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8 Travel Products You Need For Every Trip

Updated: Aug 11

The best gifts for the globetrotter in your life, or maybe even something for your own wish list this summer ;)

Whether you’re a city hopper, an island bum, or a mountaineer, we can all agree that some things make traveling more convenient. Whether it’s your favorite selfie stick or comfort water bottle there are always a few things we won’t leave behind no matter the adventure.

The longer I’ve traveled the more amazing products I’ve acquired along the way. Here are my top 8 favorite travel products I won’t forget to pack any time soon :) And check out the full Amazon list right here!

Don’t forget to read to the end for my absolute favorite travel product from this year!

New products that you need to bring on every adventure
Travel products that are a must have for your next trip

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#1 Brita Water Bottle

The filtered water bottle is something I don’t know why I didn’t think of sooner. I used to travel to so many places where I KNEW the water wasn’t good for me, but at the same time buying bottled water does add up over time. Do your wallet and the earth a favor and invest

in one of these bad boys. Each filter lasts two months before you need to switch it out and you can fill up your water at any halfway shady fountain in any airport or hostel you want. Your stomach and gums will thank you.

#2 Portable Power Bank

I’m usually all for a bargain but with some merchandise the cheaper the investment the cheaper the product. This remains true with power banks. There’s nothing more frustrating

than charging and bringing along a battery pack only to have it drained before it can charge up your device when you desperately need it. Being stuck in a foreign city with a dead phone…stressful to say the least. Invest in a good battery pack and take care of it. It’s even better if your battery pack has a USB output that way no matter where you are in the world, if for some reason you forgot your adapters for a wall plug, you can plug it into your battery.

Speaking of adapters…

#3 Wall Adapters

It is NEVER a bad idea to have a couple of extra wall adapters in your carry-on. You never know when they may just come in handy for you or someone else!

#4 Locked Combination Bags

I started carrying a locked bag this past year mostly for ease of mind. When I sleep in airports, hostels, or any public place it makes me feel a little bit more secure. On top of that fact, there is no way I can leave anything important behind in customs if it’s always in the same locked bag.

Passport, currency, vaccine, visas, flight tickets…everything of significant value locked away ready for when I need it next.

#5 Travel Jewelry Case

Jewelry will always be my least favorite thing to pack. Tangled necklaces and lost earrings can be a thing of the past though with this adorable little organizer! Take as little or as much as you want.

If you’re a frequent traveler or even just a spur-of-the-moment person it’s so easy to store your most worn accessories in this travel jewelry box at home then when it’s time for your next adventure throw the whole box in the bag and bolt out the door!

#6 Hanging Travel Organizer

Just like the jewelry box, this is one of those travel accessories I use at home too! It lives on the back of my bathroom door and keeps anything I could need on the road. Chapstick, extra toothbrushes and toothpaste, makeup, face wash…you name it. It’s so easy to roll up this hanging travel organizer and throw it in your suitcase when it’s time to go. When you open it back up you can easily locate anything you need wherever you make your next temporary home.

#5 Scratch off Maps

Scratching off travel maps is just so simple and fun for all ages. I’ve framed my map in my bedroom at home and after each new trip, I am always so excited to come home and scratch off a new state or country. Such an easy gift that every traveler in your life will love!

#6 Portable Handheld Steamer

My hands-down absolute, will never pack a suitcase without this item again favorite travel product of 2023.

The Hometop Professional Handheld Steamer

Now hear me out. Especially if you’re working when you’re traveling, it can be so difficult to keep a professional appearance living out of a carry-on. The worst thing about living in small spaces and in and out of suitcases is how wrinkly those clothes get. Whether I’ve taken the time to fold them properly or roll them into packing cubes…even if I try my hardest to only pack clothing that doesn’t wrinkle, my clothes never look as crisp and clean as I like.

Even just for social nights out, there's nothing that boosts my confidence more than clean-pressed clothes. Even if you’re lucky enough to have an iron/steamer in your hotel, hostel, or wherever you’re staying DOES NOT mean you want to use it. I have stained and burned way too many clothes using public irons.

The portable steamer was an absolute game-changer for me. It heats up so quickly that even when I’m in a rush and pull out a wrinkly top last minute I can have it looking nice and ready to go in minutes. The steamer also comes with a travel bag and different attachments for different types of clothes. I don’t see very many trips in my future where she won’t be included in the packing list.

A Few More Travel Must-Haves...

A few more just for fun. Let’s call it a speed round. These travel products will probably make an appearance on every list I ever write from now until forever.

Luggage Scale: Don’t be the person re-organizing all your bags at the luggage check-in. Always keep it in the front pocket of your favorite suitcase and you’ll never have to look for it when it’s time to pack!

Packing Cubes: Always a good idea and such a simple concept. Will keep you so organized and help you fit more in your bag.

Makeup Eraser: No more wasteful make-up wipes, just a little water, and all the grime of the travel day is gone! Not sold? Let me just tell you more about my favorite little make-up product!


Don't forget to check out the full Amazon list with everything mentioned already linked for you!

Is there anything you just can’t travel without that I left off this list? Let me know in the comments below so I can find my next favorite accessory!

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