Which is better while on a long interstate journey and a spot of camping here and there?

With regards to the internet….Which is best?
An ipad?
A android smartphone?
A laptop?

Chris is showing his age.

I prefer traveling with a laptop because I use a full keyboard frequently in my communications with others. If you want internet light, then go with the smaller units.

Contrary to the mistaken belief that only private campgrounds have internet access, I usually use public resources when I travel: county public libraries, state government waysides in Iowa, private sector restaurants and coffee shops and grocery stores, and the federal leasing areas within the campgrounds in Denali National Park and other locations. Internet is difficult to avoid across the United States. Free WiFi is almost everywhere. I utilized it daily in Eastern Europe for maps, hotel bookings, and touring information.

3 Responses to “Which is better while on a long interstate journey and a spot of camping here and there?”

  1. chris w says:

    None of the above. Only privately operated camping venues have internet or cell phone coverage if at all. If you absolutly need to keep in touch only a satalite phone or a ham radio will be able to reach out and touch someone.
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  2. who WAS #1? says:

    If you want to pay for Verizon, the Android.
    You can get a signal almost everywhere.
    Interestingly, I could get a better signal in the middle of Nevada than in a suburb of Cincinnati OH.

    Don’t rely on wifi. Truck stops make you subscribe to get it. One used to be able to park in a motel parking lot and borrow theirs but more and more you need a paying guest password. McDonalds will let you use wifi if you buy something. Starbucks is free.
    Especially don’t look for wifi in Southern States where NASCAR is prominent. You can guess why ;)

    But all this is for planning your stops, etc while getting there. Once at the campground, you will probably be incommunicado. Which is how camping should be.
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  3. MountainMan says:

    Chris is showing his age.

    I prefer traveling with a laptop because I use a full keyboard frequently in my communications with others. If you want internet light, then go with the smaller units.

    Contrary to the mistaken belief that only private campgrounds have internet access, I usually use public resources when I travel: county public libraries, state government waysides in Iowa, private sector restaurants and coffee shops and grocery stores, and the federal leasing areas within the campgrounds in Denali National Park and other locations. Internet is difficult to avoid across the United States. Free WiFi is almost everywhere. I utilized it daily in Eastern Europe for maps, hotel bookings, and touring information.
    References :
    Reality.

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