Travel Essential - Kindle Voyage


If you're a page-turning indulgent reader, you have struggled packing books when traveling as I have. I’m guilty of packing a few, especially for long flights. My sister and I still joke about the debacle of our journey across Scandinavia where I carried 5 books in my backpack. With no elevators and constant uphills, you can imagine bad decisions were made.



Enter Kindle: the perfect solution for travelers. This oh-so-convenient device is ultra lightweight and petite. I pack it in my carry–on, use it while lounging on the beach with an umbrella (sun protection is always a must), and the usual train ride en route to a French villa. Kindle travel is a must for everyone! This Amazon invention has become my travel companion, especially when I dine alone (a lifesaver for those who suffer from anxiety while eating alone.) I don’t know why it took me so long to get it. Maybe I was holding on to my love of physical books but with a nomadic lifestyle, who has space for books? Alas, I am quite embracing the art of Kindle travel.


Battery Life

With constant use from one full charge, the battery lasted three weeks. You can experience Kindle Travel and the battery pack will be one last thing to worry about!

Out of all the Kindles that Amazon offers, I selected the Kindle Voyage after carefully researching features and comparisons. There is a newer version - Kindle Oasis, but it’s $90 more for 90% of the same features. The Kindle PaperWhite is a great contender, ringing up at $90 less than the Voyage. For a more budget-friendly, try the original Kindle for $79.99.


All-New Kindle  $79.99

  • No built-in light
  • 167 ppi Resolution
  • 5.7 oz.

Kindle Paperwhite $119.99

  • Built-in light 4 LEDs
  • 300 ppi Resolution
  • 7.2 oz.

Kindle Voyage $199.99

  • Built-in light 6 LEDs + adaptive light sensor
  • 300 ppi Resolution
  • 6.3 oz.

Kindle Oasis $289.99

  • 10 LEDs for enhanced page consistency
  • 300 ppi Resolution
  • 4.6 oz.


The Kindle has earned a permanent spot in my carry-on bag. Tell me, what do you prefer? Kindle or physical books?


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