When you go away for a weekend, does it look like you’ve packed for a week? Don’t worry, it happens to us, too! We seem to pack “a little” too much each time we travel, because, you know, we’d rather be prepared, just in case…
In an effort to curb our ways ever so slightly, we found these great travel accessories that help keep things protected and organized. And some are just plain cool.
We have to start with the CupCase because, well, it IS the perfect travel accessory and it does it all. We designed it to protect your fine bras and lingerie when you’re on the go. The cups of your bra fit perfectly inside the cups of the CupCase, which helps protect the shape of your bra, even when you have to sit on your suitcase to try to zip it up! CupCase comes in six styles: Pretty Purple, Charming Cheetah, Spot on Leopard, Hot Pink, Red Hot and Little Black Dress. And right now, the animal prints are on sale for just $19.95 (through 9/21/12). Buy one for yourself and as a gift! When it comes to packing bras, CupCase is the answer!
TravelSmith Smart Packs
These packing “cubes” are pretty cool. If you limit yourself to what you can pack in these tubes, you just might take the things you actually need. TravelSmith makes a set of three nylon cubes (large, medium and small) that are perfect for packing shirts, underwear and socks. They’re flexible so you can stuff them down into your duffle or suitcase, but they keep everything organized and together. You also can pull them out of your suitcase and drop them into a drawer at the hotel room.
Personalized Luggage Tag Set
Let’s face it, almost everyone out there has a black suitcase. But not everyone has a cool personalized luggage tag! Think about it, a tag with a pretty paisley background with your initials on one side and your contact information on the other. It’s the perfect accessory to a sleek and fashionable black bag. 6 Designs has some great choices. They also make perfect gifts with a CupCase!
Quilted, Washable Carry-on
Break the mold of the black carry-on with a colorful quilted Vera Bradley one! The bright colors and patterns make it easy to keep your bag in your line of sight. It holds a lot and it’s so soft, you can squish and squeeze the bag into an overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. When it’s empty, it also folds flat so you can stow it inside your big suitcase. And, if it gets dirty, you just throw it in the washing machine when you return home from your travels!
Battery Pack for Your iPhone
If your layover gets way-laid and you checked (or even worse, forgot!) your phone charger, Mophie Juice makes a cool phone case/rechargeable battery pack that will keep you connected with friends, family and the Internet! The capacity more than doubles the life of your battery. Plus it comes in cool juicy colors like magenta, purple, as well as cyan, black and yellow.