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The tablet screen size wars may be getting a little silly. First it was the 7-inch screen, introduced by Android-based manufacturers as a more portable alternative to the standard 10-inch screen of the iPad (actually 9.7 inches). Seven-inch tabs, lighter and easier to stow, make good sense for frequent travellers.
One of the reasons serious photographers buy SLR cameras is so they can use interchangeable lenses to get maximum creative flexibility. (That's one reason, there are others.)
I'd never, until recently, thought of planning what to look at when I visit an art gallery, though. I generally just go, and wander. But researching your visit to a museum or gallery makes sense, especially if you anticipate only having a short time there...
My search for the perfect travel bag may have reached its final conclusion. My new sack of choice is called the Photo Hatchback 16L AW, and it will come as no surprise to the bag cognoscenti that it's made by Lowepro...
Older, settled adults probably still watch most of their TV on a television set. That's not the case, however, with young people, who watch as much or more TV on their computers and mobiles, streamed from the Internet.
People don't send postcards anymore, which is a shame. After all, why send something through the post when you can e-mail, right? But receiving a picture in the mail, franked by a foreign post office, scrawled on the back with a message from a friend, is quite different, and special.
Most puzzlers like to feed their habit wherever they go, but especially when travelling. It's a great way to relieve the tedium of airports, airplanes and hotel rooms. But travel can pose problems for puzzlers.
Hotel prices in Canada and the U.S. were up about 3% in 2012, reports the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, with travelers spending an average of $144 per night for domestic hotel stays north of the border, and $150 per night internationally.
Business travelers may not be happy to hear that WestJet has changed its carry-on baggage allowance. Those flying with the Canadian airline will soon be able to bring along just one carry-on item, plus one personal item, instead of two carry-ons and one personal item. The change starts April 4, 2013.
I have my entire digital music library (scores of albums, thousands of tracks) stored on a Seagate GoFlex Satellite (about $200), a hard drive with WiFi wireless transceiver that streams music to an iPad or other mobile device...