We are in an era where travel is more accessible than it has ever been before. News feeds are filled with friends and family members traveling the globe (as they should be).
If you have ever wondered what to get your globe-trotting gal or guy pal (or yourself – no shame in that) here is a short list of items that have become vital to my travel checklist. Whether it be a trip to Bali, to the kitchen or Las Vegas, these golden nuggets have yet to let me down.
Ok, if you’re not apart of the Hydr clan, you’re truly missing out. It is a vacuum sealed stainless steel water bottle that has changed the lives of so, so many. My Hydro Flask comes with me EVERYWHERE.
The trademarked TempShied insulation technology keeps your drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours *dramatic ooh’s & aaaah’s*. It’s BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free and has a LIFETIME WARRANTY.
This is the perfect gift for an experienced or aspiring traveler. This map allows you to scratch off places you’ve been (which is oddly satisfying) and also ponder where you’d like to go next.
Sure, everyone may have a wallet but in the age of identity theft, an RFID blocking wallet is the way to go. Scammers are able to use Radiofrequency Identification readers to scan purses and wallets to gather credit card, Drivers license and Passport information to sell or use themselves.
Not only are these wallets useful but they are cute and will give its owner peace of mind
Many people may not know that you can bring pre-sealed travel bottles of alcohol to the airport and bypass the steep prices. This is great for long and group flights.
This kit gives you all the fixings to create the perfect drink. It comes with a bar spoon, recipe card, linen cloth, ginger syrup and 1/2 z jigger. Make sure to pack a $1 travel size bottle of vodka and your cocktail kit for a mile high cheers.
You don’t realize how precious wifi is until you don’t have it, or when the connection is poor. When traveling wifi is not guaranteed everywhere. Of course, it is best to be present and distance yourself from the world wide web but sometimes it is necessary. Especially when it comes to directions, transportation and finding other members of your party. A solution can be found in portable wifi devices like Skyroam, which you can preload with data prior to your trip.
This gives you the ability to have wifi whenever and wherever you need it. This is a great gift for bloggers and influencers!
Gone are the days of my blue furry 5th-grade diary filled with crushes and bad penmanship. Journaling has made a comeback within the passed few years and has truly grown into an art form.
Journaling is great for the soul and a nice way to look back and see what you were thinking and doing while you were abroad. Give yourself vivid written memories that go beyond your Instagram caption and invest in a travel journal.
The amount of times I have let food go to waste on a trip is an absolute shame. Once I ordered these bad boys I was able to store my leftover baguettes and a variety of other noms for midnight snacking or breakfast.
They are durable, reusable, environmentally friendly and don’t take up space in your luggage.
I don’t know about you guys but my travel makeup bags look like World War Z by the time my trip is over. The Wind Blows River Flows bag is a compact and waterproof design that keeps your items organized.
The additional compartments lining the bag keeps the small stray items in check and away from chaos. This is perfect for makeup or toiletries. It will win your heart and won’t hurt your wallet.
I have had a million adapters for different countries before simplifying my life and upgrading to this Universal Travel Adapter that works for 150 countries! You can plug in up to 3 devices including the two usb ports on its side. Honestly, enough said.
NOT. ALL. NECK. PILLOWS. ARE. CREATED. EQUAL! I truly can not say this enough. Burn your U-shaped travel pilows right meow y’all. The Trtl Pilow holds your neck in an ergonomic position whilst using your shoulder for support. This pillows design will make the middle seat seem like a cotton candy plush throne.
Honorable Mention – Mini Steamer
Whoever receives a portable steamer will not thank you enough. Once you have a steamer an iron feels like an 8-track.
The Bizond is miniature, compact and fast. It heats up within 25 seconds allowing you to quickly decrease clothes and avoid waiting in line for an iron at a hostel. This is great for those that use large travel backpacks where it’s easy for clothes to get wrinkled. Leave your crinkly life behind and treat yourself to a sleek and freshly steamed existence.
These items have really helped me out over the years and I hope they do the same for you. Did I leave something out? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think below.