Whether we’re on a plane, sightseeing, photographing, or figuring out what to pack, here’s a rundown of some of our go-to items that make traveling so much better.
The best system for allowing you to sleep in a flat-backed, semi-reclined position in an airplane seat. Read our review here.
Lightweight and small with adjustable lumbar support. Check out this post that includes the Cocoon and all our favorite travel pillows.
A comfy neck support that keeps your head in an ergonomic position. Read more about the Trtl Pillow and others like it here.
An easy-to-use camera for traveling that takes fantastic pictures and 4k video.
Rick’s absolute favorite travel tripod for mirrorless cameras. Find his review here.
Rick’s new favorite travel backpack for his camera and travel gear.
A compact, portable, lightweight Smart Drone with Ultra High Definition 4K video and pictures.
Daybags & Backpacks
Goes with everything and stylish enough for traveling. The wide strap doesn’t cut into your shoulder, while the bag lies nice and flat against the body. So many compartments keep everything within easy reach.
A near perfect camera bag and carry-on that Rick has used for years. Check out his review here.
Stuff to Wear
These shoes are super comfortable and look great, to boot. Wear them on vacation and even when you get home.
You can’t go wrong with walking shoes from Skechers. Low profile, lightweight, and perfect for long days on your feet.
A sturdy sandal is a must in warm, rainy destinations. These protect your toes while letting your feet air out.
Lightweight, stylish, water-repellent pants that are just as perfect for airports as they are for hiking.
Don’t bother packing separate shorts and pants for your kids when you can have both with zipoffs.
These pants look good and were designed for travel with sun protection, secured pockets, and quick-drying nylon.
A casual sun hat for men with 50 UPF, a chin strap, mesh/nylon construction, and wicking sweatband.
Keep the sun off your neck, the sides of your face, even the front if you choose to wear the removable face mask.
Odds & Ends
It looks like a flask and might get a few weird looks, but the slim shape of this flat water bottle can’t be beat. It fits especially effortlessly into a purse or daybag.
This jar really doesn’t leak, and the 1 and 2 oz. sizes hold plenty for a week or two. Ladies, especially, will appreciate their lotions and liquid-y beauty products not oozing out into their toiletry bag.
Very decent noise cancelling earbuds that are small, packable, and affordable. Read our review here.
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