Getting work done on the road when you visit another state for a few days is one thing, but flying halfway around the world with your laptop bag is a whole other ball of wax. The 13-hour flight, foreign power outlets, lack of or spotty Wi-Fi, and the pain that is hauling all your stuff onto ferries, tuk-tuks, and buses every few days can sure put a damper on mobile computing. I just spent the last nine days in beautiful Thailand with two friends who have been backpacking through Southeast Asia for several months. While it wasn't an official working vacation (quite the opposite), I still learned a few back-breaking lessons about computing in that region firsthand and from my pals.
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If your headphones are just too long for you, create your own cord caddy by using foam materials from a thick children's puzzle mat or the base of flip flops. Draw a pattern onto the foam and then cut it out using a sharp blade. WikiHow suggests two patterns that work well for headphones that allow you to tuck in both ends of the earbud cord so that they don't unravel easily. This tactic can be applied to shorten any type of long cable, though an old credit card can also keep your headphones tangle-free. Make an Earbord Cord Caddy
After taking a close look at everything you carry in your go bags, it's time to pare things down and see exactly what the pockets-only crowd deem worthy of their coveted lint-space. From the entirely minimal to the surprisingly bulky to (*gulp*) handguns, hit the jump to take a closer look at what Lifehacker readers are carrying in their pockets.
Get frequent, accurate status updates for your next flight via email or SMS—from gate changes and delays to takeoff and landing alerts—with web site FlightStats. FlightStats is a perfect tool for both the traveler and the picker-upper, and according to the Wall Street Journal it's the best status tracker available (even when compared with status tools provided by specific airlines). FlightStats does require you to create a free account to take advantage of its alerts, but it's a simple process in exchange for accurate information. It even does real-time flight tracking (though you can quickly track flights in 3D with Google Earth, which is decidedly cooler). Thanks Jason!