Having the right travel accessories in tow can make all the difference in having a smooth experience while traveling outside of the country. In this post, I’m providing my list of the 10 best international travel accessories for 2019. The best part about this list is that you can find every item on Amazon, and they are all below $30!
Note: As there are always new improvements in travel accessories available in the market, so this list is regularly updated.
1 | International Travel Adapter
Most countries that you visit will require the use of an outlet that differs from those used in your home country. This makes an international travel adapter an absolute necessity for international travel. I have used the Conair All-in-One Adapter for the past several years and love it. It comes with three outlets and a USB slot, that will help you charge multiple items at once, even if you aren’t going out of the county.
2 | Charging Phone Case
When you are out and about during your travels, you are likely to run down the battery on your phone. To avoid running out of juice, you should get a charging case like this one. This one in particular has keep me going on long flights that don’t offer outlets as well as other 15+ hour days.
3 | Phone Camera Lens
If you want to take your camera up a notch, but aren’t ready to spend money on a camera, buying a lens for your phone is the next best option. This Lens Set by AMIR provides super wide, fish eye, and macro lenses to bring your picture taking skills to the next level!
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4 | Passport Cover
If you travel a lot, your passport can take a beating for it. I like traveling with a passport cover to keep my passport from fraying / getting scratched. I also like that many covers are also travel wallets, like the SimpacX Fabric Passport Holder.
This passport holder includes slots that let you store credit cards, money, and boarding passes in addition to your passport. Additionally, this one has an RFID blocker, which will keep potential thieves from stealing your information electronically.
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5| TSA-Approved Travel Bottles
I am a strong believer in packing light, and one of the main ways that I am able to do this is by storing all of my liquids and gels in travel-sized bottles. There is almost NEVER a reason to take full sized liquids unless you are traveling for a very extended period of time and need products that are unavailable in your destination. These TEAPILE Travel Bottles come with 4 larger bottles for shampoo / conditioner, lotion, and smaller containers to store hair gels, face creams, and the like.
6 | Toiletry Bag
There are several countries that require your liquids to be in a single pouch if you carry them onto the plane. The UK and the US (enforcement varies by airport), are a few examples. You can avoid any issues in the security line by getting a clear pouch that is carry on-approved, like this TSA-Approved Toiletry Bag. And your TEAPILE Travel Bottles should fit perfectly into these!
7| Electronic Cord Organizer
As I mentioned in a previous post, keeping your electronic cords organized while you travel can be hard work. I recommend getting the BAGSMART Travel Cord Organizer to keep everything organized, even your adapters and external hard drives and chargers. I started using mine earlier this year, and it has made all the difference!
8| Jewelry Organizer
So if you can’t tell, I just love BAGSMART products! The quality is great and they make organization a breeze. In addition to the electronic organizer above, they have a Jewelry Organizer. I don’t know about you, but I think tangled earrings and necklaces are just the worst!
This organizer has compartments, clips, and cushions that allow you to easily store your rings, necklaces, and earrings. You’ll love how easy it is to keep up with all your nice things and not worry about misplacing valuables while you travel.
9 | Packing Cubes
I do not travel ANYWHERE without packing cubes! There are two key benefits to using packing cubes:
- Organization – You can easily group your clothing by type or style. They also can be used as makeshift “drawers” during your travels
- Compression – You can stuff the cubes to the max to fit as many items as possible, and keep your clothes fitting inside the smallest suitcase possible
This Shacke Pak of Packing Cubes is perfect – with 5 different sizes of cubes included, you can use these as needed to accommodate trips of varying lengths.
10 | Compression Bags
Another method of saving space in your luggage is to use compression bags to reduce the room needed for your clothing. Take these Travel Space Savers along with you, and you’ll be fully prepared to bring back any extra clothing that you buy while traveling :).
11 | Folding Duffle Bag
I admit, I do really like shopping, which sometimes contradicts my goal of packing light. So, I usually allow myself a carry-on and personal item on the way to my destination, but I’ll bring a bag with me to carry back souvenirs :). I like this folding DEKINMAX Duffle Bag, as it is lightweight and easy to fit into your regular luggage without taking up much space.
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12 | Hanging Luggage Scale
A key concern when packing light is making sure your suitcases fit the weight limits set by the airlines. You can avoid discovering the weight of your bag at the airport by weighing it yourself. Now, you are likely aware that you can’t put your suitcase on your bathroom scale, as it is meant for humans only. I recommend purchasing the Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale, as it is small enough to carry around with you when you travel.
13 | Luggage Locks
Luggage locks are great for keeping your belongings safe, especially when you’re wearing a backpack or have to leave your luggage behind for a time. The Fosman Luggage Locks will keep you in good standing with TSA and also keep your things secure while you travel.
14 | Travel Pillow
A good travel pillow will keep your neck from killing you when you take a long flight. I think these are especially important when you wind up with a seat that is not by the window. My favorite type is the memory foam pillow, as they hold their shape and keep you comfortable and secure. The Everlasting Comfort Travel Pillow is a great option, and comes with the added bonus of ear plugs, a sleep mask, and a carrying bag.
15 | Collapsable Water Bottle
It never hurts to have water on hand, particularly on long hikes or when exploring cities through the summer. Instead of buying a new plastic bottle whenever you are thirsty, why not do the planet some good and get a reusable, collapsable water bottle? I’m liking the Anntrue Bottle, which is BPA – free and leak-proof.
Conclusion | Best International Travel Accessories
For those of you planning your next trip, I hope that this list of the 15 best international travel accessories is helpful! For those of you travelers out there, what would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below!
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