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    25 Things To Help Make Your Next Vacation Totally Stress-Free

    I'm taking all of these on my next trip. Seriously!

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    1. An "On The Fly" skin treatment kit with caffeine, hydrolyzed collagen, and peptides to keep your skin hydrated and rejuvenated while you're a million miles away from home. If you forget your favorite sheet mask or you notice your skin needs a little pick me up, this kit will become your must-have travel essential.


    This kit includes one hydrating mask, one illuminating mask, one pair of rejuvenating eye gels, and one hydrating lip gel.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    2. A portable laundry system that'll give you a machine-quality wash whether you're backpacking, camping, or just on the go! No more worrying about having clean clothes, because inside are nodules that'll scrub and clean your clothes in minutes — and it can also double as a dry laundry bag.


    It's simple! Just fill the bag up with your dirty laundry, water, and detergent. Then rub the back and rinse. Voilà, you're done!

    Promising review: "This product exceeded my expectation. It worked very well while traveling for three weeks. I could have packed even less clothing because this was so efficient. Jeans and heavy pants were a challenge to wring out and dry. Lighter garments worked best. For heavier soiled items I found longer agitation and then emptying and refilling for the second agitation did the trick. I used my feet to agitate heavy clothing. No leaking! I was skeptical about the first load, but had zero issues. I will purchase this as a gift for traveling friends and family in the future." —JenT

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95 (available in two styles).

    3. An Away carry-on suitcase with a built-in USB outlet to charge your devices with ease. You won't have to worry about finding the nearest outlet.


    Read our review of the Away Carry-On!

    Promising review: "Never ever have I ever taken a trip that was so smooth and easy, as this last one with any Away bag. It held everything perfectly and so orderly. The bag is beyond light so it was the first time I walked through airports and didn’t sweat and struggle with my bag. The design is FIERCE! Super stylish and even strangers were complimenting. And my favorite part, of course, is the battery pack. Not only does it charge my phone faster than any other charger I have I was able to charge all of my devices on the one juice pack. Lifesaver." —Valerie R

    Get it from Away for $225 (also available without a battery, in 10 colors).

    4. A travel pillow that'll not only support your neck but also your chin so your head won’t bobble all over the plane. Finally, get a good sleep while traveling so you can start your vacay with energy!


    Promising review: "Until now I haven't found a travel pillow that works. Ordered the BCozzy and received the day I was the leave for a trip to China. This 16-hour flight was sure to test this. I wasn't expecting it to work but it was pretty awesome, it gives you neck support and that much-needed chin support. Nothing sucks worse than waking up with your head hanging forward with a sore neck. The BCozzy also seems smaller than most bulky travel pillows so I can easily fit in my luggage." —curtis christensen

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

    For more options, check out our picks for best neck pillows at three price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    5. A digital luggage scale to know if your bag is the correct weight before you get to the airport. No more unexpected overweight baggage fees!


    Promising review: "This little gadget works easily and perfectly which gives you peace of mind when traveling. We use carry-on only and this keeps me in check so that my bag does not become overweight. You can take it along and ensure that your bags you are bringing home also meet airport standards for weight." —RoJo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    6. A mini emergency kit for those annoying, hard times that seem to only happen when you're far away from home. With 17 beauty essentials and personal care items, you'll be able to handle those "uh-oh" moments with ease.


    The kit includes hair spray, an emery board, a regular absorbency tampon, lip balm, clear elastics, stain remover, nail polish remover, deodorant towelette, earring backs, a safety pin, an adhesive bandage, a pain reliever, double-sided tape, breath drops, a mending kit, dental floss, and clear nail polish.

    Get it from Revolve for $20 (available in two colors).

    And check out the Minimergency Kit For Him.

    7. A Skross travel adapter with all-in-one voltage so your electric products will safely charge and work no matter which country you travel to. No more having to buy and multiple adapters and forgetting which one works in which country.


    This also comes with a USB plug!

    Promising review: "I've been out of the country numerous times. I've tried several different power adapters. this is the gold standard. It is both a power converter and outlet adapter.1 product for every country, every connector, both 220 and 110. I won't leave the US without it again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    8. A carry-on champange cocktail kit to create you own drink on the go! Whether you're high in the sky or relaxing on the beach, you can make your own drink hassle free!


    The kit makes six premium cocktails and includes a medium bottle of aromatic bitters, a small bottle of lemon bitters, a small bottle of lavender bitters, six cubes of raw cane sugar, three stainless steel cocktail picks, one muddler spoon, and one rustic linen cocktail napkin. All you need to add is a little bit of bubbly and you're good to go!

    Promising review: "I put together a bag for a really good friend who was traveling by bus. Amongst several items, I bought a bottle of champagne and this kit. Figured it was great for once they got to a hotel. Mini bar is expensive and sometimes once you get to the hotel you just want to relax and not be at a bar. Figured this was perfect! It was. They loved the cocktail kit. And it is adorable. I actually had to talk myself out of keeping it for myself." —Lis Hdez

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. A TSA-approved luggage lock to keep your belongings safe and make every trip stress-free. With this padlock, TSA agents are required to relock your suitcase after inspection so you don't have to worry about your stuff — it'll be safe and sound!


    Get it from Walmart for $7.99.

    10. A set of packing cube organizers that'll make more room in your suitcase and make packing a breeze! They're water-resistant to keep your items dry just in case of a product spill. And they have mesh fronts so you can easily identify want inside of them. Talk about a game-changer!


    Promising review: "These are not only cute but very functional. It helps minimize space and organize my stuff when packing. I purchased the confetti design and I love it!" —CutiePieJen

    Get it from Nordstrom for $48 (available in three colors) or a similiar black version on Amazon for $22.95.

    11. A straw water filter to remove parasites and bacteria from natural bodies of water so you can safely stay hydrated when you're backpacking across the world.


    Check out our closer look at the LifeStraw.

    Promising review: "I frequently hike and camp in the backcountry all over the United States. Carrying the amount of water that I need to survive during these trips is just not feasible due to the weight. I recently took a LifeStraw out for a test on a backcountry hike in the Rocky Mountains. Every stream, lake, and every other water source that I came across I stopped for a drink. The one drawback to the LifeStraw is that it does take a bit of suction to start and keep the water flowing. When you're at high altitudes in the mountains this leads to longer 'drink breaks' since you can get winded pretty easy while trying to suck up water through the LifeStraw. However, its size and weight advantages when hiking in mountainous terrain vastly outweigh this minor drawback." —Charlie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96 (available in three styles).

    12. If you prefer not to use the straw, a water purifier bottle that'll make filtered drinking water in just 15 seconds so you don't have to worry about if the water is clean wherever you're going.


    Promising review: "Made a three-week trip to South America and used this purifier for almost all my drinking water. It worked awesomely and I didn't get sick the entire trip. I filled up every morning at the hotel and anywhere we stopped to eat. And even filled from some rivers! So great not to need to buy water bottles — which litter the ground everywhere there. Definitely part of my travel kit forever." —Travelerman

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    13. A portable stress-free cat cage because anyone who knows traveling with cats can be exasperating! This carrier is designed to keep your kitty calm and comfortable while traveling. It has built-in seat belt straps, two mesh panel sides for breathability and visibility, and even enough room to fit a small litterbox inside.


    Promising review: "I moved across the country with my cat and this carrier was perfect for her. It fit perfectly in the back seat of my SUV and I ended up buying the matching, collapsable litter box which fit perfectly on the floor so she could jump down and use it. It was plenty of space for one cat and easy to zip open the front to let her out in the car. My cat hates car rides and hated the typical cat carrier when going to the vet's office but she was perfectly content in this carrier." —Josephine

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    14. A shirt and tie luggage organizer to keep your button-down shirts sharp and crease-free while you're traveling — just in case you won't have time to iron them when you land.


    Promising review: "Bought this for my husband, who now is a convert. The enclosed folding board with pictograph instructions makes it essentially foolproof. On the last trip, he put two shirts in, one on top of the other, and reported that this worked great. He says that you get crease lines where the box folds, but other than that, the shirts come out crisp and clean" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A silk sleep eye mask to help you sleep peacefully and reduce eye bags — despite the time difference or jet leg.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "If you like napping, sleeping, or just relaxing you will love this! Every time I put it on I fall asleep within five minutes GUARANTEED. It's so soft, blocks out all light, and combined with earbuds, this thing is literally the best napping tool. It's my new traveling essential." —yuh6

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $50 (available in six colors) or a similar version from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 10 colors).

    16. A travel wallet with RFID blocking technology to keep your trip documents, keys, and cell phone safe while you're abroad.


    Promising review: "Best travel wallet ever! I've been wanting it for a while and I had two trips where I regretted not buying this. For my last trip, I decided to give it a try and bought it. It's amazing! The passport fits great, my green card has a special place, my credit cards feel safe, the phone chip fits great, and I used the small slot in from of the money compartment for my room key. It's portable, fits a pen, and it's a great asset in general. Don't hesitate if your thinking of buying it!" —Rosangela Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 34 colors).

    17. A Nest indoor home monitoring system so you can see what's going on in your home straight from your phone while you're away. You'll also get motion and sound alerts and you can even talk back or get someone's attention — just in case you have a house or babysitter!

    Home Depot

    Promising review: "It's easy to set up, provides a very clear picture, and so far has been a reliable way to monitor what’s going on in my home. I was amazed at how good the video is even at night. The Nest app is pretty simple to use, and with a little exploration is fairly intuitive. I highly recommend it." —Jski285

    Get it from The Home Depot for $199.

    18. An inflatable travel bag for protecting wine bottles and glass items from accidental spills and breaks in your luggage. It's TSA-approved and adjusts depending on how much space you need.


    Promising review: "I travel frequently and will often buy wine as a souvenir or gift. I have used these for years, not just for wine, but for any bottled liquid- such as olive oil, bourbon, and even perfume. I have tried other travel bags for wine but none work as well as this one. This one is easy to use and works great. Because this inflates, you can use this one for smaller bottles too. Some of the other brands I have used are nice to keep liquids from leaking if something breaks but don't really do much to protect from breakage. This does both beautifully." —jsf

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    19. A Wi-Fi hotspot that'll allow you to securely access high-speed internet at any time during your travels without any local SIM card or roaming charges. No more surprise overage bills!


    Promising review: "I purchased this last year for some trips around Southeast Asia and East Asia to have a Wi-Fi hotspot instead of paying daily to extend each of our family members' plans to include international data during our trip. In the end, I believe it saved us money as we used it for over a month of travel. Do make sure to turn off background app refreshes/updates, as this will cause the GlocalMe to chew up data all too quickly. We tried to be as conservative as possible and mostly used it for navigation, messaging/communication, and to look up information during our travels, not so much for leisure activities that use up a lot of data such as watching videos and playing games. It's great for families, as you can connect up to five devices." —MYA

    Get it from Amazon for $131.99+.

    20. A waterproof cosmetic bag with multiple compartments to make traveling with a large makeup collection a piece of cake. It's foldable, portable, and made with an anti-bacterial coating to keep your products clean and dry.


    Promising review: "It’s a good product. I have to travel each week for my job. I bought a set of two. One bag I used for my daily cleaning stuff and one for my makeup. They keep my items clean, dry, and organized. They are waterproof so I don’t have to worry about things that might leak." —L. W.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69 (available in three colors).

    21. A travel diffuser aromatherapy kit for anyone who has allergies or just trouble sleeping when they're not at home. Take this kit with you to infuse your hotel room or Airbnb for additional relaxation and a restful sleep on your vacay.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    The kit includes natural lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint aromas.

    Promising review: "Easy to use while traveling and bring a nice scent to your hotel room." —Trish

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $30.

    And check out this travel car diffuser for those long road trips.

    22. A hand operated travel espresso machine that'll grind and brew your coffee without the need for electricity when you really need some caffeine and there are no coffee shops around! It also has a built-in cup.


    Promising review: "This works so well for camping for a quick coffee craving! Took this camping over the weekend and used it a few times at the office. Depending on the grinds you use, its good for a light single espresso shot or if you reuse the same grinds and purge three capfuls of water through the filter, you'll get a full cup of coffee. Works great without lugging a glass press around in your backpacking or camp gear! Easy to clean and store away with the retractable priming handle." —WallyMonkey

    Get it from Amazon for $46.43.

    23. A beach vault to store all of your valuables while you're enjoying the sun and the water. Just twist it into the sand and throw your towel over it to hide it. It's made of plastic so it's super lightweight to carry around!


    Promising review: "This is a very cool thing if you go to the beach. My wife loves to go to the beach with her BFF. With this beach vault, she doesn't have to be worried about her stuff. The vault is easy to use and is worth the money." —charlie g.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50 (available in two colors).

    24. A sleek portable charger to deliver a super fast power-up so you can take photos and post to social media all day without your phone dying.


    Promising review: "Charges phone very quickly. Battery charger works for days without needing to be charged. I traveled from the US to Asia for a couple of weeks and this was my favorite and most useful travel item. I bought my whole family one. It's also lightweight and looks nice." —Ang

    Get it from Amazon $22.99 (compatible with iPhones, Samsung Galaxys, and more).

    For more options, check out our picks for best portable chargers at three price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    25. And a universal waterproof phone pouch that'll actually keep your phone safe and dry while you're snorkeling and swimming so you can perfectly capture those perfect beach and underwater moments.


    Promising review: "We took this case on a recent trip to the southern Caribbean and used it in the ocean on multiple occasions. Even with 23k+ positive reviews, I was still nervous about using it to protect my iPhone, but it works amazingly well! I took videos and pictures in the ocean of snorkeling and a stingray experience both above and below the water. The quality of the photos and video were just as good as they would have been without the case, and it did an excellent job protecting the phone and my other valuables. I would highly recommend this product!" —S. Ford

    Get it from Amazon for $7.24 (available in 11 colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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