Preparing online (and offline) for that special break
One of the wonderful things about travel is experiencing things that are new, different, and even unexpected. But, what about those surprises that aren’t so pleasant?
Expecting the unexpected on holiday involves more than brainstorming wet-weather sightseeing options and packing for temperature swings. It's also smart to consider which travel essentials you simply cannot live without. Could you replace your contact lenses at short notice? What happens to all the music you bought if your music player plops into the swimming pool?
Opera Software, makers of the Opera mobile web browsers, has some handy tips to keep your vacation smooth sailing.
Courtesy of Opera Software
"Some basic back-up measures will save you a great deal of hassle in case of travel trouble - and online services can help you out, too," says Jan Standal, Vice President of Products at Opera Software. "Making a Plan B for your holiday will help you avoid losing your sanity, even if you lose your suitcase or spending money."
Up in the cloud
Everybody does a final check for passports and tickets before jetting off, but what about all your other documents -- and what should you do in case of loss or theft? Follow tradition and leave copies of your itinerary, insurance and important numbers with a family member or close friend, plus pack a spare for yourself. But, to feel extra secure, scan your documents and store them online (that is, the cloud), so you can access them anywhere in the world. Email your documents to yourself and a loved one, or save them on a secure online storage website like Dropbox, Google Drive or another cloud service. It's simple!
Exciting events happening in Hong Kong this April including a new pair of wax work featuring our favourite royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton and also a 16-meter-high “Rubber Duck”!