Here’s How to Travel Smarter in 2018
This prep will help you enjoy your trips even more.
Travel isn’t just about the cultural exploration, food, and views. A key part of traveling, when done right, is having all logistics squared away and tools in place so you can focus on the aforementioned cultural immersion without having to worry about anything. Whether you’re traveling to see family for the holidays or jetting off on some exotic vacation, preparation is key. So! Here are a few things to get before your 2018 adventuring to make those trips easier and more enjoyable. (And don't worry, it's not just an ostrich neck pillow – although those are totally awesome too.)
Come grey or shine, always having a pair of sunglasses on you is key. These ultra-durable and thin foldable sunglasses are as thin as an iPhone and great to pop into any small pocket or carry-on. You can pick from a whole slew of stylish options — plus, they feature UVA and UVB protection.
Buy here: Get these innovative sunglasses for $89.99, a new sales-drop from the original price of $145.
Because space is precious while you're traveling, and having a dead device is just plain awful, there's this: the world's smallest travel adapter. The 5-in-1 interface works in 150 countries.
Buy here: Eliminate adapter clutter for $39.99, reduced from $49.
Luggage should help make our travels easier. This lightweight and organization-friendly carry-on delivers on that: weighing in at only 6.2 pounds, it packs a whole bunch of features in a minimalist design, including durable 360º spinner wheels, a secluded laundry compartment, interior category compartments for a think-free packing experience and an integrated packing checklist.
Buy here: There's a better way to pack — get it for $159.99, a new price drop and further reduced from the MSRP of $248.
Forget about a GoPro: this action-friendly camera packs in even more advanced features, and it's just a fraction of the cost. Whether you're snorkeling or snowboarding, capture those memories forever in sharp 1080p HD video, choosing between four field-of-vision options and using the Aqua Mode record feature underwater.
Buy here: Get this action camera for $43, or 56% off the original price of $99.99.
Think of this travel jacket like the James Bond of apparel — it's got a trick up its sleeve (literally) for just about anything. Not only is it comfortable and stylish, it packs 15 features into its design that makes it function like a carry-on. That includes pockets for all your smartphone devices, a built-in neck pillow and eye mask, and even a detachable hood.
Buy here: Get this smart jacket for $126, 57% off the usual price of $300.
Not an outlet in sight during your long layover? Don’t worry about it: this ultra-thin portable battery packs 15,000mAh of power into its sleek frame. The dual USB ports even let you get two devices up and running in no time, with an incredible 15W output.
Buy here: Get this sleek travel battery for $79.95, or 46% off the usual price of $149.95.
Screaming babies and loud passengers have met their match with these comfortable wireless earbuds. Enjoy true HD sound with passive noise cancellation, full call control, and improved Bluetooth tech. You're welcome.
Buy here: Get these wireless earbuds for $39.99, or 78% off the original price of $189.99
Not a fan of rolling luggage? Then you need this essential bomber duffel and travel bag kit, made out of premium, weather-resistant materials and carefully designed to safely house all your personal items. It's so effective, it's Kickstarter's most funded bag ever.
Buy here: Get this sleek duffel for $69.99, or 65% off the original price of $200.
Made out of heavy-duty, industrial strength material, this durable, high-speed 3-in-1 cable is the only one you'll need while you travel. It includes USB to Lightning, USB Type-C and micro USB connections — and best of all, it'll stay tangle-free in your bag, ready to be used whenever you need it.
Buy here: Get this handy 3-in-1 cable for $9.99, or 66% off the MSRP of $29.99.
Let's face it: packing is usually a pain. But this genius organizer is like a closet for all your easily misplaced belongings. It makes it easy to pack all your undergarments and small items neatly in a foldable bag, helping you stay organized like a travel pro.
Buy here: Get this innovative organizer for $39.99, reduced from $49.50.
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