Surprisingly Useful Travel Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed
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My husband and I fly quite a bit. My family lives pretty far away and we both travel for work several times a year. And everytime we fly I discover some kind of new travel gadget that would make my next flight that much more enjoyable. I’ve gotten by without most of these travel gadgets, but now that I know about them, of course I need them all!
Here are 10 travel gadgets I’ve discovered that I think you’ll like to.
1. Luggage Scale
Now picture this. You’re at the check in counter with a line of cranky passengers behind you. You study the scale as it steadies and your bag is overweight by 3 lbs. You look to the agent, and she ain’t budging.
This little gadget would have saved me from that panicked feeling I’ve felt too many times as I frantically pulled whatever I could out of my bag to put in my carryon.
I need this in my life!
2. Sleepy Ride - Airplane Footrest
3. Cable Organizer Bag
You can bet that I will be buying this cable organizer for my husband for Father’s Day this year. His backpack is a tangled mess of headphones and charging cords. Let’s just say organization is not his strong suit.
4. Anti-theft Travel Backpack
I have carried every kind of carryon bag you can imagine and by far my favorite is a backpack.
No more smacking passengers and their chairs as I walk down the aisle to my seat. And this one has several anti-theft features including an RFID blocking pocket for your credit cards and slash-resistant mesh body panels? Yikes.
Hopefully you won’t need that but you know, just in case…
5. Collapsible Water Bottle
A water bottle is a staple carryon item for me. I save a ton of money by filling one at the airport (after I’m through security of course). But it would be really convenient to be able to collapse it when I’m not using it. I have a stainless steel bottle that I love, but it does take up a lot of room.
7. Travel Blanket
Anyone else always cold on an airplane? I love a travel blanket like this for traveling during warmer months when I don’t have a need for a jacket or sweater. It even comes with a travel pillow. And a storage pocket! And it clips on to your bag!
Ok, I’m sold.
8. Hidden Travel Pouch
When I traveled overseas I used something similar to this that made me feel like my valuables were extra secure. Especially in busy marketplaces where there are a lot of people.
Nobody’s getting to my credit cards here!
9. Wine Bottle Sleeve
On our vacation in St. Augustine we visited a distillery and a winery so we bought several glass bottles that needed to somehow make their way home in our checked baggage.
I wrapped them as best I could and said a prayer that my clothes wouldn’t be soaked in alcohol when I got home. These will be coming with me on our next vacation!
10. Phone and Tablet Holder
I love to watch the in-flight movies when I fly. And while it’s not a huge deal to hold my phone up the whole time, I did find on my last flight while traveling with my son, that it would have been nice to be hands free.
And I appreciate that this product was created by a flight attendant!
Okay, tell me. Which of these travel gadgets would change your next flight? I think I’m most excited to try the phone and tablet holder.
If you found anything you’re thinking of buying you should probably pin this to Pinterest so you don’t forget about it! And I’ll be your friend if you do.
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