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    34 Things You're Probably Going To Want When You're Traveling

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    1. Packing cubes that'll allow you to fit so much more stuff into your suitcase. Plus, your clothes won't shift around and get messy throughout the trip.

    Promising review: "These packing cubes exceeded my expectations! I was able to pack for a seven-day cruise — seven day outfits, seven evening dresses, six swimsuits, and six swim cover-ups. Along with 10 pairs of undergarments, four PJ sets, and three bras. It was crazy. I used a Vera Bradly weekend tote to fit my packing cubes and then a separate bag for shoes, toiletries, etc. It worked perfectly!" —Elias Zuloaga

    Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 15 colors).

    2. A pair of noise-cancelling headphones to drown out any unpleasant sounds en route (I'm looking at you, loud guy in 15C). These can even fold down to fit into your bag.


    These are our cheap pick for the best wireless headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews! I tried these and they sound just as good and feel just as comfortable as a $300+ pair — for a fraction of the price!

    Promising review: "I was on the lookout for a decent pair of wireless headphones for working out/running. These are AMAZING. Sound quality is surprisingly great for the price. They're better than most of my wired headphones. I'm sure there are better options out there with a bigger price tag, but this is the best for what you're paying. The design is sleek, durable, and a good weight (not cheap and light, but also not too heavy for comfort). Great fit, snug on the ears, definitely sound-cancelling when audio is coming through. Little bulkier, but that's expected with this style. These are very comfortable." —Cody R. Kraski

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99 (available in seven colors).

    3. A waterproof makeup bag for an easy way to organize your toiletries on the go. Even if something spills inside it, you can always rinse it right off!


    Promising review: "I'm able to fit ALL of my bathroom stuff in it when I travel — cleansers, hair stuff, makeup — everything. During one flight, my bottle of facewash popped open and leaked out. Everything inside of the bag was covered in face soap, but it didn't leak out of the bag, so my clothes and other belongings were fine! It has handy loops that you can tuck stuff into, a little zipper pouch that's perfect for jewelry, tweezers, nail clippers, etc. It also came with a sturdy little liquid-proof vinyl pouch. The pouch is super cute and so handy." —Dracollo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in four colors).

    4. A supportive and adjustable travel pillow so you can actually snooze comfortably on that red-eye flight.


    There's even a snapping strap attached that'll allow you hook it to your backpack, luggage, or purse for hands-free carrying.

    Promising review: "We just flew across the country twice and loved using this travel pillow. It wasn't too hot around our necks and kept our heads supported while we slept on the plane. I wore mine during the entire flights, even when awake. I was able to comfortably read and watch a movie on my tablet while wearing the pillow. Rotating the pillow around your neck adjusts the thickness, so you can customize the fit and support. I have bought lots of different travel pillows and in my opinion, this one is the best!" —LW

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    5. A velour hoodie and sweatpants set that'll be the comfiest outfit for any method of transportation. And you'll look cute!


    Reviewers recommend sizing up.

    Promising review: "This is the most comfortable, awesome-fitting tracksuit I've ever found. It feels very luxurious and the material is soft and beautiful. I liked it so much I just ordered one in every color. You will love this for around the house leisure outfits. I work from home and don't like to be in my PJs all day. This outfit is the bomb!" —Gudren

    Get the set from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XXXL and eight colors).

    6. A universal travel adapter to ensure all your devices stay charged no matter where you go.


    This adapter covers over 150 countries. Keep in mind this is not a voltage converter!

    Promising review: "Used this on a trip to Sweden and London. It worked great. Charged three things at a time with no problems. I love the compact design and not having to keep track of all the adapters." —tiffanyann7

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A luggage strap for attaching your backpack, jacket, or travel pillow to your suitcase, leaving your hands free for boarding passes and...Starbucks.


    Promising review: "Love this little gadget. I used it to attach my jacket and computer bag to my luggage on an extended business trip. Made my airport walks so much easier. Now that I'm back home, I've been using it daily to attach my jacket or cardigan to my work bag or purse. Love it!" —Michele

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors).

    8. A double-sided LED travel mirror you can easily fold down and fit in a tote bag. It'll come in handy when the bathroom is taken and you just want to do your makeup.

    This travel mirror is powered by four AAA batteries (not included) or through USB cable (you can plug it into your computer or a battery pack).

    Promising review: "This is the best travel makeup mirror! I have used others and this by far exceeds any of them in quality and performance. I love how it can stand tall so you’re not straining your neck to be able to see in it and how easily it is to open and put away. Great lighting, too." —Cinder52

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    9. A travel-size Poo Pourri toilet spray because sometimes Airbnbs only have one bathroom and the entire family has to share.

    Am I speaking from experience? Maybe. Just spritz it in the bowl before you go and it'll cover up any unpleasant fumes!

    Promising review: "I have these sprays in every bathroom in my home. I also travel with them, because you know how it is in a hotel with the bathroom right there by where you're sleeping... So much more effective than the 'courtesy flush.' By the time you do that, the problem is already 'out there.' With Poo-Pourri, it never has a chance. I haven't met a scent I didn't like so far. What a great idea!" —Kindle Customer

    Get the travel-size from Amazon for $6.34 (available in six scents).

    10. A travel hair straightener that can double as a curling iron — think of the space you'll save!


    Promising review: "This little thing is amazing! I have searched high and low for a travel flat iron that was worth saving suitcase space for and FINALLY found it. Switching between flat iron to curling iron is VERY easy... the switch is right by your thumb, but unlike other irons, it doesn't open at the slightest breeze. I haven't noticed any issues with the temp being too high." —bellewithab

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    11. A pack of disinfecting wipes for cleaning the tray table and other hard surfaces on the plane.


    Promising review: "These work well, and I really like that this packaging uses much less plastic and is easier to store. I thought maybe they would dry out fast because of the different packaging, but they didn’t, and they were better. All the wipes were evenly wet, unlike the ones in the bin." —strwbrrystar

    Get a 75-pack from Amazon for $10.42.

    12. And a pack of natural aluminum-free deodorant wipes formulated with witch hazel and shea butter so you can freshen up after a long flight.

    They're vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I have always suffered from bad odor on my underarms. Since I have very delicate skin, I can't use strongly scented deodorants. I'm always trying out cream deodorant or gels, but it either irritates my skin or it doesn't stop my bad odor. THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. I LOVE IT! I can't believe that something finally works! My armpits don't smell bad; I can finally move my arms freely. The scent is wonderful, I love the smell and it is not harsh on my skin. Even after a long day, my underarms are still smelling like coconut." —Patricia

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in five formulas).

    13. An RFID-blocking travel wallet to avoid panicked "omg where's my boarding pass/passport" moments.


    This wallet has a passport pocket, a boarding pass compartment, three credit card slots, an ID slot, a SIM card pouch, a coupon ticket slot, a cellphone pouch (max 5.8"), a money and coins zippered pocket (fits US dollars), a key holder, a pen holder, and a slim pocket.

    Promising review: "This holds everything I need all in one place, and it still closes nicely and stays flat! Boarding pass, passport, ID and credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, etc.! Yet it doesn’t bulk up or look like an overstuffed mess. Just amazing. The description says it only holds US money, but I just used the boarding pass flap to hold all my Japanese Yen (¥), which are larger. I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot!" —Anthony Luu

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 35 colors).

    14. A rechargeable handheld fan you'll be glad you brought to Disney World (or any other warm-weather destination).


    You can choose from three fan speeds. The handle folds down so you can use it a mini desk fan as well!

    Promising review: "The first power setting keeps your fan quiet enough for an office environment, and the last setting is SO POWERFUL, you'd think you were carrying around a big fan. This thing helped me so much on hot trips and crowded areas. I received so many compliments on my fan from random people, it's definitely worth getting!" —Virginia Chen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

    15. A tech organizer for securing headphones, chargers, and cords so they don't pile up and get damaged at the bottom of your bag.


    Promising review: "I used it on a trip through Europe in six countries. It held the cables for my iPhone, GoPro, and Canon 60D, as well as batteries, converters, and other random things. Not once did a single thing fall out. Very easy way to organize all of your cables and be efficient, especially when you are traveling." —Vlad

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors).

    16. A collapsible water bottle that'll take up very little space in your backpack.


    It's made of BPA-free silicone and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Now that I've used it for hiking and on a trip, I'm sooo glad I picked it. I walked all over New England, and this bottle was with me everywhere. It is very sturdy, stands up on its own, holds hot and cold liquids, and you can add flavor packets or essential oils to it. It can be a little tricky to roll up, but the bottle does collapse well enough to stick in the carry-on going through airport security or in your backpack when it's empty." —WriterGirlNM

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in eight colors).

    17. A jewelry pouch to keep your delicate accessories from getting lost or tangled into a ball.


    Promising review: "Looks very luxe in person. There's room for enough jewelry for about a week, with plenty of options to secure different pieces (rings, earrings, necklaces, etc.)." —Fenderama

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in eight colors).

    18. Breathable mesh laundry bags perfect for storing unwashed clothing on a long trip. They can double as packing cubes, too!


    Promising review: "I used the smaller bags for my bras (I closed the bra snaps first so it would not snag the mesh). I used the other bags to wash my sequin tops. I used one of them for my beaded top. None of the sequins fell off. None of the beads fell off. I did turn the tops inside out prior to putting them in the mesh bags to avoid the beads and sequins snagging the mesh. I am very pleased with how the mesh bags held up in the washing machine (I did use the delicates cycle). The largest bag is HUGE and it worked well for my sequined squirrels on skis sweatshirt (don't judge me)." —T. Webster

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. A compact sleep sound machine because traveling (especially internationally) can mess with your sleep cycle.

    It comes with 20 non-looping sound recordings: six types of white noise, six fan sounds and eight nature sounds (ocean waves, rain, wind, stream, birds, campfire, cricket, and clock).

    Promising review: "This unit has saved our sanity! We won't travel without it! We've put it through its paces, and it has held up well. I'm an uber-light sleeper and this makes traveling much more tolerable. Will definitely order another one when necessary." —LJ

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in two colors).

    20. A digital luggage scale so you don't have to ~guesstimate~ the weight of a suitcase and end up paying excess baggage fees.


    It measures in both pounds and kilograms.

    Promising review: "This luggage scale does everything that a luggage scale should do. First, and foremost, it is accurate. I tested it against two other scales, and it was spot on. The scale is smallish, which is nice because it is the last thing that I am going to stuff into my luggage after I have finished packing and weighed everything else. Everyone that travels on an airplane should own one of these scales. At a bare minimum, it will save you from having to repack your dirty underwear in front of a gate agent, at the most, it will save you being hit with a $50-$100 extra baggage fee which negates the cost of that cheap ticket that you spend days searching for." —ManFromDola

    Get it from Amazon for $10.29.

    21. A TSA-friendly backpack that can unzip and lay flat completely for security checks — no need to remove your laptop every time.


    Promising review: "This backpack fits everything I need for a quick weekend trip. Clothes, laptop, etc. — it's an amazing carry-on bag! The straps are comfortable, even while dashing to make a connecting flight.

    I have had this backpack for 2.5 years now and haven't had any problems with it, even though I tend to cram it full.

    The best part is that it's a breeze to get through the security checkpoint. I just unzip it flat and send it through! It performs beautifully every time. If only everything else about air travel was as smooth and low-stress..." —M. E.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in eight colors).

    22. A belt with a secret pouch for safely stashing a bit of extra cash and a copy of your passport.


    Promising review: "Traveled to Ireland with the family. The belt blended well with my casual dress and passed through TSA with out a problem." —Kevin

    Get it from REI for $14.95.

    23. Hydrating sheet masks to use mid- or post-flight because airplanes are so freakin' dry.


    Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

    Promising review: "I'm a guy that cares about my skin. I'm 40 and our rough Chicago winters wreak havoc with my combination skin. I bought this pack on an impulse. Omg! The first night I used the herbal one. I read the ingredients and the mask smelled exactly like what it said it was. I could feel it working and when I took it off, the effect was instant. My skin was literally flawless and not for five minutes! It stayed tight and moisturized all day. I love these masks even though they're quite messy to apply. Ordered more. At this price and effect, this product is a steal!" —PaulP

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A waterproof phone pouch so you don't have to shell out $$$ for an expensive underwater camera.


    These will fit pretty much any type of iPhone (including iPhone Plus) or other phone models up to 6.5".

    Promising review: "I bought these for kayaking trips. My stepdad flipped in his kayak, his phone was in the waterproof case but was completely submerged... and not a drop of water got in! Plus, it keeps my greasy sunblocked hands from greasing up my phone." —Tiffany R

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A powerful portable charger because plugs are hard to come by when you're out and about.


    This powerful battery pack weighs as little as a can of soup yet charges the iPhone 8 almost seven times, the Galaxy S8 five times, or the iPad mini 4 twice.

    Promising review: "I travel for a living and have always needed a portable charger. This thing literally never dies. The longest-lasting charger I have ever had. I was out in London all day, phone nearly dead, and had to go straight to the airport for a nine-hour flight back to the USA. This charger charged my phone the ENTIRE flight, and then on my service car, my coworker needed to charge his phone. I had meetings all day and then a dead phone and I charged my phone to a full 100% again! This is a MUST-HAVE PRODUCT." —Kyle G.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in four colors).

    26. A sleek electric toothbrush with a mirror mount that can double as a travel cover.,

    When you purchase a set, it comes with the Quip brush, travel cover mount, a large toothpaste, and a travel-sized toothpaste. Then for $10 every three months, you’ll be sent a new brush head, AAA battery, and two different-sized toothpastes — this refill subscription is optional, though, so you can just get the toothbrush set if you want!

    Get them from Quip: the plastic version for $25 or the metallic version for $40

    27. A reusable toiletries bag to replace disposable quart-size zip-lock bags (that you always seem to run out of before a trip).


    Promising review: "Everything I needed fit perfectly, and I had no issues in TSA/China security. So far I have been through MSP, IAD, NKG, and PEK airports using this pack already, and it's a life-changer! I will never again have to worry about having to scramble to buy baggies just for liquids, and it is much more durable." —Courtney Swanson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.86 (available in 10 colors).

    28. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite perfect for beachside (or poolside) reading. It's lightweight, compact, and you won't have to limit yourself to just one or two books.


    Promising review: "I'm the kind of person who used to always buy the printed copies (I love the smell and feel of books). But I've got to admit this is a really practical way to carry around your books when traveling (it's really light and easy to take everywhere), and it really does feel like reading an actual book (compared to tablets and reading on your phone). The waterproof feature it's really just a wonderful plus." —Daniela

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    29. A bottle of dry shampoo because sometimes you're too tired to wash your hair after a day of sightseeing.

    Promising review: "This dry shampoo gets tossed in my bag every time I travel, it's my secret to 'I love your hair today' (shhh... I haven't washed it in a week). I buy in packs of six and cycle through them. The smell is nice, the lack of powdery-white all over the hair is nicer." —Kenzie Scout

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    30. Special inflight earplugs that may help alleviate ear pain and discomfort during takeoff and landing.


    Promising review: "Never fly without these! Before I found these, I endured excruciating pain in my ears upon descent and landing. Felt like a hot poker being driven into each ear. My ears would also be plugged up, and it would often take two to three days for them to resume their normal state of being. I insert them about an hour before landing, as the plane is making its slow descent. I'm comfortable and the most discomfort I experience is a slight adjustment of pressure feeling in my sinus. NO PAIN. NO TEARS." —K. Tombrella

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $16.75.

    31. Compression socks to help prevent your poor feet from swelling up on a long flight. BTW, they have over 10,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.7/5 star rating!

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    Read our full review of these compression socks!

    Promising review: "I have used quite a few compression socks and have found that these are the best. I travel extensively for work, which means long airport walks, sitting and waiting followed by long flights, and these have left my legs feeling great with no swelling and no leg pain later in the day.

    They do a great job of providing compression to the leg and calf without being too constricting in the foot area. Other products I have tried tend to be very tight in the foot area.

    I own quite a few pairs of these for longer than six months and use them regularly, I have found that they are durable and the compression has been consistent." —Ted E.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.69+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    32. A bungee cord for securing your briefcase to your suitcase while you run from one terminal to another.


    Promising review: "Don't know how I traveled without this piece of basic equipment, but it is a third hand and arm when you need it most. Easy to put into action, easy to put away when you are finished. For instance...I need a heavy coat outside the airport or conference center, but inside, it is a pain in the neck to carry and store while seated. I fold that big garment in half and attach it to my roll-around with this bungee, and the coat stays out of the way, stays clean, and is accessible. If you are tired of dealing with excess stuff while traveling, or you are in school/work and need to carry a coat around or a project around all day, then this is the go-to solution. What are you waiting for... put this in your cart!" —Patrick Molina

    Get it from Amazon for $13.80.

    33. A Bluetooth-enabled selfie stick and tripod so you can take amazing pics without having to ask for the help of strangers.


    It comes with a rechargeable remote control so you can snap pics from afar. It can hold phones up to 3.15" in width (so that includes most iPhones and Android smartphone models).

    Promising review: "This is one of the coolest little gadgets I've come across in quite a while. The way it fits together in such a compact form yet quickly and easily extends for use as a selfie stick or tripod is simply ingenious. It even fits my huge iPhone 8 Plus, although it's a bit of a tight fit. But it does work. I like this selfie stick so much that shortly after getting one, I ordered a second as a backup. This thing is great!" —Outdoorman777

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    34. A portable steamer that'll be a lot easier to use than an old hotel iron and will smooth out your wrinkled blouses in no time.

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    Read our full review on the PurSteam Elite Steamer!

    Promising review: "This steamer does a great job of getting out tough wrinkles with little effort, which is great when you have a business meeting to go to that morning. This product is now an essential part of my travel gear on every trip." —Iffat

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    35. A soft and luxurious travel poncho to make coach feel like first class.


    It can also fold into a pouch (included) and be used as a pillow.

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my 13-hour flight and would highly recommend it. The blankets provided by airlines are usually re-used and made of itchy fabric. They also tend to slide off while I'm sleeping and fall to the floor several times, making them unsanitary to use. This Travelrest blanket has a slit that you put your head through. It rests on your back shoulders and stays on until you take it off. There's a front pouch that you can put your valuables in... this was very useful. Without this, I used to put my passport, wallet, phone, etc in the seat pocket in front of me....which is risky since the stuff can fall out of those pockets (very easy to lose/forget things). Also very lightweight and soft." —sartra

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in two sizes and colors).

    Now all you have to do is catch that flight!


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