10 Travel Essentials For The Savvy Traveler

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2015 is anticipated to be a big year for travel – especially for those who booked fares on Etihad Airlines to Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg and New Delhi last week. No matter where you are traveling to preparation is the key to a successful trip. Once you’ve determined your travel goals it’s important to make a checklist of essential items to make packing less tedious and more efficient. From luggage tags to digital camcorders, these goods deserve a spot on your packing list no matter what your destination.

On the Go! Travel Checklist ($15): The On the Go! Travel Checklist goes above and beyond, with color-coded categories, a handy spot to check off items that have already been packed, and a stylish, personalized header and design that every type of traveler will love.

Lipault 19″ Weekend Tote ($119): Whether you’re getting away for the weekend or have over packed your large suitcase, the Lipault 19″ Weekend Tote is the perfect solution. This bag is roomy enough to hold your personal travel essentials, a change of clothes, reading materials and even a laptop. The inside has open pockets for a pen and phone. There is also a full-size zippered pocket and clip to hold keys. The wide-mouthed opening makes it easy to sort through the contents in security or mid-flight.

Zuca Pro Travel ($295): The anti “jet lag” bag. Developed for the seasoned road warrior, the ZÜCA Pro is part carry-on, part organizer, and part “darn is this thing cool”. With a built-in seat and removable packing pouches that stack like drawers, this patented new concept in travel is like nothing else. Better yet, the ZÜCA Pro fits comfortably into overheads and comes with a TSA-friendly toiletry bag.

Tego Audio: Power Grid ($59): The PowerGrid is the perfect prescription for all you portable battery needs. Right out the box, the PowerGrid comes up to 80% charged and ready to use anytime, anywhere. Utilizing your device’s USB charging cable, the PowerGrid is compatible with almost all USB devices including iPhones, iPods, Samsung Galaxy, Android & Windows phones, and much more.

Satechi Smart Travel Router & Adapter ($49.99): This compact charger and router juices gadgets and creates wireless network while on the go. The Satechi Smart Travel Router / Travel Adapter with USB Port adapts to fit into four of the most common plug configurations used around the world and features four different modes for your wireless networking needs. Two options provide charge your device: an AC power port and a USB port. This compact adapter is convenient for charging smartphones, laptops, music players, cameras, e-readers, handheld game consoles, tablets, and other devices all around the world.

Vivitar DVR 850W ($99): This digital video recorder has compact size with powerful features.  The Vivitar DVR 850W will blow you away with its crystal clear video and still image quality.  The DVR 850W is waterproof up to 5 meters. This recorder also has a rechargeable lithium ion battery, 8x Digital Zoom, and a bright 2.4″ LCD making this DVR easy to use, even for the beginner.

GoPro Hero4 ($399): Adventure travelers can capture striking 4K video in a wide array of environments using the GoPro HERO4 Silver action camera, which features a standard waterproof housing for use in up to 131′ of water. The wearable, mountable design enables versatile use.

Skullcandy Crusher ($99): The Skullcandy Crusher headphones supply amazing, rich sound to keep travelers entertained for hours and fold up tight for easy storage. These offer realistic and powerful bass experience that you can feel, thanks to a built-in amp and an extra driver.

PUNK Wireless Speaker ($69.99): PUNK is water, shock and dust resistant, so it’s tough enough to survive in your bag, rugged enough for a mountain bike trek, and loud enough to be heard over crashing waves. And with eight hours of battery life (50% more than the other speakers its size), you will need to recharge before PUNK will.

On The Go! ID Tags ($20): These durable plastic tags with a clear plastic attachment fit all carry-ons, camera bags, back packs and more and are essential to anyone on-the-go!