What you pack to go on vacation can make or break your trip. In this day and age, we are always looking for products and gadgets to make our lives better and easier. Traveling is a part of life and therefore, many products have been created with the traveler and vacationer in mind! Check out our list of some of our favorite travel accessories that we think will benefit you on each and every getaway!
In general, it is good to have a water bottle with you when you travel to avoid paying an unreasonable amount for a bottled water in an airport or a convenience store. LifeStraw is not just your ordinary water bottle though. And if you are traveling in unfamiliar territory, this is one of those travel accessories you must have!
LifeStraw filters water as you drink it. No matter where you’re going and no matter the quality of the drinking water where you are traveling, you can fill this water bottle in a sink, river, stream, or even a puddle. It will remove 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria such as E-Coli, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. The two-stage filtration system lasts about 3 months and will stop allowing you to pull water from the mouthpiece when it needs to be replaced. Now that’s a water bottle that is really looking out for you!
Purchase LifeStraw here, starting price is under $45.
Packing light is one of the biggest struggles when planning any kind of vacation, whether it be a weekend or two weeks long! Not to mention, it is always hard to tell what kind of weather you will experience while away and weathermen and weather tracking websites have proven time and time again to be unreliable. To ensure you are always prepared, purchase a Davek Mini Umbrella!
This compact umbrella can fit in most handbags, purses, and pockets—so there is no need to even waste extra space in your luggage for a raincoat or normal-sized umbrella. It measures less than seven inches and even looks stylish to carry around. You can buy this nifty product in one of your favorite colors starting at $49 here.
Move over unstylish sleep masks—cool travel gadgets have come on the scene making napping, avoiding the bright sun after a night of margaritas, or just simply needing some solitude easy as can be. Look cool and chill out with Blackout Bands. These are sunglasses where the lenses are 95-98% tinted so that wearers can only see shapes of things when eyes are opened.
Traveling can also make sleep difficult, these stylish glasses allow users to get some shut eye in places that might be difficult otherwise, such as planes, airports, beaches, and beyond. This product was created with an important mission in mind as well—the company is working to understand and intake information on eye diseases with Photophobia’s. When you buy Blackout Bands, a portion of the profits is donated to charities that help blindness. Make a purchase you can feel good about! They can be found here, retailing for $25-$50.
As attached as we have become to our mobile devices, it only makes sense to take extra good care of it when traveling out and about. This carrier case does it all—keeps it dry, water, snow, and dust proof, scratch resistant, and you are still able to use your phone through the case. Drop it in the water? It will float! Need to listen to music or make a call? An audio jack is built into the case. It can also fit a variety of smart phone sizes and styles.
Why risk it? This one of those travel products you must have for all your outdoor adventures and excursions. Best part? It can be found for under $10 here.
We all have an overpacker in our lives. Maybe it’s you! Regardless, everyone can benefit from having a little extra space in their suitcases when vacationing. Besides, you need to ensure room for souvenirs on your trip home. Pack-It Specter Compression Cube makes this dream a reality for all types of travelers.
Traveling light is important, but so is traveling effectively. Use these compressions cubes to organize your clothes in you suite, while also providing closing compression allowing you to bring more. The secret is in the compression zipper and the ultra-thin style. The price ranges from $13 to $38 and can be purchased here.
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