Wednesday, May 12, 2010

iPad for Traveling

Today's volcanic ash forecast is giving me hope that we might actually make it to Europe tomorrow. Thank you all for the comments, thoughts, prayers, fairy dust, etc. that we'll make it! Yay!

In preparation for our Europe Trip we made one big purchase...


That's right, an iPad.

Now I know there are a lot of iPad haters out there, and some of their points are valid, but for a two week trip to Europe I couldn't imagine a better device. It's size, weight (~1 lb), and usability make it the ultimate travel tool.

In fact, this will be the only technology that we'll be using for two weeks -- we're not bringing laptops or cell phones, just an iPad. So after we get back, I'll give a full review of how we survived on it for two weeks.

We should have free wi-fi in most of the hotels we're staying at -- so I may even do some Twitter and Blog updates via the iPad. And if a volcano erupts again, I may be working from the iPad if we're stuck in Europe (but hopefully not).

Are there any other iPad users out there? Are there any iPad apps that you think we should get for our trip?

25 comments:

Jessica said...

Sending good vibes! Hope you can go. ;) And I would love an iPad!

Tiffany said...

Can't wait to hear how you like traveling with the iPad! I travel a lot for work and have been thinking about ditching my laptop for the iPad while traveling.

Cute blog!

Sarah said...

I LOVE our iPad! I headed back "home" for a few days for a wedding, and it was great to have on the plane, while getting ready, the whole weekend! You'll love it! :)

Linda said...

If it played DVDs I think an iPad would be a perfect traveling tool. But you can still read and play games so I think it would be ok.
Have a great trip!

Sweet Simplicity said...

You better send us all a tweet tomorrow to let us know you got on the plane! Have a great trip!

Vee said...

I hope you make it out! Have a wonderful time =)

California Wife said...

Can't wait to hear how you like the ipad, I definitely want one! I hope you make it, and have a wonderful trip!!!!

Chelsea said...

I'm so excited for you guys! I really hope everything works out and you make it to Europe safely and have a blast!!

Whitney Molder said...

Yay! I'm so excited you'll be keeping us up on the trip!! Hope it's a great time.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

That's so exciting for you guys!
Have a great trip!

Iva said...

That is so exciting! :)

d.a.r. said...

Ahhh so awesome that yall will make it around the ash and get to go on your fabulous vacation!! I can't wait to hear all about it (and your new iPad!).

Becky said...

Enjoy your trip!!! I would go back to Italy in a heartbeat and cannot wait to hear what you thought of that part of your trip! I love the ipad (don't have one yet) but I can imagine that it would be perfect for a long trip!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Have a FANTASTIC time!!!

Rachel said...

I am so excited for you and your trip! Have a wonderful time and enjoy every moment-- both in Europe and with your new toy! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Fun! I can't wait to hear all about your trip! And I agree with Sweet Simplicity, tweet us to let us know you and Hubby are ok!

Heather said...

My hubby wants one SOOOO bad!!!!! My mom got one and it's super cool!

Lindsey said...

That is super exciting, I hope you get to go!!

Shanna said...

I am actually awaiting for mine to arrive. I just checked the status of it and it is "Prepared For Shipment" :) Funny how you are taking yours to Europe. I leave for 15 days in Italy and I wan tot just take that too!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

So glad you're able to go! Have a great trip!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! You'll have to update us from the road! Have a great time!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! You'll have to update us from the road! Have a great time!

Brittney said...

I'm so glad you guys are going to make your trip-you're going to love it!

Katie said...

GOOD LUCK! And have fun!!!!! I will keep you in my thoughts!! :)

A Wedding Story said...

Can't wait to hear your review!

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