The world of travel has likely changed forever based on recent events, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your life a little easier when you head out on your next excursion. And what better way to do that than with technology? Check out our 4 tips to make gadgets and accessories your new best travel companion.
- Mini Bluetooth speaker. At some point, you’re going to want to listen to music, tune in to local weather, or check out a podcast by your favorite business guru. A small wireless speaker can set you up pretty well in this department, and it’s easy to pack. Bose, JBL, and others have great selections to choose from, but if you want stellar sound quality from your device, you’ll need to pay a bit more.
- Toothbrush cleaner. A sanitizer, to be specific. We’re all a bit more hygiene-aware these days, and what better way to make sure your oral care is on the up and up? Keep your toothbrush free of bacteria and be confident no matter what area of the world you’re traveling that you’re safe because you’re keeping your toothbrush free from hotel germs. The Seago UV Sanitizer is a cost-effective one to check out.
- Filtration straw.Sure, these are primarily designed to drink muddy water out of streams in the jungle, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be extra safe when you’re not sure about the tap water at your destination. If you’re not familiar, basically the straws are a high-tech version of a water filtration system so that virtually any water source can be used as a drinking option. The one called LifeStraw is the most popular, but many others are now on the market. Could be the easy fix to keeping Montezuma’s Revenge at bay.
- Luggage scale. Plunking your suitcase down on the shiny silver platform at the airport isn’t the only way to find out how much your luggage weighs. In fact, there are some small, handy scales that can fit right in your pocket to do the job just fine. Basically, you loop the scale’s hook under your handle, lift up, and the palm-sized digital display will show you the weight of the bag. The Tarriss Portable Luggage Scale is one that is worth a look.
Sure, leave room for souvenirs, but don’t leave for your next vacation without packing these accessories in your carry-on. You’ll be happy you did.