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. I put together a list of the best travel accessories that every traveler needs.
From a quick weekend getaway to a month long honey moon, these travel accessories are perfect for any length of trip. If you are planning for a long haul flight check out these flight essentials not to travel without and these tips to survive your long haul flight.
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.
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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.
20 Travel Accessories for the Modern Day Traveler
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Travel Accessories Checklist
Nomatic Travel Pack
It’s the perfect bag to take with you when you are doing the actual act of traveling, like spending all night on an airplane or 2 days on a slow boat through Laos. It’s that versatile and keeps all of my electronics safe, organized plus an extra outfit and a sweatshirt because we all know how cold it gets in airports and on planes.
Power Bank Charger
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 toiletry bag folds up and hangs on the wall. There are three large clear zippered compartments, and one detachable pouch which is perfect for makeup. → This is exactly what to pack in your travel makeup bag.
Plus, it packs well in your suitcase and comes in several cute floral patterns.
Digital Luggage Scale
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.
Travel Electronics Organizing Case
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.
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.
Leakproof Toiletry Bottles
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.
Collapsible Water Bottle
It’s flexible, shatter proof, has a wide mouth easy for cleaning and has a durable carry strap. It’s dishwasher safe, freezable and can hold hot or cold drinks. Fill up the water bottle once you get pass security.
I will never forget one of the worst bus rides overnight through Myanmar, I was so cold my whole entire body was sore from shivering all night. It was from this day forward that I vowed to never travel without a pashmina again.
Inflatable Neck Pillow
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!
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.
Portable Door Alarm
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. The alarm when triggered sounds of a loud and attention grabbing high pitched sound that is loud enough to alert your neighbors, wake you from your sleep and/or deter thieves. 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.
Portable Speaker Bose
This is a splurge but a travel gadget that will last for years.
This Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader comes with up to 32 GB of storage and is waterproof. This makes it easy to read while you’re lets say on the beach in Maui or laying by the pool. 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 make great stocking stuffers.
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.
Hands Free Phone Mount
This device is compatible with multiple phone styles including the iPhone and Samsung Note. This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the on-the-go traveler.