The best part of summer is taking a summer vacation. Whether you’re planing a short getaway close to home, or embarking an international adventure, summer’s best memories are always made while you’re traveling. But before you pack your bags, you might want to tuck the following five items into your luggage. These are some of the best travel accessories for any summer trip.
1. Cool on the Go Portable Fan
Summer travel is no fun if you’re hot and sweaty. One way to stay cool is with a personal fan. This model from Cool on the Go is great to use while walking or driving. If you happen to be caught in a car with broken AC, this is a travel gadget you’ll be very happy to have. It’s also a great way to keep young children or infants cool while traveling. If the fan isn’t really your style, you might prefer Cool Off cooling towelettes.
Price: $29.99 (25 percent off MSRP)
2. J-Shaped Travel Pillow
You’re probably familiar with C-shaped travel pillows. Those pillows are okay, but they don’t get you as much support as a J-shaped pillow. Unlike a “C” pillow, a “J” pillow gives you something to lean your cheek against, and also helps to prevent your head from falling forward. If you have a long flight (or worse, a long delay before your flight), then this pillow will help you get some sleep. You can also use this pillow in a car or bus.
Price: $29.95 (43 percent off)
3. AmazonBasics 4.0 Amp Dual USB Car Charger for Apple and Android Devices
This charger is ideal for any summer road trip, since it supports both Android and iOS devices. This charger will ensure that everyone in your car can keep their devices charged. There are two 2.0 amp USB ports, which will allow you to quickly charge multiple devices at the same time. iOS, Android, and Amazon’s own Fire phone can be charged with this device. Both phones and tablets can be charged on the go. This car charger is covered under a one-year limited warranty.
4. Travelon Luggage Healthy Travel Anti-Microbial Blanket
Is it crazy to recommend a blanket as a summer travel accessory? We don’t think so. Sure, temps are soaring in the summertime, but you can always use a blanket. You can toss it on the ground for a summer picnic, or use it during those moments when the chill of the AC is simply too intense to bear. Plus, this blanket has been treated to be antimicrobial, which is nice for those trips when you’re stuck in a car, bus, or plane with a bunch of strangers.
Price: $14.82 (41 percent off MSRP)
5. Travelon RFID Wallet
If your travel plans will take you through an airport or into another country, you should do your best to protect your banking information. This RFID wallet prevents criminals from stealing the data on your credit card’s RFID chip. The wallet also boasts eight card slots, a slot for your ID, and two currency pockets (great for when you need to store both US and foreign currency).