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11/05/2016 01:56 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Helpful Travel Gadgets to Take Along During a Family Travel

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Screenshot: Family vacation - Dilomba

Traveling can be such an exhilarating experience when you do it with family members. There are so many awesome places to visit. And beautiful places exist because of people who visit them.

But a family travel cannot be fully enjoyed without the right travel gadgets. These travel gadgets help make the experience worth it as you get to fully enjoy every part of the journey with your family members.

When I plan to travel, alone or with family, I don't joke with some of these travel gadgets. They help make my journey more productive and enjoyable. The gadget mustn't be too techy.

Something as small as a portable alarm clock can do the trick for one person, while for another, it can simply be a Wally Inflatable Bed Rail for their kids. All these boils down to the kind of travel you plan to make.

Just like in gardening, you'll need the right tools for the kind of work you want to do. Your kind of travel will depict the kind of tools you'll need for that journey. Here are 5 awesome gadgets you should really try out when you want to go on that family vacation.

1. Joby GorillaPod Magnetic Tripod

This is an awesome gear to take along on any family vacation. Not only will it useful, you won't need much help when it comes to group photographs. Remember that moment when you want to take a family photo that you want to be in, and then you invite a stranger to take the photograph?

Joby GorillaPod Tripod solves that problem. With this awesome travel gear your family can be in every picture without a need for a stranger to snap you and your family.

It comes with highly twistable tripod legs. You can twist those flexible legs around any tree branch, metal handles and street poles or around anything solid and it will hold the point and shoot camera firmly in that position.

This travel accessory also comes with a magnetic leg. You can literally place it on any metal and it will magnet to that platform firmly while carrying your small point and shoot camera.

The beauty of this travel gear is that after you've firmly put it where you want it to be, you can set the timer and snap those beautiful pictures with your family.

2. Nikon COOLPIX S31 Digital Camera

Yeah, I believe you've seen the beauty of the Joby GorillaPod Tripod. It is a splendid family travel gadget that can hold any low scale point and shoot camera. The Nikon CoolPix S31 is a low priced point and shoot camera you can buy for your kids when you don't want them to handle the main expensive cameras you and your wife use.

This Coolpix S31 camera was really produced to last in the hands of kids. Not only is it waterproof (16ft), it is also shook-proof and dustproof.

All these are simple advantages the younger generation will deeply appreciate. The CoolPix comes with different cool colors your kids will love. It comes in blue, pink, yellow, and brown.

Give it a try in other to capture the world in a camera and in the eyes of your kids.

3. EatSmart Precision Voyager Luggage Scale

If your vacation with your family member is by airplane then this travel gadget will solve most of your luggage problems. It's natural to always get worried whether every souvenir you get will or will not surpass the luggage weight limit of the plane.

Buying stuff during travel with family is something that cannot be overemphasized. It will be come. Your son might see that new toy and you'd buy it. That new cloth your wife loves might end up being bought.

This is how souvenirs keep on increasing until they compound in pounds of weight. This might incur unnecessary cost in extra load.

But with EatSmart Precision Voyager Luggage Scale you won't think much about your luggage getting above the required pounds threshold. You can weigh your traveling luggage each time you put something inside in other to ascertain whether you've past the required weight limit of a plane.

The beauty of EatSmart Precision Voyager Luggage Scale is that it's lightweight, smallish, and you can travel with it without it being a burden due to size. It's a must have travel gadget for family who frequently travel by plane.

4. GRID-IT! Organizer

This awesome travel accessory is a must have if you love things to always be in order during your vacation with family. GRIDT IT does one profound thing: it helps you keep important stuff for easy retrieval.

Let's say you saw something and you want to capture it with your camera. You don't need to put hands into your backpack and scout around for your camera when you simply unzip your GRID IT organizer and take it out.

GRID IT saves you time that you'll use to buy new stuff you or find a gear you brought along with you to travel. The GRID IT Organizer will help you stay organized and keep your important things in one place and in specific order for smooth access when they're needed. And this will significantly help reduce the frequency of stolen or lost materials during a family vacation.

5. Kindle Paperwhite

Personally, I don't know about others, but if you have no plan to read on the family vacation, you are missing out. Vacation is mostly about seeing places and learning about new stuff.

Learning about those new stuffs is literally made easy with Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle Paperwhite was made to utilize a larger show-screen to ease. This is an innovation you will find handy if you want to read while on the journey.

The battery life is insane, your Kindle Paperwhite can literally last up to eight weeks simply on one charge. Now, for the lovers of new knowledge, that is a welcome development.

You can literally read nonstop and your Kindle Paperwhite reading gadget will still be on and working properly. The fonts are reader-friendly and don't hurt to lay once eyes on it for some hours.

6. SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone

Since you're going on a family vacation, it's always good to go with a safety and precautionary mindset. You have kids, and they're still young. One of the best ways to safeguard them is to have a SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone.

This superb device is a modern, lightweight emergency phone you can literally carry in your small purse, suitcase, pocket etc. This SpareOne Emergency phone comes with AA batteries, and they last for up to 15years after first charge.

It has LED torchlight, and an SOS Emergency Button that works with GPS for easier alert to authorities when you call. The phone provides a user with at least 10hours talk time, so basically, your family is safe.

No matter where you plan on doing vacation, SpareOne can function in that environment. It comes with a bag that is waterproof which means it can work in riverine area, and it can literally still work perfectly in temperature conditions of -22 to 144F.

So when you're going on that family vacation, follow precaution and get SpareOne Emergency phone. It might help you when you least expected.