We try not to spend money on things we know we don’t need like designer clothes, or purses, watches, cars, or things like that. We like to spend our money on experiences and travel. That being said, we love to see what’s new in the travel department. We love new products that could make our travel experiences better. So what we did was compile a list of things we like to use when we pack our bags and hit the airport. Since we are always being asked about the kind of products or services we enjoy, we wanted to make them accessible to all of you. Please enjoy and drop us a comment down below. We would love to get your feedback.
Must-Have Gifts for Travelers 2021
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Luggage! This is a must but which ones? We try to find our luggage based on three things.
1: How light is it? These airplanes don’t play around when it comes to your packing weight. We try to keep it light enough to be able to bring everything we need on our trips.
2: Is it easy to move around? I like the 4 wheels compared to the ones with only two. Not of fan of 2 wheels only.
3. What is the warranty like? Luggage gets beat up by the airplane employees. They are tossing that luggage around like no one’s business. I want to make sure that I will be able to replace my luggage with a new one just in case it breaks apart. Fill out those warranty cards! It will save you hundreds of dollars and a lot of time. https://amzn.to/3CAKi5G Travel Pro has all three things.
Space savers! https://amzn.to/3jOTWKi If you have never used packing cubes, you are not using all of your suitcases efficiently. These little cubes are next-level packing hacks. We each have a different color and yes, you’re saving space in your suitcase and when you get to your destination you’re also saving time because you know where everything is packed. These are definitely a must-have for every seasoned traveler.
Vanesa loves a cross-body, water-resistant travel bag with a lot of hidden pockets. She can’t travel without one of these bags. https://amzn.to/3bvbl6v .
Especially if you have little ones, you have to bring along a light and compact travel blanket. https://amzn.to/3mw4vDX
https://amzn.to/3BoSCE1 You want to be the person who gets to the gate, finds out your luggage is 5 lbs overweight, another is 3 lbs underweight, then you have to open up your suitcases and do the clothes dance while you have 200 angry people behind you? No! Don’t be that person. This digital scale has saved us so much time and many headaches. Arrive at the check-in desk with ease. One less thing to worry about. It’s light and easy to use. This is a must!
This is perfect for your kids: They may not be happy about writing in it now but in 15 to 20 years, they are going to pull this out, read through their travel journal, and relive all those wonderful memories of them being absolutely difficult during their family travels. Then they will give you a call and apologize for being an asshole. Finally, they will tell their kids all about it and plan a whole vacation with their family, and buy those kids the same journal! https://amzn.to/3bnAhgg
What? Only one child at a time can listen to the movie on the iPad? Which means I have to entertain the other one? Oh hell no! Buy a splitter so up to 5 kids can watch the movie on one iPad or laptop. https://amzn.to/3CE6SKx Now mommy and daddy could enjoy their in-flight drink in peace.
Portable Charger: https://amzn.to/3CueU8G The last thing you want is to be standing in front of that “Bucket List” location and you pull out your phone and, OH NO, PHONE DEAD. Trust me, that moment will happen if you don’t have a portable battery charger, no one will ever believe you went there. Remember, it doesn’t count if it’s not on Facebook or Instagram.
What do you mean my American plug won’t work in Europe? Don’t just buy one, buy two or three. https://amzn.to/3nMy2sG I love these because they are small and have USB attachments. If your family is anything like my family we all are very connected. Save yourself from the arguments and get each family member their own.
Flight booties: https://amzn.to/3mm8umA I hate it when I wake up on a 10-hour flight and have to put my shoes on to hit the bathroom. I tried these Booties, and they were amazing. I put them on when I immediately sit down at the beginning of the flight and I never took them off. Game Changer! No more trying to find your right shoe, which is now located 2 rows back.
I’m not sure, but when I sleep on a plane, I get chapped lips. I hate it. I like using some sort of lip balm, and I especially like a flavored one. It’s the holiday season so the taste of candy cane is perfect. Eco Lips lip balms are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Leaping Bunny Certified, and made from 100% edible food-grade ingredients. Totally worth it. https://amzn.to/3CNm2gL
I hate it when I get to the airport and have to throw out my brand new 16 oz VOSS water, then have to go into the airport and pull out a financial aid form in order to buy bottled water. NOT ANYMORE! https://amzn.to/3nCPcJ8 These reusable plastic flasks can conveniently go into your carry-on, pass through security, and then fill up on water in the airport water fountain! I now have money for a down payment on a house because I am no longer buying water in the airport! Oh, we also like using these reusable flasks to sneak vodka and white tequila down to the pool during vacations.
You don’t want to get sick before, during, or maybe after your trip. I load up on Emergen C before a flight. We like to get ahead of things. We try not to leave anything to chance. https://amzn.to/3nMy2sG
Have you been to Barcelona? It’s beautiful! While you are being distracted by the churros and espressos, someone will come up from behind and take your stuff. Keep it hidden! https://amzn.to/31iZmHr
Carry on! I’m not into looks or name brands but this carry-on looks sexy! Light and easy to pack. https://amzn.to/3jPuMeK
There are some of us that have sensitive skin and when you start using a soap that your body isn’t accustomed to, it could be a very uncomfortable gamble. Vanesa is one of those people so she has to bring her own soap. We use this easy, and light collapsable soap carrier. https://amzn.to/3wpjZNi It’s easy to pack and carry. No more gambling with your comfort. Now you can bring your own soap.
When you are in foreign bathrooms, they may not have the best essentials for that booty care. Whether you are on a plane, in a cafe, or out in a forest, these are handy for that fanny.
I love organizers! https://amzn.to/3GGLaYF I always take one in my bag on the plane because you never know if and when you’ll get your luggage. Always carry extra toothbrushes and essentials with you at all times. You never know!
Yes, we all have cameras on our phones but if you want something a little more powerful and keep it compact, this camera is a great investment in your photography game. https://amzn.to/3mw4HDg Not only is this camera a great buy but the bundle gives you everything and more. Get those IG shots and make everyone jealous!
If you guys know me, then you know that I never go anywhere without my speaker. I love this UE Wonderboom. https://amzn.to/2ZEs4l1 I have had my orange Wonderboom since 2017 and it has traveled to over 20 countries in 4 years. It has been crushed, dropped in water (waterproof), gone over waterfalls, used has a baseball for catch, fallen 3 stories, and served as a peacekeeper on a flight from Cuba to Florida (read here: https://rb.gy/wlykwd) and helped stop a full-blown revolution on a plane because people were tired of feeling trapped on a plane for 3 hours. Salsa music makes everything more fun! I love love love this speaker! If your friend gets one as well, then you two can link them both up for better times. I also love how it has a loop so you can attach it to any bag or carry-on. Make sure to bring a carabiner clip. They are lifesavers. Always bring a few. https://amzn.to/3BzRWMf
GO PRO! https://amzn.to/3CAJzkJ Goes without saying. This is a must for everyone. This is like my speaker, I never leave home without one. This is how I got shots and video for this wild ride!
We live in a messed up world, this goes without saying but I always believe in safety and deterrents. Whether you are traveling solo or with your kids, these two items are must-haves. Stay alert and safe.
Our kids love movies and sometimes a new movie gets released while we are traveling and they really want to see them on the big screen so we bring the big screen with us. These mini projectors are pretty badass! https://amzn.to/3w2IwYw If we are in a hotel, we usually set up in a small cabana, bring the Wonderboom BlueTooth speaker, pair it to the projector, then play the movie on a huge backdrop. Bamm, the kids are happy. It’s small, easy to use, and very portable.
Why clips? Well, when we get into a hotel and we need to desperately get some sleep in order to get accustomed to the time change, even the slightest light peeking thru the blinds will keep us up. We need it completely dark or well will get no sleep and be crouchy all day long. This is why we bring clips, so we can clip the blinds together so no amount of light will come thru at 5am. https://amzn.to/2YmJUIW
Besides clipping the blinds together in your room or wearing an eye mask on the plane, these babies will help get you the sleep you need in order to have the energy to go exploring on your trip. We love these things. We even give them to the kids. It will definitely help to get you over being jet-lagged. https://amzn.to/3qgv9TQ
@lisaGetsLost had a wonderful suggestion of bringing along a clothesline. There are so many times when we would get back to our room and be completely dirty from walking around all day under the very hot and humid sun. Of course most of our clothes would be dirty so we would have to wash some in the sink and then would hang the clothes outside over some chairs. If we had had a clothesline, we could hang them and they would dry faster. Thanks Lisa! https://amzn.to/3wr6i0E
Speaking of washing your clothes! These laundry strips are a great suggestion from Maryann B. These strips are eco-friendly and extremely convenient to travel with. Never be without clean clothes on your trip. https://amzn.to/3BY62Hf
When we were in Greece and Portugal for 7 weeks, my speaker handle broke. This means I had to hold my speaker in my hand all the time! How am I going to take selfies with my hands tied up? My friend had an extra one of these bendable wires! It was a life saver! I wrapped it around my little speaker, which is listed in this list, and then hooked it to my backpack. It was so strong, it never let loose. They are light, easy to pack, and really convenient when you will need it. Trust! https://amzn.to/3Fp30hJ
These are honorable mentions for things you should have around your house.
Your kids may complain about traveling but when they get home, they will be very excited about scratching off the places you guys visited. This is a must-have. https://amzn.to/3bAfrKB
Weighted Blanket: https://amzn.to/2ZtFVKT Whenever anyone comes over to our place and they try our weighted cooling blanket, omg, not only do they not want to leave, they want to take a nap right then and there. If you have never tried a weighted blanket, you have not leveled up on this thing called “life”. Dearly beloved, get a weighted blanket!
Must-have books for other coffee tables. I love coffee table books. I always say that they say a lot about the people who display them for everyone to skim through.
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