25 Must Have Accessories For Savvy Travelers

Posted by on March 13, 2012

Whether you are venturing off the beaten path or just flying to visit relatives there are a number of gadgets and accessories out there that can make your travel experience much easier and more enjoyable. With everything from water purifiers that fit in your pocket to theft proof backpacks here are 25 must have accessories for savvy travelers.

Airport Express

Although originally the Airport Express was intended to extend the range of your Wi-Fi network or play music out of remote speakers, it can also be used as a wireless base station whenever you are on the road. Just plug in the ethernet and you have your own private network.


Portable Solar Charger

Going on the road, one of the first things you will want to take with you is some extra power. Although lately there haven’t been many quality solar chargers, the Powermonkey eXplorer has a standby charge of up to one year, is built to withstand all sort of rough conditions, and is made to power almost everything in your arsenal.


Nyrius Translator

This Nyrius Translator will give you the most bang for your buck as it spits out phrases in 12 languages and fits right in your pocket.


Portable Notebook Lock

According to the statistics, every 53 seconds a laptop computer is stolen in the United States. This lightweight Kensington Notebook Lock will make sure that all of your data is safe when you are on the road.


Travel Charger and Power Adapter

These days it would be hard to go anywhere in the world if you couldn’t plug in all of your gadgets and the Kensington Power Adapter allows you to do this easily with its lightweight universal charger.



Rather than taking all of your books with you and weighing you down while trying to catch your flight, the Amazon Kindle will allow you to do all of your reading on one easy to use tablet.


Flip Mino

Probably the simplest, most easy to use camera ever invented, the Flip Mino comes with essentially one button – record. What’s more it has 2 GB of internal memory which allows for over 60 minutes of recording time.


Portable DVD Player

With a big 8.5 inch diagonal screen and unparalleled battery life, this Panasonic Portable DVD Player will offer you 13 hours of your favorite films.


Playstation Portable

Although there are numerous travel gaming platforms out there to choose from, we tend to lean towards the PSP if only because of all its extra features. Not only can you play games and movies but it also comes equipped with Skype and pretty soon GPS as well.



No need to bring along all that clunky camera equipment to get a good shot. Simply pop your iPhone in the back of the MCamLite and start shooting. With a durable aluminum frame, 37mm wide angle macro/combo lens and 180 degree external mic it’s sure to make you, along with your shots, look like a pro.


Noise Canceling Headphones

Originally developed to boost the sound quality of hearing aids, these Able Planet Noise Canceling Headphones are extremely comfortable and coming in at $100 less than the Bose QuietComfort 3s your ears, and wallet, will thank you.


Personal Navigator

Although there are numerous GPS devices out there, the Asus Personal Navigator is not only jam packed with features like bluetooth and an FM transmitter, it is also compact enough to fit in your pocket so you can easily take it with you when you get out of the car.


Macbook Air

Here at List25 we travel with all sorts of accessories and our conclusion when it comes to laptops is that you can’t really beat the Macbook Air, especially if you are an avid Mac fan. Of course, it doesn’t have a CD/DVD drive and the battery isn’t as long lasting as some other brands but it makes up for all of that with its ridiculously slim and portable design.


Battery Pack

The one downside to having an iPhone as any proud owner will tell you, is the battery life. Assuming that you don’t have a Mophie juice pack, your second best option is a battery pack. Trust us, you’ll need it.



As cool as your average pedometer can be, theTrackstick takes that coolness a step further. Not only does it tell you how far you’ve walked, but you can sync it with Google Earth and it will give you a very accurate representation of exactly where you have been for the past several weeks.

Syed Balkhi


Syed is a co-founder of List25 and a very successful blogger. He is most famously known for his blog WPBeginner that covers WordPress tutorials, beginners guides on topics like installing WordPress, choosing WordPress hosting, and more.

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    WHERE IS THE IPAD AND DS oh yeah mabye ipad is a bit bad on journeys because some of fave games need internet

  • thedropofahat

    If you’re going to go travel to places where life may be strange, new and different from what you call home, why would you bring all of these gadgets so you can be so distracted from what’s around you that it’s almost like you never left where you were?

    • Immy

      Most of these gadgets are for the plane trip. Plane trips drag on a lot and can last up to, well, I don’t know how long.


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