My husband and I are one week into a three-week European trip. We’re each traveling with only a backpack and a carry-on size suitcase: a bit of a challenge.

Traveling without a laptop helps. Instead, I’m using my iPad and wireless keyboard. The combination makes it possible to answer emails and write blogs. Sort of. (In writing this post, I lost one draft, and sent out an unfinished one.)

Apps that have been useful: Kindle (of course), Google, Google Maps, Skype, Dropbox, Evernote, Notebook (by Circus Ponies: I use this software at home). And 1Password. I’ll soon try out Pages and 1AWriter for word processing.

My travel-to-Europe-in-October rule of thumb: always pack silk long underwear!