Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.Andre Gide
January 11th is National Shop for Travel Day! What better time to stock up on all the best travel essentials for 2022 to eat, drink, work and play like a jet-setting travel pro?
Read on to disover our top picks for savvy travelers.
Travel Eat Essentials
Reduce single-use plastic at home and while traveling with durable, flexible snacking bags from Stasher. These silicone snack bags come in a range of colors, shapes and sizes, inclding special Go Bag designed for snacking on the move.
Not only are these great bags for travel snacks, but they can also be used for other accessories. Use them to keep toiletries and makeup mess-free in your bags.
Cost: $95.00 (and currently 30% off)
Over 100 million plastic utensils are used, and thrown away, each day in the United States alone. When we travel, we tend to eat out at restaurants and takeaways more often, but that doesn’t mean we have to use more plastic!
Instead, take a travel cutlery set with you on the go to reduce your plastic use. This cutlery set from Outlery contains a fork, spoon, knife and chopsticks, all of which break down to fit in a tiny tin as wide as a credit card. Add a metal straw to complete your set.
Whether you’re jet-setting, driving cross-country, or hiking and camping, you’ll need snacks to fuel your voyage. Unfortunately, convenience food is often full of sugar, salt, and processed ingredients. To stay on track and still enjoy a tasty snack, bring a few energy bars on board.
RXBARs pack tons of nutrients and protein into a convenient, travel-ready snacking bar. They are made with only real food ingredients like egg whites, nuts, and dates, so you can feel good about indulging in them too.
Cost: $25.99 for 12 bars
Traveling can be exhausting, and it is important to boost your immune system up as much as possible. Remember to back your vitamin C supplements to stay healthy and enjoy your trip. I like packing these tropical gummies that can almost be mistaken as candy!
Cost: $15.39 for 63
Travel Drink Essentials
Whether you’re flying for fun or for work, you deserve to sit back and enjoy the flight with a quality drink in hand. Unfortunately, unless you’re sitting in First Class, the usual airplane cocktails leave something to be desired. Upgrade your cocktail instantly with a Carry On Cocktail Kit.
These mini-kits from W&P are perfectly portioned to create craft-style cocktails at any altitude. Just choose your booze, follow the instructions and sip! Select cocktail classics like Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic, Champagne, Bloody Mary, Margarita, Hot Toddy, and more. Or go all out with their “Frequent Flyer” pack.
Staying hydrated while you travel is a must. But buying water bottles while out is expensive and uses a lot of plastic. Having your own portable water bottle is great, but they easily get dirty and can be hard to clean on the go.
The solution? LARQ‘s self-cleaning reusable water bottle, LARQ water bottles not only help save money and the plant, they also keep your water clean and free from harmful bacteria. The technology inside the LARQ bottle deactivates up to 99% of bacteria such as E.coli, is non-toxic and mercury-free, and does not require replacement filters. The Movement PureVis version is lightweight and perfect for travel.
Keeping your healthy diet on track can be tricky when you’re traveling. Thankfully, superfood powders like Athletic Greens make it easy to stay healthy. Each individual packet contains over 75 vitamins, minerals and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. Just add one scoop to 8 ounces of water. Drink and enjoy a focused and energized day.
These silicone straws are so soft and bendy that it helps kids and adults stay safe from any potential hurts on mouth, teeth or eye while drinking. They are perfect for you to enjoy any cold or hot drinks and you don’t have to worry about them freezing or burning your mouth like with stainless straws. The best part is the carrying case and cleaning bruch which makes things extra easy-peasy to pack in your purse or carry-on.
Travel Work Essentials
Travel days can be long and take a toll on your electronics’ battery life. Nothing is worse than your phone or laptop dying midday. This portable charger from Anker will power your laptop on the go at full speed, and it can also charge two other devices simultaneously. Travel worry-free if you still need to stay connected.
Whether you’re traveling for work or fun, a tech case helps you get organized and stay organized on the go. This travel case from AWAY contains compartments for chargers, cords, earbuds, and other small tech items. Say goodbye to tangled cords and work trip mayhem!
If there’s ever a product for this travel essentials for 2022, this is it! Working abroad has plenty of challenges, so don’t let spotty WiFi be one of them! These days, our work depends on fast and reliable internet. A mobile Wifi hotspot helps ensure you always have reliable internet service when you need it. Plus, it’s pocket-sized and requires no SIM card for easy packing.
If you’re heading out of town for a big work meeting, interview or conference, you want to look your best. A travel garment steamer helps you avoid those pesky travel wrinkles and show up looking crisp and clean. For work travelelers, the Conair Travel Smart 450 Watt Dual Voltage Garment Steamer is the best for the job.
TRAVEL PLAY ESSENTIALS
If air, car, or train travel leaves your skin dry and dull, refresh at your hotel with a mini facial. YINA’s Divine Cellulose mask contains herbal ingredients, antioxidants, allantoin, amino acids, and vitamins to revive your skin post-travel. After letting the mask sit on your skin for 30 minutes, do a quick facial massage and slip into bed for some beauty sleep!
Keep track of all the places you go with a scratch-off travel map! There are many scratch-off travel maps on the market, but this one from Waypoint Wanders is particularly beautiful as you scratch off your destinations to reveal the watercolor artwork of artist Kristin Douglas. Choose from maps or bucket lists like National Parks.
Traveling with your best friends, partner, or family is a great way to connect on a deeper level. Wind down after a busy day with a glass of wine (or juice for the little ones) and ask some thought-provoking questions. Actually Curious cards get the conversation started, and you keep it going. Try the Happy Hour Edition or Culture Edition for lighthearted chats, or go deeper with the Curiosity or Human Rights Edition.
Before, during and even after your travel is a great time to learn a new language. With Duolingo, it’s easy to get fluent, or simply just have a resource when you’re trying to communicate with someone in a new language. Duolingo is both app-based and available on the web. They make learning fun with all sorts of game-like lessons and extra points for completing lessons. The best part: It’s free (until you want to remove those pesky ads from your learning experience).
Level Up Your Travels with the Best Travel Essentials for 2022
Travel opens our minds and our hearts. It offers unforgettable memories and makes us who we are. Our travel essentials for 2022 just make the journey all the more exciting. Try these essentnials or give them to the jet-setters in your life!
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart.
But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you.
It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body.
You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”