Whether you travel all the time or only occasionally, and whether you travel for business, pleasure, or both, chances are (if you’re reading
) you bring a little tech with you wherever you go.
But if you ask 20 different Mac users what they take on the road, you’ll get at least 21 different answers. (Some of us have “heavy” and “light” packing lists, for example.) As with so many things Mac, these decisions are as individual as the icons on our desktops or the bookmarks in our browsers. Some of us cram everything we can into our carry-ons. Others do everything possible to shave off each extraneous ounce.
Whatever your packing style, though, there are probably a few things you can do to make your travels easier and safer. So we asked our experts—editors, writers, and (most important) readers—for their favorite tips. From what to bring (and what not to bring) to getting online and retrieving e-mail, here are the best.