After reading this article from TimesOnline about the “do’s and dont’s of travel blogging,” I realize I should add some more interesting types of media here. I’d like to be able to include videos and more photos from my travels, but right now, all I’ve got to capture those is my Canon G10 camera (and a Polaroid, but that doesn’t count).

I don’t even own a decent laptop (my PowerBook G4 is almost 6 years old already) so I’m definitely going to have to make some investments before starting my trip. I’m considering a netbook because it would be light, cheap and less frightening to lose/have stolen than a $1200 MacBook Pro.

Pros of travelling with a “netbook”

  • light
  • cheap
  • easily replaced
  • small size

Cons of travelling with a “netbook”

  • Most likely wouldn’t be able to run Photoshop
  • Apple hasn’t released one yet, and theirs is likely to be a game changer

I’ve pretty much decided I want to travel with a computer at this point, though I’m open to suggestions. I realize wifi is unlikely to be universally available as I travel, but I think the ease of being able to write posts & upload photos frequently is a huge plus. Plus, it’s likely to make my parents feel more secure.

What do people think? Netbook or a laptop? Or do I wait for the alleged Apple tablet? How did you travel?

Thanks for the feedback.

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