50 in 50: Items All Travelers Need For A Flawless Vacation
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50 in 50: Items All Travelers Need For A Flawless Vacation

50 In 50 , Gear/Tech
Jade Robinson
Jade Robinson Mar 11, 2021

You completed your personal checklist of everything you need before your trip begins, but do you really have everything?!

Here are 50 items every traveler needs to make their trip go smoothly.

1. Calpak Croc Traveling Wallet

Calpak’s Croc Traveling Wallet is not only is it a wallet, but it doubles as a passport holder, notepad holder, fanny bag, and overall statement piece.

2. Bellroy Apex Passport Cover

For the business class traveler, go for this elegant and timeless leather passport cover. A slim and sleek design for the people on the go. 

3. Away The Bigger Carry On


For the organized traveler in your life, try gifting an Away suitcase. This suitcase is lightweight, functional, and still the correct size for an overhead compartment. 

4. Ember Travel Mug

On-the-go travelers absolutely need an Ember mug. This mug lets you set the temperature and keep it there for up to 3 hours. Keep your drink hot for the duration of your flight. 

5. Apple Watch

For travel tech lovers, an Apple Watch is a necessity. Not only is it functional, but it’s also a mini-phone on the go.

6. SOUS SUS Belt Bag

For the hands-free traveler, Black-woman owned luxury accessories brand SOUS SUS has the fanny pack for you. SOUS SUS bags are elegant, sophisticated, and versatile. When your favorite traveler carries this bag, they carry themselves differently.

7. Travel Books

For the readers, these three books will have you planning for the next few years. Find these books at your local Barnes & NobleAmazon, or local book stores.Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe by Kath Stathers, Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places by National Geographic, and The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small by Kath Stathers 

8. Airbnb App


Every traveler should have the Airbnb app on their phone. Though the app is mostly used to book accommodations, they also have unique activities to try with experts who are local to your destination.

9. Mophie Juice Pack Air

Nothing is worse than a dead battery when you are trying to capture the moments during your travels. Mophie Juice Pack Air is the perfect iPhone accessory to keep the memories going.

10. TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

TaoTronics is a hybrid active noise cancellation headphone, made perfectly for a long flight next to a newborn baby.

11. FLAUNT by Lauren Napier Travel-Size Facial Cleansing Wipes

Lauren Napier came up with a solution for stylish on-the-go facial cleansing during a flight from Dubai to New York. Now, these are the best-selling facial cleansing wipes on the market.

12. Trtl Pillow – Neck Support Travel Pillow


The Trtl neck pillow combines soft fleece with neck support to hold your head and neck in the best position for sleeping in any environment.

13. Pure Silk Sleep Mask

Pure Silk Sleep Mask is a luxurious mask that lays softly on the eyes. Every traveler should have this accessory for a great night sleep.

14. iPad Air

Working from paradise? Skip carrying your bulky laptop and travel with an iPad Air for a lightweight alternative.

15. Anker PowerCore+ Mini

The world’s top-rated portable charger, Anker PowerCore Mini is small and compact, and perfect to take on-the-go.

16. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40


Most travelers forget the most important item, sunscreen. Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen is a gel-based invisible, weightless, scentless— with a daily moisturizer and SPF 40.

17. Crocs

A shower shoe, the perfect comfort airport shoe, and even the best resort shoe. You can even show your personality with customizable accessories.

18. Similasan Dry Eye Relief Eye Drops

Exploring a new city is exciting, but having dry eyes is not. Similasan Dry Eye Drops are used to relieve the dryness and redness that comes when entering a new environment.

19. Emergen-C 1000mg Vitamin C Powder

Take an extra step in boosting your immune system by taking Emergen-C daily while on the go.

20. Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 by Fresh


Fresh Beauty’s Sugar Lip Treatment with SFP is a hydrating yet soothing lip balm that offers clear and sheer essential sun protection. Pro Tip: Use the hydrating lip balm for moisture underneath your face mask.

21. Travel Smart All-In-One Adapter with USB

An all-in-one adapter is perfect for international travel with surge protection and a power light. It even comes with USB plugs on the side for additional charging abilities.

22. ALCOHOL WIPES by Honest

Traveling during this time requires extreme safety and cleanliness. The Honest Company has created on-the-go alcohol wipes made with 65% alcohol and a touch of aloe.

23. Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs

Are you a light sleeper? Need some peace and quiet on a long flight? Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs are the best choice for relief from loud sounds.

24. Sweatpants


The ultimate essential to an airport travel outfit. TierNYC is a Black-owned unisex brand that combines art, luxury, and comfort all in one.

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25. Dramamine Original Formula Motion Sickness

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Dramamine Motion Sickness Relief is a must-have in your travel kit. It provides relief from nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. Pro Tip: Take a Dramamine capsule before any extreme activities to avoid symptoms of motion sickness.

26. Travel Insurance

Some destinations are now requiring insurance before arrival. As the global pandemic roll into its second year, it’s a great way to ensure you are covered.

27. Vacuum Storage Bags

Make the most of the space available in your luggage by using Spacesaver Premium vacuum storage bags. They also come with a travel pump to re-pack your bags on the way home.

28. TP-Link TL-WR802N

Tp-Link TL is a pocket-sized wireless router with the ability to create a secure hotspot to share with family and friends, so you can travel effortlessly.

29. Lewis N Clark Travel Door Alarm

Are you a solo traveler? Safety is key and this Lewis N Clark travel door alarm can attach to your hotel door. An alarm will sound if you have unwanted guests.

30. Travelon Biodegradable Travel Laundry Soap Sheets

Need to do a load of laundry or maybe just wash your favorite shirt on the go? Travelon’s laundry sheets are a compact sheet that turns into laundry soap when activated by water.

31. LifeProof Next Series Case


Lifeproof is a waterproof, drop-proof, and snow-proof case that is a must-have on every trip. It provides extra protection for your phone during your travels.

32. Wine Bottle Protector Bags

Wine bottle protector bags ensure your wine bottle or any other fragile items won’t break or leak.

33. Pacsafe Travelsafe GII Portable Safe

Pacsafe travelsafe is a safe to secure your valuables, wherever you go.

34. Hum by Colgate Smart Electric Toothbrush Kit

Hum by Colgate is the best electric toothbrush. It includes 1 electric adult toothbrush, charger, and traveling case. It even comes with Bluetooth abilities that can show you the teeth you might have missed.

35. Ceilo Travel 3 Piece Luggage

Ceilo luggage set comes equipped with TSA locks, rotating double wheels, and a rechargeable USB port in the suitcase, which allows you to charge on the go.

36. 6 Set Travel Luggage Organizer Packing Cubes

Every traveler needs packing cubes to organize their luggage for optimal packing. It protects suits from dirt, dust, dampness and bacteria.

37. SoundBot SB510 HD Water Resistant Bluetooth


SoundBot SB510 HD is a water-resistant Bluetooth shower speaker and hands-free portable speakerphone with built-in mic. It has 6-hrs of playtime with a dedicated suction cup.

38. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

You never know when you are going to need a LifeStraw personal water filter, especially as a backpacker. LifeStraw makes any water source safe to drink.

39. Acuvar 6.5″ inch Flexible Tripod With Universal Mount

If you are traveling solo and want to get your own angles, you need an Acuvar flexible tripod. The universal mount acts as a base for you to get the best pictures or videos.

40. 20 Ounce Water Bottle with Built-In 7 Day Pill Organizer

Casa Luxe‘s water bottle stands out from the rest as it has a built-in seven-day pill organizer to keep you on track, even during your travels.

41. Sony DSC-QX10/B Smartphone Attachment

Packing a camera and all of the equipment can be a bit much. However, Sony’s DSC-QX10/B is a smartphone attachment that turns your phone into a 10x zoom camera.

42. Clear


Instead of waiting in long airport lines and looking for your ID and Passport, sign up with CLEAR. The system uses biometric ID, which include eyes and fingers to confirm your identity and speed you through the checkpoint process.

43. Google Translate

Google Translate is a free service that translates any language to the language of the country you are visiting, and vise versa.

44. Tough As Nails Deluxe Manicure & Pedicure Kit

This traveling nail kit by Tough As Nails comes with a cuticle nipper, angled nail clipper, scissors, and double-ended cuticle trimmer for any on-the-go touch ups you might need.

45. Bum Bum Jet Set by Sol De Janeiro

46. Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask with Vitamin C

This overnight mask by Youth To The People hydrates, plumps, and brightens with THD ascorbate (vitamin C)— to ensure you wake up with a glow after a full day of traveling.

47. First Aid Kid

Johnson & Johnson Mini First Aid Kit is an essential emergency item when traveling, it comes with 12 first-aid supplies.

48. Lemontec Portable Travel Garment Steamer

Lemontec portable travel garment steamer is a lightweight travel steamer, perfect for touching up your clothes on the go.

49. Milantia Mini Hair Straightener

The perfect mini size hair straightener made by Milantia is 3/4 inch and easy to carry during travel.

50. Super Soft Silicone Facial Cleanser

Luna 3 is a tool that lifts away dirt and oil in one-minute using a small handheld brush. It is perfect for travelers who need to maintain their skincare routine while on vacation.

51. Clean Eye Mask by Sephora Collection

Do you wish to have an airplane skincare routine like Naomi Campbell? These bio-cellulose eye masks by Sephora have ingredients that target specific under-eye concerns. Apply the mask while on the plane for best results.

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