What to pack when travelling

Summary:This week, I'm bringing The M Files halfway across the globe from sunny Singapore to rainy Seattle. Here's what I packed for my trip:Backups, backups and more backups: I always back up my e-mail and lock it up safely in the office before travelling.

This week, I'm bringing The M Files halfway across the globe from sunny Singapore to rainy Seattle. Here's what I packed for my trip:

Backups, backups and more backups: I always back up my e-mail and lock it up safely in the office before travelling. For those very important presentation files, I back them up to a CD, USB drive and portable hard disk. And I put them separately into my carry-on bag and my check-in luggage. So if I lose my laptop and/or my carry-on bag and/or my check-in luggage, I still have my important files with me. (Unless I lose all 3.)

Extra SIM Cards: I'm not confident that mobile roaming works 100 percent everywhere, so I bring extra SIM cards for other mobile operators. I can't afford to lose mobile contact with the rest of the world.

Extra Laptop Power Adapter: If my laptop's power adapter blows, there's no way I can survive on my laptop battery for long. So I bring an extra laptop power adapter. I bring an extra phone charger too.

Power Socket Adapters: I have a collection of power socket adapters for all places around the world. I bring the right one with me when I travel; I haven't seen an all-in-one adapter that works right for me.

Power Extension Cable: I'll be working around the clock because of the different time zones, so I'll have to extend the power socket to my bed where I can work comfortably overnight.

Network Extension Cable: The network points are always too far away from the bed, so I'll be using my extra-long network extension cable.

Blank CDs: If I need to share my presentation slides with my customers, I can burn them on CDs and give away the CDs. And I bring a CD marker too.

What do you pack when you travel?

Topics: Laptops

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Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge. He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.

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