Travel Accessories I Wish I Knew About Before I Packed
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Over the years I have become a pretty good packer and amassed quite a collection of travel accessories in every shape and size. Some accessories that I’ve held onto forever and some that were discarded after their first trip. But just when I think I’ve found the best accessory something better comes along. Here are five things that I wish I had known about before I left.

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AN ELECTRONICS POUCH

Everything together

For some reason I decided to keep my different chargers separated and ended up with a bunch of small wedge cases. After traveling awhile I realized it was just easier to have one pouch and keep all my loose electronic cords/accessories in once place.


A SHORT LIGHTNING CHARGER CABLE

Charging minimalism

SHOP THE BELKIN 6″ LIGHTNING CHARGE CORD HERE

My lifeline for my phone was my external charger but it was a bit of a pain in my purse with a full length USB/lightning cord getting tangled up with everything. Instead of two regular length USB/lightning cords I would’ve brought along a long cable and a short cable to use with my external charger.


CORD TACO

Tangle-free organization

The only problem with having all your cords in one bag is that they can get tangled easily. These cord tacos are perfect to keep everything separated and easily organized within your electronics pouch.


LENSPEN OR LENSWIPE

Spot-free photos

SHOP THE LENSPEN HERE

I brought a filter to protect my lens but didn’t anticipate how much dust and how many smudges I would accumulate traveling. I did end up buying a lens cloth but then I recently discovered this LensPen and will definitely be investing in one of these! It makes it much easier to get into the crevices and cracks.


WATERPROOF DRY BAG

Just go all in

I had brought a small waterproof sleeve to keep any small documents like my passport or money dry but I didn’t think about anything larger. It would’ve been easier to get one of these lightweight bags and just put my whole purse inside when I was worried about waterproofing.

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