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    Updated on 30 Sep 2019. Posted on 30 Sep 2019

    Handy Purchases For 15 Moments Every Traveller Has Had

    Don't leave home without them.

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    1. A travel wallet that will keep your booking confirmations, plane and train tickets safe and secure.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You approach the desk at your hostel, sweaty and jet-lagged. You bring out your phone to show evidence of your reservation — and it's dead.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $47.14.

    2. Luggage that takes only one person to maneuver.

    Wanderlite

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You're off-and-on trains, planes and boats, and it's goddamn awful dragging your luggage along — but then the passenger's soft case next to you splits open, and you thank your lucky stars you invested in some decent luggage.

    Buy a three-piece set from Amazon Australia for $179 .

    3. A portable phone charger because of all the juice you're going to go through taking photos.

    Xiaomi Today

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You're in an unfamiliar place and your phone has died, leaving you with no way to call a share ride or find the nearest train station.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $23.40.

    4. A wall adapter to supplement aforementioned phone juice.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You're overseas and discover the local corner store doesn't stock wall adapters. This one accommodates Australian, U.S., U.K., and E.U. plugs (and has two USB ports!) — so can be used in 150 countries.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $14.99.

    5. A powercube to charge all the things.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: Your phone, camera and what-have-you, are all dead and need to be charged at the same time. The way this adaptor is designed means your plugs won't crowd each other, which is a traveller's dream.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $14.99.

    6. An informative yet entertaining city guide.

    Hardie Grant Books

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You're on a 17 hour-long flight and have exhausted all the movies you want to watch from the in-air entertainment.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $16.80.

    7. A lock to keep your valuables safe.

    Fosmon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You're staying in a hostel and lockers are provided...but no locks.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $25.99 for a four pack.

    8. A crossbody bag that won't look out of place when you get home.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: Your mate's backpack gets pick-pocketed, as they can often be accessed without anyone knowing — plus, they can be a dead giveaway you’re not a local.

    This cute, tasseled but functional number comes in 19 different colours, so if this army green one doesn't do it for you, there's sure to be one that will.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $7.99 - 12.99

    9. Sunglasses that are style and function in one.

    Ray-Ban

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You exit the plane, jet-lagged and groggy from your terrible sleep. Cruelly, the sun is shining bright and fiercely.

    Buy blonde havana frames with brown lenses from Amazon Australia for $240.90 .

    10. An excellent book that mirrors the idyllic location you're flying to.

    @gretcherboard / Via Instagram: @gretcherboard

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: Your 45 minute stopover has turned into five hours and the airport WiFi is sketchy at best.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $23.95 for the paperback edition or $11.43 for the Kindle edition.

    11. A lightweight scarf, for occasions that require a touch of modesty.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You're outside a religious or sacred site, and are wearing something that shows your bare shoulders. You're being told you won't be allowed in without covering up.

    This one comes in three different colour palettes, so there's surely one to match your ~aesthetic~.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $10.95.

    12. A portable, flexible camera stand for introverts who don't want to ask strangers to take a photo for them.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You're alone and want a photo in front of the Grand Canyon/Trevi Fountain/anything.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $24.99.

    13. A microfibre towel for, well, everything.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: Just got out of your hotel pool? Hiking? Sweating in stifling South-east Asian heat? This compact, moisture-wicking, quick-drying towel's got it covered.

    PRICE: $19.46 - 24.33.

    14. An anti-theft belt to stash extra cash.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You've lost your wallet. Thanks to this belt, you won’t be scanning the street for loose change to get home.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $29.09.

    15. And finally, a silk sleeping mask that lets flight attendants know that they should absolutely wake you up for food.

    Amazon

    Moment you'll be glad you bought it: You're flying alone, are hungry and dead tired. Thankfully, you've got this sleeping mask to get a few minutes shut eye, without risk of missing the food trolley.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $21.05.

    FYI, Amazon has up to 20% off luggage and accessories from date of publication until 17 October — so get amongst it!