Just as I’m putting the final touches on my book, The Cheapskate’s Guide to Traveling With Your iPhone, I find an article on Mashable titled Vacationing Americans Prefer Giving Up Booze Over Mobile Devices. As much as some people try to make fun of people taking their technology devices on vacation, including their iPhones, the reality is that we are a connected society. We are social creatures, and our mobile devices enable us to keep in touch with our extended social networks.
People love to share their vacation photos and stories when they get back. Doesn’t it make sense to share these things while on vacation instead of afterwards? It’s simply an evolution of communication in The New World of Technology. Hopefully my book will help people save a lot of money when they travel, because it should be obvious by now that they aren’t leaving their technology at home.