7 Accessories To Make Travelling Easier
Packing for your next holiday? Whether you are a meticulous planner or chuck it all in the night before your flight, you’ll want to take the essentials that are going to make your trip easier. Take a look at our top travel accessories below and get packing.
1. Mountain Buggy Bagrider
Airports are tough enough to navigate without having to worry about little feet that can’t keep up on the way to check in. If you’re planning a family holiday with the little ones, this will beat all travel accessories you’ve ever had. The Mountain Buggy Bagrider is a simple idea but with massive benefits, as it combines the functionality of carry-on luggage with the convenience of being a traveller seat for your child. No more trying to juggle multiple bags whilst also supporting bub on your hip, this makes travel time a breeze. It’s super comfortable for bub thanks to the padding, and its easy use makes converting it from seat to ordinary carry-on and back again a cinch. This ride on suitcase is sturdy and affordable considering the fact it’s a complete carry-on, as well as a secure seat.
2. Magic Travel Bag
Ladies, let’s face it, most of us have a habit of packing way more than what we actually need on holiday. If you have to sit on your suitcase in order for it to close, you’re going to want these travel hacks that can minimise the amount of space you’re taking up in your bag – without leaving all of your favourite things at home. A big space filler for many of us is our toiletries and cosmetics. A lot of toiletry bags on the market focus on heaps of compartments, which might help with organisation but takes up a whole lot of space in a suitcase. Not to mention it makes it harder finding everything you need and packing up again while on the go. Put the Magic Travel Bag on your shopping list. Also known as the Magic Travel Pouch, this is the only bag you will ever need to store all of your cosmetics and skincare needs. When opened, this bag is completely flat, perfect for seeing every shadow, lipstick and brush you have at your disposal. Best of all, no more organising; packing up simply means pulling the draw strings and away you go.
3. Sunglasses case
No, this isn’t just a way to protect those Ray-Ban sunnies you bought last summer. A sunglasses case is actually another one of our travel hacks that will make organisation a whole lot easier. No more digging around in your bag to find your headphones, phone charger or camera USB cable. No finally finding those cords in your bag, only to discover they’ve broken or become so tangled you’ll spend another half an hour fixing them. Chuck them all in a sunglasses case. It will make them easier to find and protect them from damage.
4. Shower cap
I think it’s safe to say that none of us truly want to know every gross thing we’ve stepped on. While the world is very pretty, parts of it can be icky, and placing those dirty shoes in the same area as all of your pristine clothes in the thing of nightmares. But a simple shower cap can fix all of that. Put it on the bottom of your shoes before packing them and trap all of that hidden dirt and ickiness inside.
5. Pill bottle first aid kit
While travelling, you want to be prepared for anything. However, you also don’t want to be lugging around a massive bag of essentials for “just in case” scenarios. What you need is a pill bottle first aid kit. Like most travel hacks, this can be altered as you see fit; while we’ve called it a first aid kit, it can actually contain anything you feel you might need. Pill bottles come in a range of sizes, so what you choose to include will depend on that size, where you plan to go, what activities you will be doing and what you feel like you’ll need. Some examples of things you might include could be matches, emergency money, safety pins, Band Aids, alcohol wipes, paper and tweezers.
6. Phone holder
Many of us decide to take our phones with us while overseas, whether there’s going to be Wi-Fi to connect to or you plan on buying a sim with data. If you are going to take your phone, you’ll want to pick a good phone case for a couple of reasons. While travelling, you’re out and about and accidents can happen. Get a case that is thick and can take a beating; you don’t want the first drop of your phone to completely destroy it. Phone cases are now becoming great travel accessories, with a range of designs that can come in handy for carrying your essentials without the bulk. Choose one that can carry a few cards or notes, or purchase one that doubles as a purse for a little more storage.
7. Aibecy Real-time 2 Way Instant Multi-Language Translator
Of all the travel hacks this is probably the most exciting; a translator that lets you speak to anyone in real time, face to face. The Aibecy Translator features a simple design and is perfect for travellers who want to have meaningful conversations with locals and make friends. Simply push a button and speak in English, the device will then repeat it in your chosen language. When your friend responds, hold another button and it will repeat what they say in English for you. Simple.
There are many other ways to get by in a foreign country knowing only English, take a look at our tips. This is in no way an exhaustive list of the travel hacks that are available, but we do think these accessories are going to make a big difference to your next trip. Try them out for yourself and come up with some new hacks of your own too.
Extra travel tips
Carrying your cards with your phone can help ensure you’re never caught out. Always carry your licence and your travel card as you’ll never know when you’ll need them. Before purchasing a new sim, take a look at Wi-Fi you can connect to for free. Your accommodation, stations and some restaurants can provide Wi-Fi to customers. There are also travel cards available that can help provide you with free Wi-Fi to connect to in hotspots all over the world. Latitude 28° Global Platinum Mastercard is one card that could help you end up saving lots – more travel money to spend exploring!