32 Travel Products On Amazon That People Actually Swear By
Because the only way to take a vacation from your problems is by solving every problem that could come up on your vacation.
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on-the-go razor, because everybody deserves 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.
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: $4.30+ (available in five styles)
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 seven colors)
Promising review: "This was the best travel pillow ever. It worked perfectly on the plane and while we were cruising on a motor coach around Spain it came in handy again. I wanted to tell people on the plane using different brands that they were missing out but I decided they would notice how relaxed I was with my travel pillow." — AnitaW, Los Angeles, CA.
Price: $23.95 (available in four 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 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 our
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: $9.50+ (available in nine colors and sizes S–XL)
passport wallet with enough room to hold every paper and card you could possibly need while you travel.
And be sure to read more about this
must-have travel wallet from one BuzzFeeder's review. 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've been wearing this for the past few days and I'm impressed with the ease of access to the money pouch. It's a functional, sturdy belt. It fits in all of my belt loops (women's jeans) and is easily adjustable. I would wear this when I travel and cash on hand is necessary." — Corey
Price: $10.53+ (available in two colors)
A pair of
noise cancelling headphones that'll let you tune out the sound of any plane/train/automobile you travel on or in.
I have severe anxiety when flying, the kind that almost keeps me from being able to go on trips. If there was one product I could say gets me through a flight, it's my Bose headphones. They cancel out all of the noise on my flight. I turn on the noise cancelling setting, throw on a playlist of rain sounds, and can find my happy place until I'm back on the ground (my happy place is just the ground, if you were wondering). I will not fly without these. Ever.
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: $349
This is our top-tier winner for
best noise-cancelling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!
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)
first-aid kit for travelers who won't let anything get in the way of an adventure — no ifs, ands, or ~cuts~.
This 27-piece kit includes bandages, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, and bug bite towelettes. Plus, the crush-resistant tin won't take up a ton of space in your bag.
Promising review: "This has all the basics. It is the perfect size for hiking trips or times when I can carry it in my purse. I love it" — Butler
dirty laundry bag so you can separate your used clothes from the clean ones, even while they're stuffed in the same small suitcase.
Promising review: "I love this dirty laundry bag! The front is obviously adorable and I like that it folds up into a small pouch so it’s not taking up any room prior to being used. The bag, when it’s opened, is a good size for a short trip. It seems really thin and could easily rip over time with usage. But overall, I’m happy with the purchase and will probably be back for the grey one next." — Mak
Price: $7.99+ (available in four 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
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 be the balm dot com when you're able to hike through Machu Picchu without a blister in site.
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
stainless steel mug to keep your drink at the perfect temperature whether the weather is cold or whether the weather is hot.
This keeps hot drinks hot for five hours and will keep cold drinks chilly for 10!
Promising review: "I love this mug so much that I bought a second one. I can only feel how hot/cold the liquid inside is when I have filled with ice, and it only feels slightly cool to the touch. There's no burning or freezing your hand when holding this. I can put a cup of coffee in it right before I walk out the door, and that coffee doesn't cool down (if I leave the lid closed) until three hours later, and even then it is still hot to drink; it just cools down enough to finally drink it without burning my tongue. When I put ice in it, the ice doesn't melt for hours. I have been able to drink several bottles full of water with it before the ice I put in in the morning has completely melted." — cnadelk
Price: $12.99+ (available in four colors)
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.
Baggage claim is the bane of my existence. And 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: $82.86+ (available in 10 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
attachable rain hood that'll fit 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)
storage scarf so you can skip carrying around a bulky hand bag and avoid a fanny pack altogether.
Promising review: "This hidden pocket infinity scarf was surprisingly very nice. I liked the weight of the material. It is well made and the pocket is a nice size to fit my phone, ID, cards, and cash. The scarf feels soft around my neck as well. The zipper is hidden. I ordered the navy blue and you can't even see the zipper because of the dark thread. I recommend it!" — Bec4
Price: $14.99 (available in 42 colors)
travel adaptor – the best part of traveling is ~adapting~ to a new environment, why not 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: $22.95 (available in seven colors)
portable door lock that'll add an extra sense of security when your hotel 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
inflatable wedge pillow so you can sleep soundly, even in the middle seat.
I had this shipped to me
while I was on vacation. I was flying home to visit family and sat next to someone who was using this. She looked so comfortable I decided I wouldn't have another flight without it. I landed, bought it, and it was shipped to my parents' place in time for me to use it on the way home. This pillow has saved me more than once from my own flying anxiety. Every time I use it I feel like I have my own private "nook" on the plane. Having a feeling of privacy while trying to fall asleep in public is no small thing! Promising review: "Finally I was able to get some sleep on a plane. I have tried for years to sleep more than 30 minutes on planes. I have tried all kinds of things (neck pillows, blankets, etc). With this, I was able to sleep four hours straight with it sitting on the tray, then another two wedged up against the window. I also like how small it is when in the case and I enjoyed the eye mask and earplugs. I don't have anything negative to say, but I sure wished I tried this pillow earlier." — Kim Teitelman
small charger that'll give you peace of mind when you spend the entire day draining your battery while trying to find directions to literally everything on your "to see" list.
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: $27.09+ (available in four 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 (water bottle, available in seven colors) and $4.99 (water bowl)
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: $9.49 (available in three colors and two sizes)
silk bra stash for protecting your valuables right next to your personal assets.
Promising review: "I bought this for a trip to Europe and it worked great. You can fit money and a couple cards in it. I strapped it to my bra and it was completely invisible. This was very comfortable on the skin as it has a nice, soft texture. Getting to it in public takes a bit of practice, but it's no problem. This is well worth the sense of security. It stayed it place and I had absolutely no issues. I have used it on several trips. I highly recommend it." — Zoe
Price: $11.80+ (available in two colors)
anti-chafe stick to prevent your legs from chaffing when your trip to Disney feels a lot more muggy than you remember it being when you were seven.
Promising review: "At first I didn’t like this product. It was hard to get on and it felt like my thighs were sticking together. But I've used it several times now and I really like it. Once you get through the top layer it seems to glide on more smoothly. The stickiness feeling goes away. We went on a trip where it was hot and humid. There was one day I forgot to put it on and immediately my thighs were chaffing, even after a little walk. My thighs do not get raw whenever I put this on, even while I’m in shorts or a dress." — Ghost
Price: $8+ (available in three sizes)
A pair of
luggage tags so out-of-this-world, you'll immediately notice your stuff at baggage claim.
Promising review: "These tags give any bag a distinctive, cosmopolitan, and colorful look. I really like them. They come two to a pack with an ID card inside that you can remove via a slit in the back. If you choose, you can put just your name on the window side and other personal info on the hidden side. A good purchase." — B. Sbaiti
Price: $12.99 (available in 14 colors)
cord organizer to 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: $16+ (available in five colors)
And, finally, a
complete packing list that'll guarantee you forget 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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