Traveling quite often or just jumping on a plane and traveling occasionally can be quite a hassle for some. Not all of us get to travel in premium first class or business, and we tend to miss the comforts of our home as we attempt to live out of a suitcase for days, weeks, or even months at a time. Here are a list of my top 10 favorite items that every traveler should have that will transform their travel experiences into a more positive and hassle-free journey.

1. Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 11.58.29 AM

  • The best Bose® around-ear headphones reduce noise across a wide range of frequencies
  • Enjoy music and movies with clear and lifelike sound
  • Comfortable, around-the-ear fit
  • Includes cable with remote for iPhone®/iPod® control, mic for hands-free iPhone calling
  • AAA battery: 35 hours average life
  • Ideal for frequent flyers

These headphones are proven to dull that droning airplane noise and help you relax with good music or allow you to fall asleep in that noisy cabin.

2. Apple iPad Mini (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black & Slate) Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 1.44.52 PM

  • 7.9-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch Display; 1024-by-768 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 6; Dual-Core A5 Chip
  • 5 MP iSight Camera; 1080p HD Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacity
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 0.68 lbs

The iPad Mini is the perfect carry on size to provide you with an array of entertainment on your flight. Play games, read books, listen to music and more while your waiting at the airport, flying for hours, or sitting in your hotel room between meetings.

3. Comfy Basics Travel Neck Pillow Gray

  • Supports head and neck in plush soft comfort
  • Great for traveling, watching TV, reading, napping in a recliner
  • Thoughtful comfort gift
  • Completely cradles the head for supportScreen Shot 2014-04-14 at 2.47.10 PM

There are so many of the same comfort travel pillows that look great and seem like they function enough to support your whole head and allow you some sleep on the plane. However, from my experience, I’ve struggled to find the perfect neck and head support comfort pillow until the Comfy Basics Travel Neck Pillow. Your head is supported in all directions with the ability to still maneuver your head for comfort. A great buy for long trips and ensuring comfort on your next long-haul flight.

4. EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale

  • EatSmart SmartGrip two-handed design – Easier lifting of heavy luggageScreen Shot 2014-04-14 at 3.07.40 PM
  • 110 lb / 50 kg capacity – Graduation of .1 lbs / .1 kgs
  • Easy-to-read backlit LCD display
  • Compact and lightweight design – Perfect for any traveler
  • Auto Calibated; Auto Power-Off; Runs on 1 long-life lithium battery (included); 100% EatSmart Satisfaction Guarantee

Nothing frustrates me more than trying to lug my heavy suitcase onto a bathroom scale without being able to actually see how much my suitcase weighs. The EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale saves time and effort by just attaching the scale to the suitcase and lifting it to reveal its weight. Ensure your luggage fits the airline requirements before you get to the airport and find yourself on the dirty floor rummaging through items in your suitcase to bring it down a couple of pounds. I know I have and I can’t wait to rid myself of this nuisance asap.

5. Downy Wrinkle Releaser, Travel Size Light Fresh ScentScreen Shot 2014-04-14 at 3.19.10 PM

  • Spray 8″ away
  • Tug & Smooth away wrinkles
  • Hang Dry

Packing clothes away almost always ensures wrinkled clothing upon arrival. If you find yourself in a rush and without an iron, Downy Wrinkle Releaser is an easy method and travel-friendly item that will smooth out those wrinkles and leave a fresh scent to make your clothes feel like they came right out of the dryer.

6. Landor & Hawa 19” Blue World’s Lightest Luggage BLUE 19″

  • Made from aircraft grade materials, IT Luggage upright luggage features revolutionary Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.29.22 AMtechnology that makes this luggage the lightest in the world.
  • With durable silent running wheels, locking handle & front pockets, luggage weighs 3.7 lbs. & measures 19” x 13.3” x 7.0”.

IT Luggage is a product considered that is considered the lightest carry on luggage in the world. It sounds pretty awesome for those of us who travel often but prefer to carry on for short business trips or leisurely travel. The increased checked baggage fees make me want to carry on my bags at much as possible. It also becomes a nuisance when you have to lug your carry on through the airport and stow it on the plane. The IT Luggage carry on is a great solution for an easier time at the airport and on the plane.

7. New Trent iCarrier Portable Dual USB Port External Battery Charger/Power Pack

  • Heavy Duty 5V@2A-1A Dual USB External Battery Charger, charges 2 devices simultaneously. 2A output for iPad/Tablet and 1A output for iPhone/smartphones.Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.33.59 AM
  • Compatible with most Smartphone’s (Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Blackberry, Sony, etc…) and 5V Tablets and compatible devices.
  • No iPhone/iPad adapter or cable is included, but the iCarrier IMP120D is compatible with the original Apple Lightning/30-pin cables.
  • AC wall charger is not included, but the iCarrier IMP120D can be recharged from any standard 5V/2A USB charge ports: computer USB ports and USB wall chargers.

This rechargeable station allows you to charge phones, iPods, iPads, and any electronic item with a USB cable to keep your electronics running throughout your travels. This item is currently listed at a really great discount down from $99.99 to $37.95! Just plug in your electronic device on the go and never be disconnected from your accessories while you travel.

8. Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 ISScreen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.41.48 AM

  • Built in Wi-Fi for wireless transfer of images to social networking sites
  • 8X Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens
  • 16.0 MP sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor and 720p HD video recording
  • Smart AUTO with 32 pedefined photo capture settings
  • ECO mode for economy power consumption

The Canon PowerShot series is my favorite camera to use and I take it on all of my vacations and to all of my travel destinations. It takes clear, crisp photos and videos that I love to share with my family, friends, and easily on the different social media networks. Don’t miss out on all those amazing moments and memories that will last a lifetime!

9. Royce Leather RFID Blocking Passport Currency Wallet (Black)Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.47.20 AM

  • Top Grain Nappa Leather
  • Color: Black
  • Size: 5.5″H x 4″W x 0.5″D
  • This first-class Top Grain Nappa Leather passport wallet.
  • Safe place for your passport.
  • 3 credit/business card pockets.

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags are now being placed in U.S. Passports, credit cards and other forms of identification. Protect your information from hackers by using a Royce RFID blocking Passport Wallet. This first-class Top Grain Nappa Leather passport wallet offers you a safe place for your passport, 3 credit/business card pockets, ID window for security checks, a full pocket for foreign currency, half depth pocket for U.S. currency and two additional pockets for travel papers.

10. Global Twist Outlet AdapterScreen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.50.03 AM

  • Just twist out pops the plug for almost any country
  • 5 plugs in 1 adapter for use in more than 150 countries
  • Twist design means no separate connectors to carry
  • Input voltage: AC 100V-250V (non-grounding) – doesn’t convert voltage
  • Use with smartphones, laptops, tablets, hair dryers, curling irons, shavers

No matter what country you find yourself in, don’t get stuck with the wrong voltage for your valuable electronic items. Keep this easy-to-use Global Twist Outlet Adapter with you at all times and adjust to the electric output wherever you go. What are your favorite travel items? Comment below with your recommendations! Use your Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard to earn 2x points spent on these items today!

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