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    34 Things You're Totally Gonna Want When Traveling This Holiday Season

    Including — 🥁drum roll, please — a luggage-mounted cup caddy because IDK about you...but I'm not getting on a flight without my coffee.

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    1. A nifty universal phone mount so you can pass your high-altitude hours watching the latest season of Sexy Beasts on Netflix. Seeing as you spent all your time at the gate painstakingly downloading them over airport Wi-Fi, it'd be a total waste if you didn't. 🤷‍♀️

    a reviewer's phone attached to the universal mount
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I recently returned from a trip to Australia and Hawaii and purchased this gadget specifically for use on the plane as I like to watch movies that I download to my phone. Having been on several international trips in the last couple of years, I wanted to find something that would free up my hands and my search on Amazon took me to this device. Yes, there are others like it, but I paid the extra couple of bucks because it has a slide-on/slide-off tripod fixture, which is cool so I can use it to record my kids' sporting events and have a stable platform. In a word, this gadget is awesome! The holding clamp can be rotated to provide more elevation, so your phone can be near eye-level which reduces neck stress. The spring that is used for mounting is pretty heavy duty. It requires a bit of effort to attach. But that's actually a good thing because it ensures that it won't shake off in turbulence. The silicone pads also help to prevent slippage. The holding arm also rotates, so you can set it at the perfect angle. And get this: It folds down small enough to fit into a pocket! I highly recommend this item!" —Brendan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    2. A set of shoe bags if just the *thought* of your trainers mingling with your clean clothes sends a shiver down your spine.

    amazon, Amazon

    Promising review: "I use these to store my shoes when I pack them in my luggage. Then when I have dirty clothes, I also use the bags to keep them away from my clean clothes. These bags are sturdy, clear, and the pull ties are long if you need to hang them from somewhere." —Silveigha

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A supportive and adjustable travel pillow because booking a red-eye flight saved you mad $$$ but you're not about to sacrifice any sleep. 

    the grey travel pillow in an O shape
    a reviewer using the grey pillow
    BuzzFeed, www.amazon.com

    There's even a snapping strap attached that'll allow you hook it to your backpack, luggage, or purse for hands-free carrying.

    Promising review: "We just flew across the country twice and loved using this travel pillow. It wasn't too hot around our necks and kept our heads supported while we slept on the plane. I wore mine during the entire flights, even when awake. I was able to comfortably read and watch a movie on my tablet while wearing the pillow. Rotating the pillow around your neck adjusts the thickness, so you can customize the fit and support. I have bought lots of different travel pillows and in my opinion, this one is the best!" —LW

    Get it from Amazon for $31.97 (available in eight colors).

    4. A smart carry-on designed with an ejectable battery, a crush-proof shell, and a spacious interior so you can overpack to your heart's absolute desire.

    July, July / Via instagram.com

    July is a Melbourne, Australia–based startup committed to making stylish and sustainable luggage. Their featherlight carry-on includes aluminum bumpers, a telescopic handle, an integrated TSA lock, and a hidden laundry bag.

    Promising review: "Love the quality and thought that went into the design. I was able to pack for a week away without any issues — shout-out to the compression system for helping out here. I especially loved the laundry bag and of course the power bank. Can’t wait to purchase the larger sizes. Thanks, July!" —Liv

    Get it from July for $245+ (available in 12 colors and with or without personalization).

    5. A bungee cord so you can strap your duffle bag or brief case right to your rolling luggage. That way, you don't have walk what feels like miles from security to your gate looking like a pack mule. 

    the bungee securing a brief case to a carry-on bag
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Don't know how I traveled without this piece of basic equipment, but it is a third hand and arm when you need it most. Easy to put into action, easy to put away when you are finished. For instance...I need a heavy coat outside the airport or conference center, but inside, it is a pain in the neck to carry and store while seated. I fold that big garment in half and attach it to my roll-around with this bungee, and the coat stays out of the way, stays clean, and is accessible. If you are tired of dealing with excess stuff while traveling, or you are in school/work and need to carry a coat around or a project around all day, then this is the go-to solution. What are you waiting for...put this in your cart!" —Patrick Molina

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90+ (available in three colors).

    6. A luggage-mounted cup caddy because if you're anything like me, coffee is HIGH on your list of airport priorities and you could likely use an extra hand to carry it. 

    gray cup caddy holding a Starbucks coffee and cellphone attached to a carry-on suitcase handle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This cup holder is perfect! It helps me a lot! Last time I took a plane with a suitcase and a cup of coffee, I dropped and spilled my drink everywhere when it was my turn to check my passport and ticket. It was a nightmare! This time, I bought this cup holder to do me a favor! I don't have to worry about where my cup and phone are! I can free my hands to do other things. I love it so much! Hope you love it too." —Philip

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in eight colors/patterns). 

    7. A transparent vaccine holder so your CDC record doesn't endure any tears, stains, or other signs of wear when you're out on the road and whipping it out frequently.

    a vaccine card in a transparent plastic sleeve
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This plastic sleeve fit the vaccination card perfectly and securely. We traveled to Hawaii and we were required to show our card each time we entered a restaurant or crowded store. Additionally, the airport and airline were also strict about showing the card. This sleeve made the process easy." —Patti H.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.45+ (available in packs of 3, 6, and 10).

    8. Or, if you've got a handful of important documents to worry about, a combined passport/vaccine holder with dedicated spots for *all* of your identification.

    holder open showing place to put passport and vaccine card
    EvtodiCom / Etsy

    This Australia-based small business creates personalized leather goods that are handmade by designer and owner Igor. 

    Promising review: "Perfect for holding our passport and vaccination card! Heading to Europe and it’s perfect to keep everything together...great quality!!" —Samantha Jewett

    Get it from EvtodiCom on Etsy for $17.91+ (originally $19.90+; available in four colors and with or without personalization).

    9. A solid lotion bar you can keep in your purse or even in your pocket because although they're free, those lil' hotel bottles just ain't it. 

    tins of solid lotion in different scents
    three different lotions with bee designs
    Wild Poppy Soap Co. / Etsy

    Wild Poppy Soap Co. is a Bradford, New Hampshire–based small biz from Julie Bursey. 

    Promising review: "I ordered three lotion bars for upcoming trips. They arrived very quickly and are very nice, softening for my skin and smell wonderful. I’m very happy with my purchase!" —Karen Slack

    Get it from Wild Poppy Soap Co. on Etsy for $6 (available in 22 scents). 

    10. A Bluetooth-enabled mask if falling asleep on vacation is not your forte. Slip this baby on, turn on your favorite thunderstorm simulator, and it's like you never left home.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    After a bout of pandemic-induced insomnia I picked up one of these USB-chargeable masks and can honestly say it was LIFE changing. If you're sensitive to light or sound, this mask is where it's at. The contoured, cool-to-the-touch eye pads are super cozy and extra padding on the bridge of the nose ensures no light seeps in. I was concerned about feeling the headphones through the mask and not being able to sleep in my usual position (mountain climber, the hand's down comfiest position), but they really are unnoticeable. I can sleep through the night with it on and the Velcro straps have never once gotten stuck in my hair. The battery also lasts for a full 10 hours, so I don't have to worry about my audio going out right as I'm dozing off.

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I have ordered in a long time! I work nights and recently took a travel position. Staying in hotels is fun until your neighbor is loud or the highway traffic is horrible. The speakers on this are quality! The only thing I heard was the rain and thunder from my app. The rain was so clear sounding I could easily visualize each drop hitting the ground. I was about to fall asleep when the thunder kicked in and seriously scared me to pieces! Highly recommend!" —Dana Harris

    Get it from Amazon for $19.20.

    11. A pair of Apple AirPods Pro ready to play hours and hours of whatever playlist you're currently digging so you can distract yourself whilst sitting at the airport. The accompanying charging case delivers 24 full hours of playtime, or — if your mind works like mine — enough juice to play the entirety of Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia 38 times.

    side view of a buzzfeed editor wearing the airpods
    a buzzfeeder holding the earbuds in their hand
    a buzzfeeder holding the airpod case
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Best earbuds I’ve ever purchased. For years I wanted wireless noice canceling earbuds after using the Beats Studios and Bose QC lines. Being an iPhone, user I always saw the appeal of AirPods but never could use them due to them not fitting my ear correctly and always falling out. As soon as I saw the design of the AirPods Pro, I instantly came to Amazon and ordered them. If you’re at all contemplating ordering these, I 100% recommend them. The noise cancelling is slightly above average and the transparency mode is extremely useful on the go or whenever you need to hear your surroundings with your music. Amazing product definitely worth the steep price." —Corey P.

    And here's more from BuzzFeed shopping editor Emma Lord: "I have a pair of these, and they're not playing around. Once they're securely in your ear, you can toggle the headphones between noise-cancelling and regular sound, depending on your situation. I've been working from home, and the noise-cancelling is so effective that I can work next to a window where my neighbor is doing heavy construction and I don't hear anything louder than a faint buzzing. It's quieter than if I'd just plugged my ears with my own fingers. I'm also a runner, and these don't budge when you're sweating, which is nice. It's also handy that these toggle out of noise cancellation mode, because I feel better being able to hear traffic and other people around me when I'm out and about. The TL;DR is I love these so much I have zero interest in owning another pair of headphones for as long as I live." Read her full review of the AirPod Pros here!

    Get them from Amazon for $189.99.

    12. An ultra-thin, LED folding mirror if you're dedicated to plucking your eyebrows on the daily — no matter where you are or what kind of overhead lighting you're working with.

    the green mirror which has an on/off button
    Amazon

    The mirror has three light settings — warm light, white light, and natural — so you can also adjust it based on your space. 

    Promising review: "I used this mirror on a trip where I was sharing a bathroom with a few girls. I didn’t want us all to have to crowd into one place so it was great to just set it down and have a place to put on makeup by myself. The light is bright and the mirror is big but slim enough that it barely takes up any room. It charges with a USB but I didn't have to recharge it during my four-day trip so that was nice. Just what I wanted!" —VeezAmazon

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in five colors).

    13. A powerful portable charger because you *will* take approx. 1 million photos a day and your phone's battery *will* drain in what feels like a matter of minutes. 

    a hand holding the blue portable charger
    Amazon

    This powerful battery pack weighs as little as a can of soup yet charges the iPhone 8 almost seven times, the Galaxy S8 five times, or the iPad Mini 4 twice.

    Promising review: "I travel for a living and have always needed a portable charger. This thing literally never dies. The longest-lasting charger I have ever had. I was out in London all day, phone nearly dead, and had to go straight to the airport for a nine-hour flight back to the USA. This charger charged my phone the ENTIRE flight, and then on my service car, my coworker needed to charge his phone. I had meetings all day and then a dead phone and I charged my phone to a full 100% again! This is a MUST-HAVE PRODUCT." —Kyle G.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in four colors).

    14. A pack of Neutrogena Makeup Remover Facial Cleansing Towelettes if you're traveling light (aka without your trusty bottle of micellar water) and are looking for an alcohol-free formula to cleanse your skin and wipe away everything from forehead grease to day-old waterproof mascara. Since they come individually wrapped, you don't have to worry about them drying out, either.

    a reviewer holding one of the makeup wipes
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are a great product in general, but brilliant for traveling. They come individually wrapped in about a 1-square-inch package and unfold to approx. 10 inches x 10 inches (or a tad larger). I have sensitive eyes and these do not hurt or irritate whatsoever, plus they don’t leave a greasy film in my eyes at all. One towelette is enough to remove all my mascara and face makeup as they are not only a generous size, but are also thick and strong, too. Finally, they’re gentle on my skin, as well as my eyes and I have had no sensitivity issues with my face either. A definite A+ for home use as well as for traveling." —Paul

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $5.96

    15. A Hackwith Design House shirt that can be worn ~six~ different ways so you can pack a capsule wardrobe and not have to lug around a large checked bag. 

    a model wearing the black long-sleeved wrap top in three ways: off the shoulder, tied in the front with a square neck, and tied in the back with a V-neck in front
    Hackwith Design House

    Hackwith Design House is a small, woman-owned business. Their sustainable designs are made to order and sewn in their Minnesota studio. Their sizes run from XS to 4X. On Mondays, they also release limited-edition designs so you can be one of only 25 people to own a piece! 

    I have this shirt and I *love* it. All credit for its discovery goes to TikToker @jennifer.bianca who I happened to stumble across on my FYP. It checks all my boxes: black, comfortable, versatile, and durable. My initial worry was that I wouldn't feel secure in it (I have a 38DDD chest and most wrap tops/dresses I've tried haven't stayed where they're supposed to), but I haven't had an issue with this! I've worn it tied in the front giving me a square neck (like the middle picture) and tied in the back giving me a V-neck up front (just like the photo on the right) — both were super comfortable and I didn't have to adjust myself at all. As someone whose weight fluctuates, I also appreciate that this piece can handle pounds gained and lost. The fabric is medium weight so I'll be wearing it season to season and there's just enough elasticity in the arms that if you roll up your sleeves, they won't fall back down. All that is to say trust that I will be buying additional colors!

    Get it from Hackwith Design House for $110 (available in women's sizes XS–4X and in four colors). 

    16. A pair of Levi's pull-on skinny jeans if you're someone who doesn't like leaving the house in loungewear but wants to *feel* like they're wearing loungewear nonetheless. 

    front view of a reviewer in dark wash jeggings
    side view of a different reviewer in a lighter wash

    Promising review: "OK, I'm not going to lie. I was skeptical about these pants. I hate buying clothes online without trying them on first, but the reviews here said that they runs true to size, so I trusted them. I am SO GLAD that I did. These pants are everything I ever wanted. Make my butt look cute? Check. No nasty zipper to dig into my gut? Check. Perfect length for any season? Check. I can wear these with a cute blouse as a teacher, and still look professional, while still being comfortable. I feel comfortable wearing these basically any time, and I think that if you're lacking a pair of them and thinking about it, you should go get a pair. They're AMAZING." —AlySedai

    Get them from Amazon for $21.50+ (available in women's sizes 2–28, in three lengths, and eight washes). 

    17. Or a stretchy drawstring jumpsuit so comfortable but stylish, you can wear it on your flight and then roll right out of the airport and through the rest of your day without a wardrobe change.

    a reviewer wearing the jumpsuit in grey with white stripes
    a different reviewer wearing the jumpsuit in green

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this romper. The stretch is amazing! I originally ordered a large based on reviews and it was way too big so I decided to order the medium and even that was big so I decided to order one more time and did the small and that fit perfect! This romper is sooo comfy, perfect for traveling, running errands or just lounging in." —Yvonne

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XXL and in 32 colors/prints).

    18. A universal travel adapter because plugs can be hard to come by and let's be real — without access to Google Maps, you'd be beyond lost. Heck, you don't even know your way around your own town, nvm somewhere you've never been!

    two phones plugged into a blue travel adapter
    Amazon

    This adapter covers over 150 countries. Keep in mind this is not a voltage converter!

    Promising review: "Used this on a trip to Sweden and London. It worked great. Charged three things at a time with no problems. I love the compact design and not having to keep track of all the adapters." —tiffanyann7

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    19. A RFID-blocking travel wallet with slots, pouches, and pockets for every form of currency and identification one would need to keep on their person. This way, you don't freak out when it's time to board and you have to track down your ticket and passport. 

    a reviewer's phone, cash, and cards before being put in the wallet
    the same items all placed in the trifold wallet

    This wallet has a passport pocket, a boarding pass compartment, three credit card slots, an ID slot, a SIM card pouch, a coupon ticket slot, a cellphone pouch (max 5.8 inches), a money and coins zippered pocket (fits US dollars), a key holder, a pen holder, and a slim pocket.

    Promising review: "This holds everything I need all in one place, and it still closes nicely and stays flat! Boarding pass, passport, ID and credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, etc.! Yet it doesn’t bulk up or look like an overstuffed mess. Just amazing. The description says it only holds US money, but I just used the boarding pass flap to hold all my Japanese yen (¥), which are larger. I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot!" —Anthony Luu

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 37 colors).

    20. A set of compression cubes if — despite your best efforts — you're prone to packing everything but the kitchen sink. 

    seven of a reviewer's shirts before being put in a packing cube
    the reviewer's packing cube holding all seven of the shirts

    Promising review: "My wife have and I have done considerable traveling over the past five years. During this time, we've each used a single carry on for trips long and short. We've found packing cubes a must on any trip. Simply put, they allow you to pack more clothes. Now, having said that, not all packing cubes are the same. Here's why I feel the Tripped Travel Gear Packing Cubes are better than others. The compression zip alleviates the back from adverse strain during the zipping process, which, with other packing cubes, causes broken zippers, broken zip straps, and torn mesh fabric. The nylon fabric used makes a HUGE difference compared to mesh and cheap fabric styles. I've gone through three compression bags from other manufacturers and the issue with other fabric is the stretch it gives. You want it to give a little bit then stop. This nylon fabric used in the travel gear packing cube is perfect. In addition, the handle has come in handy in many situations where we have to take bags in and out during customs, camping trips, etc. The positioning of where the handle is stitched into, as well as the size of the handle, makes a big difference down the line and it can handle wear and tear. All in all, we feel these compression packing tubes are the best product on the market and they make your packing experience less dramatic, and handle all the issues of a long or short trip. These are a MUST-buy." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in packs of two, four, or six and in seven colors/designs). 

    21. A mini white noise machine so you can get a good night's sleep on the road instead of being kept up by unfamiliar noises like creaky Airbnb floors or rowdy hotel neighbors. 

    The small device has 11 nonlooping sleep sounds (including fan and ocean sounds) and it can connect to wireless devices via Bluetooth so you can use it as a portable speaker and play your own audio.  

    Promising review: "Bought one of these for my hubby for Christmas and he loved it. Then I bought one for my daughter days later. A few days later, I bought our third — I had to have one also for when I travel. Love all the options to select from with the various sounds, volume control is great, love the Bluetooth. Brought it with us to a hotel on vacation and used it at night to drown out the noise of other guests walking and talking in the halls, and during the day rocked our music on Bluetooth!! Added plus, we used it with our new puppy to get him to sleep and stay asleep through the night. Only downside is I wish the battery life was longer. It lasts about three nights before you need to recharge." —Romeo's Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    22. A two-pack of refillable mini perfume atomizers because you spent $100 on your Versace eau de toilette and you're *not* about to have it confiscated by TSA because your forgot to put it into your checked luggage. 

    a reviewer holding the shiny pink and orange spray bottles which are roughly the size of a mascara tube
    A model showing how you open the atomizer to fill it

    Filling them is super easy, too! Pull the leakproof bottle out of the aluminum sleeve and pour your perfume right in. Once you're done, just pop it back in and you're good to go. 

    Promising review: "The picture of the container colors do not do them justice. They're a beautiful, light pastel color. These are the perfect size and were really easy to figure out. Some perfume bottles won't fit the tools given so if that's the case, just use the funnel and spray it directly in — it works just fine. Love that I can take these around without carrying a heavy glass bottle in my purse. I also love that I can change up the scents and have a new one whenever I want. So far, I haven't seen leakage or any malfunctions. Would definitely buy again!" —Tricia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in three color combinations). 

    23. A dual travel hair straightener/curling iron if you're so dedicated to your do, that whether you're at home or on vacation, it gets the same salon treatment. 

    the travel straightener and carry case
    a reviewer showing the curls they made with the straightener

    Promising review: "This little thing is amazing! I have searched high and low for a travel flat iron that was worth saving suitcase space for and FINALLY found it. Switching between flat iron to curling iron is VERY easy...the switch is right by your thumb, but unlike other irons, it doesn't open at the slightest breeze. I haven't noticed any issues with the temp being too high." —bellewithab

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in two colors).

    24. A waterproof makeup bag so you can take all of your toiletries on the road without having to worry about them exploding. IDK what it is about hotel shampoo and conditioner, but my hair hatesssss it, so I always have to pack my own.

    a model reaching into the waterproof bag to grab a bottle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have tried many of these types of bags, but this is one of the best! I use this to store my makeup and brushes for daily use, and it is great for travel! When I don't use it, I can fold it flat and store it away. If it gets dirty, I can throw it in the wash! It's perfect all around!!! Great for beginners in makeup looking for a cute, functional bag!" —N.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five colors).

    25. A three-pack of noise-reducing in-flight earplugs that naturally regulate air pressure in your ears so don't have to deal with popping or pain during takeoff and landing. 

    the box of earplugs
    a reviewer wearing the blue earplugs

    Promising review: "Never fly without these! Before I found these, I endured excruciating pain in my ears upon descent and landing. Felt like a hot poker being driven into each ear. My ears would also be plugged up, and it would often take two to three days for them to resume their normal state of being. I insert them about an hour before landing, as the plane is making its slow descent. I'm comfortable and the most discomfort I experience is a slight adjustment of pressure feeling in my sinus. NO PAIN. NO TEARS." —K. Tombrella

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $17.95.

    26. A digital luggage scale so you don't have to frantically move items from your checked luggage to your carry-on in a desperate bid to stay under 50 pounds and thus avoid an overweight fee. 

    a hand holding the digital scale
    Amazon

    It measures in both pounds and kilograms.

    Promising review: "This luggage scale does everything that a luggage scale should do. First, and foremost, it is accurate. I tested it against two other scales, and it was spot on. The scale is smallish, which is nice because it is the last thing that I am going to stuff into my luggage after I have finished packing and weighed everything else. Everyone that travels on an airplane should own one of these scales. At a bare minimum, it will save you from having to repack your dirty underwear in front of a gate agent, at the most, it will save you being hit with a $50–$100 extra baggage fee which negates the cost of that cheap ticket that you spend days searching for." —ManFromDola

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two styles).

    27. A travel jewelry case because last time you threw all of your necklaces in a sandwich bag and ended up with a giant knot that took hours to undo. Like, seriously, you could have solved a Rubik's Cube faster. 

    a reviewer's green velvet case holding two sets of earrings and three rings
    the blue case in a purse

    Promising review: "I purchased this box for a weekend getaway. In the past I have just thrown all of my jewelry into little make up bags, but then everything gets tangled and disorganized. I love that this box keeps everything organized and leaves all my necklaces tangle free!" —Dogmom206

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two colors).

    28. A leather cable organizer so your phone charger doesn't get lost in the void that is the bottom of your bucket bag. 

    leather cable organizers in various sizes and colors
    Author L / Etsy

    Author L is a Kyiv, Ukraine–based small biz with all sorts of handmade leather accessories. 

    Promising review: "I love this cable organizer! I had about six cables/chargers floating around my bag getting tangled, and this pouch fixed all of that! It fits SO MANY cables, and the quality is fantastic. The seller was really nice and shipped out pretty fast! 10/10 would recommend!" —moondevil1

    Get it from Author L on Etsy for $27.88+ (originally $69.70+; available in 11 colors and with or without personalization). 

    29. A sleek Quip electric toothbrush that vibrates for a full two minutes giving you a fresh-from-the-dentist clean. Since it's wireless, you don't have to worry about chargers or plug-in bases, either. Just pop it in your bag and you're g2g. 

    a buzzfeeder holding a silver quip toothbrush
    a model placing a rose gold toothbrush in a stick-on caddy
    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Quip

    I have never been an electric toothbrush person but Quip has swayed me. I like how sleek and small it is and the fact that I don't have to plug it into anything or take up extra counter space. Best of all, though, is the built-in two-minute timer that buzzes every 30 seconds to let me know it's time to brush a different part of my mouth. Before, when I used a regular ol' bamboo toothbrush, I really thought I was getting in a full two minutes but boy was I wrong. 😬I can *definitely* tell a difference in how clean my teeth feel after using Quip.

    Promising review: "Amazing. My teeth have never felt so clean. It feels like you're getting a personal dental cleaning every time." —Nicole M.

    Get it from Quip for $40 (originally $45; available in four metallic finishes).

    30. A set of hydrating sheet masks because flying takes a lottttt out of your skin and your face is très thirsty! 

    Promising review: "A friend of mine recommended this brand to me and I will never use another brand of face masks ever again! The sheets fit my face better than most others (little extra room by my forehead but it’s fine!) and absorbs into my skin nicely after. I definitely have noticed a difference in my texture after just one week of using (every other day application)." —Alexandra

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    31. do-it-all backpack so ingeniously designed, you can fit a week's worth of clothes inside! You're probably thinking, "But, Chelsea, it's a backpack...how is better than all the others??" Well, let me tell you. The main compartment unzips all the way so TSA is a breeze, there's a separate laptop sleeve, you've got zippered pouches for toiletries, a set of compression straps, a key fob, AND a trolley pass-through for hands-free carrying if you're also bringing a regular suitcase. 

    a model wearing the beige backpack
    the backpack open showing three interior mesh pockets and a compression strap
    Béis

    Béis is a woman-owned travel accessories company from Shay Mitchell.

    I just bought this bag for a five-day cross-country road trip and it came in sooo clutch. First, I flew with it and was able to stow it under my seat so not only did I not have to check a bag, but I didn't even have to deal with overhead storage. Then, it traveled through 10+ states and various hotels with me. My absolute favorite parts of the bag are the compression straps and the fact that it fully unzips. This makes it *SO* easy to pack, unpack, and take through airport security. I was able to fit ~four pairs of leggings, four T-shirts, two sets of pajamas, two pairs of shorts, two bathing suits, a sweatshirt, a week's worth of undergarments, travel toiletries, an iPad, my wallet, and more odds and ends. 

    Promising review: "This backpack truly does it all! It functions as a regular backpack that can be used for work/school but it also functions as a travel backpack for flights or road trips! The quality is amazing and I love all of the small little details that make this bag feel high end." —Makenzie S.

    Get it from Béis for $78 (also available in black). 

    32. A pair of compression socks that — while not the most fashion-forward garment — will help with circulation so your legs don't have to be any more uncomfortable than they already are. 

    someone holding the pack of socks
    someone wearing the black and beige socks
    Gyan Yankovich / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have used quite a few compression socks and have found that these are the best. I travel extensively for work, which means long airport walks and sitting and waiting, followed by long flights, and these have left my legs feeling great with no swelling and no leg pain later in the day. They do a great job of providing compression to the leg and calf without being too constricting in the foot area. Other products I have tried tend to be very tight in the foot area. I own quite a few pairs of these for longer than six months and use them regularly, I have found that they are durable and the compression has been consistent." —Ted E.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.50+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    33. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite because stuffing your backpack full of paperbacks definitely isn't the move. Instead, this guy lets you download as many titles as you want and there won't be any regret if you don't make it through them all (or even manage to crack the cover of one...).

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    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm the kind of person who used to always buy the printed copies (I love the smell and feel of books). But I've got to admit this is a really practical way to carry around your books when traveling (it's really light and easy to take everywhere), and it really does feel like reading an actual book (compared to tablets and reading on your phone). The waterproof feature it's really just a wonderful plus." —Daniela

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in two storage sizes and four colors).

    34. And an all-natural vegan stain-removing stick capable of ridding even the most PERSISTENT stains because despite turbulence, you *will* be eating that Shack Stack (with extra ShackSauce) that you picked up literal seconds before your plane boarded.  

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    Shady Creek Naturals / Etsy

    Shady Creek Naturals is a family-owned small cleaning biz based in Dallas, North Carolina. Using their stain stick is *so* simple. Just wet whatever is stained and then give it a good rub with the solid formula before throwing it back in the wash. 

    Promising review: "Ordered this awhile back and just remembered I had it. THIS IS AMAZING. The stains came out of a couple items as I rubbed the stick on them. Only thing I have ever seen like that before. Highly recommend purchasing." —KKS

    Get it from Shady Creek Naturals on Etsy for $6.40 (originally $8).

    Bon voyage!

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    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

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