In an age of digital nomadism, having a killer business travel kit is essential. Appi Alla guides you through the list of must-have items for doing your business on the road.
The modern workforce is changing. Whereas before the internet, people were constrained by their location to a desk job, they’re now free to work and travel anywhere. This has bred an entirely new generation of workers known as digital nomads. With nothing more than a laptop and an internet connection, digital nomads have figured out how to make a living while constantly being on the road. But according to Appi Alla, in order to be successful, you’ll need one or two indispensable items in your backpack. We take a look at them below.
A Wi-Fi Device
“Wifi is like water to a business traveller.” Appi Alla says. “Without it, you’ll die.” While she doesn’t mean this literally, without WiFi your business is likely to shrivel up since you won’t be able to send of any pressing emails or projects to clients. It’s therefore important to have a portable WiFi device to ensure that even if you find yourself in a place without WiFi (or in an airport where the WiFi is sketchy) that you’ll always have a way of connecting to the internet.
A Power Bank
Appi Alla says that a power bank is your best friend. Since most of the tools you will use while travelling are electronic – your laptop, your mobile phone, your tablet and your ereader – having a power bank on hand to keep them charged and ready is an indispensable advice. The best thing about power banks is that they’re relatively light and inexpensive, making them the ideal accessory for a digital nomad in a hurry.
A Universal Plug Port
“Since you’ll likely be visiting numerous different countries and extremely different cultures, it helps to come prepared with a universal plug point to connect all of your devices.” Appi Alla says. In Vietnam, for example, the plugs and sockets that they use are extremely different from the ones used in the US or the UK. Luckily, you can grab a relatively cheap universal plug port from Amazon really easily. These little cubes connect to almost every plug post and allow you to connect your devices either by USB or whatever connection they have. It’s important to note that they don’t convert voltage, however, so grab a voltage converter if you think your gadgets might not have the same standard voltage as those of your destination.