When you travel a lot, you learn the things that you need to pack in order to make your time on the road more enjoyable, or at the very least, less painful.
I recently purchased two items that I cannot imagine how I traveled without them.
The first, is a power strip. It seems that there are never enough outlets in the hotel room. The existing plug ins are either so inconveniently located as to be inaccessible, or they are filled to capacity with the alarm clock, television, lamps, etc. I need room to plug in my laptop, cell phone, iPod, and occasionally other items. This simple, and inexpensive purchase, has already made my life much easier. I wish that I could take credit for thinking of it, but that goes to Shel at Road Weary.
My second purchase was travel-size wireless router, another relatively inexpensive purchase. There are still a few hotels who only offer a wired access, and this router now gives me maximum flexibility to work in bed, across the room, or on the lanai. Use caution, however, as you may also be routing that wi-fi access to nearby guests. Credit for this purchase goes to Flyer Talk.
Do you know of something else that I need to put on my shopping list?