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Like me, when you’re going away on holiday or traveling, to make life easier, there are some must-have travel gadgets that I certainly shouldn’t be without and I think you shouldn’t be too. Check out this list to see what you should be packing to keep you safe, connected, and entertained.

Power Bank

It’s typical that your phone always dies when you need it most (cue to me sobbing my eyes out, snot running, etc). Whether it’s to tell someone you’ve arrived safely, to check the map for which way you need to go or to read the news or play games, power banks are now a must to ensure you’re not left without charge wherever you are. Check out my review of my adventure power bank here:

OUTXE Rugged Power Bank

Phone Tripod

You’ll likely be using your phone as your camera, and now there are loads of smartphone tripods you can get with legs which can bend easily so that you can take steady pictures anywhere. You can also get some with legs that lock onto fencing or trees for impulsive digital photos. So, hello to amazing selfies!

Mini Drone

Mini drones are great fun for taking traveling and mean that you can capture your memories from angles like you never have before. Most drones have a flight time of between 5 and 10 minutes, which is just enough for capturing beautiful pictures on your trip. With so many different options on the market for drones, you could spend as much or as little as you want, but it’s a good idea to shop around, look for deals and check if there are any discount codes from

Waterproof Walkman

Whether you are planning to exercise while traveling or you just listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks on the go, the Sony Waterproof Walkman is lightweight and can keep up to 16GB of content on there, and you can also use it while you’re swimming too. So, get ready to boogie with Spice Girls!

Portable Speaker

Bluetooth portable speakers are a godsend. Whether you want music while you’re in your hotel or villa or by the pool, there are speakers to suit any budget. More Spice Girls, anyone?


You can’t take a mountain of books with you when you’re traveling, so get yourself an eReader as they’re a lot cheaper than an iPad, are lighter than most books but store thousands of books, meaning you can read your way through a fortnight-long holiday just by taking one eReader. Most have a six-inch screen and look more like paper than your phone or tablet so are easier on the eye than a color LCD screen. I’m ready and primed for the new Game of Thrones book to come out…will it?

Mobile Wi-Fi

Not having reliable 4G or Wi-Fi connection can be a little daunting, so one of the best things you can get is a mobile Wi-Fi device. There are a lot of options in the shops right now, many of which can connect a number of devices at the same time. You can use these devices for your phone, laptop, tablet, anything that connects to Wi-Fi and gets excellent coverage in different countries. They boast easy connection with a unique Wi-Fi network name and password, which is displayed on the screen. You should also look for one which is fast-charging, lightweight and gives you over 10 hours of device usage from one charge. I absolutely adore this particularly when I was travelling around the National Parks in USA:

iTrekHere in America

So, how about it? Do you have more gadgets that you swear to live by on your travels? Let me know in the comments below!