Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 10:39 pm
Let me tell you—having the right travel accessories can make or break your trip. Sounds a little extreme, I know. But packing the right accessories can give you some ease. Whether it’s saving you time, money, or adding extra security—these items are all WORTH IT.
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite products to use while I’m on the road or globe trottin’. And once you use them, you’ll never want to travel without them. And don’t worry—they’re all budget-friendly.
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I don’t know where I’d be in life without them—seriously! I know it might not seem like it saves space, but it REALLY does. Before using them, I couldn’t fit a week’s worth of clothes in a 20L backpack, but now I can. Packing cubes make everything easier, so you can organize your luggage and optimize your space.
Whether you pack a lot or a little, I know you need these in your life.
We all know that fanny packs are making a comeback, so you might as well embrace it. Fanny packs are versatile AND keeps your belongings close and safe. I don’t know about you, but I can keep a better eye on my things when they’re right in front of me.
It sucks, but pickpocketing can be common, so this added security will help.
And if you want more protection, I suggest a neck wallet. The design is slim and sleek, so you can wear it under your clothes with no one noticing. They’re big enough for you to put your cards, cash, and even a passport. But if you have a big phone like me—it won’t fit.
PLEASE INVEST IN THESE. And make sure they’re TSA friendly.
When I’m traveling through airports, I use my luggage locks. When I’m staying at a hostel, I use my luggage locks. When I’m in transit, I use my luggage locks! If I’m not getting something out of a bag, best believe my locks are on them.
If you want to lock your fanny pack while you’re walking that’s cool too. Or if you have a backpack on, you can use these bad boys. You don’t have to JUST use them for your luggage at the airport. You can use them once you’re at your destination too.
You’re more vulnerable to certain things while solo, so take extra precaution.
I rarely travel with purses (unless I’m going out for the night), so a sling bag is a great option.
You can fit your charger, books, camera, phone, sunglasses—the list could go on—in there. It’s light-weight and can go across your body, so it’s very convenient to use, especially during the day.
And some even pack down. Oh yeah, don’t forget to bring your locks so when you’re not using it, you can lock it up.
It’s time to ditch the neck pillow. First of all, I know your neck still hurts and get cricks in them because it’s not sturdy enough. That should be enough reason to try something new.
With a neck brace, you’ll be able to fall asleep sitting right up in your seat. I’ve used it on a bus, in the middle seat of an airplane, waiting at my gate. You can use it where ever and still be able to rest well.
Because sometimes you gotta catch those Zzz’s and maybe there’s light stopping you. You can carry a sleep mask in your fanny pack or backpack, then put it on whenever you’re ready to get some shuteye.
When you’re traveling, moving around can take so much energy out of you and you’ll want to rest where you can. Do yourself a favor and get one of these.
A diversion safe comes in handy when you’re solo, especially if you’re staying in a place without a safe. I always recommend separating your cash and passport for security reasons.
So yes, keep some cash on you but stash the rest. You can find creative ways to hide them in your clothes orrrrr you can use a diversion safe.
Basically, it looks like an everyday item you would use, but there’s a secret compartment for you to store your money.
Whenever you’re going international, make sure you save yourself the headache and pack this. Not every country uses the same plugs we do (or has the same voltage). Buying a universal adapter makes it so you can adjust the adapter based on the country.
So you can plug your USB cords into this, or even your adapter. It’s super convenient.
Shoes are gross! When you’re packing them in your bags, it’s good to put them in a separate bag.
With these reusable shoe bags you can fit a few pairs in there without having to worry about it touching your clothes.
And it’s another way to have your items neat and organized.
Say bye-bye to plastic bags.
Whether you’re staying in a hostel or plan on visiting a beach, I recommend bringing one of these. That way you don’t have to pay for a towel or sneak one out from your accommodation. I like microfiber towels because they dry quickly and are easy to pack up.
Raise your hand if you’ve been out and your phone died 🙋🏾♀️.
Yup, it’s no fun, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar place. That’s why you need a power bank that you can carry around with you in your fanny pack or sling pack. And you won’t have to find a coffee shop or somewhere to stop to charge your phone, do it on the go.
These are my favorite travel accessories, and I do not leave without them. Plus if you’re someone who’s always on the move, like me, these add an extra level of security. Check them out.
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