No matter if you’re a frequent flier or love to take the long road home, there’s always a new gadget, app or accessory to make the trip more enjoyable. From safety to souvenirs, comfort to convenience, we’ve rounded up our favorite travel accessories.
Perfect for the car or plane, SleepPhones allow you to listen to your audio devices comfortably by placing speakers within a soft headband. The SleepPhones can even double as a noise-blocking sleeping mask! Starting at $39.99.
2. The Sandless Beach Tote
If it’s good enough for the military to control dust from helicopters, it’s probably good enough for a day at the beach. The Sandless Beach Tote is made of a special material that filters sand, dirt and water through the bottom of the bag and is strong enough to hold everything you need.
We’re often navigating new cities with unfamiliar transit systems, draining our phone batteries by checking our maps. popSLATE eliminates this by adding a second screen to your phone. Change the image whenever you want, so you can keep your boarding pass ready to go or keep a conference schedule handy without ever unlocking your phone. The ePaper display shows in any light and will hold a charge for a week.
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If your phone sees more of the great outdoors, then a LifeProof case may be a better choice for you. These cases will protect your device in up to 2 meters of water or from a 2 meter drop and will block dirt, dust, mud, snow, and ice from getting to your phone. While you can use these on more extreme adventures, we like having the protection for our every day accidents. Starting at $79.99.
5. RFID Protection
When you’re traveling, you have enough to worry about without the thought of others illegally accessing the microchips in your identification and credit cards. Try the Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Tour Bag (pictured) or a Royce Leather RFID-Blocking Passport Currency Wallet ($60).
6. Mobile Foodie Survival Kit
The 13 pots of organic seasonings are perfect for the traveling foodie. Whether you want to spruce up some drab food on the road or are staying somewhere with a kitchenette, the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit will make you feel right at home. Plus, also you can choose from spice kits including Italian, Thai, Indian, and Mexican essentials so you can suit your tastebuds with just the spices you need.
7. Scratch Maps
We love the vintage feel of Scratch Maps, which feature a foil top layer that allows you to scratch off the places you go. Hang your map on the wall (it’s an impressive 85×60 inches!) for an instant conversation-starter. If you’re embarking on a bigger trip, check out the portable map at about half the size which includes space to keep track of your favorite places to stop and the route you took.