Travel Accessories: 5 Essential Items

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September 26, 2013

When it comes to heading out of town, the growing trend is to travel smart and to travel light.  Gone are the days when we’d envy the person with the durable luggage on wheels strolling through the airport.  Instead, it’s far more desirable to be able to have all that you need, well organized and taking up as little space as possible.

While each trip will determine your exact needs, we have compiled a list of items that can help your travels be more comfortable and efficient.

SPF Towelettes

Suncreen is one of those items that is often difficult to travel with but is so essential.  The size of the bottle can get it confiscated by security if you’ve got it in your carry-on and, if the container opens, you could be left with one sticky mess.  A great alternative to traditional sunscreens are the Tocca SPF 30+ Towelettes.  The pack is small (similar in size to wipes), it’s easy to apply and should make it through airport security with no hassles.

Travel Humidifier

Anyone who stays in a hotel room, especially for more than a night, can attest to the fact that the air can be very dry.  One way to add moisture to the air is this handy travel-sized humidifier.  Just pop a bottled water in the receptacle and you’re good to go!

Acupressure Wrist Bands

Whether you are traveling by car, plane or boat, not much can ruin a trip faster than motion sickness.  Many people depend on over-the-counter medication to help but, if you’d rather skip the pills, Psi Bands makes acupressure wrist bands that help ease symptoms by putting pressure on the nervous system which results in the release of endorphins.


Traveling with all of your gadgets (and power cords) and would love a way to keep everything together and organized?  Look no further!  Grid-It is made up of dozens of elastic bands that create a grid that is flexible and adjustable enough to accommodate devices of many shapes and sizes.   It is definitely worth checking out.

Old Standbys

Some things just never go out of style even if they evolve over the years.  It’s always a good idea to pack a pair of earplugs to block out unwanted noise, an eye mask to be able to sleep in total darkness and a neck pillow for napping on long rides.  Some places even offer this dynamic trio as a set!

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