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    These 42 Things Will Make Traveling So Much More Enjoyable

    No one can accuse your next trip of being ~plane~ with all of these neat products.

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    1. AirFly, a wireless transmitter that'll connect your AirPods (or any other wireless headphones) to the headphone jack on the flight, making it *SO* easy to enjoy the in-flight entertainment without having to buy the crappy ones the airlines sell.

    It also comes with a USB-C charging cable, travel pouch, keychain holder, quick-start guide, and a manual.

    Twelve South Store is a small business based in Charleston, South Carolina that sells unique and useful tech accessories for your electronic devices.

    Promising review: "I love this gadget ... I fly a lot and this works on the majority of wide-body planes I’ve taken over the past six months. Just plugs into one of the three-prong outlets (or single outlet in economy) and you can connect any Bluetooth device. Doesn’t always connect on the first try as I have multiple devices that my headphones are searching for, but if you turn off all other devices it seems to connect right away. Once connected, it works for many hours. A few planes I’ve taken recently (Qatar Airways) have USB charge points so close to the headphone jack that you can even plug it in while its working and never lose the charge. Highly recommend for travelers." —Joseph Britto

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in three styles).

    2. An eight-compartment pill organizer to keep your medications all in one place without having to lug all those obstructive bottles in your luggage. One reviewer also says this is a great way to keep jewelry from getting tangled while traveling. 

    Promising review: "My husband and I travel a lot and take a number of prescription drugs. It was always a hassle accessing our medication when needed, so I purchased this organizer to make things easier. I used a label maker and labeled each little compartment and it has performed wonderfully. I highly recommend this organizer to anyone who travels and needs medications throughout the day." —Jacqueline

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.97.

    3. A stroller so compact, you can actually fit in the overhead bin on a plane! This can help ease the stress you usually feel when you have to retrieve it from storage when you deplane and have an antsy child ready to leave. 

    reviewer image of the black and teal stroller
    reviewer image showing how the stroller folds up small enough to fit in a reusable bag

    It folds up so small that it was awarded a Guinness World Record in 2014 for the most compact stroller. It can hold kids who weigh up to 55 lbs. and only weighs 9.5 lbs.

    Promising review: "We are frequent travelers. I've been on 15 flights with my 17-month-old toddler. I wish I would have bought this a long time ago. It's the best purchase we have ever made. It is sturdy, folds very easy, has a great design, and can literally fit in a reusable grocery bag. Highly recommend!" —Kateryna

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in two colors and four styles).

    4. A pack of natural green tea oil-blotting sheets to help remove any excess oil on the skin for that matte look you love so much. Keep these bad boys in your bag to whip out and dab over your face at a moment's notice, keeping your makeup fresh for the entire trip.

    5. A smart carry-on designed with an ejectable battery with USB-C, integrated TSA lock, a hidden laundry bag, aluminum bumpers, *and* crush-proof German shell. Basically, it's the ~perfect~ travel bag.

    6. A near-universal phone holder so you can easily see any incoming calls *and* your navigation without ever having to look away from the road.

    The mount attached to a car vent with a phone on it

    7. Noise-reducing earplugs that'll block background noise juuust enough so you can enjoy sweet, sweet silence from the baby crying in aisle 3 without missing out on any important announcements. This is also perfect if you're sensitive to sounds!

    Reviewer holding the ear plugs

    8. Or noise-cancelling headphones if you *really* would rather not hear anything but your favorite tunes or podcast for the entire flight.

    Reviewer is wearing the dark blue headphones on their head

    9. An air mattress, because is there anything more uncomfortable than trying to sleep in the front seats during a road trip? Okay, maybe like two other things, but this is on the top of *my* list! Reviewers say their dogs love it too!

    10. A TSA-approved toiletry bag so you don't have to worry about getting stopped at security because your lotion is .5ml too much. *eye roll*

    The toiletry bag with various items inside

    11. A door stop alarm to give you some serious peace of mind knowing that if anyone even attempts to jimmy the door open, they'll be spooked by an ~alarming~ sound. 

    It's as loud as 120db!!

    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 multiple packs and two colors).

    12. And a portable door lock for even *more* security! Hotel staff can easily get into your room if they need to, and that can be unnerving as a solo traveler. 

    Promising review: "We took this device anytime we were staying at a hotel or an AirB&B we rented. It is easy to figure out how to set it on the door striker. You can download a video for directions. It has two sizes you can choose depending on the size of your striker. This is great for added security for you while at home or traveling. Our granddaughter uses it if she is home alone after school. When you go to a hotel, a lot of people have access to your room like the housekeeper or maintenance workers. You just attach this to the door while you are in the room for extra protection." —Debra B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in a two-pack).

    13. A jewelry organizer so you can not only keep your things organized and easily accessible, but it'll also prevent them from getting annoyingly tangled.

    Reviewer photo of the jewelry case with various pieces inside
    Same reviewer showing the other side of the organizer that holds necklaces

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product!! Came exactly as advertised. The feel is nice quality, and zippers and pockets all good quality. My favorite is the necklace compartment! The separate elastic bands really do prevent my necklaces from tangling together. Everything is easy to see and store. I highly recommend buying this for yourself or as a gift!" —Kristid

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    14. Road trip games that'll keep everyone in the back seat entertained for hours while you get some much-needed "you time." It's perfect for parents who prefer their kids not look at screens the entire trip!

    Four game cards, a marker, and a pouch

    15. A set of shoe bags because the idea of putting your dirty shoes inside your luggage with all of your clean clothes makes you want to cringe so hard. 🤢

    16. A stick-on shade to block the sun's bright rays and also all the haters from judging you for napping in your backseat during a road trip break. Mind ya business.

    The sun blocking screen on the window

    17. A set of packing cubes that honestly, may seem silly to get, but they seriously do add more space in your packing *and* keep everything organized and accessible.

    18. A pair of no-tie elastic shoelaces perfect for anyone who would rather just slip their shoes on and rush out the TSA line instead of wasting time trying to remember which way the bunny ears are supposed to twist. Bonus: the fasteners on these are hidden, so it'll be your lil' time-saving secret!

    reviewer image of sneakers with no tie shoelaces in them
    reviewer showing close up of how the elastic shoelaces are secured

    Promising review: "This is my second pair of Xpand laces and I love them. I love the flat-laced, regular look with the laid-back convenience of not having to tie my shoes every so often. Great for walking, running, and traveling-- you can turn your most comfortable sneaker into a slip-on, makes getting through the airport way easier. Definitely recommend to anybody who wants a comfortable, low-key, customizable and stylish elastic lacing system." —money

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 38 colors). 

    19. A bungee cord that'll effortless keep your bag securely in place on top of your luggage — preventing the awkward shuffle as you try to keep your bag from falling off while you scurry to the gate. 

    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 $18.50.

    20. Expandable hangers because sometimes Airbnbs and hotels either forget to supply hangers, or they just don't have enough for your things. This'll keep you from leaving your clothes in your luggage, creating unsightly wrinkles! No one wants that.

    Reviewer photo of the hanger completely folded in
    Reviewer photo of the handle partially expanded

    If you leave it half-folded, it works great for kid's clothes too! 

    Promising review: "I bought these to take on a cruise since there are never enough hangers in the cabin for our clothes. These are very lightweight and come in a nice drawstring bag. Despite being lightweight, they are very sturdy — strong enough to hold my husband's suit coat without any problem. You can extend them to larger for adult clothes or leave them smaller for tank tops/lingerie!" —Gail

    Get a pack of twelve from Amazon for $13.99.

    21. A travel pillow to give you the perfect memory foam cushion to take a snooze and not feel like you're straining your neck against the airplane walls. AKA the worst feeling.

    Reviewer pretending to sleep with the pillow around their neck

    22. Or a kid's travel pillow that'll make car naps way more comfortable, *hopefully* resulting in a happy kiddo when they wake up!

    A model wearing the neck pillow in a car seat with the words "contoured design enables double support to the head, neck and chin" on the image

    23. A cord organizer so you can easily keep all of your cables, well, organized. No one wants a luggage full of loose cables!

    Reviewer is holding a blue cell phone code wrapped up with a velcro cord organizer

    24. A universal travel adapter because flying to different countries, means different outlets. The last thing you want is to find out you can't charge your phone to take all of the cutest vacay pics!

    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 $16.99 (available in three colors and two styles).

    25. A powerful portable charger with SO much charge, you won't have to worry about your phone dying midway through your trip!

    The portable charger on top of a carry-on bag
    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 two colors).

    26. A cup holder because have you tried to walk around the airport while holding your luggage handle, your personal bag on your elbow, your phone in one hand, your drink in the other, and your breakfast somewhere in-between? It's a MESS.

    Promising review: "Got compliments on its first travel day! So easy to use and sturdy. I use one side for drinks, the other side for sandwiches, and the small pocket for receipts, napkins, or utensils. Made traveling easy." —Joanne Livingston

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 34 colors).

    27. A travel blanket to keep you cozy and warm when the driver insists on blasting the AC for the first six hours. The best part? It also turns into a pillow!

    A mustard yellow blanket and pillow on a chair

    28. A comfy memory foam chair cushion because sometimes the road trip is just way too long and we deserve some extra cushion for the tush.

    29. A portable car vacuum that conveniently plugs right into your car to clean up messes quickly, keeping the car clean and *you* stress-free during your next road trip.

    30. A snack pack because snacks on a trip are not just a good idea, but are absolutely essential to keeping the peace and happiness.

    31. A surprisingly effective essential oil stick infused with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender to ease those pesky migraine and tension headaches you get when planning a trip.

    A BuzzFeeder holding the lipstick-sized headache stick