When you travel as much as we do, you learn a thing or two about what to pack.
Looking for the perfect packing solutions can be an adventure in itself.
We want to help make your holiday travel season as seamless as possible, so check out our top picks for travel accessories, gadgets and carry-ons.
1. The Carry On
No more outlet hunting while waiting (im)patiently at the airport gate when wheeling around The Carry On suitcase. Away is a brand known for solving real travel problems with products made from premium materials chosen to be resilient and beautiful. This luggage has an unbreakable polycarbonate shell, an ejectable battery that charges your smartphone (genius!), a TSA-approved combination lock, 360° Hinomoto wheels (high-quality wheels known for being quiet) and a hidden laundry bag. Available in multiple colors, $225.00; add a monogram for $10.00. Away.com
2. Manta Sleep Mask
Long-haul flights warrant an eye mask that will keep you snoozing until the shades come up. The Manta Sleep Mask encourages REM through its advanced design: 100% blackout, fully customizable, no pressure on eyes and swappable modular eyepieces. Also, makeup wearers will be happy to hear it won’t smudge their mascara! $29.99 MantaSleep.com
3. Asana Pillow
A yoga mat and travel pillow in one? “Om” my! The Om the Go Asana Pillow includes a non-slip, 1.5 lb turquoise and grey mat inside. From hotel room sessions to morning beach salutations, this clever traveling item is perfect for globetrotters who want comfort on the plane and fitness on-the-go. Machine washable, $60. Om the Go
4. Pack-It Original Wallaby
No packing or unpacking is needed with the stain-resistant, water-repellent Pack-It Original Wallaby toiletry kit, developed by Eagle Creek. Keep all products organized in the compartments inside and hang it right in the bathroom using the stow-away swivel hook at the top. It also includes a removable 3-1-1 pouch for TSA checkpoint convenience and a shatterproof mirror. Easily fold it back up, zip it and throw it in your suitcase. Available in multiple colors, $37.00. EagleCreek.com
5. GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle
Want a new alternative to purchasing countless plastic water bottles? With the GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier, you can make clean drinking water in only 15 seconds from a fresh water source. The innovative system removes chemicals and 99.99% of most viruses, bacteria (including E.Coli) and cysts during the filtering the process. This earth-friendly vessel lets you rehydrate in a pure, environmentally-conscious way, whether you’re trekking in the jungle or sightseeing in the city. Various colors available, $59.99. TheGRAYL.com