I'm about to leave Korea for travels through SE Asia & eventually through China, Mongolia, & Russia. I want to take my macbook, (I want to blog about my experience, upload photos, etc., etc.) but I don't want to worry about it and I'm afraid of having it stolen. Any tips or advice on backpacking with a laptop? Or should I avoid it altogether and just ship it to Paris, my next area of settlement? Thanks in advance for any thoughts/tips. Appreciate it. :)
Hell no.. it is not a bad idea! I don't want to categorically say that nothing is going to happen to it... (no one can guarantee that) but in my experience of travelling with a laptop... especially in Oz... it is all good!.
I do recommend backing up where you can getting some Sound Travel Insurance. Id Check out how much it is to insure with World Nomads http://www.worldnomads.com/ and you might find that it is not that expensive... and definitely worthwhile. Plus you can use it as your internet source as a number of places have free WIFI over 7 years ago
I always take my laptop with me when I travel and have, so far, not had any problems. I actually bought a cheap smaller laptop (Asus Esee) which I used for a long time, figuring that if it got stolen, I wasnt so bothered, but I missed the flexibility that my Mac gave me, so now travel with that.
I would recommend getting something like a pacsafe http://www.summithut.com/products/pacsafe-85-backpack-bag-protector/ which would allow you some degree of comfort.
Of course, nothing is safe and you have to weigh up exactly how much you will use your laptop and whether it is worth the hassle. I am sure if you stay in fairly decent places (dorms etc) then you could have the option of using a luggage storage system and keep the key with you. over 7 years ago
Check the video before taking your laptop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nb-fW7F9D-M
Or read more about good backpacks here: http://www.adventureinsurance.co.uk/blog/how-to-choose-a-backpack-for-travelling.html over 5 years agoAnswered by Mary via Travellr.com