I agree with Nicolas
If its just a question of looking after your passport, insurance
documets etc then I would STRONGLY advise just scanning any important
document in and uploading them to a web site such as yahoo. (What I
would recommend is just setting up a "My yahoo" account which you
customise to give you your fave news reads, info on your sports team,
weather in the places you viist, your fave book marks as well as your
briefcase where you can store documents."
If yyou spend alot of your time on the net you will find it very
yseful to just wander into any cyber cafe and pull up this site with
all the info handy."
My understanding is that the type of flash memory key that you are
taklking of typiaclly has memory of 0.25-1MB this is quite alot of
info and makes them very useful for people working on several different
computers etc However Im not sure how useful this size would be for a
RTW trip. If you are just interested in a few documents, its best to
upload them to yahoo, if you want to store digital photos then you
really need something bigger for a RTW trip.
My advice for anyone contemplating aRTW trip who is reasonably
"digital" would be to get a hard disk Juke Box.
When I got my first one 2 years ago they were quite rare, but they are
now pretty mainstream with new models comming out almost every week
from an increasing number of manufacturers. For a RTW trip one of the
key feature you should look for is an ability fto store any type of
compiuter file, not just music files. This makes such a device really
useful for a RTW trip as you can store all your music plus your
photos if you have a digital camnera, plus any docments you might need
excel files and whatever.
I bought an Archos Multimedia a year ago when it was the only own that
did this. I believe that Apple's latest iPods also have this feature
now. They are generally a higher quality, but also more costly option.
Once you have used one of these things, you will start thinking of MD
players, CD players etc as a joke by comparison.
If you are going this route and are not familiar with all the programs
etc, you should be aware that Apple has made its iTunes jukebox sofware
a free download for Windows as well as Macs recently. This is a superb
program and is in my view easily the best such software (With the
exception if its internet radio function where MusicMatch has (in my
view) the best features. (You can use both relatively painlessly.)
(sorry to bore all the non teckies out there.)