What essential travel items are you sure you have that others don’t? SUCH a good question. I was open to all the possibilities.
They didn’t disappoint. Many travel tips and must-have items were shared. Some of these items I bought right away!
I’ve compiled the best travel products that experts recommend and I am confident you will be surprised by some of them.
1. For incredible neck support, a TRTL Pillow is the best.
This pillow is said to be the ultimate in-neck support. Although the pillow looks like a scarf it also has an internal neck support system that supports your head while you sleep upright.
This pillow has been rated by over 10,000 people! The good neck support is essential for a comfortable flight.
This pillow is the best I have found for neck support.
2. For less swelling and pain in the legs, a leg hammock is recommended.
A leg hammock was a popular choice for shorties, like me.
To reduce foot swelling and soreness during long flights, place the memory foam footrest on the tray table and elevate your feet.
3. EarPlanes to relieve severe earache
This one is not from the group. It’s a thrilling discovery by myself! Some time back, a friend came to visit.
She was literally crying from the earache she experiences when she flies.
It turns out, she is not the only one. She purchased them and, lo and behold! Her pain dropped from 8 to 2.5 (out of 10). Game changer!
4. A Camping Hammock for lounging anywhere and everywhere
A picture of a man who used one of these to take a nap in an airport terminal while waiting for his flight is circulating on social media. G-E-N-I-U-S!
This guy is living in the future, while all of us are still here. It’s amazing how versatile and useful a camping hammock is.
5. For a worry-free day at the beach or pool, a Waterproof Phone Pouch is ideal
This is a great option for a pool or beach vacation, and it costs less than $10.
Imagine yourself lounging by the pool, taking photos, and listening to music without worrying about your phone getting damaged. Yes, I will take one.
6. Cord Tacos / Cord Clams, for on-the-go organization
This is the cutest travel accessory. Cord tacos/cord Clams will keep your cords organized and untangled.
7. Universal Travel Adapter to keep you charged in all situations
This is something I know firsthand: Never travel internationally without an adapter. This was something I learned on one of my last trips.
This one is a great investment because you can use it in any country.
8. To charge everything simultaneously, a Power Strip/ Extension Cord
If you don’t have enough outlets, it can be a real pain in your back. It’s a pain to charge your phone in the toilet or take turns with your travel friends.
These extension cords can charge all your devices simultaneously.
These cords can be combined with regular outlets and USB outlets to make it even more convenient.
9. To avoid paying luggage fees forever, use a digital luggage scale
These are much more affordable than the overcharge luggage fee. Batteries are not necessary.
10. An HDMI Cable
Although I have never heard of it, several travel experts suggested it. An HDMI cable is a great option if you ever return to your hotel/vacation house and want to relax in front of familiar TV programs.
An HDMI cable allows you to project any content from your tablet or computer onto the TV.
11. For quick glam, a Suctioned Lighted Magnifying Makeup mirror is ideal for you.
Lighting is a key factor in makeup. I don’t know if you’re tired of sitting at tables or stretching out to apply makeup, especially in dim lighting. I am excited to use the one I purchased.
12. Makeup Eraser for effective and eco-friendly face washing
This is a greener alternative to makeup wipes. One side of this makeup remover can clean 100% of your makeup.
The other side exfoliates.
13. Bar Shampoo & Conditioner that passes TSA (and doesn’t waste)
Have you ever had your toiletries taken away by the TSA? Did you know that shampoo and conditioner are made in bar form?
They are not liquid, so they can go past the TSA. You’ll have enough shampoo and conditioner to last you the entire trip.
Those tiny hotel toiletries just don’t cut it! You can get the above products from Lush, or you can check out an Amazon option.
14. For maximum security, use a door stopper
This door stopper can be used to protect your hotel, motel, or hostel doors from intruders if you feel unprotected and unable to sleep. Peace of mind = great sleep
15. An Infinity Scarf with hidden zipper, for fashion and function
This infinity scarf is a travel scarf that has a pouch to store important documents and other items.
This infinity travel scarf can be worn with no difficulty around your neck, so you’re comfortable and protected while keeping your valuable documents and items safe.
Did I mention that? Yeah, you can keep things in your scarf. These are the things you might one close to you.
This is an uncommon fashion so the likelihood of a thief trying to rob your scarf is close to nothing.
16. You can always be prepared with a Mini First Aid Kit
It is essential for everyone, but especially for families with children.
This kit is compact and takes up little space, which is quite surprising considering it has 92 pieces! It comes with a CPR mask, eyewash, and tourniquet as well as an emergency foil blanket.
It looks like a Mary Poppins bag.
17. A collapsible kettle or immersion heater
Surprisingly, I learned from the group that those coffee makers in hotels are used for more than just making coffee.
A collapsible kettle, immersion heater, or other heating devices to heat water for tea or any other purpose may be worth considering.