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9 Odd and Underrated Items Travelers Should Have
Looking for a way to combat the travel ennui? Check out these 9 underrated travel items!
Remembering to pack a neck pillow is easy, but have you thought about the odd and underrated items travelers should have to make your life easier?
If we’re being honest, traveling these days is hard enough. Between unruly passengers, inflation and rising costs, including amenities on an airplane, it’s the little things that can help you have a smoother experience.
Treat yourself. Here’s a list of nine odd and underrated travel items every traveler should have.
MZOO Luxury Sleep Eye Masks
One annoying thing about traveling is sleep can be uncomfortable on the plane or your first few nights as you try adjusting to not sleeping in your own bed.
That’s where a good eye mask comes in. One of our favorite underrated travel items is the MZOO Luxury Eye Mask for 100-percent light blocking if you need total darkness for sleep. They’re great for side sleeps as the mask has unique tilt ultra-fit sides to keep pressure off your temples.
Travel Power Strip
Travel power strips are a game changer and a great travel solution if you can’t keep up with where you are charging things.
It’s lightweight and packs easily in your carry-on or personal bags. The One Beat power strip comes with USB and USB C fast charge. It’s also great for cruises, as cruise lines require that cruise strips do not have surge protection.
Kilimanjaro TSA-Compliant Multi Tool
We can all probably remember when a bottle opener, scissors, or tweezers was needed while traveling. That’s why a multi-tool is always great to pack in your bags.
The Kilimanjaro Ascend Multi-Tool has all the above things, long nose pliers, a screwdriver, and a single-cut file. Even better? It’s TSA-compliant. Thank us later.
No nightstand? No problem. This sturdy and easy-to-put-together shelf is a hidden gem for keeping your things organized.
You don’t need any tools to install it. The BedShelfie can fit your headphones, mug, phone, and tablet, up to 15 pounds.
Moon Valley Lotion Bar
Don’t sleep on solid lotion! It’s one less thing you have to think about when you go through security.
Moon Valley’s Lotion Bar is made with beeswax. It’s heat-activated and melts right into the skin to restore and soothe.
The lotion bar is used for more than dry skin. It’s also an anti-inflammatory that you can use for joints, aches or pain following a long flight or intense activity.
Beach Towel Clips
Thanks to Okeycosy’s Beach Towel Clips, you are no longer losing your beach towel. The pool towel clip can be used at the beach, swimming pools and cruise ships. Use them to hang towels, wet swimsuits, blankets, or clothing you wash while traveling.
Hoomtree Luggage Cup Holder
Unless you’re a magician and extremely careful, there will come a day when you spill your drink because you have too much in your hands.
Take the pressure off and free your hands with Hoomtree Luggage Cup Holder. It fits right on your suitcase and can hold a cup, cards, phone, and essential travel documents such as your passport.
Leak Locks Toiletry Skins
Okay, time to leave the Ziplock bags to avoid leaks at home. You can also keep the plastic grocery store bags underneath the kitchen sink.
Try Leak Locks Toiletry Skins instead for leak-proofing travel containers. These are universal fit and reusable.
Sharpie S Gel Pens
While not an odd item, pens are undoubtedly underrated. Don’t count on your airline or fellow passengers to have a pen to sign custom documents.
If you remember to pack a passport, you can remember to pack a pen or two. Make sure it’s a good pen, like these Sharpie S Gel Pens.