Don't pick up the phone and dial...unless you enjoy shelling out the big bucks. (try two hundred dollars over a week). Take a laptop-Smart phone, and skype-magic jack-whatever. We use skype, it is great......but we have kids and need that check in....I also dive and take many, many, photos and dont want to buy several cards to store them. But I agree with most, don't waste your time on the computer
This. Not enough weight gets put on protecting those memories you're making. People always down a laptop as a "work" device, when it's a backup option, DVD player, and Facebook-make-friends-jealous-machine.
LOL KrisJamie! Definitely a Facebook make friends jealous machine. LOVE it! On our honeymoon last year we were constantly posting things we were up to. But that's just us. We like to keep in touch, we like to have TV for down time because there's plenty of hours that we are NOT connected to technology.
I think if being on your laptop is something you enjoy, then bring it. If it is only going to make you feel like you"should" be doing work/checking email/etc, then skip it. I find it relaxing to catch up on world news while I'm gone, and I've promised NOT to nag my husband if he wants to spend some of his hard earned vacation time playing on the computer (which he loves). It's his vacation and he should get to do what he wants, I figure (within reason!).
I can go either way on this, but in the end, it is YOUR vacation and even if it is in paradise, take what you want and you will have no regrets and be happier if that's possible. Everyone is different so just go and enjoy.