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Useful travel backpacks

When I travel I have always many things with me. Most of the times I have to add to clothes and accessories something related to my job. Other times I have some items that help me to enjoy more my trip. So I need in my wardrobe some useful travel backpacks ready for different journeys.  I can’t renounce to my laptop, then on a plane, I have always hand luggage with some clothes and toiletries in case my suitcase will be lost.

If I go out for a short trip in nature I need to choose among the useful travel backpacks a small one. Why? To put a bottle of water, a sweater, an umbrella, and a few other things. Answering to whom asked me advice about the backpack to buy for a trip I decided to write this post with some tips coming from my experience as a traveler. Even during my luxury trips, I have always a backpack because it is practical for any movement, also inside an airport.

Useful travel backpacks: how to choose the best one

Are you going to travel or are you searching for a gift for someone who loves to travel? This post is made for you? I am going to help you, with some advice, in finding the best option on the market. Because experience is important to select the adapt bags. Before I mentioned that I have more useful travel backpacks at home. There are a lot of models and I need a different type of luggage according to the type of trip.

Trendy backpack

Fashion and design are as important as much comfort? Well, so size, weight, and space are not the only criteria you need to search for. Maybe you need a bag that will look fashionable also on Instagram. I can suggest a couple of objects. Both of them can answer to your needs.

1. Fjallraven is the classic bag, especially to take around a laptop. It is practical and functional and it contains also accessories and cables, thanks to an external pocket.

2. Herschel is one of the coolest and useful travel backpacks, elegant, with space for the laptop, and magnetic strap closures with metal pin clips. The bag has an internal media pocket with a headphone port. Therefore it is perfect for your tech devices.

Trekking backpacks

Trendy is nice, but it depends on what you need. If you like the adventure and if you need useful travel backpacks for trekking, forget the previous ones. Choose something practical and functional, a bag that can contain all the necessary for your trip. Just one recommendation: don’t buy a trekking backpack for a trendy woman. She will never appreciate.

The variety of useful travel backpacks for trekking is huge, but also the variety of prices is really big. That’s why you need to focus on your goals and on the budget. Amazon offers many types of items, it is surely the proper place where to do your research. There are many sizes so you can select the best one according to the type of trip. Don’t forget: pick the lightest backpack, because of the weight policies on planes. Also because you will carry it on your back during your journey.

My selection

1. AmazonBasics is perfect for hiking and camping. It is made of durable polyester.

2. Sunvp 50L is made with nylon and it is water resistant. This backpack is one of the most equipped for any condition. There are different pockets and the quality is very high. Because resistance is an important feature.

3. Mountaintop 40L is good for camping. It has 6 adjustable straps. The advantage concern the respect of the airline policies about the size.

4. Mountaintop 55L/65L is bigger than the previous, then it has a lot of pockets and it is water resistant. The design guarantee comfort on the back. In this way, you can bring it everywhere without efforts.

5. Teton Sports Scout 3400 offers many professional features. It is versatile and you can customize it easily in order to answer to your specific needs. The quality is high.

6. Venture Pal Daypack is an item, among the useful travel backpacks, that you can use for a daily trip. There are many compartments, it is also capable, durable, and comfortable. But, of course, it compact, so adapt only for short journeys.

I hope you found something interesting or at least that you will get inspired. Therefore you can buy directly the backpack you prefer. If you are searching a gift for a traveler, or other items for your trips, read my guide.

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Amazon 2019: the best travel accessories

What do you need to travel? No, don’t think about hotel reservations, flight tickets and so on. I am focused on the accessories. Yes, the items in your suitcase. Well, of course, you have to put shoes, trousers, jackets… After that, you select generally some objects that will help you to have a better experience. It means to have some products that will help you during your trip. Do you have some of them in your mind? Great! Maybe I can help you to find out what are the best travel accessories on Amazon 2019.

In the list of the best-selling travel accessories, you can find something that you need but you don’t know it exists. Buy them for you to get more comfort during your journey. Or buy them as a gift for a traveler. How they were selected? The list comes from the Amazon 2019 analysis that observed the purchase of customers. I saw and bought most of them and I can say that I agree. What I didn’t buy it on my wishlist. You know, when you travel some accessories can be really helpful and change positively your experience.

GDTK leather passport holder

The GDTK leather passport holder is made to hold and protect your passport. It can host also credit cards, business cards, and boarding pass. This practical and strategical travel accessory features a lightweight and flexible design, as well as built-in RFID blocking to prevent personal information disclosure during travel. It’s also available in a variety of bright and fun colors.

Price $7.99   BUY IT NOW

The Trtl Travel pillow as a bestseller on Amazon 2019

Sleep well during your journey so you can arrive at your destination feeling great. Of course, you can use it also during your trip in different situations, like traveling on buses and trains. There are several styles of travel pillows that support your head and neck, providing the ultimate comfort while sleeping in an upright position. The Trtl pillow is an Amazon 2019 bestseller and it’s the ergonomic shape and compact design have made it popular among frequent fliers and road warriors.

Price: $29.99   BUY IT NOW

 

iClever Boost Cube

You will never lose power anymore. Thanks to the travel USB charger. The best-selling travel charger on Amazon 2019 is the iClever Boost Cube with 4.5 stars and more than 12,000 reviews. It features two USB ports with 24W/4.8A power and it allows you to charge two devices at the same time. This charger also has Smart ID technology and recognizes any device. The portable and lightweight charger is compact enough for traveling and is compatible with most smartphones and tablets.

Price: $19.69   BUY IT NOW

Shacke Pak – 4 Set Packing Cubes

Fitting perfectly in your travel backpack or suitcase, these set of four packing cubes provide the ultimate organization for your luggage. Keep your clothes wrinkle-free by neatly packing them in these space-saving bags. You can also keep your clean and dirty clothes separate while traveling. These 4-inch-deep bags are made of durable, water-resistant nylon and come with a separate laundry bag. It is one of the Amazon 2019 best-selling travelers‘ accessories.

Price: $27.99   BUY IT NOW

Etekcity Digital Luggage Scale

Don’t wait to be at the airport to know the weight of your suitcase. Avoid bad surprises at the check-in and know the accurate weight of your bag with a digital luggage scale. The Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale is the No. 1 best seller on Amazon 2019. It offers high-accuracy readings for hefty weights and its design makes it portable and easy to store. Now you don’t have to worry about packing that extra pair of shoes or souvenir for mom. Whit this scale you will be ready to face all the weight rules in any airport, so you won’t pay extra fees.

Price: $11.99   BUY IT NOW

The Zoppen RFID-Blocking Travel Wallet

The Zoppen RFID-blocking travel wallet features a trifold design to help protect and organize your important items while traveling. This particular wallet has one passport pouch, three card slots, one ID pouch, two ticket compartments, one zip pocket, one sim card slot, and a pen holder. It also can hold money and has a spot for a smartphone.

Price: $13.99   BUY IT NOW

Highwind Cruise Luggage Tags

Highwind Cruise Luggage Tags includes four clear luggage tags and two ID badge holders with black lanyards. They can be used for several cruise lines. The tags have zip-top seals to protect your tags from getting wet or falling out and come with stainless steel rings to ensure tags won’t fall off.

Price: $7.75   BUY IT NOW

YAMIU Travel Shoe Bags

Never mix shoes and clothes. Keep them separated with the shoe bags. The YAMIU Travel Shoe Bags come in a set of four waterproof nylon bags with durable zippers. It’s an Amazon’s 2019 Choice and the No.1 bestseller in shoe bags, with a more than 95 percent 4-star and 5-star reviews.

Price: $11.88   BUY IT NOW

 

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Headphones

One of the best electronic travel accessories, you can lose yourself in the music or block out loud noises with a great pair of headphones. Bose QuietComfort 35 are wireless noise-canceling headphones that are topped rated on Amazon 2019 and have 20 hours of battery life. They also feature a dual-microphone system that allows clear calls and voice access to your smartphone.

Price: $349.00   BUY IT NOW

Forge TSA-Approved Luggage Locks

Keep your valuables safe with Forge TSA-approved cable luggage locks. The zinc alloy body of the lock is strong enough to survive tough baggage handling. The durable cable is also thin enough to fit through standard luggage zippers. The locks feature an easy-to-set, three-digit combination that can be reset as many times as needed.

Price: $20.95   BUY IT NOW

Zero Grid Neck Wallet

Perfect for frequent fliers and minimalist travelers, the Zero Grid Neck Wallet is easy to conceal while protecting your important travel necessities. This slim wallet can fit under a T-shirt, button-up shirt or blouse, and protects against RFID scanning and common pickpocketing. The adjustable elastic strap makes it comfortable to wear, not to mention keeps your hands free while traveling or sightseeing. One of the best items on Amazon 2019.

Price: $16.23   BUY IT NOW

Pantheon Travel Bag

The Pantheon toiletry bag is lightweight and durable, and its interior is lined in case of accidental spills. The wide-open design allows adequate room for all your necessities. The main compartment can hold larger toiletries like shaving cream or shampoo bottles, while a zipped mesh pouch can fit cosmetics or smaller essentials. The bag measures 9.25 x 4.72 x 4.72 inches and includes a built-in hook and side handle. It’s an Amazon 2019 Choice.

Price: $9.99   BUY IT NOW

The Ohderri Portable Footrest

Rest easy while traveling with your new portable footrest. The Ohderri portable footrest is a lightweight carry-on footrest that makes sitting during a long flight more comfortable and less cramped. A portable footrest can also be used on trains or in the office when you come back from your holiday.

Price: $8.65   BUY IT NOW

Travelon Bag Bungee

The Travelon travel bungee allows you to move two bags as one. Thanks to this Amazon 2019 Choice item you can carry more with fewer efforts. The bungee attaches to the handle of your wheeled luggage, working on both single and double poles handle systems. You can securely attach a second bag to the handle and move with ease through the airport.

Price: $14.99   BUY IT NOW

Travel Bottles Silicone Containers Set

With leak-proof travel bottles, you don’t have to worry about your shampoo soaking your clothes while traveling. The silicone bottles come in a set of four and are TSA carry-on approved. These BPA-free silicone bottles are designed with a three-layer anti-leakage cap and wide mouth for easy refilling of shampoos and lotions. The travel bottle sets are available in 3oz. It is one of the Amazon 2019 items chosen by travelers.

Price: $18.97   BUY IT NOW

TravelMore Luggage Tags

At the airport, you are always worried to lose your suitcase, because they are all equal. Consider tags, because they can help you. An easy way to identify your luggage at baggage claim or if lost, luggage tags are a must-have accessory for traveling. This particular set from TravelMore comes with 4 flexible bag tags made of PVC silicone material that can be bent without getting damaged. The tags come in several neon colors to help you spot your suitcase from far away.

Price: $6.99   BUY IT NOW

The GlocalMe U2 4G Mobile Hotspot

You can travel anywhere and have access to the Internet with a mobile WiFi hotspot. The GlocalMe U2 4G Mobile Hotspot is a best seller on Amazon with 288 customer reviews and 4.5 stars. It uses Cloud SIM technology and users have coverage in more than 100 countries and regions. Users can connect up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices at a time using 4G LTE high-speed Internet. This device has an app where users can buy and manage data, and it also features two SIM card slots.

Price: $131.99   BUY IT NOW

The Outlander Travel Backpack

Whether you travel like a minimalist or just need a great carry-on bag, a travel backpack can take you a long way. The Outlander Travel Backpack is a great example, as it provides ample storage with several pockets and only weighs 0.5 pounds, so it’s compact enough to fit in your suitcase or purse when it’s not in use. Lightweight is the main feature for this Amazon 2019 item.

Price: $23.99    BUY IT NOW

TSA Toiletry Carry-On Bag

This TSA approved toiletry bag by Cableinthebay is essential when passing through airport security. It’s a 1-quart bag is a no-hassle way to pass through security with your carry-on liquids and it’s compliant with TSA 3-1-1 regulations. The waterproof, transparent bag measures 7.2 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches and it includes: 1 Lermende Clear Toiletry Bag + 3 Silicone Travel Bottles (3oz/89ml) + 2 Silicone Travel Cream Jars (20ml) + 1 Lermende Fluorescent color Keychain Lanyard.

Price: $15.99   BUY IT NOW

The Luggage Strap

Keep your suitcase securely closed or attach two bags for smoother transit in an airport with a sturdy luggage strap. The luggage strap is a heavy-duty buckle and strap that comes in a variety of bright colors to help you differentiate your bag from others. The adjustable belt will fit also big size suitcases.

Price: $18.99 (saving $4)   BUY IT NOW

 

Waypoint Travel Scarf

Stay stylish while also keeping our money and valuables secure with a traveling scarf. The pocket allows you to store credit cards, money, passport, and other necessities while you’re on the go, and it keeps your hands free when exploring your destination. These scarves come in a variety of colors and patterns, so you’re sure to find one for every outfit.

Price: $29.95   BUY IT NOW

BESTEK Universal Power Adapter

The BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter is the best seller on Amazon 2019, chosen by the experts and travelers, with more than 2,700 reviews and four stars. It converts all countries’ voltage to US voltage so you can safely charge devices and use electronics when traveling internationally. This version allows you to charge up to seven devices at the same time while its design keeps it compact for traveling.

Price: $39.99   BUY IT NOW

Woolite Travel Laundry Soap

Perfect for on-the-go washes, a 3-1-1 TSA compliant travel pack of laundry detergent is helpful when you’re on the road. Whether you pack light or need to remove a stain, keeping a travel-size laundry detergent in your bag can come in handy.

Price: $14.99   BUY IT NOW

Jason Markk Travel Shoe Cleaning Kit

Whether you need to keep your shoes shiny or touch up a scuff mark, you can always look your best with a travel shoe cleaning kit. Jason Markk’s premium shoe cleaner comes in travel size and is a popular seller on Amazon 2019. The kit includes a 2oz. premium shoe cleaner, a mini premium brush, a 9” x 9” microfiber towel, and three quick wipes.

Price: $29.99 (saving 25%)   BUY IT NOW

 

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Phone case for travelers: 5 proposals for you

Your dearest friend has a passion for travels and smartphones. What a great combination for a gift. For the birthday or for a special occasion you can buy a phone case for travelers. To be honest most of the pictures of my trips that I share through the blog are taken with my smartphone. The quality is quite high and I can keep it easily in my pocket.

That is why the mobile becomes important for who travels. If you are searching for an awesome idea to give a present to your relatives or friends, you are in the right place. This is not only an idea, but I want to share my experience and let you know why it is important a case. It has a double goal: protect the smartphone and represent the owner style. The phone case for travelers is an appreciated object.

Smartphones growth

Why have a phone case for travelers

Smartphones replaced most of the gadgets for travelers. That’s why the accessories for the phone are essential. Going around the world we can be in different conditions and situation and this is a risk for the mobile. Because it has more chance to fall down, to get water and so on. All these types of accidents are going to damage the smartphone. Therefore we can’t take pictures and call home anymore. A phone case for travelers helps to protect it.

If you want to buy a phone case for travelers you will make the person happy. But you need to do the right choice. How? Paying attention to some details. You have to know quite well the personal style and taste. Also, it is basic to know what type of smartphone the receiver of the gift has. This because of the size. Otherwise, it won’t be suitable for your friend or relative. Let’s see better how you can choose the perfect gift. Of course, you can buy a case also for yourself. You will need the same tips.

How to select the best phone case for travelers

The first step is to check the model of smartphone. So you will define the size of the case. Don’t worry, it doesn’t influence the design. In fact, for each model are available the same proposals. If you have doubts, pay attention when you are together with the receiver. Look at the smartphone. Still not sure? Ask.

You can just say something like “What a nice phone! How is your experience with it? Sorry, what model is that? I am considering to change mine”. Then don’t forget it, because you will need the information to select the phone case for travelers. Clarified this point, you start to check the style.

The style

The most important element to choose the perfect phone case for travelers is the design. In fact, each item represents the style of the person. The object can be paired with clothes, with a bag or simply to be classic, sober, fancy or extravagant. They have also lights and moving decorations. Maybe you prefer something related to travels like a map, a monument or a flag printed on the case.

It can be difficult for the selection, but this depends on the taste of the receiver. So check her or his way to dress or the accessories used. Think about her or his passions, combining them with the main one: traveling. Now you have all the elements you need to pick the best phone case for travelers you will give to your relative or friend. Where to find them?

Material

In purchasing a phone case for travelers you should consider also the material. Because it is important for the protection of the mobile. There are leather cases to give more elegance and exclusivity. Plastic covers to give more prominence to the decoration. Keep into consideration the need of the gift receiver. It is also a matter of weight. Especially when a person travels it is good to have something light but able to guarantee safety.

Online market

Don’t move from home, just switch on your computer or your smartphone. On Amazon, you can easily find all the items you want. There is a huge selection of products including the phone case for travelers. What are the bestsellers? Check them here so you can get some inspiration for your gift.

A simple model to protect and show the phone design.

The case with a sim dual layer wallet design

The glitter cover, fashionable an trendy

Marble style

The cover plus the screen protector

 

The choice is yours. I am sure that your gift for the traveler will be really appreciated. Every time the receiver will use the phone, she or he will think of you. If you want to find more ideas for your gifts, check my other dedicated articles.

Gift ideas for travelers

Christmas is passed and now we are at the beginning of a new year. This means that there will be birthdays to celebrate, traditions, anniversaries and so on. What to do? Surely buy some presents. I want to share some gift ideas for travelers. It is not necessary to wait for a special occasion, but this depends on you. If you have to purchase something for a person you can read my tips.

My gift ideas for travelers comes from my needs, wishes and also direct experience in buying presents. For 2019 I think you may need them. That’s why I am going to add to my guides some tips about the items you can buy. There are ideas for all budgets. You can find them under the category “Shopping”.

Gift ideas for travelers

Are you searching for a great present? Take a look on my blog, I am a traveler and I can give you gift ideas for travelers. This is what I am going to offer you, for free. In some of my posts, there will be some links to shops, but it will not be a cost for you. I can earn a commission from your purchase and you can also benefit from some discounts. It will be my present for you, my dear followers and readers.

I want also to support you in choosing the gift. It is not easy because when it comes the moment you don’t have ideas and you don’t know exactly what the receiver appreciates. What are the best gift ideas for travelers? Who love traveling will be surely happy if you buy a holiday package. But if you know the person better, try to purchase something that she or he needs for the journey. You don’t need to spend a lot of money because there are many options, for all pockets. Before to let you read other specific posts on my blog, I give you a tip. Don’t think what you like. But focus on what the receiver likes.

 

 

Deals of the week on AliExpress

For the items, I need for the trips I often use AliExpress. That’s why I get updates on the best deals of the week. On the platform, I find all that I need and I can benefit from cheap prices. I want to share this opportunity with you. I hope you will use them and that my decision is helpful to you. It’s not just for travel shopping, but any type of product. From today to 6th August 2019 you can buy great products and spend a few money. Isn’t it a cool occasion?

You don’t need to do anything special and neither to take note of a code. The discount is applied directly to the order. More coupons are available on the website. Enter the online shop and select the product. Then choose the coupons according to the conditions applied. There are more options created to the various budgets. Before to start the shopping let me give you a few more details and tips, so you will deeply take advantage of the deals of the week.

Deals of the week: car, fitness, travel, and shoes

The deals of the week made by AliExpress concern many different categories. The catalog is full of items and you will find the one you prefer for yourself or a gift. From car gadgets to shoes, passing by travel accessories and fitness object that will help you to improve your life. You can benefit from special discounts to get high quality and important brands products. AliExpress is giving you a good chance, catch it!

Maybe you have already some ideas, a wishlist about something you need and you want. This is not the time to think about it, but to act. You can see the online catalog with the item features, take advantage of the discount and receive all that you like at home. Give your car more functions, take the shoes for a special occasion or daily life. The best deals of the week are waiting for you. There are also a lot of travel items to improve your experience around the world. Then, if you like to be in form, the fitness section of the AliExpress catalog is full of offers.

Shopping can be risky for the budget, but if you need something or there is something that you would love to have this is the moment. I am using these discounts to purchase what I need at home and for my journeys. Maybe I am too excited, but surely this is part of my tips on how to save money to travel.  You don’t have to renounce to the products you need, but you can have for a cheaper price. You have a few days to do it and keep some money into your pocket thanks to discounts and coupons. There are deals of the week to help you.

Discounts and coupons

Going abroad often I consume things and I discover new needs. This is why I am searching for items that can improve my experience. I found some cool gadgets. And you know what? Thanks to the discount up to 50% I bought more than what I expected with a lower budget than the one I fixed for my shopping online. That’s why I am sharing these opportunities. They can be useful to you and you can follow my steps. Isn’t a money-saving your goal? Use the best deals of the week on AliExpress. It is not necessary to pay a huge amount of money when you can have something for cheap.

Car gadgets, until the 6th of August you can get up to 50% off. The discount is applied directly to your order. To see all the products available click here.

Fitness gear, until the 6th of August, you can buy what you like and get up to 50% off. You don’t need any code, the discount will be applied to the order. Click here and surf the items.

Travel items, purchase the gadgets for your holiday. The prices are special thanks to a discount of up to 50% off. Find out what is in the online shop clicking here.

Sports and summer shoes, get ready for your summer events, for the beach or some sport with the right shoes. A discount of up to 50% off is ready to make you happy with your shopping. Click here and see the models.

Diving and snorkeling gear, have fun swimming with fishes around and admire them. Buy the necessary to enjoy your experience in the sea with discounts of up to 40% off. Click here to explore the items.

Plus there are some coupons to add an extra discount. Discover everything on AliExpress. Deals of the week are going to change fast, be the first.

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