That’s the view from the blogmobile–I’m reporting in the field on a massive road trip from Chicago to San Antonio, Texas and back again. It’s a nine-day odessey that combines travel writing, blogging and a lot of caffeine.
For this little adventure I packed the laptop, iPhone, a 500GB portable hard drive for images and media, batteries and about a mile of USB cable with connectors for every conceivable application.
The little things are the ones that bite you on trips like these. For example–my laptop battery is two years old and won’t hold much more than a 40 minute charge–horribly inconvenient when you’re trying to blog, upload images and post tweets about the adventure.
The iPhone is great for blog photos, but a proper camera would have come in handy on this trip. There was no room for it in the luggage (took the train for the first leg of the journey) but now I regret not having sucked it up and packed the extra bag. Continue reading Road Warrior Blogging & Travel Writing