It’s fun to go on any kind of adventure. But that hasn’t always been the case. Back in the olden days, you would realistically be risking your life if you went on a long trip. After all, there were no Google Maps, no airplanes, no nothing! You’d just have to hope that everything worked out for the best. That’s not the case anymore. Indeed, traveling today isn’t only safer, it’s also more fun! And this is for a couple of reasons. The first is that popular destinations know how to keep their visitors entertained. The second is that there are plenty of gadgets and accessories you can take with you that’ll elevate the fun.
In this blog, we’re going to run through a list of some of the best and most fun gadgets and accessories that you might want to pack with you the next time you take an adventure!
There’s something to be said for disconnecting from the internet for a while when you’re traveling. However, we also all know that there’s nothing more frustrating than needing to use the internet but being unable to do so. Even if you can access the internet through your phone, you’d probably have to pay through the roof to use it if you’re in a foreign country, and that can ruin your fun somewhat. Instead, look at investing in a portable wifi hotspot device. There are devices that work in 130 countries around the world and which allow you to access unlimited internet for $9 per 24 hours. Definitely worth having in your backpack!
We all know how challenging it can be to pack all your clothing and have space left in the suitcase for souvenirs from your travels. Thankfully, there’s an ingenious solution to this problem. A small vacuum pump will suck up all the air inside your suitcase, and in the process, condense the clothing down to the smallest size possible. If you need some more space in your bag, then this is the gadget that you need. You might be a pro packer, but you’ll have nothing on the capabilities of a bag vacuum. You’ll be shocked at how much space they’re able to free up.
Sometimes, it’s nice to just listen to the crashing of the waves. But sometimes, it’s nice to elevate the moment by playing some of those perfect beach songs, especially if you’re traveling with friends. While you could play your tracks through your phone, we all know that that won’t really create the atmosphere that you’re looking for. For that, you’ll need a Bluetooth speaker. There are many available on the market; the key things you should be looking for include the size, sound quality, and how long the battery stays charged for.
Up in the Air
You’ll likely be taking plenty of photos when you’re on your travels. But if you’re serious about capturing your surroundings as best you can; then your smartphone camera isn’t going to cut it. You can capture one-of-a-kind shots by investing in a high-quality drone. Not all drones are compact enough to be travel-suitable, but some, like the Air 2S, are. This drone is considered to be one of the best for aerial photography on the market since it comes with a camera that can take 20-megapixel images. Plus, the foldable, compact design means that it won’t take up much space, either.
Recording Your Sights
There’s more than one way to record your memories. There’s your iPhone or, as we said above, a drone. And then there are video recording sunglasses. These are exactly like they sound. You simply wear them like normal sunglasses, but you’ll be able to record whatever it is you’re looking at. If you’re looking for a unique way to document your trip or perhaps make as many social media friendly videos as possible, then these might be just what you’re looking for. You can take photos too. And of course, it’s not just a gimmick — the sunglasses really will protect your eyes, too.
You’ll have travel adventures where you’re in a city, surrounded by human-made artificial lighting. But then there’ll be the times when you’re in the great outdoors, and you have no artificial lighting to fall back on. While you’ll hope that the moon is bright enough to guide you, that won’t always be the case! That’s why you should pack a solar-powered inflatable light if you’re taking this type of trip. You can charge during the day when the sun is shining and use it more or less all night (it’ll give off 16 hours of LED light on a full charge). These inflatable lamps are extremely light, transportable, and robust (they’re waterproof, for instance).
Mini Espresso Device
There’s nothing worse than having to go without your coffee fix when you’re traveling. It can disrupt your whole day! While you’ll probably be able to find a cup of joe from somewhere if you’re in an urban area, this won’t be the case if you’re in the great outdoors. But with a bit of forward thinking, and the right device, you’ll be able to ensure that you can have a delicious cup of coffee every morning. The Wacaco Minipresso is a transportable, compact coffee-making device that’ll make the perfect cup, no matter where you are.
It can be fun to listen to the sounds of the city and the humdrum of the place through which you’re traveling. However, we all know that sometimes, things can be a little much. If you’re on a plane, train, or coach, then you’ll appreciate having the option to block out the noise of the world. For this, it’s worthwhile investing in some noise-canceling headphones. Earplugs will work well, but not as well as noise-canceling headphones, which will also allow you to play music, podcasts, etc., and stay entertained. Pro-tip: if you’re on a loud coach and can’t sleep, listen to some white noise through your headphones. You’ll block out the world entirely, and be asleep in no time!
You’ll likely have a smartphone with you. However, if you’re planning to go away for a while, then it can be worthwhile investing in a tablet device. There are various advantages to doing so. For one, it’ll make researching and booking things much easier. You’ll also be able to use it as an entertainment device; when you’ve got a long layover to kill, you’ll be able to watch a movie comfortably (you can watch one on your smartphone, but who ever enjoys that experience?).
Mini Electric Toothbrush
If you love being well-groomed and ready to face the day at home, then you should feel the same when you’re on the road. When you’re traveling, it can often feel like we have to make do with a quick brush of the teeth, especially when we’re in transit. There’s a handy way to get around this problem, however! Invest in a mini electric toothbrush, and you’ll always be able to ensure that your mouth feels squeaky clean. A regular sized electric toothbrush can take up too much space in a bag, but a mini one? That’ll fit in there no problem.
High Quality Adapter
Finally, be sure to pack a high-quality adapter with you. You never know what plug sockets you might come up against! Be sure to invest in a high-quality adapter (cheap ones break too easily) that comes with all the major plugs and USB ports.