• Fun, useful travel accessories

    Nikki McLain
    Being that I’m a new contributor to the Savvy Traveler blog, you might not know I practically have a black belt in shopping! When asked to help identify some fun, useful travel accessories I thought this would be the perfect “shop-ortunity” to suggest some great items for those road warriors. For those frequent travelers, what is your must have when traveling? Are you one of those people who have everything? Well maybe not…

    After some in-depth online shopping I came up with a list of items I think every savvy traveler should look into purchasing for their next trip.

    1. Crate & Barrel TSA approved clear 3-1-1 bags – $6.95 for a set of 4  www.crateandbarrel.com

    I received these 3-1-1 liquids bags last year for Christmas and loved it. It’s clear, holds more than the normal plastic bag the airport gives out and is easy to clean. It comes in a variety of colors and is durable enough to hold up flight after flight. The zipper is even in the shape of an airplane. I won’t fly without it.

    2. Vapur Element travel water bottle – $15 www.flight001.com

    This foldable water bottle comes with a flexible design making it lighter and easier to  hold than most normal water bottles. It folds flat and can be stored almost anywhere. It’s made from ultra-durable, FDA approved, BPA free polymer, dish washer safe, and is perfect for bringing along on trips. It holds about 1 liter or 34 oz. of liquid.

    3. Dual Voltage Mini Travel Iron – $25  www.travelsmith.com

    There’s no excuse to look wrinkly on the go, especially with this mini travel iron. Its compact shape will take up minimal space in your suitcase or carry-on bag and will heat up quickly so you can iron your clothes and be on your way in no time.

    4. Sky Rest Travel Pillow – $29.95 + shipping  www.skymall.com

    Every time I read through Sky Mall Magazine I want to purchase one of these, as it might actually make infringing on someone else’s personal space in flight acceptable …  just kidding! It’s the perfect way to support your neck during a long flight.

    5. Jet Lag Alarm Clock – $40 http://www.aplusrstore.com

    If you’re like me, you never trust the hotel alarm clocks or wake up calls. I usually rely on my iPhone to wake me up, but wouldn’t have to if I had one of these cool alarm clocks to wake me up.

    6. Luggage Tags – $8.95 www.zgallerie.com

    In honor of the London Summer Olympics, check out these hip, shiny, patent leather luggage tags. They are a friendly reminder to stay calm while traveling and “carry-on” your bag, while differentiating your luggage from the masses.


4 Responsesso far.

  1. Janet McDougall says:

    I love all of these ideas especially the zip bags and the water bottle. I will definately try these out the next time I fly.

  2. Lori Melocchi says:

    These are really cool ideas! I can’t wait to order the zip bags and the water bottle.

  3. Piper Boyd says:

    Always on the lookout for travel accessories! Would love the pilllow, and really liked the luggage tags!

  4. Banue says:

    Don’t forget the Banue travel scarf! http://www.bybanue.com