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    Whether You Take A Plane, Train, Or Automobile, These 30 Things Will Improve Your Trip

    Consider these small yet mighty improvements.

    1. A bendy pillow capable of contorting itself to meet your ever-changing needs. Neck rest? No prob. Pillow to keep your face off the gross bus window glass? Of course!!! Round pillow to make sleeping on your cousin's floor more bearable? Almost!

    model sleeps with head on bendy boodle shaped travel pillow

    2. A leather passport case with room for IDs and your vaccine card so you can have all your important items in one place while going through security.

    black, blue, red, and white passport cases

    3. A portable charger so you can watch Law and Order: SVU for the entire trip without Stabler and Benson having to come figure out why your phone died.

    model pulls charger out of bag

    4. A LifeStraw that allows you to drink pretty much any water you can find in nature. Hiking trips are now just icky water scavenger hunts.

    model drinks water from gross algae water using straw

    5. A set of matte animal bottles that will fit your chic pastel aesthetic.

    bunny and bear shaped bottles

    6. A mini trash can that fits in the cup holder because you can't just leave wrappers all over the rental car like you do your own car.

    mini trashcan in cup holder

    7. A teeny-tiny razor for travelers who like to shave on the move.

    teeny tiny razor

    8. Delish blackberry-flavored gummies that have melatonin in them to help you get to sleep no matter how chatty your seat mate is.

    bottle of purple gummies

    9. A portable espresso maker so you can enjoy a nice hot drink while enjoying the view (whether that's from on top of a mountain or a motel room).

    tube-shaped coffee maker

    10. A school-inspired 4-in-1 makeup pen with everything you need — eyeliner, highlighter, lip liner, and eyebrow filler — so you can free up some space in your bag.

    11. An Ostrich head pillow to fully block out the visual horror that is the airport.

    pillow that covered entire head

    12. A packing checklist for people who are simply garbage at packing. Never again forget all your socks but somehow remember to bring eight different hats.

    packing checklist that says pack this

    13. A bunch of Sriracha packets to help make the bland airplane food taste sliiiiightly more edible.

    small packets of sriracha

    14. A set of bendy, small containers perfect for face creams, pills, or any other small items.

    15. A U-shaped pillow you'll love cuddling up with even more than the stranger sitting next to you.

    u-shaped pillow that is worn crossbody to offer neck support

    16. A credit card-sized game of chess for boredom and entertainment emergencies.

    tiny flat plastic with pieces that pop off to become game pieces

    17. A foot hammock so at least one part of your body can kick back and relax.

    reviewer uses hammock on airplane

    18. A pair of charcoal deodorizing bags that are ready to eat up all the bad smells lingering in your suitcase.

    19. A foldable hair dryer or mini straightener so you can have all your favorite tools nearby without sacrificing your entire carry-on.

    20. A set of packing cubes that will bring peace and order to your messy luggage.

    21. A pair of shoe covers for when you only have room for one pair of shoes and they are NOT rain boots.

    clean shoe next to another shoe with the rubber cover on it

    22. A wireless transmitter that'll connect your AirPods (or any other wireless headphones) to the headphone jack on the flight so you can get access to the free entertainment without having to shell out for those tinny-sounding ear buds they sell during flights.

    adaptor in aux port in car

    23. A Dagne Dover duffle bag with a sleeve to neatly fit over your rolling luggage for easy travels. It's even small enough to fit under your plane seat!

    duffel bag with sleeve that fits over the handle of rolly bag

    24. A universal travel adapter you should buy now before you one day end up in a foreign country with no way to charge your stuff.

    a converter with many different ports

    25. A travel knitting bag to keep your crafts all together when jumping on a plane or train. Last thing you want to do after a hectic trip through security is have to worry about detangling yarn or wondering where your other needle went.

    a model knits while holding a tote with yarn in it

    26. A cup holder adapter to accommodate those larger drink vessels that don't quite fit. Gotta stay hydrated!

    27. An LED neck reading light to illuminate your current vacation read without bothering the sleeping people around you, whether it's on a plane or in a small hotel room. 

    reviewer using the light around their neck, showing how it only lights up the book in their hands
    the neck reading light in black and silver, with small pictures at the bottom, showing the different light settings it has

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this light. I use it for reading in bed and when I travel. It's comfortable, has multiple settings, is easy to use, and the battery stays charged for a long time. You can turn on either one or both sides of the light and its flexibility allows the light to be adjusted easily. I highly recommend this light for reading in bed, for outdoor walking at night, and for doing close work that requires good lighting." —Jean G

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven colors). 

    28. A portable cutlery set in a beautiful matte color for meals on the go.

    rectangular cases with fork spoon and knife inside

    29. A soap holder with a bamboo insert that allows the bar to dry out after use. No one wants to tote around a soggy bar of soap!

    soap box with bamboo grid on the bottom

    30. And a travel icon shirt so you can just point and nod when trying to speak to locals in a foreign country.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.