Planning the ultimate trip takes a lot of hard work and planning. Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, you definitely want your plans to go off without a hitch. There are many elements to consider before boarding a flight, such as your wardrobe, your itinerary, and of course, your passport expiration date (this one you should probably check before booking the flight). But as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. And in this case, the details are your accessories. Here are just a few travel-friendly gadgets that will make your stay as smooth as can be.
The Right Watch
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Time is of the essence. This is particularly true when you’ve got flights to catch and various meetings to attend upon landing. No matter your reason for flying, a good, waterproof watch is something every traveler should own. It will be able to withstand any extreme water sports, and there’s no way you’ll be late for that restaurant reservation at 7:00 pm. If you’re feeling particularly worldly, invest in a watch that has an additional timezone. That way, when you arrive back home, you’ll still have a little piece of your vacation right there with you.
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A Bluetooth speaker has many uses and is particularly handy when you’re planning a long vacation. Take it with you to the beach and listen to your favorite indie jams while laying under the hot Meditteranean sun. Bring it along in the car for that cross-country road trip. Hang it on a nearby branch so that you and your friends can dance while you cook over the fire. No matter where you’re headed, your speaker will definitely be your best friend by the end of the trip.
A Neck Pillow
The older we get, the more comfort becomes more and more of a priority. We’ve already ditched our sky-high stilettos for a more practical mid-heeled pump, and our old college mattress has been swiftly replaced with one of those adjustable orthopedic ones. Well, folks, investing in a good neck pillow is inevitably the next step. Sleeping soundly on a flight is basically impossible without one – unless you want to wake up and realize you can’t move your neck to the right.
Good Quality Luggage
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Good quality luggage is another one of those things that you only start to think about when you grow up. Back in the days of sleepaway camp and summers Grandma’s place, it didn’t really matter what state your suitcase was in. And most likely, it wasn’t in a very good state. But as an adult, you begin to realize the importance of investing in a top-notch suitcase. Not only is it ideal for enduring many years of flights, but you’ll be so much happier to see it when it pops out of the carousel at baggage claim.
Your Portable Charger
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We can’t stress this one enough. Have you ever been caught with one percent battery left on your phone just when you needed to make a call most? Well, trying being in that scenario in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. Yea, it’s as bad as it sounds. When on vacation, it’s important to be prepared for anything, and that starts with having a fully charged phone. Plus, how else are you going to check the google ratings for every restaurant you pass?