36 Travel Products You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By
Take a vacation from your problems by solving every problem that could come up on your vacation.
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on-the-go razor, because everybody is gonna deserve a relaxing bath and a very smooth shave after an unsettlingly bumpy flight.
This razor is designed with five blades (plus an extra one) and a compact storage case with holes at the bottom (to keep water from getting trapped inside).
Promising review: "I cannot express how much my daughter and I love these razors! They are perfect for traveling and the little grip is much easier to hold than I expected. Now there is no need to take those awful disposable razors on vacation – we can use the same quality razor that we used at home." — Anitra W.
A pair of
compression socks that'll have you swelling with gratitude the minute you realize your legs aren't swelling on your flight.
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And be sure to check out my BuzzFeed coworker's
full review of these beauties! Promising review: "With three weeks of international travel coming up, I purchased these to combat swelling in my feet during the flights. I wore these on every leg of the trip and never noticed any swelling – even after the 10-15 hour flights. They are very comfortable, too!" — J. Beaty
Price: $9.41+ (available in 10 colors and sizes S–XL)
passport wallet with enough room to hold every paper and card you could possibly need while you travel.
Another one of my BuzzFeed coworkers breaks down why this is a
must-have travel wallet. Promising review: "I absolutely love this wallet. This holds everything I need in one place (boarding pass, passport, ID, credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, etc.) without looking bulky. It's just amazing! I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot." — Anthony Luu
Price: $13.99 (available in 35 colors)
pocket belt so you won't ~waist~ the day worrying about keeping your cash safe.
Promising review: "I just got back from an overseas trip using this belt. I went through TSA three times wearing this and had no issues. It's able to hold several bills if you fold them carefully. I would buy this again. It's definitely worth the money." — Neutron
compact first-aid kit for travelers who won't let anything get in the way of an adventure – no ifs, ands, or ~cuts~ about it.
This 50-item kit includes bandages, gauze pads, triple antibiotic ointment, thermometer strips, nail clippers, safety pins, burn cream, and more. It even comes with stickers because...how could it not?
Promising review: "How freaking cute is this?! I’ve been wanting a cute first aid kid for my diaper bag and here it is! So happy that I found this! I made my own before but it wasn’t as exiting as this one! Even if you need a travel first aid kit in general, this still can be for you! I mean it comes with kiddy stickers but who doesn’t love stickers?! Haha! Love that that it comes with a good variety of things that you need, even lip balm! So so so happy with this that I am about to buy more as gifts! So freaking cute!" — E. Robles
A pair of
noise cancelling headphones that'll let you tune out the sound of any plane/train/automobile you travel on or in.
Promising review: "These headphones changed my life. I am a computer professional who travels A LOT. Whether I'm at my desk or on the road, the noise cancelling on these is a life-saver. I can easily stay in the zone at work, drowning out any distractions. When I'm flying, I can't even hear the plane engines. These are worth every penny." — Sean S. Price: $219+ (available in three colors)
This is our top-tier winner for
best noise-cancelling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!
Or a set of decibel-reducing
noise-canceling earplugs you can use if you still want to hear the overhead announcements (at least to find out when the seatbelt sign is turned off) but would rather not be stuck drowning in white noise the entire flight.
Promising review: "These are genius little ear plugs. After a transcontinental flight across the U.S. and various shorter flights of two to four hours over the last six months, I can say that these little plugs are the most comfortable I have ever found. They're even more comfortable than foamies. These plugs dull necessary sound less than foamies, so I hear better without all the noise. My ears are comfortable the entire flight. I've never seen anything better, and I’ve been flying for 50 years." – Oldma
seat back clip – attach this to your upright tray and enjoy a movie from your phone, even if your child insists on sleeping in your arms the entire flight. Just be sure to keep them asleep or you're gonna be stuck watching Paw Patrol until you hit the landing strip.
Promising review: "These are very handy accessories for long flights, they keep tablets in place. The only time they did not work was when the person in front of me sat down hard after returning from bathroom and my tablet did fall onto my lap. Otherwise, this is a great item to have for viewing movies at eye level." — J. Cast
Price: $11.98 (available in seven colors)
jewelry packer so you can keep your necklaces from getting as mixed up as your sense of direction while trying to navigate through the Tube.
Promising review: "I really love this travel jewelry case. It holds a lot more than I ever thought it would. I'm about to go on a trip and I have two weeks worth of jewelry loaded in this neat case (10 necklaces, six bracelets, two watches, 10 pairs of earrings, five rings, four ankle bracelets, and extra earring backs and jewelry I'm sure I forgot to mention) with room for a lot more. I like that my necklaces are separate from each other so they don't get tangled, same for bracelets. Earrings easily stay put on the leather strap with the earring holes to keep them organized. It has two zipper pouches below the earring holder for extras and a larger pouch in the center that snaps in place to hold larger items. My jewelry isn't going to get damaged or smashed. I would never put my diamonds and precious stones in something that I didn't feel would protect them. I'm super pleased with this and would recommend it for anyone who loves to take their jewelry while they travel." — Cindy Harriss
Price: $25.99 (available in five colors)
foot odor spray that'll keep your hotel room from smelling like a hostel.
Promising review: "Even with the great reviews, I was convinced there was no way this would touch the stank in my son's shoes. While headed to town as a family we were struck with the stench of his shoes. It was so bad we turned the car around, drove 10 minutes back to the house, chucked them into the yard, and went to buy him new shoes (which also stunk after he wore them once). He lost the new shoes in three days, which was just enough time for this spray to arrive. I was forced to try this with the nasty yard shoes. OMG: After one soak in this stuff the smell was GONE! I sniffed hard to find that underlying stank that I was sure would be there. Gone. He's been wearing the newly revived demon shoes for a week at summer camp, spraying every day before he puts them on, and the smell is still GONE. Completely!" — Broncodriver
inflatable neck pillow (with a hood) so you can enjoy some anti-social sleep from the comfort of economy class.
Promising review: "I really like that I can blow this up to the right support that I need. I prefer it only being blown up half-way and find it very comfortable! The hood is great. I closed it around my face on my flight. It kept me warm and I was able to easily take a nap. The hoodie material is very soft and comfortable." — Rachael
Price: $24.95 (available in five colors)
mini water-repellent blanket for anyone who believes in traveling light thanks to multi-tasking products. You can use this as a picnic blanket, to keep your buns sand-free on the beach, or even as a makeshift poncho.
Promising review: "I sent this to the beach with my kids and they laughed at me and told me I needed to stay off the internet if I buy stuff like this. When they came home, they said they pretty much used it the entire time, either on the beach or wrapped around someone. It was easy to shake the sand off of it, dried at once, and was also easy to re-fold since it has the fold lines sewn into the material so you can't even screw it up. They even put it back in the drawer so they would know where it is for next time. It's a surprisingly function, useful little blanket and it weighs almost nothing." — Funky Shopper
carry-on bag small enough to store under the seat in front of you so you don't end up being forced to put your luggage under the cabin when the plane runs out of overhead space.
BTW, this carry-on features a front pocket (for easy access to chargers, headphones, etc.) and a large main compartment to fit all your essentials. It also has a back-up tote bag ready and waiting for all the magazines you'll inevitably impulse-buy before your flight.
Promising review: "This is the greatest traveling combo – it is sitting under the seat in front of me on the plane as I type this! Even a TSA lady complimented me on it!" — Amazon Customer
Price: $99.99+ (available in three colors)
question card game so you can hear questions other than "Are we there yet?" on your next family road trip.
This includes 135 question cards and is intended for anyone 12 and up!
Promising review: "Have you taken the same long road trip back to see the folks time and time again? If you'd like to pull the teenagers away from phones and actually speak to each other, this is the product for you. Some of the topics are fun and fast, others strike a nerve. Good way to pass the miles." — Adult Woman
anti-blister balm that'll help you hike up Machu Picchu (or stroll through the Mall of America) without a blister in sight.
Promising review: "I have incredibly sensitive skin and I have always gotten blisters when we go to theme parks, unless I use moleskin. I just discovered this this year and I used it every day on our Disney trip and I had NO blisters! It was so nice just having my sandals on without having moleskin all over my feet. It is not slippery and it doesn't irritate my skin. It's just great! I will definitely have this with me every time I hit the parks!" — Angelia MGC
attachable rain hood to toss in your purse or pocket and protect your hair from the bad weather your apps neglected to predict.
Promising review: "I was looking for a plastic hair covering bonnet to wear in rain and wind. It's shaped to provide cover under rain. It probably won't stay put in a blizzard but the netting helps it to stay in place." — KB
Price: $2.99+ (available in two colors)
laundry soap sheet set for when you're having ~loads~ of fun backpacking through Europe (and your clothes smell like it).
Add water and the sheet will dissolve instantly. The packs also come in shaving, body wash, and hand soap versions.
Promising review: "This came in SO handy during my vacation to Europe! I was making lots of different stops to places with different types of weather. With these laundry soap sheets I was able to wash my clothes in the sink – letting me pack just the right amount of clothes for all the different places I went." — Katie Fujarski
Price: $4.95+ (available in four styles)
storage scarf you can wear any way you want when what you really want is to not carry around a bulky hand bag all day.
Promising review: "I used this scarf when I went to South Africa in June and it was great! I loved that I could put my money, ID, and credit card in the scarf pocket and not have to carry a purse. It was the perfect accessory on safari. I have since bought two more for friends who loved the look and versatility of the scarf." — Jen
Price: $34.99 (available in four colors)
travel adaptor – the best part of traveling is ~adapting~ to a new environment, as long as you let your electronics share in the fun.
Promising review: "I have bought these adapters many times over the last 40 years and these are the best I have ever found. The quality is outstanding and the extra plug in really helps. Many hotels and bed and breakfasts in the U.K. are in buildings that are very old and the amount of plugs can be very few. These double your electrical supply. I recommend these." — J. Folwer
Promising review: "I had never tried packing cubes before my last trip (10 days, so I had a lot in my checked and carry-on bags). What a revelation! Once I figured out how to pack the cubes (by rolling items rather than folding), I saw how it made packing, unpacking, and repacking a lot easier. I also found that living out of the cubes in the vacation condo made for a quick unpack and repack when I left. I'll never travel without using these again! DISCLAIMER: I fold my socks and sort them by color, so maybe I'm just wired to love this kind of thing." — Will Pearce
Price: $19.99 (available in seven colors)
portable door lock that'll add an extra sense of security when your motel lock looks questionable at best.
This thing is super strong and takes less than a minute to install. Just open the door and insert the claws on the back of the silver piece into the "strike" of the door (the hole where the lock fits in) and then close the door. After you've done that, take the metal rod on the red handle and insert it into the butterfly hole on the silver piece. This completely locks the door handle – no one from the outside could even try to peak in.
Promising review: "This is a well constructed product that is easy to install. I am an older female who recently traveled alone and used it in two different hotel rooms. The deadbolt in one of the hotel rooms did not seem to fit properly so I was especially glad to have this device to use. Before I purchased it, my concern was if it could be easily removed in case of a fire. The answer is YES. The design is really pretty simple but ingenious." — DJH
small charger sure to give you peace of mind when you spend the entire day draining your battery while trying to find directions to...everything.
Promising review: "I've had this power cell for almost a year. I left it on my car for a few months in variant weather and never charged it or used it. This morning I plugged it in for maybe 45 minutes and after it was 1/2 charged. My phone went down to 3% and I got terribly lost in an unfamiliar place and needed to use Google Maps and I knew that would kill my phone. I plugged in my phone to the charger and walked for over twenty minutes, using my phone, and got to where I was going. I then left my phone to charge more and it charged up to 80% before running out of juice. I am very impressed that even after sitting without use in a hot car for so long, this thing still worked great. I feel like it was definitely worth the money and I am so glad I bought it." — Holly P
Price: $22.09+ (available in three colors)
water bottle or collapsable bowl – it's gonna give Sparky a chance to ~drink it all in~ when you finally take him on a trip farther than the dog park.
Price: $14.99 (bottle, available in six colors) and $5.89+ (bowl, available in two colors)
shoe storage bag that'll keep your shoes separate in your suitcase and keep your clothes dirt-free.
Promising review: "I have been wanting to buy small bags to organize my luggage as I travel often. These are made to fit shoes, but I also folded up a lot of my clothes and even used one to keep my books together so they don't get destroyed while traveling. They are actually really cute bags and the material seems like it'll hold up while traveling as well." — Nicole Hernandez
Price: $14.99 (available in three colors and two sizes)
herbal facial spray (with aloe and rosewater) to set your makeup or simply give your tired face a healthy dew. Most importantly, it's here to make your skin feel fresh and clean...despite the woman in 23F who seems to literally be attempting to cough up a lung.
This includes one four fluid ounce bottle and one two fluid ounces (AKA
travel-sized). Promising review: "The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." — Terryoke
A travel bag of aromatherapy
essential oil towelettes that'll be useful when you've traveled all day and can't have an actual shower.
Promising review: "I love these towelettes! I bought them to bring with me on an upcoming trip! I bought the lavender scent and they smell lovely! The smell is soothing and not too overwhelming. They are going to be very useful on my 24+ hour plane travel to get to my destination. I've also been keeping a few in my purse for any emergencies or just to freshen up after being in the muggy New York weather." — MissMel821
Price: $7 (available in four scents)
foot hammock to help you hang in there when you're feeling de-feet-ed by a particularly long flight.
You're about to have a real ~leg up~ when it comes to traveling in comfort.
Promising review: "I often travel overseas on business and started suffering from numbness and swelling of my feet. After trying this nifty little foot hammock on a flight to Japan, I'll never fly without it again. Not only were my feet comfortable the majority of the flight, they didn't swell at all. I was very excited to find this great gadget and highly recommend it to anyone who travels." — Cristiane
A pack of
vomit bags with a twist and seal structure that can save the day (and the family vacation) when your kid starts getting motion sick the minute you fasten their seatbelt.
Promising review: "It feels weird to write an enthusiastic review for vomit bags, but these are amazing! I first used one of these when I was in transition giving birth to my oldest child at the hospital and even in that wild moment I thought: man, these are SO awesome! What a good idea! After developing severe vertigo that is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting I decided I needed to keep these bags on hand. I hate that I have to have them as no one likes to throw up, but they are just the best when I do. They're easy to hold and are wide enough to be easy to use even in the worst circumstances. They empty easily into the toilet (or tie off easily on the top ring) to throw away. I am so grateful these exist and recommend them to anyone who has frequent occasion to vomit or loves someone who does!" — M. Turner
roll-up blanket with a nifty handle you can easily carry with you and roll out when the airplane's AC is working on overdrive and your trip to the beach starts out feeling like a trip through the arctic tundra.
This blanket is soft enough to snuggle in, but it's also really useful as a picnic or beach blanket!
Promising review: "I love it so much! This is perfect for park, beach, or anywhere! It's really soft and easy to wrap back up. 🙌🏼 A must have!" — Melanie Smith whatdoesnotexist
Price: $39.95 (available in two colors)
inflatable wedge pillow that'll give you some personal space (albeit, minimal) and help you sleep soundly even when you're stuck in the middle seat.
Promising review: "I used this on four international flights last month and it made all the difference in the world. It's compact, easy to inflate/deflate, very versatile in how you can position it, doesn't rely on the tray table, and works well for bulkhead seats as well as those with someone in front of you. I can't sleep with my head back without snorting myself awake, so this is a perfect alternative. I can very comfortably lean forward in my seat and sleep almost like I can in a bed. I'm 6'2" and this pillow is plenty tall enough to just rest on my lap and let me lean forward into it without feeling crunched over. This pillow will easily let me get enough comfortable periods of sleep on a 9-hour flight that I don't feel completely drained upon arrival. My wife tried mine out before we left on vacation and loved it so much she had me order her one. We both wouldn't travel without them now." — Still Chilly In Colorado
Price: $12.99 (available in two colors)
A pack of
homeopathic jet-lag pills – they may keep you from sleeping through your vacation, no matter how late your red-eye is.
Each pack has 32 pills.
Promising review: " My husband and I have used this product now for five years for multiple trips overseas and these really work. How do we know? We've forgotten to use them on a couple of legs and there has been a night/day difference in our energy levels. We use precisely as directed, setting timers on our phone when possible to remember the doses. On a few occasions we've slept through the timer, so missed the timing of a couple of doses, and we've been fine. Our last trip to Australia was 34 hours door-to-door on the outbound. We would have been a complete wreck without these. As it was, we arrived late morning, remained awake and lively (enough) through dinner, and then got a good night's sleep. The next day we felt as good as new. For the years before I used this, I would need to sleep for a few days after a leg like that. We never travel without this now. I highly recommend this product." — motokat
A suave little
hand sanitizer that's gonna be far more sanitary than the airplane sink.
Promising review: "I've finally found a stylish, great smelling, and effective hand sanitizer that looks modern and doesn't sting or dry out my hands (like the ones you get in the drugstore)! This will be my traveling companion from now on. I can't wait to try the other ones!!" — Sandra A.
Price: $12 (available in three scents)
A pack of
googly eye luggage tags so you can find your stuff at baggage claim immediately, no matter how standard your luggage may be. Honestly ~eye~ can't imagine luggage tags more fun!
Promising review: "These are way cute and the eyes move!! They're a good size and they stand out! They're fun!" — Pinky
dirty laundry bag to separate your used clothes from the clean ones, even while they're stuffed in the same small suitcase.
Promising review: "I've always used a plastic bag for dirty cloths when I travel. Now I have a set location for my dirty cloths and its in this super cute bag. It is really large but when its not in use you can zip it up into a small pouch about the size of your hand. I feel better about using this than using plastic bags as it is better for the environment. I wish I would have gotten this a long time ago." — Laura Gabriel
cord organizer that'll keep your cords from turning into the rat-king they were the last time you threw everything into your backpack at random.
Promising review: "I needed something to hold all the cords and plugs I need to travel with, without spending 20 minutes hunting them all down. I can't sacrifice chic style either, so I landed on this product! The material feels beautiful and I have room left for a charger and a lip gloss too. You could even fit short makeup brushes in it. I recommend this tech roll! This is a chic travel necessity." — Juli Mixis
Price: $19.99 (available in two colors)
And finally, a
complete packing list to guarantee you forget exactly *nothing* before your big trip!
Promising review: "We travel frequently and have two children. As any parent knows, packing for yourself and your children can be overwhelming (especially for trip longer than a few days). I have found this list to be a lifesaver and I also give it as a gift for other traveling families. It is easy to plan, organize, and list out items that are easily forgotten. You can also list the quantity of each item needed. It has a variety of clothing options and space to add more. Overall, wonderful purchase and has likely saved me many forgotten items!" — Mike D.
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