I can never travel anywhere around the world without fretting about excess baggage, or if my check in luggage and cabin luggage will exceed the weight limit.
Everything seems essential and difficult to part with when you’re doing long-term travel. And when you manage to fit your entire home in, the weight is another problem. Right?
So today, I will share some must-have travel accessories that I thought were ingenious inventions. Not only are they lightweight, they also help maximize luggage space.
I wished I’d known about them earlier – they would make such perfect travel accessories for Europe!
Here’s a lowdown on some of the best Amazon travel accessories I’ve come to know about:
- The best travel accessories for international travel
- Luggage Travel Accessories
- Air Travel Accessories
- Electronics Travel Accessories
- Travel Accessories Organizer
- Safety Travel Accessories
- Toiletries Travel Accessories
- Outdoor Travel Accessories
The best travel accessories for international travel
Luggage Travel Accessories
2 metres long, this durable strap locks your luggage and keeps it safe.
2. Luggage Tags
Identify your luggage with luggage tags! Include your name and contact number on your tag. I don’t want to be a wet blanket, but don’t underestimate the probability of your luggage getting lost. Made of rubber and plastic material, this tag comes with a plastic strap for attaching to your luggage easily.
Air Travel Accessories
4. Ear Plugs
You never know how effective ear plugs are in blocking out noise until you’re living in a hostel or sit beside a wailing baby on the plane. This can be a real life-saver especially if you’re on long flights.
This sleep mask is special because it is fitted with an adjustable nose bridge, allowing you to bend and mold the mask to perfectly contour to your unique facial features, guaranteeing 100% blackout.
For maximum comfort, this sleep mask has specially designed inner rounded eye liners to keep it from resting against your eyelids as you sleep or, more importantly, no more smearing of eye make-up!
It also features a sealed side pocket to hold the foam earplugs (included), making it a very useful travel accessory.
Plane travel accessories are not complete without a neck pillow.
Cabeau’s Memory Foam Evolution Pillow™ has a patented ergonomic design and incorporates 8 unique features, including 360° head and chin support, a washable velour cover, and a travel bag that compacts the pillow down to 1/4 its size.
Ever had the feeling of waking up from a long train ride with a stiff neck? This incredibly comfortable travel pillow puts an end to bobbing heads, and cramped, uncomfortable sleeping positions and is made with world class responsive memory foam. All hail neck pillows!
With dual-density memory foam, innovative cooling vents and 360-degree head and neck support, stay cool while you sleep with its innovative air circulation vents. The moisture-wicking fabric also absorbs perspiration, and can be easily removed and washed. The travel case is also able to compact the pillow to half its size, making for easy packing and carrying around.
Electronics Travel Accessories
The interchangeable AC sockets click quickly and easily in and out of position so that you are able to switch between regional power supplies with ease. The 5V 1000mA output makes the travel adapter compatible with charging your most phones and iPods, or any other USB-charged device.
Instead of dumping your wires in one pouch and having to deal with messy and tangled wires, this large cable organizer bag sorts them out.
I can put now fit my electronic gadgets like my Macbook charger, phone charger, camera battery charger, extra memory cards, etc.
It’s an ideal travel accessory for business travellers, photographers or digital nomads who work with a lot of electronic gadgets on the go.
Travel Accessories Organizer
The perfect solution for organizing your clothes in your luggage. Made of nylon material, it is waterproof and washable.
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I’d say this is one of the best travel accessories for women. It sorts your underwear neatly and prevents them from getting squashed in luggages. The last thing you want is to have dented bras when you arrive at your destination.
Safety Travel Accessories
I know it can be uncomfortable to have a waist pouch around you under your (sometimes layers of) clothing on top of your travel wallet, but this is the surest way of keeping your cash and important documents safe.
I wore this in the beginning of my 6-month exchange trip to Europe when I was carrying wads of cash with me. I can say this is one of the best travel accessories for Europe travel, seeing that there are a number of pickpocket incidents I’ve heard and experienced.
Made of pure cotton mesh fabric, it wicks perspiration and moisture away quickly. With its adjustable elastic belt, it can fit any size.
Another option is to have your belongings hung around your neck.
Toiletries Travel Accessories
If you ask me what my top travel accessory is that is a must have for travellers and backpackers, this would be it.
The super absorbent, full-sized shower towel is light and quick-drying. This towel absorbs 2.3 times its own weight in water.
With an anti-microbial Gold Coat and convenient silicone carry case with carabiner, you can clip it on your beach bag, backpack, or gym bag for a towel designed to go anywhere.
A snap loop is also included on the towel for hang drying. Perfect for backpackers or taking on road trips!
Store your shampoo and other liquids in these silicon bottles. This travel bottle set is TSA-approved and at only 2.8 ounce, they are safe to put in your carry on luggage. It is leak-proof, with each bottle coming with a triple sealing lid and non-drip valve.
The wide mouth makes it easy to pour in any liquids such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, sunscreen, body wash, face cream, mouth wash and even condiments such as syrups, ketchups and dressings. The owl shaped bottle’s eyes are actually strong suction cups which will stick to mirrors, glass, and most flat smooth surfaces.
Outdoor Travel Accessories
Regular waterproof bags take up space. This bag though is compact enough to fit like a tear drop and yet large enough to stuff dirty or wet clothes in. Whether it is your sweaty gym clothes or wet swim suits, this bag can keep the wet in, or out depending on your needs. Perfect for boating, fishing, swimming, camping and snowboarding.
This is one unique travel accessory that you might not have come across before, and a cute one too!
Water repellent, puncture-resistant and extremely compact. At 37 grams and 110cm x 70cm in size, it’s large enough for it to act as a picnic mat. It’s the perfect complement for taking a lunch break on a long hike or for lying down to read a book in the park.
The slightly larger sister of the Mini Pocket Blanket, this piece measures 160cm x 110cm, making it large enough for big groups to chill on. Ideal for hiking, parks, picnics, beaches, festivals, concerts, and more.
What would you consider to be the best travel gadget, or your must haves for travelling? I would love to hear them in the comments section below!
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