9 Essential Travel Items You Can’t Afford To Leave Behind

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Welcome savvy travelers! Looking to amp up your packing game? Look no further because we have compiled a list of all the things we have found helpful throughout our journeys. Whether you’re going on a cross country road trip or flying overseas, these essential travel items will find their way into your suitcase time and time again.

1. Travelpro Platinum Elite 20″

Travelpro Platinum Elite 20"

Your luggage will make the difference between a well organized stay and an absolute nightmare of laundry, cords, accessories, hair products, etc. The right luggage is important for any flight or road trip.To be both functional and fashionable is absolutely essential. A common mistake is going for the duffle bag that seemingly always makes its way into the luggage set for the trip. At first glance, it may seem like the best option, after all, it fits practically everything. But that always comes at the cost of killing your shoulders and becomes a huge,heavy burden when sprinting between gates.

Travel Pro is the way to go. Flight crews around the country have chosen it for a reason. It’s lightweight, durable, and classy. It fits in every overhead compartment as well as under the seat in front of you without a struggle. Don’t be that person in the middle of the aisle holding up the boarding process again.

2. Bose Wireless Speaker

Bose Wireless Speaker

Music is necessary to get into the vacation vibe. Headphones for the flight will only get you halfway there. Once you reach the hotel, or the pool, you’ll be asking yourself where your speaker is so you can get the party started. It’s time to ditch the $15 speaker you’ve had since high school and up your game with Bose. This version is versatile for every location and packs enough power to keep you going all day and night.

3. CleverMade Cooler

CleverMade Cooler

It wouldn’t be vacation without the drinks. Make sure you stock up and protect them. We all know about the yeti cooler. But how far will that go on your next flight? A better option is one we found by CleverMade. It’s big enough to hold everything, and can be compacted down to less than 3 inches tall. Perfect to hide flat in the front compartment of your suitcase.

4. Fintie Passport Holder

Fintie Passport Holder

They come in all shapes and sizes, styles, and colors. Yes, I’m talking passport holders. The best passport holders are the ones that are able to keep all of your travel documents together.

5. Hydrocell Water Bottle

Hydrocell Water Bottle

Water Bottles. Hydration is key to overcoming the dry conditions that airplanes are known for. Staying hydrated will make all the difference. No one wants to feel fatigued for the first day of vacation. The problem is, there are so many water bottles on the market, it’s hard to decide between them all. I’ve had the Hydrocell water bottle for more than 6 months and it has yet to let me down. It will keep your beverage cold for more than two days! Yes, ice included. The best part? The color selection. Check it out.

6. Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Series II

Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Series II

As mentioned before, headphones are a flight lifesaver. We’ve found noise cancellation headphones that produce great quality sound, and surprise, they’re Bose! They have three different levels of noise cancellation. Perfect for those flights full of young kids. You know exactly what we’re talking about. If over the ear is not quite your style, we have found a great alternative to airpods as well with iKanzi IPX7 bluetooth earphones.

7. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Deluxe Bundle

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Deluxe Bundle

Pictures, or it didn’t happen. Being able to document important moments in your life and share them with friends and family is priceless. The sun tan will fade, but photos are forever. A great option for your next trip is a Canon Bundle set. This set comes with everything you need to capture your memories.

8. AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera

AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera

For those with a more active lifestyle that don’t want to spend money on a GoPro, we’ve found an excellent alternative camera. You will get your money’s worth out of this camera and at a fourth of the price of its competitor. The best thing about this camera is if you do get a little rough with your water sports, snorkeling, hang gliding, it’s easy to replace.

9. TULA Probiotic Skin Care Discovery Kit

TULA Probiotic Skin Care Discovery Kit

Well versed travelers know the importance of having an emergency kit in your carry on at all times. Ladies, you know your boyfriend/husband is counting on you to have the essentials that they originally said were not important while packing the night before. We’ve all been there. Do not forget hand sanitizer/wipes, Colgate wisps, blush, and eye makeup to refresh your look after a long flight. TULA skincare will do wonders to revitalize your skin before, during, and after your trip. This travel kit has the ultimate go to products in the right size for your carry-on. If you haven’t tried this system before, now is the time.


Countless flights have taught us two things: come prepared and organized and look good doing it. We hope to have provided you with with enough inside knowledge to choose items that will improve your next adventure. We can’t wait to see where your journey takes you. Did we forget your must have travel item? Let us know what you can’t leave behind.

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