What clocks do you travel with? I use two in my travels, the first is the L.L. Bean Nightfinder Travel Alarm Clock ($20) and comes in multiple colors. A well designed clock with large easy to read digits. Push on the clock and it illuminates. Also shows temperature which is a nice extra. Also shows the alarm time at all times. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/62137?from=SR&feat=sr On my iPod Touch and iPad I use Progressive Alarm Clock by Spotlight Six ($1.99). There are hundreds of alarm clocks in the App store, what sets this one apart are the multiple choices for alarm sequences. The one I use is 10 minutes and stars slow and then ramps up. And the sounds are of Tibetan singing bowls. A very easy yet distinctive sound that wakes me up gently. http://www.spotlightsix.com/ipad_pac/ I have tried to use my phone, but it doesn't work for me. To use properly, I need to turn off message reminder and SMS alerts otherwise a ding or two will wake me up.