10 Fun, Fresh Travel Items
Small but mighty, the Canon Ivy Cliq+ ($160) shoots and prints eight-megapixel pics in a minute's time. It also connects to your phone with Bluetooth, so you can finally see those camera-roll shots IRL.
Once you have a Calpak Silk Travel Set ($95) (includes a silk eye mask and a clear tote), which includes this memory foam neck roll with a washable cover, you'll never rely on a headrest for 40 winks again.
Get ahead of the pack, literally, with Mumi Packing Cubes ($50 for a set of five). The nylon bags will keep your stuff organized and can be used to contain dirty clothes after you empty them. Idea: Assign a different color to each family member.
The wide-mouth S'well 16-Ounce Traveler ($35) is a fast fill since ice fits in so easily. Drinks stay cold for up to a day, and an inner copper wall prevents condensation. Trick yours out with the leak-free, pop-top Commuter Lid ($10) and the Stainless Steel Straw Set ($12 for four).
Everything has its place in a lightweight Dagne Dover Medium Dakota Backpack ($175): phone and water bottle in outside pockets, laptop in a sleeve inside, a change of shoes or clothes in a detachable bag, and the rest of your overnight essentials in interior compartments galore.
Keep everything (ID, boarding pass, passport) in one handy spot with the Leatherology Slim Passport Ticket Holder ($55). Use the small pouch on its flip size for cash and important receipts.
Take a Spritz
Plane and hotel air can feel drier than the Sahara. Get that balmy glow back with the all-natural Formulary 55 Herbal Tonic Refreshing Face and Body Mist ($22). It's mildly antiseptic and antiinflammatory, too.
Lose the lame plastic baggie and upgrade your toiletries to a Mark & Graham Clear Pouch ($45) (plus $10 for a monogram). For an extra bit of class, add your monogram.
Söfft Somers Knit Sneakers ($100) are the ultimate travel shoes. They have flexible soles for easy packing and great arch support for all-day sightseeing. The mesh fabric is so comfy and breathable, you don't need to swap them for slippers on your flight.