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10 Best Travel Essentials: You Shouldn't travel without these.

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

Have you ever wondered what exactly are the 10 Best Travel Essentials: You shouldn't travel without and why? We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to pack all the travel essentials you'll need for your next trip!


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Introduction


Welcome fellow travelers! Embarking on a new adventure is always thrilling, but being prepared is key to making the most of your travels. In this travel blog, we'll be sharing a comprehensive list of travel essentials that will ensure you're ready for any journey, from a weekend getaway to a month-long expedition.


1. Packing Cubes: Your Organizational BFF


Packing cubes are a game-changer for staying organized on the road. They help maximize suitcase space, keep your clothes wrinkle-free, and make unpacking a breeze. My main reason for purchasing packing cubes is to avoid frantically digging through my bag to find things. If we are being 100% real, these are things I threw in my bag while packing 1-2 hours before my flight lol. If you aren't the best organizer when it comes to packing for a trip or you are a last minute packer then you need this. Let's be real, we all need this! You may view the items at the link below. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission.



2. Universal Power Adapter: Stay Charged Anywhere


Don't let different plug types slow you down. A universal power adapter ensures your devices stay charged no matter where your adventures take you. And if you don't know what I mean, Imagine this: You just arrived to a beautiful destination and your phone only has 8% battery. You pull out your charger; low and behold, yup you guessed it, it's not the right plug type for your destination! Purchasing a Universal Adapter allows you to avoid this issue no matter what destination you are off to. You may view the items at the link below. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission.



3. Air Tags: Always Know where your luggage is!


Track your luggage with air tags or bag locators by investing in apple air tags or Samsung Galaxy Smart Tags (android users will not be left out!). Imagine your bag getting lost or worse stolen! These locator tags will tell you exactly where your bag is. It's literally a paper trail but digital haha! And if you want some "clothes" for these tags grab an air tag holder or samsung galaxy smart tag holder at the links below. You may view the items at the link below. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission.





Samsung Galaxy Smart Tags click here (android users)


4. Waterproof Phone Pouch


Whether you're hitting the beach or island hopping, a waterproof phone pouch by a reliable brand is a must. Our phones are prized possessions and we cannot afford to get them wet having a good time. This pouch is made by Pelican Marine and is so durable. You will also be able to easily text and use your phone while it's in the phone pouch. It is definitely an essential that won't weigh you down. You can ensure your phone stays dry while you live it up on someone's boat! You may view the items at the link below. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission.




5. Portable Charger: Power On-the-Go


Never miss a photo opportunity or lose contact with loved ones. A portable charger is a lifesaver for keeping your devices powered up during long days of exploration. I know I'm not the only one walking around with 5% battery and wondering what I'm going to do next. Get you a portable charger ASAP. You won't regret it. You may view the items at the link below. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission.



6. Travel Insurance: Safety First!


Explore all of your bucket-list destinations without worrying about a thing! Protect yourself and your belongings with comprehensive travel insurance. It's a small investment for peace of mind during your adventures.


For example, maybe your baggage was delayed or lost and you didn't purchase air tags (Travel essential #3), maybe your flight was delayed 12+ hours or something far worse, oh my gosh not that...! There are many reasons why travel insurance is a literal life-saver and one thing you shouldn't do is travel without it. Below you will see a list of my favorite travel insurances and recommendations from travelers I know! This is unsponsored and purely my opinion based on my client's experiences, my own and my well-traveled friend's recommendations.


  1. Allianz Travel Insurance (top pick)

  2. Axa Travel Insurance

  3. Safety Wing

  4. World Nomads


7. Passport Holder: Custom & Durable


No one is talking about passport holders. But, they are so essential. If you love to travel you know that your passport is getting handled 24/7 and it should be protected with a nice custom passport holder. I recommend you protect your precious passport from getting wet or damaged during transit.


I got mine as a gift for a special occasion and I ended up purchasing another because it was done so well. I always get questions about where I got it. It's definitely a conversation starter with many immigration officials and TSA agents.


The holidays are upon us! These make amazing gifts as well. The link below is unsponsored. You can also find the company via Instagram.



custom passport holder
Best Passport Holder

8. Headphones - A pair that lasts forever.


When it comes to headphones we all want that great pair that lasts for years. I think this is self explanatory since we all love our headphones for plane ride entertainment or leisurely watching a video in the airport. Whatever the reason headphones are definitely a travel essential. I recommend the Apple airpods which are sleek and wireless or the Lexcom bluetooth wateproof noise cancelling headphones. I have had the Lexcom bluetooth waterproof headphones since 2020 and I swear by them. I like them better than airpods simply because there is a wire which connects the two ear pieces. This prevents me from losing them or misplacing them. You may view the items at the link below. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission.



Apple Airpods 3rd generation click here


9. Privacy Screen - Laptop


This is probably something that doesn't make it on many travel essential lists!

However, this is a personal preference of mine. This is necessary for anyone who travels with electronics such as a laptop or tablet. A privacy screen enables an extra level of privacy while using your laptop. It prevents anyone near by from being able to read or see what you are doing on your laptop (It's none of their business mmkay). It also has anti blue light glare filter which protects your eyes from blue light. You may view the items at the link below. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission.




10. Perfume/Cologne Atomizer - Say what!?


Weekend getaway? Team carry on or are you team checked bag and you like to keep a small amount of perfume in your personal bag. If any of these apply to you then you need this. Atomizers are perfect for traveling with your smell-good items without having to bring the whole bottle. You are able to fill the atomizer with a travel size amount and use it at your leisure. I find them to be an essential since I am a carry on type of girl. Link below to view these items. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission.




Conclusion: Time to Catch Flights!


With these travel essentials in tow, you're well-equipped to embark on any adventure with confidence and ease. Remember, the key to a successful trip is preparation. Happy travels! You can support this blog by clicking any of the links on this page and making a purchase if you find any items you may need. If you decide to purchase, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for your support!

For more travel tips and inspiration, stay tuned to our blog.

Safe journeys, fellow travelers!

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