24 Products That Make Traveling So Much Better


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Traveling is magical for some, a chore for others, and a complete drag for some unfortunate souls. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out this list of products that make traveling so much better.

The GDTK passport holder is made to hold your passport, credit cards, transit cards, and boarding pass. This lightweight travel accessory features a flexible design and built-in RFID blocking to prevent personal information disclosure during travel. This practical case is also available in a variety of colors and patterns.

Rest better during your journey so you can arrive at your destination feeling great. Travel pillows are nothing new and come in plenty of styles. The Trtl pillow matches a comfy-yet-compact design that helps travelers sleep while supporting the head and neck in an upright position. This Amazon bestseller is loved for its ergonomic shape and design and a favorite among frequent travelers.

Never worry about losing power again with this compact smart USB charger. A best-seller on Amazon, the iClever BoostCube features two USB ports with 24W/2.8A power and allows you to charge two devices at the same time. It also has Smart ID technology, recognizing any device. This lightweight and portable charger is compact for traveling and compatible with most smartphones and tablets.

Sometimes you just need to connect to additional power on the go, and this short Lightning cable from Anker fits the bill. Its 1 foot length is just enough to connect to a power bank while in your pocket without having a feet of extra cable left over. Covered in nylon braiding and layers of shielding, this cable can withstand bends, pushes, and tugs up to 30x longer – a space-saving power lifeline easily out of sight.

Portable power banks are long, clunky, and don’t fit well- but they don’t have to be. Enter the Anker PowerCore Redux. This 10,000 mAh USB power bank is slim, small, and easy to use with 4.5 stars on Amazon and hundreds of reviews. This astonishingly small compact charger can charge a Galaxy S9 2.5 times and an iPhone X 2.4 times. The power bank itself can recharge in 4.5 hours with its included charger.

Protect your belongings with Forge TSA-approved cable luggage locks. The zinc alloy body of each lock is strong enough to survive tough baggage handling. The durable cable is also thin enough to fit through standard luggage zippers. An easy-to-set, 3-digit combination on the lock can be reset as many times as needed.

When it comes to getting organized while traveling, packing cubes deliver specific space and easy access to your belongings. This Shake Pak set of four packing cubes delivers the ultimate organization for your suitcase. Help keep clothes organized and wrinkle-free in these space-saving bags. This set of 4-inch deep bags comes with a laundry bag to help keep clean and dirty clothes separate.

Kitdine silicone leak-proof bottles are TSA carry-on approved and come in a set of three. No need to worry whether your shampoo will leak into your luggage while traveling. These BPA-free silicone bottles are designed with a three-layer anti-leakage cap and wide mouth for easy refilling of shampoos and lotions. Kitdine travel bottle sets are available in a variety of sizes and colors.

These popular travel chewable tablets have some people calling them a “game changer” on their journey. They are made with nautural ingredients like chamomile that help you beat jet lag before it hits. Take one before take-off and more throughout your flight (depending on how long it is) to keep any jet lag at bay.

Keep out the noise and distractions while traveling with the help of noise-cancelling headphones. These Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless Bluetooth headphones envelop your ears with the power and technology to bring you back into the moment. Lightweight and comfortable, these headphones can be used wirelessly or with the included cable for connected listening. They have 20 hours of battery life and feature a dual-microphone system for clear calls and voice access to your smartphone, even if you’re at your favorite Albany area coffee shop.

The BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter is an island of sanity when traveling. It converts all countries’ voltage to US standards so you can safely power accessories and devices while traveling internationally. This Amazon best-seller has 3,000 reviews and a 4+ star rating. This version allows you to power up to 7 devices at the same time.

Taking a cruise? Put your bag ownership on autopilot with these Highwind Cruise Luggage Tags. They include four clear luggage tags and two ID holders with black lanyards. They can be used for several cruise lines including Princess, Carnival, Holland America and Norwegian. The tags have zip-top seals to protect your tags from water and come with stainless steel rings to ensure they don’t fall off.

Stay stylish while also keeping your money and valuables secretly stored out of sight in this travel scarf. The pocket allows you to store credit cards, money, a passport, or other items while on the go. This dual-use scarf keeps you hands-free while exploring your destination, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

Avoid surprises and excess baggage fees at the airport with this compact and lightweight luggage scale. This sleek travel tool can weigh luggage up to 110 lb/50 kg and has an easy-to-read digital display. Long life lithium battery included.

Whether you are trying to avoid a trip to the laundromat or need the convenience of washing clothes anywhere, these travel laundry packets from SinkSuds make it possible. They are TSA compliant and meet 3-1-1 TSA guidelines for carryons, perfect for vacation, backpacking, and international travel.

This pair of highly rated compression socks features a gradient compression design that will save your legs from aches and pains on long car rides or plane trips. These socks boast improved circulation and have a whopping 16,000+ 5 star reviews.

Easily store your shoes next to your clean clothes without compromise with these easy-to-use shoe storage bags. The bags come with a see-through stripe at the bottom to keep track of what’s stored, and keep any street germs away from the rest of your stuff.

Make your travel time feel more like home with this packable travel shelving unit. The collapsible design makes for easy storage. You can easily hang it in a closet, and just as easily drop it into your luggage when it’s time to go!

Reduce distractions and get some more sleep with this travel eye mask that is ultra lightweight and helps block out light from all sides. It boasts pressure-free eye comfort and comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

Sometimes life is noisy. Block it out with these easy to use disposable earplugs – for those times when you aren’t wearing headphones or earbuds. Easily drown out the sound around you with a pair of these.

Getting sick while traveling is a quick way to ruin a trip. Reduce your risk by wiping down items on your flight with an easy to store pack of disinfecting wipes, which kill 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria.

Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid the rain, so having an umbrella handy can be a lifesaver while away. If you don’t mind the rain, skip to the next one. But if you need to keep dry, this compact travel umbrella does the trick quite well.

It’s hard to believe that where we are today with massive phones and competing tablets everywhere, the classic Kindle is still around. But it is, and now the Kindle Paperwhite is even waterproof. If you are into reading and want to bring tons of books with you without the space and weight, a reader like this is a wonderful companion. Oh, and a single battery charge can last for weeks.

If you’re traveling with more than a few pieces of jewelry, this compact box can help you keep your sanity (and your earrings, necklaces, and rings) in check. Listed with hundreds of positive reviews, this simple case closes with a zipper to keep your jewelry safe and organized.

So what do you think? Are these products that make traveling better? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or reach out on Twitter.

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