You've finally gotten your leave days approved, booked your tickets and you're ready for that vacation. Soon, you'll be able to fully relax, away from all the stress of your everyday life.
Before you jet off though, there's still a lot of preparation to do.
You need to plan your trip itinerary, make sure you all your tasks for that week are assigned to your colleagues and, if you have pets, arrange a place for them to stay.
On top of that, you'll want to be sure that you have everything you need with you to make your entire trip smoother.
To make your life easier, we've prepared a list of the most useful travel accessories we recommend you bring on your trip. These accessories will get you out of most sticky situations.
Trust us, you'll thank yourself later for having them with you!
Let's take a look at what they are, beginning with the first stage of your journey: the hours before you board.
The hours before boarding can be some of the most stressful. You have a bunch of questions in your mind about your trip:
Do I have my passport with me?
Do I have everything prepared?
Is everything at home going to be safe?
To help to relieve some of that anxiety, we recommend bringing these useful travel accessories along with you:
Being hit with extra luggage fees isn't the way anyone wants to start their vacation. Especially when you are using a budget airline, you want to be careful with the exact weight of the luggage you are bringing along with you.
That's why it's worth packing a mini scale like this to do a quick last minute check of your luggage weight before you board.
This will save you from being hit with unexpected fees at the gate!
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Especially when you are headed to a different country, you may never know if the power plugs in the country you will be in will match the power plugs you are used to at home.
Save yourself the inconvenience of finding incompatible power plugs by bringing this universal adapter with you!
It even has four USB ports so you can charge more than one device at once!
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Not all airports will have charging ports available. And even if there were, they might all be taken up by other airport dwellers.
Your best bet is to bring along your own power bank to ensure you never end up with dead devices.
This Xiaomi 10,000 mAh power bank will be enough to power through at least one full charge for your phone!
If you have more devices or need more power, you can always get a power bank with a higher mAh.
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Normal charging cables can get difficult to organize on the road. So instead of bringing those along, bring this retractable charging cable instead.
Easily expand the cable into its original length when charging and retract it into a compact form when not using it.
They will be convenient to bring along and you can use it to charge your devices on your power bank while waiting to board.
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Once you have boarded the plane, your biggest challenge will be keeping yourself comfortable in a confined space.
Especially on long-haul flights, keeping comfortable can become even more important.
Without the right accessories onboard, you'll end up getting all sorts of aches on your body and not be able to get a good rest.
Pack these travel accessories with you to stay comfortable:
This neck pillow can not only be used on the neck but also be changed into a body pillow, making it flexible. So even if are not trying to get comfortable around the neck area, you can always switch it and use it as a body pillow or even a footrest!
This is a compact pillow for maximum comfort. Make sure every single person on your trip brings one along!
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If you are going on a long-haul flight, you'll want to get as much comfort as possible.
Pack these foldable and comfy slippers with them and slip out of your sneakers or high heels and get into them when you are onboard.
They fold into a compact bundle and won't take much space inside.
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If you're the kind to get cold easily on plane rides, you'd want to bring this foldable blanket along with you.
This portable blanket opens up to a comfy 150cm by 180cm piece that can cover your body well so you can keep yourself warm during the entire plane ride.
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When you have finally landed at your destination, it's time to start enjoying your vacation!
However, you will be away from your daily conveniences, making it challenging to stay organized or keep clean.
Make your trip easier by bringing these travel accessories with you:
If you have a lot of cables and gadgets with you, they can get messy real quick. Worse, you might even lose them!
To keep things in one place, you'd want to bring this cacoon gadget organizer with you. This way, you'll know where to find your cables and gadgets when you need them!
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When you are having fun traveling, you may get carried away and forget about taking care of your most valuable items like your passport and extra money.
Keep your valuables safe in this slim money belt wherever you go! It's breathable so you won't feel hot with it on you, and it's slim enough so no one will notice it on you!
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Getting your clothes dirty after a long day is a normal part of any trip. If you don't plan on going to a laundrymat to get your clothes washed, you'd want to bring this dirty kit along to keep all your dirty clothes.
Having this will help you to keep your dirty clothes from mixing with your clean ones.
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The cleanliness of the sheets on your bed may not be confirmed, so you may want to bring along some extra sheets to put on top of the ones provided by your hotel.
To give you extra protection, you can use this anti-bug travel sheet.
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After the trip, you might have come back with a lot of new purchases. You want to keep them extra safe by pulling over this anti-theft lanyard on them.
This will protect them from pesky hands and keep everything inside your luggage bag safe!
Going on a vacation can be one of the most relaxing things anyone can look forward to every year. It can also be one of the most stressful activities since you will be away from your daily comforts.
However, you can make your trip a little easier by bringing along these travel accessories with you.
There you have it, travel accessories we recommend you bring along your trip!
Over to you: what travel accessories do you never leave on a trip without? Let us know in the comments below!
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