We’ve all heard the saying “it’s not about the destination but the journey” and through all my years of traveling, I have to agree with that statement. But who says you can’t make that journey comfortable, that’s why I put together a list of the best  accessories for traveling.

From a quick weekend getaway to a month long honeymoon, these travel accessories are perfect for any length of trip. Not only do these travel gadgets make the actual act of traveling easier but they make great gifts for the travel lover in your life.

In this article, I’ll go over all the best things for traveling that will make the act more enjoyable and at the end, I’ll  list any useful tips that I’d like to share about traveling. You’ll be traveling like a pro with these cool travelling accessories..

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Travel Bag for Accessories

Best Travel Pack for long haul flights

The PRVKE bag by WANDRD

If you are a photographer/creator and are looking for a travel bag for accessories, then you must check out the PRVKE Travel Pack. This bag was made for me.

Whether you’re climbing a mountain on an outdoor adventure or flying premium economy on your way to Europe, this bag is very versatile and will hold all your travel bag accessories.

The bottom third of the bag holds all my camera equipment safely and securely. And in the top section I can fit an extra set of clothes, toiletries, sweatshirt, a book and more. It comfortably fits under your seat on an airplane or in the overhead bin.

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TRAVEL TIP:  If you have long layovers and fly often investing in a Priority Pass will be a life savor.  With the Priority Pass you have access to over 1300 airport experiences worldwide.  

The lounges are quiet, connected spaces to relax or work in, with pre-flight bites, drinks and other added perks that help keep you refreshed and revived.

Aloha sling one of the best long haul flight essentials
Bag to hold extra set of clothes for long haul flights
Mid pouch for toiletries on travel days

Aloha Bags

Aloha Bags are the ultimate versatile accessories travel bag. They come in a variety of different sizes and styles. They are rip proof, water resistant and an all around good quality bag.

I have several different sizes that help keep my organized, which is a must when you travel the world full time out of a suitcase. The Aloha Hip Pack is the perfect pack to travel with as it can securely hold important documents and phone and in the most convenient spot.

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Packing Cubes gift idea for travel lovers

Compression Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are a game changer and if you don’t pack with packing cubes then you’re packing wrong. Compression Packing Cubes are one of the best travel accessories for traveling.

These handy dandy travel essentials keep your clothes organized and makes it easier to pack bulkier items like jackets. They also make it easier to separate your clean and dirty clothes.

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Travel Accessories for Flying

Power Bank charger a must have travel accessory

External Power Bank

Having an extra, portable Power Bank Charger is a travel accessory I never leave home without. It’s a safety issue with me, I don’t want to find myself in a situation where I needed to call a cab or find an important email but couldn’t because my phone was dead.

This power bank has lots of battery life, being able to charge multiple phones at once, twice before it would run out of battery life. And its only the size of an iPhone.

Portable Luggage Scale

Digital Luggage Scale

Checking a bag is expensive, paying even more because your bag is a couple pounds over weight is an annoying and frustrating cost. Reduce stress by traveling with a Digital Hand Luggage Scale to weigh your bags before you get to the airport.

All you do is hook it on the handle of your luggage and lift up to see the weight. This is a great travel accessory for flying budget airlines.

The budget airlines are very strict about the weight of your bags especially if you’re trying to carry on your luggage like I always do. Avoid the stress of an overweight bag fee.

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Electronic cords case organizer

Electronics Organizing Case

I’m sure you’re all to familiar with having a gazillion charging cords, I mean you need them for everything now a day’s.

This Electronics Cords Organizing Case is waterproof and can hold all your chargers, an external hard drive, memory cards and even extra batteries. 

Keep your cords untangled and organized in a nifty zip up pouch. No more wasting time trying to find the right cord for the right device. These are my favorite type of travel accessories, efficient and organized.   

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Universal Adaptor GIft

Universal Adapter

This Universal Adapter is compatible with over 150 countries including all of Europe and Asian countries. Plus it has 4 USB ports making it possible to charge up to 6 devices at once. It even comes in rose gold.

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best travel accessory of a long haul flight headphones

Noise Cancelling Headphones

The Noise Cancelling Headphones are the best travel accessory for its quality and comfortability. These noise cancelling headphones are definitely an investment but worth every penny.

They come in several different colors and have a built in Alexa to easily change music on voice command. Plus they are easy to travel with as when you’re not using them you just keep them around your neck.

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Leak proof toiletry bottles for traveling

Leak Proof Toiletry Bottles

Leakproof Travel Bottles are designed to prevent liquid leaks or spills. You won’t have to worry about your conditioner exploding due to altitude.The bottles are 2 ounces TSA Carry on approved.

They are perfect for shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hand sanitizer and or body wash. The wide mouth makes the bottles easy to fill and you can buy a 17 pack to have options for all of your toiletries.

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Sleep Mask

Sleep Mask

A Sleep Mask is perfect on sleeping on the plane or hotel. The sleep mask is made of memory foam, it’s soft and has wide eyes making possible to blink freely.  It’s lightweight and easy to bring with you in your carryon. Sleeping just got easier.

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Hydrogen water bottle the best travel accessory
Life straw water bottle
Collapsible water bottle

Reusable Water Bottle

I used to promote the Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle since it’s so compact and easy to travel with but I since became boogie, and use a Hydrogen Water Bottle.

Okay, I didn’t become boogie but I did put my health first. A hydrogen water bottle is designed to infuse water with hydrogen as it’s believed to offer a variety of health benefits.

I also recommend the Lifestraw Water Bottle. The lifestraw built into the water bottle will filter any impurities out of the water making it safe to drink.

This comes in handy when you’re traveling though countries in Asia, Central America or South America. It also comes in handy on multi-day treks.

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Matching passport covers

Passport Cover

Keep your passport safe while you travel in style with a Passport Cover. There’s a half-size inside pocket slot that can hold important documents such as plane tickets and VISA’s. A passport cover keeps your documents crisp and you organized.

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Inflatable Neck Pillow

Inflatable Neck Pillow

Trying to fall asleep on an airplane can be uncomfortable and not being able to sleep can make for a terrible flight. An Inflatable Neck Pillow is ergonomically designed, perfect for both long hauls and shorter flights.

The pillow is meant to reduce neck stiffness, fatigue and promote proper spine alignment. It’s compact and easy to travel with. There is an air release valve that you push down until you get desired stiffness so no mouth blowing necessary.

This item is suitable for both children and adults. Get ready to have a peaceful nights sleep on an airplane!

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Travel Door Alarm

Travel Door Alarm

Safety is always a priority especially if you’re a solo female traveler. Put your mind at ease while you sleep with an extra precision and travel with a portable door alarm.

The Travel Door Alarm is easy to use and set up. This alarm is compact and portable and weighs less than 2 ounces. It can be used on a front door in an airbnb, a bedroom, hotel room and even in windows.

This travel item also has a built in LED flashlight which provides an additional security feature perfect when traveling, when you’re in an unfamiliar environment and when it’s dark. This is one of the best travel accessories out there for safety, size and portability.

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Bose speaker

Portable Speaker

A Portable Speaker is one of the best accessories for traveling. Battery lasts up to 12 hours, perfect for getting ready in your hotel room or for extra added surround sound as you watch Netflix on your computer. This is a splurge but a travel gadget that will last for years.

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luxury long haul flight essential

Travel Footrest

Ever get off a long haul flight and your ankles are the size of your calves, creating the infamous cankle? This portable Airplane Footrest is the solution to your problem.

These travel accessories are easy to use, just unroll and snap it around the seat in front of you or over your tray table. This can also be used on a train, bus or table.

The travel footrest relieves fatigue and can reduce lower back pain, stiffness and leg swelling that occurs during long flights. The lightweight and compact design folds up easily and to fit into your carry-on luggage.

This travel product makes a wonderful gift for the whole family especially the travel lovers in your life.

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E reader

E-Reader

Travel can be tedious and at times very time consuming. E-Reader’s are perfect travel accessories to help pass the time and makes it possible to travel with multiple different books and magazines.

There is a built in light so you can read day or night, indoors or out. The best part is the battery life as lasts for weeks off of only one charge.

There are multiple different colors to choose from including black, blue, plum and sage making it possible to match your travel gear. Bonus buy some sleeve covers to have more stylish options, these covers make great stocking stuffers.

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Compression socks a long haul flying essential

Compression Socks

Compression Socks are an effective way to promote better circulation and to eliminate stress and fatigue. Compression socks provide more pressure to your legs which enhance blood flow thus reducing pain and swelling.

Not only do compression socks provide support they also keep your feet warm on an airplane where I always seem to freeze. I always keep a pair in my carry-on bag. These compression socks come in a value pack and have several different stylish patterns to choose from.

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Airplane in flight Mount

Hands Free Phone Mount

A Hands Free Phone Mount is a great travel accessory if you want to watch movies on an airplane or bus but don’t want to hold your phone the entire time. It’s compact and light weight making it easy to take with you anywhere.

It comes with a strong clamp being able to mount to the tray table, the arm of a chair or stationary on a desk or table. This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the on-the-go traveler.

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Travel Accessories for Women

Womens toiletry bag
Bag to hold extra set of clothes for long haul flights
Mid pouch for toiletries on travel days

Women’s Toiletry Bag

For the longest time I was using a small packing cube as my toiletry bag which wasn’t that bad to be honest and then I got a toiletry bag for Christmas and I couldn’t believe I didn’t have a proper one before.

The Wome’s Toiletry Bag folds up and hangs on the wall. There are three large clear zippered compartments, and one detachable pouch which is perfect for a travel makeup bag.

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Hat Clip for traveling

Hat Clip

A Hat Clip is a necessary travel accessory that will hold your hat so you don’t have to wear it all the time when you’re traveling. The hat clip is very sturdy and its also stylish.

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jewelry case travel gadget
jewelry case travel gadget

Jewelry Case

A Jewelry Case is one of the best travel accessories to keep your jewelry safe and secure. Not only that, it helps keep you organized, it makes it convenient to find your accessories inside your bag and it prevents tarnishing.

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pashmina to survive long haul flights

Pashmina

The uses of a Pashmina are endless. I always carry one with me when I travel, whether its on a plane, a bus, a boat, a train…well you get the idea.

You never know when you will need to use it as a blanket. I always get so cold on airplanes and it also doubles as a pillow.

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Travel Accessories for Men

Mens toiletry bag

Mens Toiletry Bag

Men need toiletry bags too ya know. This Men’s Toiletry Bag is sleek, functional and made for the man on the go. The material is water-resistant and zippers are strong to ensure there are no leaks and your toiletries stay protected.

An optional hanging strap and dedicated toothbrush pocket are a few of the many features that make these the most functional toiletry bags

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travel wallet travel accessory

Travel Wallet

This thoughtful Travel Wallet includes a hidden cash pocket and a sneaky Airtag slot. This is a major travel hack, and the magnetic closures are strong making this the ideal travel accessory for men.

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Machu Picchu, Peru

More Travel Gear Guides

If you love all things travel, check out the guides below for gift ideas, must-have travel accessories and long haul flight essentials.

Must-Have Long Haul Essentials – Everything you need to pack and bring with you on a long haul economy flight to make it more comfortable and enjoyable.

10 Long Haul Flights Tips & Tricks – These 10 tips and tricks will help you survive a long haul flight in economy. 

35 Unique & Useful Travel Accessories – Check out the most unique and useful travel gadgets out there.

Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers – Need a gift for the traveler in your life? Then you must check out this article. 

Best Travel Gadgets for Backpackers – Find out about tons of nifty travel gadgets and useful items for traveling backpackers.

Best Exercise Equipment for the Road – Check out the best portable workout equipment.

What’s in my Bag – A page full of my favorite products and tested travel gear. These are products that I swear by and have made my life so much better.

Final Thoughts on the Best Travel Accessories for Flying

Those are the best travel accessories for flying to make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable. If you found this article useful, let fellow travelers know in the comments below 👇.

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