The thrill of the open road and skies can really be dampened if you can’t find your I.D., money or peace of mind. So ensure you’re organized and feeling prepared with a little pre-planning. The items on our best travel accessory radar include a little chic, a little chill, a lot of fun for the kids and everything you need to keep things sanitized, because there’s nothing like a little solo or family travel for a little uplift.
From Sleeping Masks to CBD Gummies, Here Are the Best Travel Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed
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1. away Sleep Mask
With cooling fabric and extra-wide coverage, this mask signals “I’ll pass on the in-flight peanuts, thanks.”
Buy It ($45)
2. paravel Packing Cube Quad
Seriously, being able to put our knickers separate from the t-shirts when we are packing makes us feel so much more together.
Buy It ($65)
3. Dosist Health Calm Cbd+ Gummies
Pop one of these citrus-flavored, non-psychoactive gummies to take the edge off that line at security.
4. niceseats Airplane Seat Cover
Machine washable and stretchy, it takes under a minute to pop on during boarding.
5. flygiene Travel Sanitizing Wipes
At about 80 cents per wipe, you’ve got the security of knowing you’ve washed everything you’re going to touch in-flight with a sanitizing swipe of 70 percent alcohol.
6. july Carry All Sling
This looks so much cooler than a waist pack, slips right into your carry-on and has lots of slots for everything including an exterior pocket with a magnetic closure so you can just pop your phone in and out.
7. a Day Cool Cat Pants
Sure, they’re an investment—but this woman-owned company engineered these pants to fall wrinkle-free and travel comfortably.
8. jetkids By Stokke Bedbox® 19-inch Ride-on Carry-on Suitcase
Littles can use this strong and lightweight (less than eight pounds!) piece to ride on and scoot along, as well as an inflight footrest. Plus, it comes with stickers so they can make it their own.
Buy It ($199)
9. nordstrom Packable Convertible Ripstop Laundry Bag
Versatile and taking up next to no room in your luggage, this expands to be a laundry bag or a carry-all so you can haul your extra stuff back home.
Buy it ($25)
10. byb Pack Of 4, Super Bright 9 Led Mini Aluminum Flashlight With Lanyard
Everyone in your travel group needs one of these in case of emergency (or needing to check for something while everyone else is asleep at your destination).
11. matt And Nat Dwell Wallet
This is indispensable for carrying identification, any travel documents and—this is important for everyone’s sense of security—hard copy photos of your traveling companions in case you need quick help finding them.
Buy It ($85; $45)
12. litume Travel Blanket
It folds up in its own pouch just a bit bigger than the iPhone X, and its 67 x 48-inch size means you can really curl up in it.