By Marianna Poletti Reyes
What does a jet-setter pack? Are you thinking about packing for another flight across state lines or across country borders? Though the pandemic has restricted travel, travel is still happening for many. From picking the right backpack to making sure you purchase a portable phone charger, the life of a jet-setter is not only luxurious but can also be complex. There are itineraries to schedule and new cultures to understand and so much more.
To ease that complexity, we’ve made a list of the top eight essential travel accessories that one needs to embrace the life of a jet-setter, no matter what destination you’re traveling to next.
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8 Favorites for the Jet-Setter Life!
Picking the right backpack is a must. A spacious and durable backpack that has a laptop sleeve and extra pockets is needed so you can place all your essentials inside. It’s important to make sure it’s personal item-size to help max out your carry-on allowance. Check with your airline for the personal item dimensions. When traveling to Europe, their smaller airlines have extremely strict regulations that can cause hiccups for you. Go prepared!
This Tortuga backpack has excellent organizer compartments, is great quality and has a great value.
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For short and long flights, headphones are a good way to disconnect from turbulence and crying babies. Whether you’re listening to music or tuning in to the latest TV shows and movies on flight, comfortable headphones that allow for long-flight listening are essential.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones are noise cancelling, wireless and have a 37 hour continuous battery life.
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3. Eye Mask
Eye masks are a lifesaver for red eye flights and international flights. The time changes can intrude on your sleeping schedule and the perfect eye mask can help you get more sleep on flights.
Manta Sleep Mask provides 100% blackout for deeper sleep. It’s infinitely adjustable for a personalized fit. It is constructed of soft, breathable and durable materials, and ensures zero pressure on your eyelids or lashes.
4. Water Bottle
Make sure to pack an empty water bottle in your carry-on or personal item. You can fill it up past TSA. It is a great way to invest in the environment and have a place to carry water both on the plane and at your destination.
The Yeti Rambler Bottle is a tough double-wall vacuum, insulated bottle that comes in different sizes, colors and will keep your water cold.
5. Travel Journal
Writing your thoughts, memories and keeping track of your locations in a travel journal helps look back at your many trips in the future.
Rite in the Rain is an affordable weather resistant travel journal that will last you even through the beach days.
6. Portable Phone Charger
When you’re on the move from location to location, it’s important to make sure your cell-phone is charged. In the case of an emergency and when taking photographs, this important accessory can be critical for the success of your trip and should not be overlooked.
The Anker Power Bank PowerCore 26800mAh Portable Charger has three USB ports and is ready to charge your devices for days without needing a recharge.
7. Passport Holder/Travel Wallet
Noone wants to be that person that loses their passport on an international trip. Keeping a passport holder or travel wallet helps organize your documents and foreign money to decrease the chances of it getting stolen or lost.
We love the Calpak brand for all things travel and especially their Kaya Wallet that will hold your passport and essentials beautifully.
8. Favorite book
Bringing your favorite book on a trip is a lifesaver for long train rides, flights and wait times at different locations.
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