The packing has begun. I have no idea what to pack, but at least I have started collecting almost anything I may or may not need for the trip. Notebook. Meds. Headphones. Camera. Snacks. The only thing I cannot decide on is if I will bring my laptop on my trip. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. I only have three more
This vacation is totally
One of my biggest decisions is if I should bring my laptop on vacation. Now, I have no intentions to do any work while on vacation. None. Nada. Zip. However, there are so many other things I can do so much faster on my laptop vs. my phone. Typing. Uploading photos. Facetime. Texting. We will have internet in the evenings, and assume I will have some quiet time I can fire it up and get things done.
I did break down two weeks ago and polled everyone but those involved with the trip on laptop vs. notebook. Here is what I asked on Facebook:
OK – my mystery trip is in TWO WEEKS. PACKING dilemma. I want to pack my laptop so I can type, stay awake during the flight and save pics, etc. Many are telling me to unplug. I have NEVER not traveled with my laptop.
The end results of this very scientific poll were:
- Laptop: 33%
- Notebook: 67%
Of course, a few people did point out that I would probably end up taking both a notebook (already purchased last weekend) and the laptop. Sometimes I am a bit too predictable. Here are some of the reason to take the laptop or to leave it at home.
TAKE IT: I can type really fast, so would be able to type up some posts pretty quickly. I can also upload all my photos from my camera and post easily (and ensure if something happen to the camera I have them saved). Texting/Facetime would be a tad easier when I did have wifi connections.
LEAVE IT: It’s a heavy laptop. I could actually unplug for an entire week. How often does one have a chance to do that? I can do MOST things on my phone (the laptop is always faster, tho).
Well, I have three days to decide. At least, instead of panicking about not knowing where I am going I get to focus on what to actually pack, including said electronics. I do get to panic about what clothes to pack for temperatures between 50s-60s with occasional rain showers. And shoes. I need to decide on shoes. So. Many. Decisions.
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