Articles in the Travels with Laptop Charlie Category

28 Aug 2011 | No Comment

One of the modern inconveniences of travel is finding how to get connected to the internet from foreign countries. It’s not always as easy as using your phone or wifi. Sometimes you have to think outside of the box. I … Continue reading

8 Jul 2011 | No Comment

Traveling with technology always requires some sacrifice. You either have to carry the weight – the plugs, adapters, memory, or on the other hand, you might have to do without something. I take flashless pictures with my smart phone. That’s … Continue reading

10 May 2011 | No Comment

One of the reasons I love to use my laptop is because of the laptop battery. When I’m not plugged into the grid, I feel like I’m not destroying the planet. On a recent trip to Indonesia, when I looked … Continue reading

2 May 2011 | No Comment

During my recent trip to Malaysia, I had a bit of a problem. My laptop AC adapter broke and left me without a way to charge up Laptop Charlie. I used my phone as much as I could, but there … Continue reading

24 Apr 2011 | No Comment

I met this annoying guy from San Francisco the other day in Singapore. He saw me working on Laptop Charlie and he pulled out his iPad and without me asking him to, he began to tell me why his tablet … Continue reading

16 Apr 2011 | No Comment

Google maps has become far more sophisticated and you can see photos, read reviews, get directions, and toss that annoying GPS with the fake British accent out the window. Now you can hear your copilot say “You have missed the turn” with or without the British accent. Continue reading

30 Mar 2011 | No Comment

In fact, a hostel I stayed at in Scotland had five laptops stolen during the time I was there. They were all stolen from the left luggage room. Someone went in, rifled the bags, took the laptops, and left. The girl at the desk was busy doing the laundry and never saw anyone go in or out. Continue reading

18 Mar 2011 | One Comment

A friend of mine has a laptop mount that fits to the back of any auto seat. He can get in a taxi, put the mobile netbook desk on the seat and go to work. I weighs about half a kilo and for him, is a great investment because he is in the back seats of cars more than I am. Continue reading

8 Mar 2011 | No Comment

It’s funny, some countries demand to have me take the laptop out of the bag but in countries like Morocco, Spain, and Italy they don’t really care, in fact, a few days ago, Italian customs told me to keep it in my bag like I was undoing my fly “Keep it in your pants, Sir.” Continue reading

27 Feb 2011 | No Comment

I got my first laptop and saw the chance to name it, I decided to call it Charlie. Let me point out here, that I’m not a corporate traveler. I don’t have an expense account. Oftentimes I don’t even have money. What I do have is the desire to travel and the need to write. Continue reading