10 ways to travel like a pro for a worry-free trip

10 ways to travel like a pro for a worry-free trip

Make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible

by Jenna Roach and Kurt Knutsson

Traveling to a new place should be a fun and memorable experience. However, it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t have the right gear with you. We’ve compiled a list of 10 must-have items to bring with you while you travel and ensure you have a worry-free trip.

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1. Bluetooth wireless sleep headphones

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You get 3 in 1 with these sleep headphones & Bluetooth sleep mask & Bluetooth sports headband. Perytong Bluetooth sleep headphones feature a soft headband design with a wireless sleep headset inside. They allow you to enjoy hands-free music and protect you from being disturbed. Sleeping headphones sports headband is perfectly suitable for naps, air travel, gym, workout, running, yoga as well as sleeping. At the time of publishing, this product had over 45,000 global ratings with 63% giving the product 5 stars.

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2. Snug Plug

SNUG-PLUG

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A Snug Plug will ensure that you can plug your device into any outlet, and it will not fall out of the socket.  The best part is it’s small and lightweight for travel. It fits any 100-volt loose wall outlet. At the time of publishing, this product had over 7,500 global ratings with 67% giving the product 5 stars.

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3. Amazon vacuum compression bags

COMPRESSION BAGS

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These compression bags from Amazon will certainly keep your clothes secure and allow you to get as much space out of your luggage as possible. At the time of publishing, this product had over 53,000 global ratings with 70% giving the product 5 stars.

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4. Download iTranslate

iOS: 4.7 stars

Android: 3.8 stars

ITRANSLATE

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If you’re going to another country where you may need to communicate in a different language, you should definitely download iTranslate. It’s available for both iPhones and Androids, and you can easily translate text and websites or have voice-to-voice conversations in over 100 different languages. It even has an Offline Mode which allows users to use the app abroad without having to pay expensive roaming charges.

 

 

5. Bring a portable charger 

 

5-ANKER CHARGER

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A portable charger is always a convenient thing to carry with you, especially if you’re traveling and not near an outlet. We recommend the Anker portable charger for cell phones. Click here to read more about what this charger does, as well as other types of portable chargers you can bring with you on your trip. At the time of publishing, this product had over 5,000 global ratings with 85% giving the product 5 stars.

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6. Protect your toiletries with LeakLocks

6-LEAK LOCKS

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One of the biggest traveling nightmares is when you open your luggage to find that your toiletries have leaked everywhere. You won’t have to worry about that with LeakLocks, which had over 1,100 global ratings and 74% of consumers giving it 5 stars at the time of publishing.

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7. Get noise-canceling headphones

7-APPLE AIRPODS

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Noise-canceling headphones can help you block out distractions and get some rest on long flights or in noisy hotel rooms. We recommend the 2nd Generation Apple AirPods Pro. At the time of publishing, this product had over 558,000 global ratings with 87% giving the product 5 stars.

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8. Get a travel adapter

8-TRAVEL ADAPTER

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A travel adapter will allow you to use your electronic devices in different countries, where outlets and voltage may be different. We recommend this all-in-one adapter from Amazon that has dual USB charging ports that will work in the United States, most of Europe, and Australia. At the time of publishing, this product had over 6,800 global reviews with 76% giving it 5 stars.

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9. Bring a filtered water bottle

LIFESTRAW BOTTLE

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A water bottle with a filter will allow you to drink clean water while traveling, even in areas where tap water may not be safe to drink. The LifeStraw bottle had over 1,400 reviews with 77% giving it 5 stars at the time of publishing. This bottle has advanced water filtration and protects against microplastics, chlorine, organic chemical matter, sand, dirt, cloudiness, and more. Plus, it even improves the taste of the water you pour into it.

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10. Bring an E-reader

10-KINDLE PAPERWHITE

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An E-reader will allow you to bring all of your favorite books with you on your trip without having to carry heavy physical copies. One of Amazon’s best sellers is the Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB). At the time of publishing, this product had over 23,000 global reviews and 85% gave It 5 stars. Plus, a single charge on the Kindle will last you weeks, so you may not even have to worry about charging it on your trip (although you should bring your charger anyway just to be safe).

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More Travel Accessories:

🔋Celtics UK Power Adapter  – This international travel adapter is also great to plug into domestic flights on aircraft equipped with UK plugs.  It won’t fall out of the airline jack like US plugs and has USA power, USB-A and USB-C sockets built in.

🪫Anker 2 pack Nylon USB-C to USB-C 3.3 ft charging cable – Get up to 60W high-speed charging for all of your USB-C devices when paired with a USB-C charger.

⚡️USB-C Cable 3A Fast Charge cable 2 pack  – Great for using an airline USB power jack with more convenient shorter cables while onboard a plane.  (Never allow data to connect to your device from the airline USB power port)

🔌 200W USB-C 8 port Charger  – Enough plugs can often in short supply when traveling, this 8-port charger will charge 65W laptop along with its 5 USB-C ports and 3 USB-A ports.

⚡️ Ceptics European Travel Plug Adapter 2 pack – 4-in-1 inputs including 1 three-prong grounded socket and 3 two-prong sockets on the sides.

🔌 Snug Plug – these are my saviors on flights that keep my chargers from falling out of the sockets

⚡ Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station – This is the perfect power station for your family’s summer road trip; lightweight at around 11 lbs with a powerful 40W solar panel, it’s ideal for camping or on-the-go. Plus, top-notch safety features, fast charging, and a smart app for control.

📸 FHD 1080P Dash Cam – I like this crystal clear dash cam that comes with built-in 2.4G WiFi for easy smartphone control. Its compact design ensures a hassle-free installation, while features such as 24-hour parking mode and collision detection offer reliable protection & evidence for your peace of mind.

🔌 Charge 5 Devices Simultaneously – With multiple ports charging up to 5 devices simultaneously at top speed & built-in intelligent chip protection, this is a must-have for any trip, keeping everyone connected and powered up safely.

📱Unique Biaxial Extension Arm – Had to include this ingenious twistable arm that attaches to the back of your headrest to hold your devices.  Effortlessly adjust the view distance for shared entertainment between seats, so the kids never fight over who gets to hold the iPad again.

 

 

What items will you be bringing with you on your trip? We’d love to hear from you.

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