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    45 Reviewer-Approved Travel Items That'll Inspire You To Click “Book Trip"

    Basically a buncha convenient, packable, and useful things so you can start preparing that vacation mood board.

    1. A sleek portable charger designed with built-in cords(!) that any time-zone traveler could use. Perfect to keep you juiced up on the go — and a serious godsend if your plane doesn't have a functioning outlet (I know that feeling all too well). This bb also comes in a buncha cute colors and features an LED display. Welcome to the future!

    the front and back view of the light blue charger
    reviewer holding the black charger with cords built in

    Built-in cables are compatible with iPhone, Samsung, Android, and other smart devices. There's a total of five outputs, so you can get your charge on for multiple things simultaneously!

    Promising review: "Love this, bought another one the exact same day for my dad to keep with him in his car for emergencies. All the cords you need are attached. So convenient. I used it for 12 hours at Disneyland and still have plenty left in the tank to use two other times. 10/10 recommend." —Breanna 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six colors).

    2. A set of Sea Bands that'll make you laugh in the face of the motion sickness that used to hold you back from living your best vacation life. This nifty accessory targets an acupressure point on your wrist to help reduce nausea caused by, well, practically anything. So you can go from woozy to "watch out adventure, I'm coming for you!"

    A plastic knob sewn into the inside of this knitted elastic wristband exerts pressure and stimulates the P6, aka Neiguan, acupressure point to relieve nausea and vomiting. To learn more, read about acupressure and nausea at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

    Promising review: "Sea Bands make boating possible for me. Simple, easy to use, and reliable. I would say these are must for anyone who get motion sickness on sea or land." —Lauren

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.59.

    3. A handy travel wallet complete with a RFID-blocking shield to stash and organize all your many important docs in one safe place. It's also great for having your ID readily available so you're not *that* person in line at security.

    The wallet has a passport pocket, boarding pass compartment, three credit card slots, an ID slot, a slim card pouch, slim pocket, a ticket slot, a cell phone pouch, a coin zippered pocket, key holder, and pen holder.

    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 $13.99+ (available in 34 colors).

    4. A 2-in-1 travel pillow that will allow you to comfortably doze off the moment your head hits it. Its unique design features a U-shape that converts into a square in seconds — so before you know it, you'll have slept your way straight to your destination!

    the purple travel pillow
    the pillow converted to a square-shaped pillow

    Promising review: "I travelled extensively with this pillow (four eight-plus-hour flights), and I got more sleep than expected (five to six hours). It works great for bus rides as well. It also helps you nap anywhere when you turn it into a normal pillow. It doesn't smell either." —Pratik

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    This is our pick for the best cheap travel pillow!

    5. Plus! A 2-in-1 cushy travel blanket and pillow reviewers are calling their "number one travel essential," so you can still get the comfort and softness of your couch's blanket — but now in mid-air. So long uncomfy, paper-thin airplane blankets, you no longer have a place on our bodies here or overseas!

    the pink travel pillow
    reviewer using the blanket on their body
    reviewer leaning on blue pillow on a plane

    This comes with a plush carrying case, so when you're not using it as a blankie it transforms into a pillow!

    Promising review: "Became my #1 Travel Essential. Better than a neck pillow! Made my sleep on the airplane more comfortable. During my three-week trip to the Philippines, I was going from one hotel to another and some didn’t even provide blankets :/ this became my #1 blanket wherever I slept. And for a 5’3” lady, it covered me from neck to toe which is perfect. Super warm too! Extremely thankful I bought this." —Nicole Salvador

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in six colors).

    6. A cushy pair of TikTok-approved slides you'll be patting yourself on the back for tossing in your case. Because not only are they absurdly cute, but their marshmallow-y sole will have your happy feet bouncing from the pool to the beach and back to the Airbnb with zero pinch around your little piggies.

    reviewer wearing the grey slides
    reviewer wearing the pale pink slides

    Promising reviews: "So cute and COMFORTABLE literally feels like walking on clouds! And they’re breathable — no sweaty feet. I also like how at the bottom it’s textured so you can walk outside and it has little slots so they can be airy! Buy them ASAP." —Jordan

    "Thanks TikTok. Super cute, super comfy, super cute on....even got approval of my daughters! Great price." —April

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in women's sizes 4–12 and 15 colors).

    7. A pocket-sized, refillable travel perfume atomizer so you're never without your signature scent — even if you happen to be thousands of miles away from home. You just pump this on your regular-size fragrance and voila! now you can smell like yourself while on the go.

    atomizer pumping on a perfume bottle
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    My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague Elizabeth Lily has one of these nifty things, and here's what she has to say: "That's me pumping my signature perfume into one of these travel atomizers I've been using for about a year. As the reviewer down below mentions, it's great to just throw in your purse on the reg for a fragrance re-up throughout the day. As you can see, it's about the size of my thumb and therefore takes up very little room. Plus! It's smaller than most rollerball travel fragrances you can pick up. This first one is working so well, that I just have the other three in storage. But if this one bites the dust this summer during travels, I'll be OK about digging into my stores to use one of the remaining three...especially at this price point."

    Promising review: "I bought these due to traveling a lot for work and needing to cut down on the size of things in my carry-on bag for flying. I can bring four different perfumes now instead of one big one. They’re super easy to fill, haven’t leaked so far but I keep them in a sandwich baggie while traveling just in case. I would 100% buy them again." —Emily Rintamaki

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. Some compression socks to comfortably keep your ankles and legs from ballooning mid-flight. Because let me tell you, having to squish swollen toes back into boots after some time in the air is no easy feet.

    reviewer before and after
    reviewer wearing the socks

    Promising reviews: "With three weeks of international travel coming up, I purchased these to combat swelling in my feet during the flights. I had noticed swelling after three hour domestic flights, so I was worried about what almost 30k miles would do! I wore these on every leg of the trip and never noticed any swelling — even after the 10- to 15-hour flights. They are very comfortable, too!" —J. Beaty

    "Highly recommended. I am currently 8 months pregnant and wear these beauties every single day. I come home from work, take them off, wash them, and hang them to dry for the next day. I never knew how painful the swelling in my legs and feet could be until recently, and these socks were a complete game changer. I stand for over 9 hours a day at work, so I can't begin to explain how badly my legs and feet ached. I have a picture of what my feet looked like with (right) and without using the socks (left). The difference is tremendous!!" —OStocky

    Get them from Amazon for $17.96 (available in sizes S–XL and in single pairs in 13 colors).

    Check out our full review of these compression socks. And if you're curious if these are the best fit for you, you should talk to your doctor before using them.

    9. An airplane phone mount so you can watch all your saved Netflix shows with comfort and ease mid-flight. And some reviewers are noting how it can be used in regular life, too — no plane ticket required.

    Promising review: "Okay, after a flight last month, I was convinced I needed a phone mount and ran into this. So I bought it. The wild part was that I haven’t been on another flight yet and yet, I use this gadget every single day. So far, I found this to be durable and can contort to your needs. The different combinations of positions literally allows you to mount and position your device to nearly any position you need it to. I use the iPhone 11 as my device. I mount this on my standup desk at work, at my nightstand to watch movies while in bed, on my treadmill so I could watch something while walking, on a nearby counter as a 'tripod' for my phone and of course, as a standalone stand when I’m sitting at a flat table." —Justine E.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in three colors). 

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