Travel Tips October 29, 2017
7 Surprising Travel Items That Are Insanely Popular On Amazon
There’s no shortage of zany travel gadgets and “must-have” vacation gear available online. You could easily spend days combing through thousands of products, but sometimes it’s good to just follow the crowd. Here are some unique travel items that are incredibly popular on Amazon
1. A straw that will give you clean water anywhere. ($15)
LifeStraw is a portable filtration device that turns almost any water source into clean, drinkable water. It doesn’t require batteries, has no moving parts and can filter up to 1000 liters of water without using any iodine, chlorine or other chemicals. Whether you’re going on a hiking trip or just want to make extra sure that your hotel tap water is as pure as can be, this travel accessory is pretty ingenious.
Get it for $14.99 here.
2. A super bendy, ultra-portable smartphone tripod. ($20)
The JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand is a flexible mini tripod for your smartphone that goes where you do. It has extremely grippy legs that bend to form to almost any surface and packing is as simple as squeezing it down and tossing it in your bag. Use it to watch video on your phone hands-free or take vacation pics of your whole group from afar. There are different sizes available to fit pretty much whatever phone you’ve got, and you can even get a magnetic version.
Get it for $19.99 here.
3. This mind-bogglingly compact umbrella and case. ($20)
This umbrella and case set is only 7 inches long (about as big as a typical eyeglasses case), but it magically expands to a full-size umbrella when the rain catches you unawares. It's small and light enough to toss in your purse or pocket during your travels, and cheap enough to buy in every color.
Get it for $19.95 here.
4. A sleek tracking tile for locating your keys, luggage, wallet or anything else. ($63)
This tiny Bluetooth tracker will help you keep track of almost anything. Attach Tile to your keys, suitcase, purse, phone, wallet, camera (or maybe even your toddler) and see your item’s last known location in an easy-to-use app for your phone. Use the app to make Tile ring and locate a lost item by sound, or simply press Tile itself to locate your lost phone even if it’s on silent. If you’re out of Bluetooth range, Tile can use a network of Tile apps to help you find your belonging even if it’s halfway around the world.
Get it for $63 here.
5. A set of packing cubes to keep your suitcase perfectly organized. ($23)
It’s not surprising that the TravelWise Packing Cube System is trending, but the price will definitely make you do a double-take. This five-piece set will help keep your luggage as organized as possible and prevents your clothes from shifting in transit. Gone are the days of ruining those stacks of perfectly folded outfits in search of your underwear or shampoo.
Get it for $22.95 here.
6. These hi-tech compression socks to wear on the plane. ($16)
Air travel can cause uncomfortable swelling in your feet and calves. In rare cases, remaining seated on long-haul flights can even cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be fatal. Keep you legs happy and healthy with these compression socks that work by helping your circulation along. The socks are also antibacterial and super toasty.
Get them for $15.99 here.
7. This fantastical rainbow unicorn float. ($20)
The GoFloats Unicorn Party Tube Inflatable Raft will take your waterfront vacay from meh to magical. Though it inflates to a size large enough to support a full-grown adult, it packs up small, light and flat so you can throw it in your luggage. It’s also made out of premium vinyl raft material that is 25% thicker than your typical float, so you can drift along in comfort and style.
Get it for $19.99 here.
When it comes to prepping for a trip, you can’t go wrong with an Amazon shopping spree and these unique travel accessories.