Shop My Must Have Travel Accessories:
We just got back from our whirlwind adventure in Miami and Argentina, and I’m not going to lie: I’m missing the 80-degree weather right now! I was tempted to “miss” my flight back home, but sadly I had to get back to reality. Warmer weather is hopefully on the horizon for us here on the East Coast anyway!
During our trip, we boarded a total of 7 flights and moved between three hotels/Airbnbs. A lot of schlepping around, right? I’ve shared some of my favorite tech items to travel with in the past, but here’s a roundup of my favorite must have travel accessories and organizers.
Must Have Travel Accessories:
1. Passport Holder
I feel a zillion times more organized when I travel with my passport holder. Not only does it keep my passport protected from scratches and dings, but the one that I have has card slots so I can use it as a wallet while I’m at the airport or out and about in a foreign country.
The biggest benefit? Most passport holders come with RFID blocking material to prevent digital theft.
2. Portable Battery Pack
Even though you might have a long flight, you never know if your airline will have an outlet for you to charge up your phone/other electronics. I’ve been traveling with this metallic rose gold charger for years, and not only is it stylish, but it holds up to about four full charges for my phone. The best part? There are two ports, just in case your travel buddy needs a charge, or if you want to charge your phone and your wireless headphones/tablet/etc. at the same time.
3. Glasses Travel Case
This is an item I recently picked up for my latest trip, and it is a game changer! I have prescription glasses, and I love to travel with at least 1-2 pairs of sunglasses while on vacation, and I used to carry all 2-3 pairs of glasses in their own individual cases. I take out my contacts before long flights and need my glasses case in my carry on, and this makes it easier to keep all my beloved glasses together in one place!
4. Makeup/Toiletries Bag
I’ve tried a lot of different cosmetics bags, but hands down, my absolute favorite one that I’ve used is the Vera Bradley Iconic Large Brush and Blush Case. It’s the one organizer that’s large enough to fit all of my toiletries and makeup in one place but can still fit comfortably in my carry on or personal bag. Mine has held up pretty well over the past year (I use it about once every two weeks), and I’ll probably replace it in a couple of months, but for the average person, this could last you for years.
5. Jewelry Organizer
Can I admit something to you all? I used to carry all my jewelry in the pocket of my carry on in little pouches. I can’t tell you how many pieces of jewelry that ended up breaking with this method!
A blogger that I follow shared this super affordable jewelry case that she purchased off of Amazon, and I quickly snatched it up. I’ve been using it for several months now, and it’s still in perfect condition — and I haven’t had any jewelry break in transit since! Plus, this case has a space-saving design.
What are your favorite must have travel accessories?
Photos by Tom McGovern