Category: Electronics

Will My Phone Work in Europe?

Mobile phone working in Europe

Whether your mobile phone works or not in Europe depends on your phone and your US phone carrier. While the question is very common for everyone traveling to Europe, the answer sometimes is unnecessarily complex. Yes, there are many phone carriers in the US and each of them has different ways to make your phone work in Europe. In addition, each phone carrier has different prices for the same service. So, without trying to write another complicated article, let’s answer this simple question: will my phone work in Europe?

Will My Laptop Work in Europe?

We all take electronics on our trips to Europe. Bringing a laptop is very common, weather we want to store more pictures from our phones or we want to edit and post our travel experiences as we travel. Taking a laptop with you makes your work a lot easier than working on your phone. But will my laptop work in Europe? Even though this is a common question, the answer is pretty simple. So, read on to find a few simple steps for making sure your laptop will work in Europe.

Planning Your Trip with Garmin GPS Favorites

Garmin logo Being able to save favorite locations in my Garmin GPS unit has saved us lots of frustration during all of our trips. It has become my favorite feature of any GPS system. Having your first steps readily available when you arrive at your beautiful destination is crucial to having a great travel experience. Saving these important first steps in your Garmin GPS unit before arriving, will make your trip much more enjoyable. Instead of searching for your destination address, or trying to figure out where to park, you will simply select a destination you previously researched and saved….and just drive. Read on to find out how to save and use favorite locations on your Garmin GPS unit.

How to Change Countries on Garmin GPS systems

Garmin logoWhen I travel to Europe I always bring my old Garmin GPS unit loaded with the European map for driving directions. However, since Europe is small, often times I drive through different countries and I need to change the country in my Garmin GPS. Read on to find out the simple steps for changing the country on your Garmin GPS unit while traveling.

How to Make Sure Your Electric Devices Work in Europe

Traveling can create lots of fun memories, but many times we can have trouble recording those memories if our electrical devices, like cameras and phones, do not work properly at our travel destination. These days, with the many advances in technology we only need to work about two important issues in order to ensure our electronic gadgets work properly in Europe. Read on to find out how to prepare your electrical devices for travel.

How to Switch Maps on Garmin GPS system

Garmin logoHaving a reliable GPS Unit while traveling seems old fashioned these days because of our cell phones. However, they can save you a lot of money and frustration because a GPS unit does not need an expensive mobile phone data plan or wifi signal. You just need to have the right maps, turn it on, switch to the right map and it just works. This is why I always bring my old and reliable Garmin GPS unit when I travel. Read on to see why I purchased a Garmin GPS and how I learned to switch the maps on my Garmin Nuvi GPS.