10 Must-Have Travel Accessories
In one of our previous blog posts “Traveling around the world – How to plan your trip?” we briefly talked about packing for a long trip. Now, in addition to these tips we would like to share some awesome travel accessories with you. These are products that have made our travels much easier!
Block the sound of the baby crying in front of you or the chattering passengers next to you with a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. It makes traveling so much easier and bearable. We have the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headset and it feels great to disconnect from the noisy world in airports and planes.
Ear plugs and/or Eye mask
Ear plugs aren’t as powerful as a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones but they are definitely of great value! You will at least block some background noise on the plane and if you combine it with a (silk) sleep mask, you’ll catch a few hours of sleep on the plane.
It’s important to stay hydrated on the plane. We always travel with a (reusable) water bottle; airplanes are dry and the water bottles you get are too small to keep you hydrated throughout the flight.
Unfortunately I don’t fall asleep anywhere but my travel pillow makes all the difference! It supports your head and neck and it prevents your head from falling towards your neighbor.
Keep your electronic devices charged with a world adapter, no matter where you are. And more importantly, pack it in your carry-on luggage.
Portable power source
A portable power source always is a good idea to charge your phone quickly in case you don’t find any power source or plug nearby. This one is highly recommended especially if you travel with all your documents saved on your phone.
Travel hygiene kit
This may sound like an unnecessary or luxury item to some of you but believe us, cleaning your face or brushing your teeth after a 20h flight will revive you. Mine usually includes some face cleansing towelettes, a moisturizing cream, deodorant, hand cream and of course, a tooth brush and tooth paste.
Temperature in an airplane cabin can vary so toss a scarf in your bag; it adds comfort for no weight or packing space. Besides, it’s also easy to combine with multiple outfits and it will cover shoulders when visiting religious buildings.
First Aid Kit
Always try to have some basic medical supplies to hand, especially if you’re traveling to a tropical country. If you’re sensitive to stomach issues or headaches, pack some Imodium or painkillers. Include mosquito repellent as well.
Last but not least; a simple pen always comes in handy to fill out your customs forms on the plane.