Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, create your own first-class travel experience with these practical and ultra-luxe travel accessories:
Wireless Shiatsu Massager
The cushy reclining seats on charter buses might be plenty comfortable, but sitting in an upright position for an hour or more can be hard on the spine. And if you’re flying on a budget airline, it’s even worse—the compact seats can really knot up your lower back. For instant pain relief from travel-related back strain, a portable back massager can provide the deep tissue massage you need to enhance circulation and reduce inflammation. Many back massagers have built-in features like healing heat functions and a 20-minute automatic shut off to prevent overstimulation of the muscles.
When you include a portable charger on your packing list, you’ll never be the desperado at the airport or bus station who has to fight over wall outlets to charge a device. A must-have not just for passing the time, a smartphone is the single most important travel accessory you can have because it keeps you connected during your journey. So when you need to make an important call or send an urgent text, a portable charger ensures that your phone never runs out of battery at the most critical moments. Make sure you pay attention to the amperage of the battery pack because it dictates how many times you can recharge your phone before having to recharge the battery pack itself.
Neck Pillow & Blanket
The unique shape of a neck pillow is designed to comfortably support your head in an upright position. Without it, you run the risk of waking up with a sore neck if you fall asleep in an awkward position. Bringing the comforts of home to your travels, the blanket ensures that you feel cozy and warm on the journey. Whether it’s a charter bus or airplane, there’s a good chance that the air conditioning with being on full blast, so keep your travel blanket close by and be comfortable in any temperature. Fleece blankets are nice and soft, but reflective “space blankets” are effective and real space savers compared with other blankets.
Noise Canceling Headphones
Don’t let outside noise pollution like loud talkers or crying babies put a damper on your travel experience. The perfect solution is noise canceling headphones, which help block out noise around you so you can concentrate on listening to your podcast, watching videos on your smartphone, or jamming out to your favorite music playlist. Without any outside distractions, these high tech headphones are perfect for helping you stay focused and fully absorbed in your on-the-road activities, whether it’s an eBook, writing in a notebook, or dreamily gazing out the window. You can also turn on the noise-canceling feature without music on, which will create a nice, calming quiet space.
Hard Carry-on Luggage Case with Charging Ports
Roller bags are essential for an easy and seamless trek through airports, bus terminals, or other transportation hubs. Made with ultra durable polycarbonate, the hard shell case has a glossy finish that holds up in the roughest of conditions. Luckily for the savvy traveler, this popular type of luggage gets a major update with high tech features like a TSA compliant lock that protects your valuables, plus a built-in USB port, which gives you a convenient way to charge your devices. Finally, there’s an all-in-one luggage case for the smart passenger! Just be sure to check your airline’s luggage rules as some have been imposing restrictions on “smart luggage.”
Sleep Mask & Portable Sound Machine
If you’re a light sleeper, a sleep mask with built-in ear coverings is a must-have for your travel checklist. More comfortable and effective than regular earplugs, this soft and silky mask significantly blocks out unwanted sounds and light. For deep REM snoozing on your travels, make it a complete set with a portable sound machine that you can clip onto your clothing, plus sleep earbuds to deliver the soothing sounds of ocean waves, rain, and other types of white noise. Or just use your noise-canceling headphones over your earplugs to further block the noise.
Universal Travel Outlet
Whether you’re at a public transportation terminal or relaxing at your hotel or Airbnb, a travel power adapter with international compatibility is the most practical travel accessory you can own. The device includes access to outlets that are compatible with over 160 countries, including the UK, Europe, Australia, USA, and many more. Look for models with four USB slots and one AC socket, which allow you to charge five devices simultaneously. Make sure you check the voltage of your electronics! Some countries use a higher voltage than the US, so even if the plug fits, you need to make sure that your gadget is compatible with the host country’s voltage.
RFID Blocking Wallet and Passport Case
Thieves are going high tech with wireless scanners that can steal your personal info directly through a wallet. And nothing is worse for morale than having your personal security compromised during a trip. The answer to protecting your most essential items like a wallet or passport is the RFID blocking wallet or case. Look for wallets made with top-grade materials like grade 5 titanium and electro-plated gunmetal for maximum security. On your next trip, protect yourself against electronic pickpocketing with these advanced wallets, which are also available in leather or glossy aluminum.
According to T.S. Eliot, “the journey not the arrival matters,” so get ready to travel in comfort and style with these handy, on-the-go accessories.