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The travel accessories you can’t live without

For journeys near and far, you’ll want these by your side – it's our pick of the best travel accessories

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

It’s always travel season here at Time Out. Though traveling can be a hassle, there are plenty of accessories for that will make your experience easier, faster and more glamorous. The right bag or camera can take any vacation from ordinary to extraordinary. A solid luggage scale and an efficient travel wallet can keep you organized and prepared for what’s to come at the dreaded airline counter. It’s important to pick and choose the accessories that will enhance your journey and reduce stress. From tech to fashion, we have got you covered with the can’t-miss travel accessories you need to make your next trip (and every trip) complete.

Grab these must-have travel accessories

Luggage scale

1. Luggage scale

A luggage scale is just so necessary. Use this one at home and in your hotel room to ensure your suitcase isn’t overweight.

$19.99 on

Beyond the iPhone camera

2. Beyond the iPhone camera

Sure, the camera on your phone does wonders. But if you want an awesome, sturdy, dedicated point-and-shoot that’s waterproof and shockproof and even 4K, turn to Nikon.

$389.99 on

Island in the sun

3. Island in the sun

These super stylish flat-lens sunnies from Ray-Ban are totally on-trend and timeless at the same time. There's no reason why protecting yourself shouldn't look this good.

$188 on

Get papers

4. Get papers

This slender travel wallet from Smythson has dedicated slots for your passport, a card, tickets, boarding pass, and other documents. This beauty is made in England and ready for its closeup.

$430 on


5. Little laptop

This 11-inch, light-as-air Dell laptop is the perfect travel accessory for those who like to stay connected, whether on ground or in midair.

$179.99 on

Beauty essentials

6. Beauty essentials

NARS has a cult following thanks to its original Orgasm blush. Now, the limited edition lip balm version is stealing the scene. It’s the perfect shade to flatter you in transit and on a holiday night out.

$28 on


7. Lock it in

This TSA-safe travel lock will keep your suitcase secure and features an easy-read dial. Now you just have to decide where you’re headed!

$6.95 on

Blow you away

8. Blow you away

The Eva NYC travel blow dryer in innocuous pink is everything. This affordable one is made from tourmaline-infused ceramic and comes in a neat case for quick packing.

$48 at

Man of the world

9. Man of the world

This is Ground specializes in roomy and luxurious dopp kits that allow you to store everything from your razor to your moisturizer. Don’t worry, your manscaping secret are safe with us.

$130 on

10. Rolling with the homies

This soft and compact leather jewelry roll is crafted in Spain and beautifully stores just about any type of jewelry, protecting it from scuffs. Plus, you can personalize it!

$340 on

Drink up

11. Drink up

A S’well bottle is one of the most important travel accessories. Keep it filled up for ‘round-the-clock hydration on any adventure, near or far. It’ll keep your water cold for 24 hours and is BPA-free.

$35 on

12. Plugged up

Earplanes top the list of earplugs that relieve ear pressure and discomfort while blocking out a lot of sound.  

$5.89 on


13. Cleanup on aisle 1

If you’re looking for an upscale way to stay clean on vacation, try out this Aesop Jetset kit, which includes four travel-friendly products you can carry-on.

$37 on

14. Paper perfume

Perfume wearers who hate transporting bulky bottles will adore this Japanese fragrance tablet from retaW. The 8-piece paper sheet features a variety of scents and is made for transit.

$12 on

Fanny fun

15. Fanny fun

A belt bag, also known affectionately as a fanny pack, is all the rage. No bag is more useful for a sight-seeing excursion than this pretty, woven Rachel Comey number.

$398 on

16. Charged up

An iPhone charger and USB stick in one convenient tool, this Instacharge keychain is not a travel accessory to miss out on.

$24.95 on

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