5. Get smarter luggage
More and more suitcases offer GPS capabilities, battery chargers and even a built-in scale. These bags come in a range of sizes, including carry-on, giving you multiple accessory essentials all in one place. The battery charger alone can be a lifesaver if you’ve ever helplessly watched your battery drain on a flight with no outlets available.
6. Have a laundry day
Whether it’s getting a coffee stain out of a skirt or freshening up a few shirts, a portable laundry system not only helps you deal with stains while on the go, but you’ll also avoid hotel laundry fees. These systems tend to fold up to a small rectangle, weigh in at less than half a pound and have scrubbing nodules within the bag designed to get clothes truly clean. Bonus: These compact wash bags require less water per use so they’re eco-friendly, too.
7. Be solar powered
As our lives become increasingly more connected, one charger and cable may not cut it. Having a USB solar charger allows you to power up your phone while you sit at a sunny café and sip a cappuccino. Plus, depending on where you’re traveling in the world, it eliminates the need for multiple plugs and power adaptors.