There’s a lot that goes into planning a trip, regardless of whether it’s a weekend somewhere nearby or a two-week, multi-country adventure. So it’s important to be prepared for everything that could potentially delay (or destroy) your long-awaited vacation.
While you can’t anticipate everything that comes your way while traveling, there’s a handful of gear and accessories that exist to provide ease every step of the way. Screaming baby on your flight? Hello, noise-cancelling headphones. Heading from warm-weather to cold-weather? Break out your lightweight, compressible down jacket once you land. Need to keep your chargers from snaking around everything of importance in your bag? Magnetic cord clips to the rescue.
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Whether these items are saving your suitcase space, time, or sanity, they’re problem solvers that practically exist to make your travels stress-free. Below, this season’s seven best pieces of smart travel gear.