In this electronic age, traveling can be a real drain on your
batteries. So the next time you're headed to the airport, bring
along a power strip.
I learned this the hard
way. I was stuck in one of those airports with a nearly dead laptop
and no available outlets. I wandered aimlessly until I found a bank
of pay phones (remember those?) each of which had an electric
outlet. Luckily, each phone was enclosed in a sort of booth with a
small seat. I plopped down in the cramped space, plugged in and
started writing. Not exactly ergonomically correct, but it did the
Never again. Today, I don't leave home without a power strip.
That way, when I find myself running low on juice in my latop, cell
phone, a kid's DS or any other power-sucking travel neccessity, I
simply walk up to whoever got to the outlet first and ask, very
nicely, "Do you mind if I plug this power stip into that outlet and
then we all can plug into the power stip and power up?"
Cindy Richards is the editor of TravelingMom.com, where she also
writes the TravelingMomwithTeens
Cindy Richards is the mom of two who gets her muse from traveling the world, usually with kids in tow. She also writes for TravelingMom.com, where she also serves as editor.
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