When it comes to traveling: the less you pack, the better! Yet with this in mind, here are 5 fabulous gadgets that won’t just improve your traveling experience, but they’ll transform it — and have you wondering how you ever survived before.
Travel-Size Iron and Steamer
If you don’t want to look like you just rolled out of an airline overhead bin, then you want (or make that, you need!) a travel-size iron and steamer. Don’t worry, this gadget is tiny, lightweight, and surprisingly effective. No, it doesn’t work just like the iron/steamer you have at home. But it will help you look stylish instead of dishevelled, and it will protect your clothes, too.
Sleeping on planes, trains, and busses while traveling can be agonising — and unhealthy. A travel pillow that has solid (but comfortable) neck support will not just protect your joints and spine, but will also help you get to sleep even when you can’t lie down. Once you try one of these, you’ll fall in love!
Travel Solar Charger
Desperately searching for an outlet to recharge your smartphone is frustrating — and it can also be dangerous, since you might get lost, or need the services of Google Translator to help you cross a language barrier (tip: it’s wide to learn a few local phrases before you head on your journey). That’s where a solar charger rides to the rescue! You can charge multiple devices, and of course you can use it at home as well.
Packing cubes are amazing little bags, which are designed to compartmentalize and organize clothes inside luggage. What’s so special about this? It’s this: packing cubes also compress clothes, which effectively means you can pack much, much more than you’d otherwise be able to. Make sure that you get packing cubes that are durable, since you want them to last for many years as you travel the world!
Water Purifying Bottle
Last but not least: staying hydrated while traveling is very important — especially if you do a lot of walking around. Unfortunately, buying water bottles is expensive and bad for the environment. That’s where an amazing water purifying bottle comes to the rescue. In just a few seconds, these bottles kill 99.999% of bacteria. Plus, the filter helps get rid of foul odors, and improves both flavor and clarity. What’s not to love?