Obviously, we all know traveling can be super hectic; between the crazy lines, delayed flights, and packed planes, there’s a reason there’s a bar right by almost every gate. Outside of finding the right travel bag, being prepared with the right accessories can make your trip smooth and easy. Both Dorian and I travel a lot for work so we’ve learned a thing or two about what to bring on trips, and we decided to put together a foolproof list that’s suitable for nearly any journey. Plus, almost all of these items can be found on Amazon so it will make your pre-trip shopping as easy as a few clicks.
Here’s our go-to list of travel accessories:
You never know what the iron situation will be where you’re going and a portable steamer is small, light, easy to pack, and super effective.
A must-have for keeping dark clothing and suits/blazers looking their best, we love this version because it has an easy-to-use covered design.
In addition to having the right bag, a proper dopp kit is going to keep all your toiletries organized and in good order. We also like this budget-friendly version from Herschel.
Wireless Bose or Sony Bluetooth headphones
Wireless headphones with noise canceling are ideal for plane trips and will keep your tunes or podcasts sounding crisp and clear. They also keep you feeling much more refreshed and alert by drowning out the excessive plane noise. We also like this budget-friendly version from Cowin.
A necessity if you plan on surviving that redeye, they block out all the light so you can get deeper, more restful sleep. We find that the versions that don’t sit right on your eyes (like the ones linked above) are much, much more comfortable and effective.
Speaking of surviving a red eye, a good neck pillow is a must. Memory foam is the best because it packs up super small and is very comfortable. Plus, this one from Cabeau is Tim Ferris approved!
Portable battery from Belkin or Anker
Never miss another ‘Gram opportunity because of a dead phone again. These small, portable batteries will keep you charged up and ready to go.
If you travel internationally you know the hassles of different wall plug adapters. The Bagel is very small and works worldwide to keeps all your devices charged up.
These outstanding briefs are super durable and quick-drying so you’ll be cool and comfortable all trip. We’re big fans of ExOfficio and have featured them before.
Just like you keep your toiletries organized, having a handy case will keep your cords, chargers, and devices squared away and easy-to-find. We also love the Bandito from This is Ground and the Grid-it from Cocoon.
If you’re traveling light, sometimes a small cord organizer is all you need.
So now that you’re properly prepared for a smooth trip all that’s left is to grab some snacks and a drink at the bar, have a safe flight!