When you go traveling, you want to take as little luggage as possible. Yet there are a number of travel accessories that can make your traveling life just a little easier and more pleasant. Are you wondering which 5 travel accessories you should definitely pack? Then read on quickly.
1. Packing cubes
Does your travel bag also changes into a big grab bag after a few days? Or do you feel like you are living out of your suitcase? Packing cubes make your travel bag just a little more organized.
Packing cubes, also called packing organizers, are lightweight storage bags that allow you to pack and store the clothes in your suitcase efficiently. They are available in various sizes and usually have a zipper, so you can easily open and close them.
By using different sizes of packing cubes you can easily sort your clothes. Underwear in the smallest bag and your t-shirts and trousers in the larger bag. This way you can easily and quickly find what you need, without having to unpack your entire bag. Have your packing cubes become dirty? Then you can simply wash them in the washing machine.
Eagle Creek and Osprey are well-known brands packing cubes.
2. Hammam towel
That large soft bath towel is certainly nice on a sun-drenched white sand beach, but is often very heavy and usually takes up quite a bit of space in your travel bag or suitcase. Bringing a hammam towel is a practical alternative to a beach towel, bath towel or towel.
These cloths, mostly made of cotton, were formerly used in Turkish bathhouses. They are lightweight, nice and soft, absorb a lot of moisture, which makes them dry quickly and take up very little space.
A Turkish beach towel cannot only be used as a towel after showering or your visit to the beach, but can also be used as an extra blanket during your flight, as a shawl, curtain or even rolled up as a pillow on the beach or in the airplane. And once back home you can use it during your visit to the spa.
Hammam towel come in various sizes, in different cheerful colors and with or without frills. For men there are also long hammam towels available, with a length between 190 and 210 cm. So never drag with your heavy bath towel again!
3. Portable power bank
Navigating to your next destination, taking pictures of all the beautiful things you see along the way and in between taking a look where that nice restaurant was located again. I am not sure who it works with you, but my mobile phone is working overtime while I am traveling.
Certainly if you do not have access to a power outlet or if you do not have the possibility to recharge your electronics, a portable power bank is a must have. With this portable charger, which is equipped with a compact external battery and one or more USB ports, you can charge your smartphone easily and quickly on the go.
There are even special power banks for laptops on the market which are equipped with a higher capacity and so-called solar power banks that recharges by means of solar energy.
Are you going to use a power bank only to charge your phone? Then choose a power bank with a battery capacity between 2600 and 5000 mAh (milliampere per hour). With this capacity you can fully charge your phone 1 to 2 times. If you opt for a powerbank with a higher capacity, you can recharge your phone more often.
Make sure the battery of the power bank is full and the next day you can quickly and easily recharge your smartphone on the go.
Your mobile phone, your photo camera, your laptop, your GoPro. At the end of a travel day, you prefereably want to charge your electronic equipment at the same time, in order to have all the batteries charged on time for the next (travel) day. But with only one or maybe two outlets nearby, you are always planning on how you will get everything charged. However, this can be solved easily, namely with a PowerCube.
There are PowerCubes available for at home and the office, but there is also a model especially for traveling with special travel plugs:
- the PowerCube Rewireable DUO USB with 4 outlets and 2 USB ports;
- the PowerCube Rewireable with 5 outlets.
A PowerCube is a cube-shaped power strip on which the outlets are not in a line, but on each side of the cube. This way all the plugs of your electronics fit, without them overlapping. Which is often the case with a normal socket.
The power strip has not only got a nice design, but it is also very compact. Find a socket and recharge!
Opening a can at the campsite with the can opener or tighten the rear light of your 4WD with the screwdriver. With a multitool you always have a small toolbox in your pocket while traveling.
A multitool is made of stainless steel and equipped with a number of built-in tools. So you have different models, varying from 13-pieces to no less than 19-pieces. The most famous brand multitool is Leatherman.
Note: you may not carry a multitool in your hand luggage!