From poor neck angles in airplane seats and bulky luggage in the overhead bin to stinky sneakers and tangled cables, there’s no shortage of problems facing the average traveler. But sometimes, the solutions aren’t just creative—they’re also simple. Here are some of my favorite (and most minamalist) solutions to the everyday problems we all face.
Simple But Useful Travel Accessories
Below are some of my favorite minimalistic but useful travel accessories.
Refillable Leather Cover Travel Journal
Sometimes journaling about your trip can be a great way to reminisce when you need a bit of wanderlust to get through a season. This journal from Luna is a great due to its durable wool cover and the ability to insert new pages so you don’t have to replace the whole thing once it is full of all your adventures.
Amazon User Review: “Felt cover is very thick and good quality. Paper is also thick and of great quality. I love this journal.”
Price: Starting at $14.99 on Amazon
Studio Banana Things Ostrich Wavy Navy Pillow Light
You may look weird but this travel pillow is epic. It's not as bizarre as the original, but it's still pretty weird. With it's perfect circumference and micro beads, you'll be able to travel in comfort. You can also use it to cover your eyes and then lay into the pillow for a more personal sleep session while traveling.
Amazon User Review: “Your friends make fun of you, but this is one of the most comfortable pillows for a frequent traveler whether it's by airplane, train, or bus. This makes napping 100% more comfortable.”
Price: Starting at $45 on Amazon
Samsonite Freeform Hardside Spinner 21, Black
This spinner may look like just any other spinner but it packs a punch in durability. The ultra-strong shells will withstand all rigors of travel, but the spinner is still pretty light. It also has a cross ribbon and divider for easy packing.
Amazon User Review: “This suitcase has been great! It is durable, the inside is organized with several sections, and I get compliments on the white color all the time. It can get dirty, but if you wipe if off after a trip the scuff disappear.”
Price: Starting at $99.99 on Amazon
iPhone Cable Keychain
These cables from PowerOnKey double as stylish leather keychains and phone cables. They have one for all phones including Android.
Amazon User Review: "Discreet and practical... I hate useless keychains. Thanks for making a simple and great product!"
Price: Starting at $13.99 on Amazon
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