Welcome to CaSandra’s list of Top 7 favorite travel items!
Do you need some gift ideas for that travel, nomadic friend of yours but can’t seem to figure out what to get them?
I am putzing around browsing on-line searching for upcoming Cyber Monday sales and while I have travel on my mind <shocking>, I came up with this blog post idea to put together a handpicked list of my top 7 favorite travel items found on Amazon – my favorite shopping site.
In no particular order:
I love pink but if you’re not a fan, this 2 piece luggage set comes in tons of different colors and current price is only $29.97. Great value especially if you just need the smaller carry-on piece! Super cute. By the way, I like boxes…and suitcases so I don’t really need this, but I want it. One can never have enough luggage pieces.
I’m a fan of soft-sided carry ons but if you are looking for something a bit more rugged – here is a plastic hard-shell suitcase made by CoolLife. They offer 3 different sizes and they also come with a 2-year warranty. What I like about the plastic hard-shell is that I can put my travel stickers all over it.
The suitcase also comes with a TSA lock, so you can make sure your valuables are secure and safe. I can’t guarantee this lock will keep the TSA snoopers from going through luggage, but maybe?
Prices start at $59.99 (normally about $250 bucks) and also comes in various colors.
This passport holder comes in various colors but I am a fan of the “Tiffany” blue mint color. Current price is $15.99.
I call this one “travel optimized” -It’s roomy with 1 passport pocket, 1 boarding pass compartment, 3 credit cards slots, 1 id slot, 1 sim card pouch, 1 boarding pass (yes, I still like to print mine) slot, 1 cellphone pouch (max 5.8 inches), 1 money & coins zippered pocket (fits U.S. currency), 1 key holder and 1 pen holder and 1 slim pocket.
It can hold everything so please don’t lose it.
I usually blow up power adapters (don’t ask how) so like suitcases, I have many. Price $20.99
Covers more than 200 Countries such as Canada, USA, Mexico, France, Germany, Japan, China, Korea, India, Italy, Brazil, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Etc. and supports up to 6 devices so they can charge simultaneously. Built in smart IC chip can detect the amount of power in each devices and allocate amp wisely for maximum charging speed.
Note – this is an adapter, not a converter so it won’t convert voltage. I usually don’t find a need for a voltage converter, but if you need one, check this one out: Sokoo Power Converter 220V to 110V for $44.99. A voltage converter will convert voltage that is suitable for most American hair dryers, phones and curling/flat irons.
Ok – so maybe I do need the Power Converter one because there was that one time that I scorched my hair because my flat iron became too hot.
My son-in-law, Victor gave me my first set of packing cubes and my life has never been the same. Mostly because of the packing cubes, not because he is in it (Just kidding, Victor!).
Even if you’re not OCD like me, you need these. Current price is $14.44 – also comes in various colors. I really don’t know how using these help you to pack MORE stuff – but somehow they do.
6. Coolibar UPF 50+ Women’s Bhakti Sun Shawl
There are quite a few things I like about this shawl. It’s big enough to cover yourself up while the freezing on the airplane, it’s sun protective and it’s made out of some type of fiber that is fused with some type of antimicrobial protected thing that prevents the growth of 99.9% of bacteria to help eliminate odor. You can use it a scarf or to tie yourself to your best friend while sleeping in the Sahara so that if one gets kidnapped, so does the other.
Antimicrobial infused fabric is super important when you’re not able to wash your things for a couple of days. Which could happen while traveling.
Speaking of stinky…I always have a few of these in my luggage just in case I’m not able to find a laundry mat or my AirBnb does not have a washing machine. *I rarely stay in hotels and even if I did, I refuse to pay the super high prices to wash my clothes. It’s always good to have a travel clothesline handy as well. These two items probably don’t belong on my top 7 list, but they are definitely necessary and I really do like clean clothes.
I really want to continue on for about 10 more items but I will keep it short and sweet. There you have it! Do you have any favorites you want to share? If so, drop a comment below!