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!
4 | 2-in-1 iPhone / Apple Watch Charger
Looking to consolidate some of those cords you have to carry around with you? This 2-in-1 iPhone / Apple Watch Charger is a great option for this – it at least helps rid you of taking the ridiculously long Apple Watch charger around!
5 | Rechargeable Hand Warmer
A green alternative to the hand warmers that usually come in one-use packs, this KARECEL Hand Warmer is great for those trips that will have you outside for hours in cold weather.
6 | Portable Mini-Fan
On the other side of things, if you are a traveling to a very hot location you probably want to have a fan on deck. This ThreeH Portable mini fan is perfectly compact and easy to carry around on those unbearably hot days.
Accessories for Organized Travel
7 | 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.
8 | Family Passport Organizer
If you are traveling with your family and have a few members who aren’t quite ready to be responsible for holding onto it themselves, then you should consider this IdeFair Family Travel Wallet. This wallet has enough space for 5 passports, money, credit cards and boarding passes. It is also RFID safe and waterproof – helping you keep your important stuff protected.
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9| 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.
10 | Clear 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!
11 | Hanging Toiletry Bag
This may be a bit odd, but I tend to travel with two toiletry bags on long trips. One bag for my liquids, and another for the rest of my toiletries that classify as solids / other. I really like the hanging toiletry bags for this purpose, as I can access my toothbrush, makeup, deodorant, and other daily necessities quite easily. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I absolutely love this one by BAGSMART, and take my yellow one with me everywhere!
12| Electronic Cord Organizer
As I mentioned in a my post on long-haul flight essentials, 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!
13| 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.
14 | Compact First Aid Kit
If you heading out on particularly adventurous travel, it’s a great idea to travel with a first aid kit. This GO Compact first aid kit is FDA-approved and includes all the first-aid basics, such as antiseptic towelettes, bandages, and tweezers.
15 | 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.
16 | 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 :).
17 | 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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18 | 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.
19 | 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.
General Necessities / Travel Comfort
20 | 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.
21 | 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.
22 | Microfiber Towel
Microfiber towels are a wonderful alternative to bringing terry-cloth towels with you, as they are very compact and dry quickly. I recommend packing these when you know you will have to provide your own towel for a certain travel activity. I take mine on nearly every trip! These Microfiber towels by Scorched Earth are my faves.
23 | Airplane Footrest
I’ve only just recently found out about this gem – but this is absolutely a must for any long flights! The reason being that keeping your feet on the floor while you sit causes blood to pool in your feet. By having help in keeping the propped up, you really don’t have to worry about this anymore. Don’t worry about any snickers you may get from your flight mates – you’ll be much better off using this then they are! Get your Airplane Footrest from Sleepy Ride today.
24 | Travel Toilet Paper
Depending on where you travel, toilet paper may not be super prevalent. Especially when traveling off the beaten path, or in countries where bidets are more popular than wiping up. I always take a travel sized toilet-paper roll with me, so I avoid any issues here. This travel Toilet Tissue pack is my go-to!
25 | Poo-Pourri
I’m sure you know about Poo-Pourri, and if you don’t, I suggest you check out the video below – It’s one of my all time favorite ads!
I recommend taking the travel-sized Poo-Pourri version along with you on your travels so that you can be kind to your travel party in cramped bathrooms situations.
26 | Travel Umbrella
To me, there is nothing worse than having to buy an umbrella for the umpteenth time because you forgot yours at home. Avoid this by bringing along a travel-sized umbrella with you (and by checking the weather :)). What I love about these travel umbrellas by Fidus is that they come in 11 different colors, pack very compact, but open up wide.
27 | Sink Clothing Detergent
If you need to wash clothes on the go, bring along some clothing detergent with you! This will allow you to wash a few items in the sink and extend your time between visiting the full Laundromat. This Detergent Pack by SinkSuds is just the thing you need for this!
28 | Pill Organizer
If you have medicinal needs that require taking several pills a day, it may be a good idea for you to bring along a pill organizer with you. This Pill Organizer by Lewis N. Clark features 16 slide-locking pouches, is compact, and features a medical information card.
29| Travel Neck Pillow Alternative
If you are looking for a travel pillow with a slimmer profile, the Trtl Pillow be the option for you. Unlike the normal travel pillow, this one wraps around your neck and is secured by velcro. I’ll be honest, it’s not my personal favorite, but some folks just love it!
30 | Travel-Sized Humidifier
Traveling with the sniffles? Or prone to dry nose / nose bleeds? Well now you can bring your own Fancii Personal Humidifier along with you. This humidifier is battery operated and can be filled with a water bottle.
31 | Laptop Lap Desk
If you travel with you laptop often, you may want to consider purchasing a AboveTEK Portable Laptop Desk. It comes complete with a retractable mouse pad tray too. This “desk” will allow you to work from a chair or couch with ease while you travel.
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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