Tuesday, June 21, 2011

#TTOT Roundup: Travel Technology

Every Tuesday it's Travel Talk on Twitter! Follow the #TTOT hashtag to see what all the commotion and Tweets are about! There are two sessions to join, one at 9:30am GMT and the other at 9:30pm GMT.

Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT: 

Q1 via : How does travel tech help you most? Explain please.
  • : A Kindle is a cool travel tech to have for people who need to read themselves to sleep
  • : E-Tickets! No more paper docs in zip-lock baggies stashed in your moneybelt
  • : Does microfibre towel count as travel tech? In which case invaluable for quick drying
  • : My camera is right hand "man" when I travel. Pictures are my favorite souvenirs!
  • : Looking up menu items in Chinese on my Android so I don't accidentally order stewed cat meat
  • : Does a watch count? I try not to take anything I have to worry about having stolen

Q2 via : What's ur favorite tech medium 4 sharing on the go: twitter facebook, travel sites & why?
  • : Anyone here using Whatsapp? We love that app! Makes sending photos and videos so easy!
  • : Flickr for Photographs , Twitter for Talk, Facebook for Fun
  • : Twitter - my family aren't on here; DEFINITELY makes for more honesty
  • : Facebook just so you can make your friends (and ex-gfs) jealous of your trips
  • : Twitter is easiest & people respond quick!
  • : Twitter for strangers, Facebook for friends, Skype for family, and blog for all

Q3 via stylish_events: What's your worst Travel tech moment?
  • : Realizing the phone has been accessing the internet abroad without my knowledge
  • : Slipping on a banana skin & dropping expensive new camera in mud - I'm not joking!
  • : When my Gorillapod for SLR wouldn't take the weight of my SLR
  • : This photo booth in France. Trying to get passport pix, got one big one
  • I was traveling around Japan and my camera battery ran out. I forgot to bring the charger... I had to buy a 2nd expensive battery
  • : My macbook (aka my baby) kept overheating in India while I was working...

Q4 via : What's the most ridiculous tech seen carried by backpackers?
  • : My friend carried a portable record player.As in a vinyl record player on his trip to Thailand
  • connvoyage: A guitar. While trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. And having the hired sherpa carry it for him!
  • : Those solar panel backpacks. In London, In Winter....
  • : Someone I know went camping with a travel non plug in curling iron CAMPING
  • : I just got back from a trip w a guy who brought 2 comps, an ipad, 3 cameras & 2 phones

Q5 via : What kind of Travel Technology would you like, which is not invented yet?
  • : Anti-snoring devices for hostels – so when anyone is in the same room it mutes them
  • : I gadget that sleeps for me so I can stay awake 24/7 and yet still be totally refreshed
  • : Affordable trips to outer space
  • : Self cleaning underwear
  • : A scam detector for when people are trying to charge too much or rip you off
  • : A device that makes the weather break around me. I want sun
  • : Headphones (or something to that effect) that can translate different languages

And there you have it, "Travel Technology"!

Next week's #TTOT topic is: "Gap Year Travel" submitted by travelbite. Submit your questions HERE! And don't forget to tune follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, , , , , , and !

Have YOU got anything to add to the Travel Technology discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011


  1. That's the most shitty summary I'd ever read...How do you do that...that's so pathetic...where's the guy who said he wanted an earphone to translate all the languages...why's he not featured...he was @traveldudes fave answer...you guy suck at summarizing....How come Kindle comes out to be best answer for technology...don't you shit it man just for the sake of it...Gotta grow up...it sounds like it is all business nothing like traveling gotta change the hash to BTTOT ...shame on you...and I mean it.

  2. How I wish there was a -1 after reading this summary

  3. Wow dude. Don't like it. Don't read it. Find something better to waste your time on, other than whinging about the hard work someone else has done.

  4. @Nikhil Wow, I'm really speechless by your comments, Nikhil. I'm sorry you're so displeased by the #TTOT roundup that I do for FREE on a website that I write for FREE that offers no advertising or income for me. I'm not sure what kind of "business" you think I'm a part of, but I can assure you that I get no financial gain from this.

    Just for clarification, the responses featured on the roundup are in no particular order nor do they reflect the "best" answer for any of the questions. I try to select a broad range of responses from a wide spectrum of participants. Unfortunately, sometimes the Twitter feed doesn't give me a comprehensive feed on all the responses and I have to do the best I can.

    That said, if you don't like my roundup, that's fair enough. You are welcome to create your own and I promise you that I won't come to your website and leave a disparaging remark.

    As for trying to shame me, I feel no shame in my participation with #TTOT. The #TTOT community is one of support, mutual respect and a shared love of travel. I thrive on their energy and these people inspire me on a daily basis. ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME!

  5. @Nikhil Chandra

    Did you really read the post or did you just make some hasty judgment? Because you asked about the earphones yet it was clearly on Connie's post. It's a free world and you can whine all you want, but try not to make yourself sound stupid.

  6. @Mika Thanks for sticking up for me, Mika, I do appreciate it. That's one reason I love #TTOT so much but let's not continue with the bashing. We can rise above that. =)

  7. @Nikhil take it easy! Connie is doing a fab job week for week doing this round-up (for free).

    I like her round-ups very much and also this one!

    You definitely hit the wrong tone. #TTOT is about the passion for travel and to share experiences & fun.

    Twitter and #TTOT is an amazing community and your words show no respect to that. If someone likes Kindle as a favorite answer... that's fine. Someone else said iPhone & I would never ever use an iPhone as I really don't like their politics, as I prefer open source like Mozilla, OpenOffice, Wikipedia etc.

    Viva Twitter! Viva #TTOT & Viva #TTOT Roundup

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  9. I am very sorry Connie. that was hasty and I apologize sincerely. Won't happen again.

  10. @Chandra81 Hey, we all have bad days where we jump to conclusions and say or do things we may not mean. No sweat and definitely no need for apologies! Hope you do come back from time to time to see what else is going on with my site and #TTOT!

  11. Thank you Connie! I assure you such careless and casual thinks won't happen again from my side. Cheers!


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