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10 Handy Travel Items we Love

Tired of traveling without being able to read the menu? Hate carrying a heavy water bottle around? Can’t sleep well on your plane rides?

We have the solutions to your problems, here are your 10 handy travel items we love!

Scrunchable maps

Crumpled City Map / Palomar / Via:

Don’t you hate it when you have to constantly re-fold and unfold your map? Why not get a map that’s meant to be scrunched up? Amara has several cities waiting to be crumpled including Chicago, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong. $7



Menu Book

How to Read the Menu: France, Italy and Spain / Via:

Imagine you take a trip to Europe and you finally have the chance to sit down and eat at an authentic French restaurant for the first time. As beautiful as the restaurant is, you can’t read the menu at all! What do you do? If you’re taking a trip to Europe you can carry a pocket sized menu dictionary for France, Italy, and Spain. These guides translate the most common and confusing menu items in those countries so you don’t have to use your data.  $11.95


Ultimate Travel Book

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel / Lonely Planet / Via:

Not sure what to put on your bucket list? Lonely Planet has compiled the 500 most outstanding sights and attractions across the world. This book is coupled with insightful tips along with famous attractions and hidden gems. The inspirational photography is enough to send you packing onto your next journey! $15.98 



Pillow Set

OXA 3 in 1 Memory Foam Travel Pillow Set / via:

Want to travel in relaxation? OXA offers a 3-in-1 memory foam travel pillow set. It includes 2 pairs of ear plugs, a sleep mask, a memory foam travel pillow as well as a bag to carry it all in. You’ll never lose a night’s sleep on a plane again! $16.99




Water Bottle

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle / Nomader / Via:

Love drinking water but hate carrying the bottle? Nomader has a travel-friendly solution for you. This bottle is guaranteed to never shatter, leak, or dent. Its soft, silicone body has a rigid insulation sleeve so it can hold its shape without water inside of it! This bottle can roll up to 1/3rd of its size and at full length can carry 22 ounces of water. Continuously buying bottled water on tour can add up to be expensive. Save some extra cash to use towards your travels by bringing a water bottle like this one on tour. $19.95


Mini Iron

Steamfast SF-717 Home-and-away Mini Steam Iron / Steamfast / Via:

Have you ever brought your favorite piece of clothing from home only to discover that it got wrinkled in your suitcase? No worries, Steamfast’s Mini Steam Iron is ready to iron out that unnecessary stress. This mini iron includes a travel bag as well as a measuring cup. It heats up in seconds and has a 1.4-ounce water tank for all of your ironing needs. $24.99 



Duffle Bag

Shacke’s Travel Duffel Express Weekender Bag / Shacke / Via:

Don’t you hate it when you’re packing and either you can’t fit your shoes in your bag or you don’t want your shoes to touch your nice, fresh clothing? This duffel bag has a shoe compartment specifically to keep your shoes fresh, and your clothes fresher! It can hold one pair of shoes under a size 13. This duffel bag is not only lightweight and water resistant, it’s also perfect for a carry-on or a weekend getaway! It also comes with a strap specifically made to keep your duffel bag with your suitcase. $29.99



Scratch Travel Journal / Via: Uncommon Goods

Want a fun, new way to plan and record your trip? The Scratch Travel Journal allows you to record your trip  and gives you a way to literally scratch off another place on your bucket list. $25



Scratch Maps

Scratch Map Deluxe / Via: Uncommon Goods

Already scratched out your new journal? Now you have the option to scratch a whole map! $32




Filter Water Bottle

Not sure where your water is coming from? LifeStraw has a water bottle made just for you. This bottle can carry 23 ounces of water; it’s durable, leak proof, and removes 99.9% of waterborne bacteria. This bottle filters the water while you drink! It’s ideal for hiking for camping or places that require reliable water filters. It has no aftertaste compared to other chemically purifying tablets. $44.95

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