be unplugged. But even then I want to communicate with family, send pictures and text and generally stay in touch, do video calls with the grandkids and be available especially in case of emergency.
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Tim Bajarin is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists, covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Hewlett Packard/Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others. His articles and/or analyses have appeared in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time and Newsweek magazines, BusinessWeek and most of the leading business and trade publications. He has appeared as a business analyst commenting on the computer industry on all of the major television networks and was a frequent guest on PBS’ The Computer Chronicles. Mr. Bajarin has been a columnist for US computer industry publications such as PC Week and Computer Reseller News and wrote for ABCNEWS.COM for two years and Mobile Computing for 10 years. His columns currently appear online in PC Magazine, TIME and Techpinions.com. His various columns and analyses are syndicated in over 30 countries.