Apple’s iPad is the undisputed market leader when it comes to tablets. It is slim, well-constructed, easy to use, and it offers access to a world of content. For globe trotters there are some fantastic iPad apps available and it will always deliver the goods when you are looking for some entertainment during downtime or to keep the kids happy on the road.
iPad and iPad mini — Photo courtesy of Apple
You can use the iPad to plan your journey and set up an itinerary, you can even book travel tickets and hotels direct from the right apps. You can also explore maps and find detailed information with photos to help you uncover the best spots to visit. The iPad even allows you to record your trip and you should consider making a digital journal as you go complete with photos, video, and audio entries that you can share easily with the folks back home.
The big drawback of the iPad when compared to other tablets is the price, but you can save some money by buying an older version or by going for the new iPad mini. The iPad mini is also more practical for travelers because it is much more portable. Whichever version you decide upon make sure you have a good shoulder bag so you can take it on adventures without fear of losing it.