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    35 TikTok Travel Products So Good, They'll Take Your Trip From "Ugh" To "Amazing"

    Pack a wildly popular neck pillow, a luggage drink holder, and more travel goods if you want to upgrade your next car ride, flight, and hotel stay.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Trtl neck pillow because you can finally rest in a plane seat without feeling uncomfortable. This cozy cocoon is adjustable, gently wraps around your neck, and prevents your head from bobbing side to side. Plus, it's space-saving, lightweight, and attaches to any luggage handle.

    pic of reviewer wearing black Trtl neck pillow on flight
    model wears bright red wrap-around Trtl neck pillow while sleeping in plane seat

    Check it out on TikTok here

    BuzzFeed editor Ciera Velarde owns this comfy pillow and said: "I've used this for the past few years and swear by it! Before this, I always found traditional neck pillows uncomfortable and would end up ditching them halfway through the flight and getting frustrated. The Trtl pillow is adjustable — you wrap the pillow around your neck and secure it with Velcro, and if you find it's too loose, just make it a bit tighter! I've truly never slept better on a plane than with this pillow.

    Promising review: "Used it for a 14-hour flight to Japan last week, and it helped tremendously. This was the first time I was able to sleep on the plane so this helped tremendously. Definitely a must have for travel. It is very light so I was able to easily pack it in my under-the-seat wheeled trolley. I want to emphasize how much the light warmth of the fleece (and I don't like being hot) was just right to help me nod off to sleep. Since this is primarily for sitting upright in the seat or someone in the middle or the aisle seat, this was ideal for me. I just got back yesterday. Again I used it — this time for a 12-hour flight." —Ambience

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in three colors).

    2. And a pair of Mack's Earplugs that'll help you say, "buh-bye noise" if you're trying to catch up on some sleep. These little babies comfortably contour to the shape of your ear and help block out sounds, plus they stay in place. Even if the plane is taking off and your seat buddy is talking a little too loud, you'll still drift off to dreamland. 

    pic of Buzzfeed editor with silicone ear plugs in ear
    pic of the silicone ear plugs resting in an editor's hands
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Check them out on TikTok here.

    BuzzFeed editor Emma Lord swears by these and raves: "The moldable silicone of Mack's Earplugs contours easily to the shape of your ear to block out noise much more effectively than other foam or plastic varieties, and the noise reduction is so good that if I pair them with a white noise machine (or just like a white noise loop on Spotify) I genuinely don't hear noises from outside my room. Not only that, but once they're in place, they stay locked there until you decide to pull them out.

    Granted, I can still hear my alarm and like, if the fire alarm went off or something, I'd definitely wake right up. But noises that are distant and loud are pretty easily canceled out by these.

    I've also *loved* these for traveling — if you put these babies in on a plane not only does it help reduce some of the YIKES factor when the plane takes off (it's loud!!), but it cancels out the murmuring noises of passengers on the flight and makes it easier to get some shuteye." Read her full Mack's Earplugs Review for more deets!

    Get eight pairs from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. set of packing cubes to help you organize everything you packed in your suitcase. Pants, shirts, dresses...whatever you're wearing on vacay, these compact containers will hold them all without taking up a ton of space and prevent them from turning into a messy pile.

    the set of packing cubes with different-sized cubes
    reviewer pic of same packing cubes neatly stacked in a blue suitcase

    Check them out on TikTok here.

    This set comes with an extra large cube, large cube, medium cube, small cube, roomy shoe bag, and a laundry bag for dirty clothes!

    Promising review: "I found out about the packing cubes on TikTok from a woman that travels all over and she mentioned these travel cubes and knew I had to get them. I travel and usually stay in one spot for more than a month so packing gets tricky. I can now pack more neatly and have more room for all the clothes I travel with." —Magen Vaughn

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $23.99 (available in 13 colors).

    4. And a digital luggage scale because it can easily weigh your suitcase to make sure it doesn't go over the limit. This handy gadget fits in a bag or pocket, so you can pull it out and check your luggage on the spot. You'll be relieved you didn't have to pay an overweight baggage fee at the airport.

    the blue luggage scale
    reviewer pic of same luggage scale above a polka-dotted suitcase

    See how one of these works on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "This luggage scale is so handy and is great for weighing your luggage. I was a little concerned before I got it because I wasn't sure how accurate it would be. When I used it when I went on vacation, it was dead on to what the airport said, so I highly recommend this. Plus, it’s easy to pack in your bags." —Teresa Daniels

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (also available in gray).

    5. A luggage-mounted cup caddy that'll make it so easy to travel through a terminal with drinks and snacks. Two slots fit water bottles, paper cups, and wrapped up food, so you can wheel your luggage and check texts without spilling anything. 

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    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 $14.99 (available in 26 colors and patterns). 

    6. hands-free (rotating!) phone mount to turn your phone into a mini TV while you're traveling. It can mount on multiple surfaces, including tray tables, the arms of terminal seats, and luggage handles. Now you can stream Netflix or view videos whenever and wherever you want.

    A phone mounted to the back of an airplane tray table
    Phone mounted on a carry on luggage handle and a chair arm

    See it in action on Tiktok here

    Promising review: "I bought this nifty gadget about six months ago for a multi-leg, ultra-long-haul trip, and it more than held up the entire duration. I was able to finagle it to fit the tray tables on different planes, and like others, I find the height just nice when clamped onto a stowed tray table. It also works on my roller carry-on handle during layovers. However, I find myself using it a lot outside of travel too! Work-wise, I've clamped it onto my office desk shelving to hold my phone at eye level beside my computer. At home, I simply clamped it to a deck of cards, and it turns into a versatile stand that I can place on any flat surface. Heck, I've been using it to hold my phone comfortably at eye level while watching videos in bed. It's extremely well built, and I find myself fidgeting with it all the time. Thus far it still feels solid, and I don't anticipate breaking it any time soon. Even if it does break, I'll be happy to buy another one or two of it!" —Earendil

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    7. And an AirFly Pro wireless transmitter so you can watch movies and TV shows with your AirPods on flights. Plug it into the seat TV screen, connect your earbuds, and you'll be good to go. No more packing flimsy headphones or having to pay extra for a pair while you're on board. 

    hands pulling out an airpod while watching tv on an plane
    model wearing airpods and touching a tv screen while on a plane

    It also comes with a USB-C charging cable, travel pouch, keychain holder, quick-start guide, and a manual. Traveling with a family member or friend? They can also sync their earbuds to this gadget!

    See one TikTok user using it with their AirPod Pros here

    Promising review: "Ever since I purchased my wireless Bose earbuds, I always hated having to use another set when I was on an airplane with the seat-back entertainment system. I tried many different models to connect the system to my Bluetooth headsets until I came across this one, and it is amazing! It seamlessly connects to my headset, very clear and reliable audio, and it takes the stress away from having to carry multiple headsets! Thank you!!!" —Ryan Malloy

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in three styles).

    8. A water-resistant cosmetic bag for anyone who needs to bring a bunch of beauty products. It'll help keep everything organized on trips, thanks to four roomy compartments and a hook that you can hang behind a door *or* on a closet rod. The best part? You can quickly find whatever you need and you won't have to repack it all when it's time to leave.

    reviewer pic of all their products in a pile on a bed
    reviewer image of the toiletries holder filled with all the products and neatly organized

    Promising reviews: "I saw this on TikTok and purchased it for my trip! Got back home and use it in my own bathroom. I love it that much! Best Amazon purchase I’ve ever made!" —Amazon Customer

    "I bought this bag specifically for when I travelled across the country with my two small children. One of whom is a medically complex child. I put ALL of my toiletries, ALL their toiletries, and ALL of my son's medications in this bag. Everything fit perfectly, and nothing was broken. The hanger is durable and carried lots of weight when it hanged on the back of the bathroom door. I bought the largest size, and it was 100% worth what I paid for. If you are traveling by yourself, I would recommend the smaller size. But if you are packing for others or just pack heavy, definitely buy the larger size. I absolutely loved it! And it was very compact in my suitcase. Very sturdy as I carried it. I HIGHLY recommend buying." —Hannah Funderburk

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in two sizes and six colors). 

    9. doorstop alarm that'll likely spook out anyone who tries to wiggle the handle open. Solo travelers swear by it for hotel stays and say it's loud (up to 120db), so you can rest a little better knowing you'll have this small gadget in your room.

    Set the alarm level (low, high, and medium sounds are available), place it in the gap between the bottom of the door and the floor, and that's it.

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "Loud little dude! Good for home and travel for hotel room doors. Sensitivity control and on/off switch. Be sure to measure from floor to bottom of door to make sure it will engage the alarm. After demonstrating it, my sister-in-law, niece, and mom wanted them. A little peace of mind for very little money." —Jim Walker

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two colors and multiple packs).

    10. And a portable door lock for additional security if you're traveling alone. This tool stays in place and works with multiple doors, whether you're staying at an Airbnb or a hotel room. It's also easy to install and remove (no nails required).

    To install, put the metal part into the hole on the door jam, close the door, and place the handle into the lock. That's it!

    See it in action on TikTok here

    Promising review: "I brought this because I saw it on TikTok! I trust this more than the lock on my door (that my super has access to). I would recommend you buy this for traveling solo also and even for your bedroom door. I use this with a security bar also." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    11. An RFID-blocking travel wallet to hold your passport, IDs, credit cards, cash, and boarding tickets in a safe place. You won't have to worry about holding up the line at security because everything you need will be organized and ready to take out.

    reviewer image of the orange wallet
    reviewer carries same travel wallet closed up

    The wallet comes with a boarding pass compartment, a passport compartment, three credit card slots, an ID slot, a slim card pouch, a ticket slot, a slim pocket, a cellphone pouch, a coin zippered pocket, a key holder, and a place to put your pen.

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this wallet. I needed a new travel wallet, and this holds everything I need all in one place, and it still closes nicely and stays flat! I can fit my boarding pass, passport, ID, credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, and more in it, yet it doesn’t bulk up or look like an overstuffed mess. It's 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 didn’t use the zippered pocket for coins as I much prefer a separate coin purse for that sort of thing. I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot!" —Anthony Luu

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19+ (available in 34 colors).

    12. A genius backpack that's not your typical carryall, because it comes with cool features like a main compartment that fully unzips, a laptop sleeve, zippered pouches that'll easily fit toiletries, a roomy main compartment for four to five outfits, compression straps, and a trolley passthrough (a thick strap that loops around your suitcase handle) to make luggage transport and carrying travel essentials a breeze. 

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

    Béis is a woman-owned travel accessories brand founded by actress and entrepreneur Shay Mitchell. You'll find carry-on rollers, weekender bags, packing cubes, and more practical goods for your next trip!

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    BuzzFeed editor Chelsea Stuart owns this backpack and said: "I just bought this bag for a five-day cross-country road trip and it came in so 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."

    Get it from Béis for $78

    13. Or a nylon anti-theft backpack with a hidden storage compartment and versatile design. It has plenty of room for tech devices and snacks, and keeps them concealed thanks to zipper access from the back. You can also wear it two ways: as a backpack *or* shoulder bag, thanks to comfy straps. 

    pic of reviewer wearing olive green backpack with shoulder strap and back straps
    pic of back view of same reviewer's bag with roomy zippered compartment filled with tech accessories

    Check it out on TikTok here

    Promising review: "A must-have for traveling! This backpack is lightweight, has multiple pockets on the inside and outside for small items, and was so awesome for an eight-day vacation to Hawaii! Felt safe with my items in it and it was a great small personal item on the plane. Highly recommend!" —Marianne :]

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two sizes and 14 colors).

    14. A Hairbrella that folds up and fits in a bag, just in case there's a chance of rain and wind on your trip. Whether it's drizzling, down pouring, or a misty day outside, this satin-lined accessory will be there to protect your hair. 

    pic of reviewer wearing black flexible cap with small plastic visor on their head
    Model pouring water on another model's head while wearing the hairbrella, then taking it off to show hair perfectly styled and dried

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    Hairbrella is a Black-owned business known for their stylish hats that also help protect hair from various weather conditions, including humidity, rain, and snow.

    Promising review: "I traveled to London last month with a raincoat that did not have a hood, and I wanted something that would protect my head/hair/blowout without lugging an umbrella. This definitely did the trick. Two of the three days were rainy (some quite heavy) and my hair stayed totally dry. It stows nicely, too. I'm still learning how to adjust it while it's on my head (easier to adjust first and then put it on). Also, when I do have it tightened/pulled to the right place, the loop/slack from where I adjusted it sort of sticks out and gets in my peripheral vision. I wish the adjustment/clasp was on less prominent. But, all in all, this is perfect for anyone who wants to keep their blowout fresh in the rain." —Miss Information

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in seven colors).

    15. A two-pack of dual USB portable chargers so you can power up your devices on the go, whether you're on a flight, taking a road trip, or staying at a hotel. Connect your charging cable, plug in your gadget, and you'll avoid saying, "oh no, my phone died AGAIN" if you'd like to send texts or take pictures on vacay.

    reviewer pic of reviewer holding the white portable charger in their hand
    a white and black portable charger

    These chargers work with Android phones and iPhones, plus come with two USB output ports that'll detect any connected electronics. They also have a compact design, making them easy to slip inside a pocket or carry-on compartment.

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    Promising reviews: "We purchased four of these recently for upcoming travels, my son took two on his Washington DC trip and another one for camping. They stay charged and charge our electronics during our travels. They are pretty thin and light weight so good to throw in a purse or backpack in case a phone dies during the day. I have had other chargers that may last a little longer but those are much more expensive. For the price, these cannot be beat." —Amy 

    "I purchased the black and white portable chargers for my road trip. They each come with their charging cables. The chargers take a few hours to charge so make sure you set aside enough time to charge them. Overall, these portable chargers are very helpful and charged my iPhone 11 while I was on the road and visiting attractions. I recommend purchasing these for your next trip!" —Jacqueline

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four color packs).

    16. An acupressure anti-nausea wristband for bouts of morning or motion sickness that inconveniently pop up on vacation. 😒 It exerts a little pressure on the P6 acupressure point, which is said to help alleviate nausea and vomiting. Slip one on your wrist whenever you're feeling a bit queasy.

    a reviewer wearing the gray anti-nausea wristband
    another angle of the wristband on the reviewer's wrist

    Reviewers swear by these nonmedicated bands for nausea relief: they've used them while traveling on airplanes, boats, and cars and for morning sickness during pregnancies.

    Check them out on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "I bought these for an upcoming cruise, but thought I would try them out when flying (as I tend to get motion sickness even after taking Dramamine). I was very surprised that I had no motion sickness after wearing these on two different work trips. I also took these on a cruise and only had to use them once. Once I felt the motion sickness coming on, I put on the bands and the sickness was gone in about 15 minutes. They came in a nice plastic case and are reusable." —Jessica

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.53.

    17. Or a pair of glasses reviewers swear by for motion sickness relief: These babies have no lenses, instead there's liquid in the glasses that move with you and form an artificial horizon that'll help you feel less nauseous in cars, planes, and trains. 

    reviewer wearing the glasses
    reviewer pic of the glasses, showing the blue liquid inside

    Check them out on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "Hear me out. I saw these on TikTok and the girl swore they worked. I have been the road trip driver for 20 years because I cannot sit in the passenger seat, much less copilot. I bought these ridiculous-looking glasses and tried them out on a very brief drive across town to start out. I looked at my phone. Read. I have not been able to take my eyes off the road previously. I did not get sick. Thought it was a fluke. Tried it again. My husband even offered to drive like a jerk just to do some hard brakes while I was looking down. Nothing. So here is the good news, bad news. They work, which is fantastic. But you look silly wearing them, and they are hard plastic which does not feel great on your ears and nose after a while. My children hid in the back seat while I was wearing them. BUT guess who gets to copilot on the next road trip." —Megan Martinez

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99 (available in seven colors). 

    18. A first aid clutch kit so stylish *and* practical for traveling. You'll be prepared with six antiseptic cleansing wipes, six sting relief pads, six alcohol pads, 10 safety pins, 18 cotton swabs, 10 fabric bandages, five knuckle bandages, five finger bandages, two butterfly bandages, five gauze pads, and one gauze tape if a minor cut, scrape, or sting happens on the road.

    reviewer photo of the clutch in gold
    reviewer photo of the clutch open and all of the contents splayed out

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "I carry this in my purse 24/7! I get cuts and scrapes all the time. It’s the perfect size and the design is super cute, I love the little quote on the inside cover. It has absolutely everything I need, I’ve tried a couple of other 'emergency' packs/pouches and they just always had something missing. This one is just perfect." —Alexis Trombley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    19. A jewelry organizer with plenty of space for bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings. Never again will you pack up baubles, travel to your destination, and find them too tangled to wear on your vacay. Instead, each piece of jewelry will be neatly stashed and readily accessible when you want to wear it. 

    reviewer photo of the jewelry case with various pieces inside
    another pic of same reviewer showing the other side of the organizer that holds necklaces

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "I saw this recommended on TikTok and bought it on a whim. I never knew a jewelry organizer would be so useful! I absolutely love this organizer and think everyone should have one!!" —Savana Bishop

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes and eight colors and patterns).

    20. An inflatable wedge pillow so you can rest comfortably while you're sitting in a plane seat. You can loop your arms through the bottom and place your head on the top at the same time. 'Tis time to catch up on some sleep, even if you're on a flight to your destination.