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Top 10 Most Essential Luxury Travel Items To Travel Like A ProThursday 22 June 2017
Top 10 Most Essential Luxury Travel Items To Travel Like A Pro – If you travel a lot, working or on vacation, you probably understand the urgent need of unwieldy luggage and modern contraptions that make travelers’ life so much easier. With that in mind, Covetedition decided to select, with precision, some things that never should leave anyone’s trusty carry-on. Of course that we all know to pack things like pens, travel blankets, and neck pillows for the journey. But there are other essentials for when you actually get to your destination. Here are a few of Covetedion’s favourites.
If you are constantly facing the dilemma of checking into a pricey hotel only to find a circa 2007 iPhone or iPod dock (the ones that still have thirty-pin ports), your best bet is to pack your own portable Bluetooth speaker—such as Jawbone’s Mini Jambox. It’s compact enough to be inconsequential in terms of weight. It comes in a variety of cool colors. And you don’t have to park it in your hotel room: You can bring it to the beach, enjoy music poolside, or listen to it while you’re in the bath. If you have two, you can even sync both speakers to one phone for extra bass.
There may be people that still resist the idea of owning a passport case, but I believe that sooon they will find out that, without one, it becomes a challenge to keep multiple boarding passes easily accessible. But if you’re shopping around, choose a durable cover with at least one inside sleeve or pocket. Smythson makes a number of styles, but this bright red piece will be easy to spot inside a carry-on.
There’s no question every traveler needs a good pair of noise canceling headphones. They provide reliable protection from the inevitable aural assaults. And Bose’s QuietComfort 25 blocks all of that. Even when you’re not in transit, they’re incredibly helpful: Wearing massive over-ear headphones is code for “I cannot be bothered at this very moment.”
If you haven’t tried a Rinowa yet, then you don’t know what you’re missing. The predominantly polycarbonate piece weighs a mere 8.4 pounds. There will be no more hobbling from gate to gate because the thing is incredibly easy to maneuver. It’s also big enough to pack all the essentials. And it just looks so damn sleek. But beyond that, it really is the perfect size: It will fit in any overhead bin—even in those tiny European carriers, which tend to be smaller. Also, push the handle down and it can double as a seat.
Have you ever been stuck somewhere—a provincial airport, a train, or in coach class—where the liquor choices, if any, are less than stellar? There’s nothing worse than really bad booze. The solution is to have at least one flask filled with a Speyside single malt. Our choice is Izola’s five-ounce flask. It may be over TSA’s 3.5-ounce liquid carry-on limit, but it always makes it past security. Tt reads like a small perfume bottle on the x-ray security image. But if you don’t want to have five ounces of alcohol on you, you can always buy Izola’s three-ounce flasks—and pack two of those.
Not every country uses two-prong plugs. Bring at least two universal adaptors wherever you go. You don’t want to have a phone, a laptop, an iPad, and other devices that you can’t charge because you’re in Hong Kong and in need of a Type G plug. Tumi’s adaptor is inexpensive (at $50) and provides four plug configurations, which will have you covered in at least 150 countries. There’s also a higher-end version (at $75) if you’re so inclined. In any case, I highly recommend investing in a few of these if you’re on the road a lot.
Stilettos are beautiful and universally flattering. But they’re no good for travel. You can’t wear them to the airport. Certainly not on the TGV from Paris to Geneva (or wherever). Definitely not while you’re navigating your way through any city with miles of cobblestones. And if you’re away for work—with back-to-back appointments—leave your Louboutins and Gianvito Rossis at home. Instead, bring a pair of fancy knockarounds like Everlane’s Modern Point shoe in black and white, which will pair quite nicely with many ensembles. (They also come in burgundy if you need color.)
The Valextra’s accessories case and organizer is perfect: It’s not oversized, it has five compartments protected by mesh (so you can see which cables are where), and it’s chic. Nothing about its design is over-the-top or fussy.
Considering that some hotel rooms have outlets in inconvenient and unlikely places, having a six-foot-long charger is always helpful. Because you never really know when you’re going to need it. It may not even be in the hotel room. Perhaps you need to charge your device in a hotel bar while waiting for your room or in an airport lounge…whatever the case, it’s never a bad idea to have a Kikkerland charger handy. Plus Apple’s original cords aren’t reliable: Bend them just a tad by the base and they’re dead. And if you need micro-USB cables, Kikkerland has them too.
This one’s for the gents. Galet’s slippers are made out of cotton canvas—with removable leather insoles and rubber soles. They’re easy on the feet and perfect for long strolls. The best part? You can chuck them in the washer without ruining them. (Just make sure to remove the insoles first.)
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