Level up your next vacation with these travel products
Updated: Feb 17
Are you ready to travel again? I don’t know about you but I am MORE than ready to head to the airport and hop on a flight! What can we do while we’re waiting for travel restrictions to lift? How about some retail therapy? Specifically travel items so you can go on your first big post-pandemic vacation IN STYLE. Here is a list of ways you can upgrade your travel accessories.
Luggage and Daypacks/Backpacks
Luggage. One of the biggest ways you can level up your travel game is by upgrading your luggage. There are so many options out there from ones with a power bank to standard suitcases. The things I look for in a suitcase is weight, durability, smoothness of the roll, and interior organization. My favorite no frills and affordable brand is Samsonite. It gives me the space and durability I need without unnecessary weight.
Daypack/Backpack. A daypack/backpack is useful whether you’re going on a day-long excursion or needing to pack some electronics with some outerwear for your airport layovers. Osprey makes some great daypacks and backpacks including the Daylite Plus and the packable Ultralight Stuff Pack.
An electronics organizer for your suitcase or briefcase. One of the perpetual battles of traveling is keeping track of the array of devices, chargers, cords, USB cables, earbuds, and batteries that are part of a tech-savvy world. You’ll save much time and searching and mess if you can travel with them all in one handy place. Check out the BAGSMART Electronic Organizer that is perfectly travel-sized and never fumble for your cords and cables again.
Packing cubes. Clothes, shoes, and toiletries can often get jumbled up in your luggage, and it can get frustrating to flip through your suitcase to find what you need. Packing cubes such as the ones by Bagail can offer the perfect organizational solution (and there are some that offer a compression feature so you can pack more into your suitcase!).
World travel adapter. When traveling to other countries, one of the most easily overlooked things is the shape of the wall sockets. With this World Travel Adapter by Ceptics, you'll have an adapter that can take you from the UK to Australia to Japan.
A lightweight tripod for your smartphone. If you love to capture all those special moments but want more flexibility — or the ability to have yourself in the photo without having to take a selfie — this tool is indispensable. The featherweight GorillaPod stand wraps around and grips all kinds of surfaces, allowing you to take great shots with great stability. Then you just fold it up and put it in your bag and keep exploring.
A portable smartphone charger. There is a unique panic that accompanies an almost-dead phone battery when you forgot your plugin at the hotel room or there’s nary an outlet to be found in an airport or packed conference room. Forget the hassle (and the panic) with a portable charger. Small and powerful, these can easily slip into your purse or briefcase. Some are no bigger than a tube of lipstick. Others are the size of a cell phone and can double as a wall charger. You’ll wonder what you ever did without them.
Noise-cancelling headphones. Being on a trans-oceanic flight means that you’re probably headed somewhere exciting. Get some beauty sleep on the flight and wake up looking and feeling refreshed using noise-cancelling headphones. For more tips on how to get a good night’s sleep on an overnight flight, check out this article.
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