Just 22 Affordable Things That Might Actually Have You Traveling Like A Pro
Unless you actually like making things more difficult for yourself.
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1. An RFID-blocking travel wallet to provide quick and easy access to your v important travel documents, credit cards, and money.
2. Or this super-slim wallet you can slip inside your jacket pocket so you don't have to keep rummaging inside your bag to grab some cash.
3. A helpful checklist to help ensure that when you say you've packed everything, you'll really mean everything. You won't even have to worry about whether or not you remembered to pack a toothbrush because this checklist pad is sure to remind you.
4. This anti-nausea ginger gum because you're tired of having to sit out all the fun cruise ship or road trip activities because your motion sickness keeps creeping up on you.
5. An essential oil stick that'll help prevent headaches from getting worse and forcing you to stay holed up in the hotel room for half the day instead of going out to explore.
6. This electronics organizer so you no longer have to just shove your phone charger, smartwatch charger, earbuds, and portable power banks into any available backpack crevice, only to wonder where the heck they might be hiding when you can't find 'em when you need 'em.
7. A digital luggage scale that's compact enough to easily slip right inside your suitcase to prevent you from paying an overweight-baggage fee YET AGAIN because who knew clothes and souvenirs could be so heavy???
8. These compression socks to stop your feet and legs from becoming uncomfortably swollen when you have to sit through a long-haul flight.
9. A reusable water bottle with an attached pill organizer so you pretty much have no excuse not to stay hydrated AND medicated (if applicable to you) during your trip. A vacation is no reason to skip out on essential pills and medication!!
10. This backpack that's roomy enough to serve as the perfect handpiece full of essentials on a plane (that you won't need to store in the overhead bin) AND as a day bag for exploring your destination.
11. Or a chic fanny pack/convertible shoulder bag if you'd rather just go on tours with the bare essentials: your phone, ID, and some cash.
12. A dirty-laundry bag so you can actually separate your smelly, sweaty clothes from your clean ones (and so you have a convenient way to carry what needs to be washed to the local laundromat, if you're going away for a much longer period of time).
13. This compact umbrella because it's small enough to carry around in your bag for those surprise torrential downpours that can really make a happy day of roaming around go south pretty quickly.
14. A five-piece packing cube set to help take the stress out of trying to fit almost a week's worth of clothing into a carry-on for a four-day trip. These will also keep your suitcase more organized in general.
15. This anti-chafing body balm so you can prevent any painful chafes and blisters that are bound to rear their annoying heads while you walk around and have you desperately searching for a place to sit down for a break every 15 minutes.
16. A pair of EarPlanes ear plugs that'll help you avoid that v uncomfortable sensation in your ears (that sometimes stays with you for hours) every dang time the plane descends for a landing.
17. This portable charger so you can always have your phone fully juiced up, since being in an unfamiliar city with no way of looking up directions, reporting an emergency, or calling for an Uber or Lyft is certainly, er, less than desirable.
18. A collapsible water bottle because it shrinks to barely the size of a mug and won't take up too much space in your backpack in between refills while you're hiking around and exploring.
19. These shoe inserts to fight plantar fasciitis and other causes of pain, since you're bound to be walking around most of the day, and nothing makes for a sour trip quite like struggling with persistent pain for half of it.
20. A toothbrush that folds right into its very own carrying case so you can protect the bristles from acquiring any germs without dishing out extra cash for those removable toothbrush caps that you'll inevitably lose.
21. These toothpaste tabs — you can just chew them and then brush, which means you don't have to worry about stowing them away to pass the TSA liquids rule the way you would with normal toothpaste.
22. And this latex clothesline you can easily suction to the walls of your hostel to hang-dry any clothes you don't want shrinking in a dryer while you're abroad.
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