Top ten travel essentials for spring break


Cyan Clements

Clements’s pen-on-paper depiction of a bag filled with travel necessities.


Spring break is upon us! Here are 10 products that help you travel smarter. As an avid traveler I have found these products to keep me organized and allow me to have the most efficient vacation. Whether you are flying or driving these products will make your travel experience as easy and comfortable as possible. All products can be purchased on Amazon and are all prime. 

  1. Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are lightweight and store clothing neatly without adding extra weight and help you organize and save space in your suitcase. Protects clothes from wrinkles and stains. They also protect your clothes from spills or leaks. Can fit various carry-ons: tote, a weekender, backpack, duffel bag, etc. The two types of cubes I recommend are the Bagail and the Tabitoria. 

  • The Bagail comes with 8 cubes – M, L, XL,  underwear bag, drawstring bag, shoe bag, sock bag, cosmetic bag, 13 different colors/designs. There are multiple versions on Amazon, The Bagail is Amazon’s choice. Cost: $24.99
  • The Tabitoria is a single cube that allows for hanging clothing, undergarments, and shoes. It comes in L, XL. There are three to four shelves in one cube, and it fits comfortably in a suitcase. Cost: $32.99

2. Apple Air Tags

Apple Air tags have a lot of use and are extremely helpful. This product allows you to keep track of your things while traveling. Put it in your wallet, luggage, backpack, passport, on your keys, and whatever else you want to keep track of. Track the air tag in the Find My app on Apple products. The built-in speaker sounds of beep to help you find what you are looking for. This product can be very useful for looking for lost or stolen items while on vacation. 

  • A singular tag costs $29.00 
  • A pack of 4 tags costs $89.99. 

Another option similar to this is in the tile pro. 

3. Portable Charger

When you are on vacation you find yourself using your phone a lot. Taking photos, using directions, a translator, listening to music, whatever it may be, your phone loses its charge quickly. A portable charger allows you to charge your phone on the go. Portable chargers hold their charge for a least 2 hours, recharging your phone in the process. There are several types of chargers: Plug and Charge model (wireless), magnetic (wireless), and Battery pack, which are the most common.

  • Plug and Charger cost $25.99
  • Magnetic cost $31.99
  • Battery Pack cost $19.99

4. Universal Travel Adapter

Traveling to another country? Well, a universal adapter is one important thing to bring along. Other countries have different outlets than the US, the universal adapter allows you to plug in chargers, hairdryers, curling iron, flat iron, etc. into outlets that don’t match the plug. The universal adapter can plug into 150 country outlets. Cost $22.99

5. Toiletry Travel Bottles

Travel bottles are a great addition to your toiletry bag. These bottles allow you to take your favorite shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion on vacation. They are refillable and leakproof. Another bonus they are food safe, if you need to pack some kind of food you can and don’t have to worry about it leaking. The package comes with four bottles, of various colors and patterns. They are the perfect size to fit comfortably in your toiletry bag without taking up too much space but still allowing you to pack a reasonable amount of product. Cost $12.99

6. Three-in-One Charger

A three-in-one charger is a magnetic charger that allows you to charge your iPhone, apple watch, and AirPods all on one station. A great product for cramped hotel rooms as it saves you counter space. It’s also helpful because you don’t need to pack a bunch of different wireless to charge your electronics. They are compatible with Apple Watch series 1-8 and Sports, iPhone 12-14, and Airpods 2-3 and pro.  Cost: $33.99 in black,

$39.99 in white, $42.99 in other colors

7. Fanny Pack 

The fanny pack is an excellent bag to pack for your vacation. They are lightweight, easy to carry, and pack. Fanny packs have space for your phone, wallet, passport, keys, and other small items. They are gender-neutral and for preteens, teens, and adults. They are great to wear for all your travel adventures like shopping, walking around, biking, hiking, etc. It’s also great to bring to the gym. There are many ways fanny packs can be carried: cross bag, shoulder bag, and waist bag. Fanny packs are a strong way to prevent getting pickpocketed. They come in many different colors and patterns. Cost $16.98

8. AirFly

Airfly is a new and great product for your flights. It is a Bluetooth wireless audio transmitter. It plugs into the plane allowing you to watch in-flight movies through your AirPods or other wireless headphones. There are types AirFly SE, AirFly Duo, and Airfly Pro. AirFly SE and AirFly Duo do pretty much the same things, they allow you to connect one set of headphones. AirFly Pro allows you to connect two sets of headphones. Cost: SE is $34.99, Duo is $44.99, Pro is $54.99.

9. Mini Refillable Perfume/Cologne Bottle

These mini refillable perfume and cologne bottles bring your favorite scents on vacation. They are 3.15 inches which allows them to fit into luggage, handbags, fanny packs, and pockets. They hold 0.17 fl. oz. 5ml. This product is also easy to use:

  1. Unplug the small lid of the perfume nozzle
  2. Put the bottom of the refillable bottle to the nozzle of the perfume bottle
  3. Press up and down until the bottle fills

Cost $7.99-$9.99 for a pack of 5

10. Jewelry Holder

Jewelry holders organize and hold necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, so you can bring them on your vacation. They prevent necklaces and bracelets from tangling. This product is spacious and compact (fits in luggage and/or small bag). There are various versions and colors.  Price ranges from $6.99 – $19.99 depending on model and color