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Kim Komando Cool Site of the Day

Greetings to Komando fans.  I’m Kim Komando’s Cool Site of the Day  which is pretty cool (thanks Kim!). If you’re reading this, that’s a good sign – the site has been a bit busy from the newsletter this morning and I’m happy it still seems to be accessible.  I think if you listen carefully you can hear the web servers panting to keep up.

Please, feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments. I’m sensing a trend in some of the messages I’ve already gotten this morning about flashpacking so I figure maybe I have some explaining to do …

First of all, I didn’t set out to “flashpack” across India.  In fact, I hadn’t heard of the term when I boarded my flight to Delhi.  I just wanted to share my experience and the old paradigm of traveling didn’t seem so friendly for doing that.  Turns out that in going high-tech I unwittingly became the poster child for flashpacking.  Who knew?

There’s actually some disagreement as to what flashpacking is. To some it’s pricier, high-end backpacking. Others have defined it as tech-heavy backpacking. I fall into the latter category. Certainly the way I traveled through India was different from previous trips but as Komando readers will understand it’s almost par for the course that many backpackers now travel with a digital camera, iPod and cell phone.  Carrying all of those gadgets hardly seems extraordinary today – but that’s exactly the point: technology is really insinuating itself into travel.

The list of tech stuff I had with me is below …

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