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    43 Ways To Make Traveling So Much Less Stressful

    Vacations should be relaxing — so should the way you get there.

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    1. Never have that "Did I forget something?" feeling again with a handy packing-list pad that'll have you checking off everything before you leave.

    The "Pack This!" notepad check list on a counter next to a pen

    2. Carry a twistable memory-foam travel pillow you can mold and shape into whatever form you need to stay comfy.

    A customer review photo of them on an airplane using the pillow

    3. Worried about inflight entertainment? Try a pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds with up to 35 hours of playing time in one charge — I don't know where you're headed but I think these guys will have you covered.

    4. On that note, make sure your devices never die on you by packing a portable power bank that can hold enough power to fully charge your phone two times.

    A person charging their phone with the phone bank

    5. Keep your luggage organized with a set of packing cubes capable of sectioning off and holding so much stuff, so that your suitcase is never an absolute mess.

    6. Carry everything you'll need while you're exploring in a waterproof, anti-theft nylon backpack that's perfect for traveling — it has two exterior zipper pockets, two exterior side pockets, a main pocket, two interior pockets, and an interior back zipper pocket, along with two adjustable long shoulder straps, a detachable hand strap, and single-shoulder strap.

    7. Use a digital luggage scale to weigh your big ol' bag before you're at the check-in counter and avoid that bajillion-dollar overweight luggage fee.

    A person putting the small digital scale in their luggage bag

    8. Keep your passport protected in a chic embossed leather passport holder that might just help you get you that upgrade you've always dreamed about.

    9. Splurge on a Airfly wireless transmitter designed to let you connect your Airpods or any wireless headphones to all those things that don't have Bluetooth — like an airplane seat!!

    10. Prevent tangled earbuds while you're jet-setting with a handmade leather cord organizer.

    A person holding the cord organizer with their headphones wrapped neatly

    11. Or get a pair of wearable headphones that wrap around your wrist, so you'll make sure you don't lose them.

    A person with the headphones wrapped around their wrist

    12. Don't stress about how you'll charge your devices when you're traveling overseas — just get a universal adapter that allows you to plug in anywhere in the world.

    The adapter plugged into a wall

    13. Get a reversible vegan-leather travel tote that'll hold everything you might need at a moment's notice — or in the event your luggage doesn't make it.

    14. And consider a multi-pocketed handbag organizer to help you keep said tote from turning into a black pit of despair.

    15. Don't do the walk of shame off the plane with your shoes in hand: Avoid foot swelling with a pair of compression socks.

    16. Forget your makeup bag and just bring along a genius little Pocket Palette — it includes mascara, BB cream, and blush/lip tint that'll have you looking fly without having to carry your entire makeup bag around.

    A photo of someone holding up the Pocket Palette

    17. Keep all your paperwork handy in a multipurpose travel wallet that has plenty of space for all the documents you need and a pen, because good luck finding one of those when you need to fill out all those customs documents!

    18. Attach an adjustable footrest to the seat in front of yours to help turn your seat in steerage into first-class accommodations.

    19. Invest in a collapsible water bottle you can take through security empty, fill up at a water fountain, and have enough water to stay hydrated throughout your flight.

    20. Stay warm with an ultra-lightweight puffer jacket you can easily roll up and stuff into your carry-on.

    21. And bring a blanket scarf to stay nice and cozy without having to carry around a bulky blanket — or beg the flight attendants for one.

    The scarf in pink gray

    22. Or if you wanna get real fancy, get an investment-worthy cashmere travel set so you can sleep in the lap of luxury while you're cramped in a middle seat.

    23. Try a pair of no-tie elastic laces designed to make taking off and putting on your shoes a breeze — you'll be the envy of the security line.

    24. If you're short on space, try a washable and inflatable headrest you can roll up and store away — no more pillow necklaces for you, only diamond ones from now on.

    25. Store your cords, chargers, flash drives, and cables neat and tangle-free in a water-resistant travel organizer.

    26. Or if you're looking for a way to store your valuables, a discreet and foldable jewelry case that can hold your rings, stud earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches... you name it!

    The jewelry case in gray showing what it looks like unfolded and then how compact it is folded

    27. Get a T-Mobile Magenta plan that includes international texting and data in over 210 countries (without having to call ahead, it just works when you get there) and gives you free texting and an hour of data on any flights with Gogo — plus your phone works just like normal in Mexico and Canada.

    A graphic saying, "Travel to 201+ destinations. Unlimited data and texting work when you arrive."

    28. Protect your stuff in a water-resistant backpack designed with a USB charging port, more than a dozen pockets in multiple sizes, and an anti-theft lock to help keep your stuff safe.

    29. If you do a ton of traveling, chances are you probably spend a fair amount of time in rental cars; bring a universal air-vent magnetic car mount that'll hold your cell phone while you're driving and using it to navigate.

    A person attaching their phone to the car mount

    30. Never miss out on complimentary snacks, drinks, and food again with a blackout, satin sleeping mask that'll let the flight attendants know they shouldn't pass you up during meal service — because once they do, good luck getting them to come back.

    A person wearing the eye mask that reads, "Wake me for snacks"

    31. Keep your vaccine card safe with a leather holder — it also has a key ring for safe travels in the event you need to bring it with you somewhere.

    A person holding all the color options of the vaccine card holder

    32. If you know you'll be airborne for a while, pack some soothing and refreshing body wipes for that I-just-showered feeling after an all-night flight.

    A customer review photo of the wipes in their toiletry bag

    33. Invest in a machine-washable Trtl neck pillow that's soft and flexible to not only fit you perfectly but fit into any tiny space you have available.

    A model wearing the neck pillow while sleeping on an airplace seat

    34. Hit the ground running with a pack of homeopathic tablets to help you combat the fatigue and stress overwhelming your body after a long journey.

    The box of Miers Labs No Jet Lag Homeopathic Jet Lag Remedy

    35. It probably goes without saying but bring along a pack of gentle Purell wipes to disinfect your hands *and* table tray, seat, armrests...everything when you board your flight.

    A customer review photo of one of the packs of wipes

    36. Help your tired eyes feel refreshed and enriched after an exhausting journey with collagen-infused under-eye masks.

    A series of customer review photos showing their tired eyes before using the eye masks, during, and then after looking refreshed

    37. Transition from sleeping on your flight to sprinting to catch your connection straight to a first-class upgrade with a comfortable pair of leggings.

    A series of photos showing a model wearing the leggings in different colors

    38. Always have a charging cord on hand with this discreet leather keychain that has a USB and lightning plug (for iPhones) hidden within its tassels.

    39. Carry filling snacks, like Clif Bars, so you aren't hangry upon arriving at your destination.

    A customer review photo of the box of Clif Bars

    40. Get your toiletries in a super portable kit that includes everything from your toothpaste, face wash wipes, deodorant wipes, perfume wipes, to hand sanitizer wipes — all designed so you don't even need to be near a bathroom to use them.

    The kit laid out on a table showing everything you get

    41. And speaking of travel-friendly, bring along compact packs of laundry detergent that'll make traveling with fewer clothes way easier — now you can just wash what you bring.

    The box and packets of Sink Suds detergent

    42. If you're traveling somewhere weed-friendly, a compact and sturdy honeycomb silicone smoking pipe (with glass bowl), grinder, and stash bag so you have the tools you need to chill out.

    The kits in all the color options laid out on a table

    43. And avoid waiting in security and customs lines by signing up for Global Entry. You'll have to fill out an in-depth application and have an in-person interview, but once approved you'll be able to bypass all those dreaded security lines.

    A graphic showing customs lines with the text "Skip the lines with Global Entry"

    Bon voyage, everyone!

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