Travel Gadgets You Need

travel gadgets

Travel gadgets are a must these day not only for ease of travel but to catch up with the technologically advanced era we live in as well as for convenience reasons. I have been traveling alone for over a year now, and though I did not document it as much as I am documenting my travels now.  Every trip I have taken lately has made me realise there are some widgets which are a must have. I may not have wanted all these gadgets at once on any particular trip but I found myself wanting at least one of them occasionally and felt it would have made my travels better.

Hooded travel pillow – In the last few years I have gone through a few travel pillows and I have loved them except for the one provided on actual planes (excluding the United Airlines premier business class where they gave me a proper home style pillow and duvet). My current neck pillow has done a walk about, loved that pillow because I could shift it into either neck pillow or normal pillow (however small). Like I said I am traveling a lot lately and not having a travel pillow have really nagged me so when I stumbled upon this hoodie travel pillow I knew I had found what I was looking for. Now I will be cocooned and not need to worry about covering my head when sleeping on my travels.

Selfie stick – Hear me out but as a solo traveler I have come to appreciate the flippant gadget and I have my limits. I was the girl who was so against selfie sticks and in most respects I am. But now as a solo traveler and no one to take my pictures without fear of someone stealing my phone in foreign land I realised how much this flippant gadget and I can do for one another. I am not the type to ruin a perfect location because I want to stick my selfie up so I can fit in picture no, I am that “not so good at taking pictures” but considerate.

Travel Plug & Adapter  – The first time I traveled to Europe (main land) was when boo booked us our first holiday to Spain, I only remember the fun I had and nothing on how I managed to charge my phones and laptop but boo being European he was prepared. The first time alone in Europe was last year in Brussels and I didn’t have the converter Adapter but lucky the hotel provided. I have learnt since then that a universal Adapter is what you need and I have a few and can’t recommend them enough.

Portable charger – The first time I saw a portable charger was on our first trip to Scotland, boo had everything ready (as usual) and as luck would have it my phone died I started panicking and all he did was pulled out a portable charger. The concept baffled me but after that I always wanted one, 2015 I got to test out one which I loved big time, a couple of months later another company sent me another to review. Now ask me where both are and one is in Korea and one is somewhere in my sister’s home (she didn’t borrow she stole) so now I am in need specially with the many travels planned for this year.

Backpack – those who know me know I love my backpacks and though I have had some really disappointing ones in the past I am happy with the current one I picked up in the December sales. I am a solo traveler and mostly my travels are long weekends or just the weekends themselves so I do not have time to tag around a suite case hence its always nice when I learn about backpacks designed for travelers.

There you have it, these are the travel gadgets that I think every traveler should have especially for weekend getaways or mini vacations and/or staycations.

What are some of your favorites or must have items?

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  1. March 7, 2016 / 6:09 am

    great tips. I love my selfie stick. i always have it with me for when the selfie moment arises

    • March 7, 2016 / 7:11 am

      I am only braving it now and carrying it on my travels

  2. March 6, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Haha I need to get myself a selfie stick especially when I try to take selfies with more than two people it can be difficult!

    • March 7, 2016 / 7:06 am

      I know right, I worked up the courage and my own personal prejudice and got one

  3. March 6, 2016 / 10:52 am

    I love the idea of a hooded travel pillow, what an ingenius idea that is! Im not a fan of selfie sticks at all though, living in London you cant walk down the street without seeing one x

    • March 6, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Hahahaha I know what you mean about selfie sticks but as solo traveler limited to what I can do without selfie stick

  4. March 6, 2016 / 9:54 am

    What a useful post. It is really important to be prepared when you are out and about. I really find essential to have a travel charger. It really makes a difference! Thanks for sharing this 🙂 x

    • March 6, 2016 / 11:21 am

      You welcome and thanks I can’t go without my portable charger it’s a must have item for me

  5. Fi Ni Neachtain
    March 5, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Great essentials to have. You’re always on your travels so I can understand why you love and need these things so much 🙂

    • March 5, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks Fiona, they are essentials to me

  6. March 5, 2016 / 8:20 am

    That travel pillow looks fab and I agree, a portable charger is a must!

    • March 5, 2016 / 8:52 am

      Thanks Kara, I love my new hooded travel pillow and can never go no where without my portable charger (or in this case MOH’s)

  7. March 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    oh my neck pillow was a dream and life saver for my travel to Australia

    • March 5, 2016 / 12:02 am

      I can imagine, I am looking forward to my flight to Korea with my hooded pillow

    • March 5, 2016 / 12:02 am

      Thanks Lucy 😊

  8. March 4, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I didn’t even know you could get hooded travel pillows!? but I always take a portable charger ! :p happy travels

    • March 5, 2016 / 12:01 am

      Thanks, I only found out this year so happy about it

  9. March 4, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Portable charger and travel plug/adaptor are my must haves. I’ve been meaning to get a selfie stick though.

    • March 4, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Portable chargers are just the best, they are life savers

  10. March 4, 2016 / 10:21 am

    I have a hooded travel pillow and it has saved my life on so many occasions! Other must-have is probably rescue spray, it really helps with anxiety.

    • March 4, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Glad to hear from a fellow fan of the hooded travel pillow

  11. March 4, 2016 / 10:01 am

    I’ve never heard of a hooded travel pillow before, I think that’s a really good idea! As you said, that way you won’t have to cover your face. As for selfie stick, not a big fan either, but I definitely get why some people use it, especially for solo travellers 🙂 x

    • March 4, 2016 / 10:32 am

      It was new to me too and when I saw it I knew I needed one and yes about the selfie stick

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