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Essential travel accessories for your next trip

Make traveling easier.

Make traveling easier. (Tim Gouw via Unsplash/)

Traveling comes with its own unique form of exhaustion, between the cramped seats, long layovers, overstuffed suitcases, and time changes. With so many external factors outside of a traveler’s control, considering the little details can make a big difference in ensuring some semblance of comfort and convenience during the travel process. We picked a few of our favorite travel accessories that are guaranteed to smooth over any bump that comes your way and get you to your destination a little happier and more prepared.

Marie Kondo for your suitcase.

Marie Kondo for your suitcase. (Amazon/)

If you’ve never used a packing cube before, get ready to revolutionize how your suitcase is organized. Packing cubes prevent your suitcase from disintegrating into a chaotic mess by keeping items neatly folded and separated from each other. These smart little cubes come in a set of varying sizes and colors and are made out of nylon fabric with a mesh top panel so you can easily see what’s inside. These cubes’ uniform dimensions and breathable construction ensure that they fit smartly into any tote, suitcase, or backpack. Best of all, you can put them through their paces because they come with a lifetime warranty.

Power move: having a power adapter for every country. (Amazon/)

Few things can be as frustrating as trying to find the right adapter for your electronics: they’re often expensive and easily lost, and depending on where you go, you’ll need different prongs for different walls. Fortunately, this all-in-one international adapter takes the guesswork and anxiety out of the equation and lets you go boldly where you’ve never gone before. It’s got you covered in over 200 countries, sports four USB ports on its body, and even has a light on the front that signals all things are working well.

For walking around, worry-free. (Amazon/)

Secure your cash, documents, and other important items with this discreet and lightweight money belt. It’s made out of durable nylon to ensure both comfort and function, has 5 layers of RFID blocking and is flat enough to be concealed underneath your clothes. A moisture-repellent backing guarantees sustained comfort for the wearer in all four seasons. Not only does this money belt keep your belongings safe, but it’s also a great way to keep everything you need close at hand right for moment’s notice access.

Neck pain be gone. (Amazon/)

Make sleeping in a place that wasn’t designed for sleep a little easier on your body with one of these nifty, ergonomic neck support travel pillows. Made of soft machine-washable fleece and weighing only half a pound, this pillow includes a rigid, ribbed support structure within to ensure that you’ll sleep securely.