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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Store the important stuff.

While I travel I find I have a handful of documents, itinerary and tickets as well as my passport. And to add to all of this I carry an extra copy of everything in-case I lose or misplace the originals.

On my last trip I took my USB drive with me and a copy of all my travel documents stored on it, this USB drive is shock and water proof.  And I also took the time to set up a Google Drive, which is a virtual drive.  I can upload documents, photo’s, videos and other file types and store them on the Google servers and I can access my personal folder at any time anywhere from my laptop or my phone. I find it a great way to store a backup of my travel documentation.

I also find it a great way to back up my photos and video while I’m away, in-case you misplace or your camera is stolen. You may have lost the camera but if you have backed-up your photos and video to Google Drive all your precious memories are safe guarded on Google Drive.
I like the Google Drive for a few reasons; it’s linked to a great email service which can be accessed from anywhere. Google drive is free to 15GB and it’s combatable with all devices and most of all is safe and secure. 

Google Drive 

Free 15 GB storage for documents, photos, video and other files.

More info here

For the apps for your phone, tablet pc or I pad. 

There is a long list of other companies who offer a virtual drive for you to back-up your files, but most charge a fee. Here is a link to Cloud Storage Industry Review page where the top 10 are featured. But there is also a fee with each of them. 

Cloud Storage Industry Review here

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