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    27 Travel Products That May Cost A Little Extra But Will Be *Totally* Worth It On Your Next Trip

    From comfy neck pillows to stylish duffel bags to even a travel espresso maker, these products will turn you into an expert traveler instantly.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. 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 that's 10 times more comfortable than those cheap, flimsy pillows you buy at the airport minutes before your flight. It's designed to keep your head in a comfortable position the entire time you snooze, which means no painful bobble-heading.

    model wearing a gray trtl pillow while sleeping on a plane

    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.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.95 (available in three colours and in a junior size).

    2. Or a twistable memory foam pillow you can contour to fit any sleeping situation you find yourself in during traveling. It's especially great for long road trips!

    a model using the twisted neck pillow in a car

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $36.32+ (available in three colours).

    3. An AirFly Pro wireless transmitter that you can plug into the TV screen on the airplane so you can actually use your wireless earbuds and not have to shell out extra cash to buy those wired headphones they sell on the plane.


    You can even pair two sets of headphones at once to the AirFly!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $69.99.

    4. This leather duffle bag to match the refined, worldly traveler that you are. With a huge main compartment plus extra pockets on the side and front, this durable bag has enough room to comfortably fit a week's worth of clothes!

    model holding a large leather duffel bag with two front pockets

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $89.99+ (available in three sizes).

    5. An airplane footrest — it's one of those travel products that might seem silly at first, but once you realize how comfortable you are while using it, you'll wish you'd bought it years ago.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $42.51 (available in two colours).

    6. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite so you can keep as many books as you want at your fingertips instead of having to lug around heavy hardcovers when you travel. Plus: the glare-free screen makes it great for beach reading.

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    Check out our full review of the Kindle Paperwhite here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $139.99+ (available in two storage sizes).

    7. A bar (or five) of natural, plastic-free solid shampoo that is small enough to fit into any toiletry bag and will last you multiple trips. And you don't have to worry about your shampoo leaking in your bag!

    eight different ethique shampoo bars going into a toiletry bag

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.73+ (available in ten scents).

    8. A lock that uses fingerprint recognition so you can be extra sure no one can break into your luggage. Plus: you'll feel like a cool secret agent every time you use it.

    A person's finger using their fingerprint to unlock the padlock

    You can also use this on your backpack or even at a gym locker.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    9. A collapsible water bottle that can be rolled up to a super small size so it won't take up precious cargo space when it's not full.

    Promising review: "Well this is the coolest thing ever! I travel quite a bit, and I usually don't take a bottle with me because they are big and bulky, and I usually lose it! This collapsible water bottle is a perfect traveling accessory. It stays collapsed until after security, and then I fill it up for the trip. It's a good size and fits in my side compartment in my travel backpack and the cap screws in securely so I don't have to worry about it opening accidentally and spilling all over the place. I follow the instructions on how to clean it and it works just fine." —M. Lyons

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.95 (available in four colours).

    10. A set of three hard-shell spinner suitcases that can be maneuvered through a busy airport just by pushing them instead of dragging them behind you. Also: they're sturdy enough that you can be confident while checking your bags that they'll come out without any damage.

    Three hard shell suitcases of various sizes

    Get the set from Amazon Canada for $259.99 (available in five colours).

    11. A six-port wall charger in case you're stuck in a hotel room with only one easily accessible outlet but you and your travel buddies need to charge all your electronic devices. Also great to use at a crowded airport when your phone, headphones, and computer all happen to be dying at the same time.


    Seriously though — why aren't there more outlets in hotel rooms?! Something I'll never understand.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    12. A portable espresso maker so you never have to go without your morning caffeine as you hit the road. Also: you'll be saving so much money in the long run by skipping a trip to the coffee shop.

    tube-shaped coffee maker

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.90.

    13. A hanging toiletry bag so roomy, you'll be amazed at how you can fit your entire skincare routine, makeup, and hair products in it and still have room to spare.

    The hanging bag with four zipped-up compartments for toiletries

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $42.99 (available in eight colours).

    14. A travel adapter and voltage converter because nothing's worse than traveling overseas and realizing every electronic and hair appliance won't fit into the plugs. Thankfully, this can convert American plug-ins in more than 150 countries.

    the travel adapter

    There are also four USB ports. It converts 220/240V to 110/120V.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.99+.

    15. An airline-approved travel bag to safely transport your pup through the airport and on your flight. It's lined with a sherpa fabric that will keep your dog so safe and comfortable, they might just snooze inside it the entire time you're traveling.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $46.18+ (available in three sizes and six colours & designs)

    16. A PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger because I don't even want to THINK about all the microscopic grossness our phones pick up while we're traveling. The UV light in the gadget kills 99.99% of all bacteria on your phone's surface.

    A cell phone placed inside the disinfecting device

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.54.

    17. A portable safe if you're worried about your valuables and you know your accommodations won't have a safe for you to access. It's also great when you're going to the beach and want to take a dip in the ocean without worrying that your stuff will get stolen.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $35.95.

    18. A smart tile tracker that you can attach to your wallet or keys aka the two most important things you never want to lose while traveling. You'll be able to track your Tiles through an app on your smartphone.


    The starter pack comes with one mate, one slim, and two stickers.

    "I am a forgetful person who loses all of my stuff all the freaking time, especially my wallet. That's where this little device comes in handy. I just slide the Tile Slim into one of the credit card slots in my wallet and can now track where it is with the help of the free Tile app. If I can see that it's in my home on the map but can't find it, I just ring the device and it sets off a symphony of noises that help me hunt it down." —Alice Prendergast

    Get the starter pack from Amazon Canada for $89.99.

    19. A pair of AirPods Pro any traveler will fall in love with instantly, whether it's because of the charging case that holds 24 hours worth of charge, the impressive noise-cancelling technology, or the in-ear fit that will stay put even if you fall asleep while wearing them on a plane (speaking from experience here!).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $248.

    20. A sleep mask perfect for the times when your seat neighbour refuses to pull down the window blind when you're trying to snooze. The smart design features contoured cups that don't put any pressure on your eyes, making your slumber so much more pleasant.

    People using the sleep mask in several different settings

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.98 (available in two colours).

    21. Colour-coordinated packing cubes that make the dreaded act of packing for a trip so much easier. You'll be so amazed at how much you can put in your suitcase when you use these!

    Get a set of six from Amazon Canada for $37.71+ (available in seven colours).

    22. A pair of compression socks that give sweet relief to anyone who suffers from plantar fasciitis thanks to the great arch support. If you're planning a vacation that includes a lot of walking, you'll definitely want to throw these socks in your suitcase!

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $24.99+ (available in two sizes and five colours).

    23. A curling iron/straightener so you don't have to schlep around two separate hair appliances every time you travel. Anything that can help you cut down on your packing list is a serious win!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $65.65.

    24. A memory foam seat cushion to keep your bum and back feeling great all day long, even after a cross-country red-eye or a 12-hour road trip.

    The memory foam seat cushion

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.95 (available in five colours).

    25. A portable charger that can hold around five full charges for your cellphone. It has two USB ports, so you could even charge two devices at once. Never be with a dead electronic device again!

    black portable charger charging an iphone

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    26. A set of decibel-reducing noise-canceling earplugs for drowning out the sound of crying babies, the flight's loud jet engine noise, and even your seat neighbor snoring like a freight train.

    earplugs beside packaging and carrying case

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $34.

    27. A travel-size steamer for the times you pull out a shirt from your suitcase and find it covered in wrinkles. This powerful tool heats super fast so you'll have wrinkle-free clothes in less than five minutes!

    The steamer getting wrinkles out of clothing

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $46.99.

    Now you can rest assured knowing you'll be the most prepared, organized traveler on your next flight:

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