At the sold-out Northern Voice 2009 social media conference in Vancouver this past weekend, Nora Young, host of CBC’s entertaining technology-and-culture show Spark, was a keynote speaker. On the drive home, I tuned into her program and gleaned this clever travel tidbit:

Before you hit the road, consider scanning all your essential printed documents–passport, visas, credit cards, train passes, vaccination records, and the rest–and then saving them all as PDFs  on a tiny, totable USB key. If the unfortunate day comes when you need to prove you are who you say you are, you’ll have all the important details close at hand.

Ain’t technology grand?