6 travel accessories that will actually make a difference on your next trip

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Needless to say, this year hasn’t been ideal for traveling. With lockdown and quarantine orders in effect, a lot of us have spent weeks at home wondering when is the next time we would hop on an airplane again. But whether it’s cabin fever or urgent family matters, more people are starting to fly again.

In fact, July has seen an uptick in air travel compared to previous months. According to a TSA report, the amount of travelers passing through TSA checkpoints reached over 700,000 for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

So, if you’re hoping to fly across the country, you definitely won’t be alone. At the same time, road trips are also a nice option for a getaway if you don’t want to brave the skies (and crowds) just yet. No matter what you decide, having the right essentials on hand can help make your trip easier and more enjoyable.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best travel accessories for you to take with you for your next road trip or flight.

Shop: Letsfit Digital Luggage Scale, $7.59

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With baggage fees reaching upwards of $200 on some airlines, having a portable scale can help save you time and money. Listed as a No. 1 best seller, this lightweight scale from Letsfit attaches to your luggage strap and notifies when your bag is overweight… before checking in at the airport.

Shop: Bagail Six Set Packing Cubes, $16.99 (Orig. $22.99)

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Even if you already have a foolproof system to organize your luggage, these packing cubes can still come in handy. They can actually fit in most carry-on suitcases, totes, backpacks and even duffel bags. Plus, the mesh cover on top helps keep your valuables ventilated and easily identifiable.

Shop: The Master Lock 4688D Set Your Own Combination, $6.78 (Orig. $9.21)

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You may have heard a few horror stories of airline passengers getting their items stolen en route to their destination. To help prevent that from happening to you, it may be worth considering this No. 1 best-selling lock. It’s a TSA-approved device and made with a metal body to help keep airline thieves away. And did we mention it’s on sale?

Shop: YAMIU Travel Shoe Bags Set, $9.99

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When it comes to keeping your shoes organized and clean, this Yamiu traveling set is an Amazon fan-favorite. It comes with four different sized waterproof bags and can be used to carry athletic shoes, dancing shoes and more. Additionally, several reviewers raved that the bags were very “roomy” and could hold a few other items as well.

Shop: BAGSMART Toiletry Bag Travel Bag, $22.99

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Believe it or not, this is really just one bag. So, if you have limited space in your backpack for your toiletries, this may be your answer. The bag opens up into four compartments and can easily hang onto a bathroom door or towel rack when you don’t have enough counter space.

Shop: AMMAX Travel Bottles, $7.64 (Orig. $8.99)

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If you want to help keep all your toiletries in your carry-on, these leak-proof travel bottles can help make that possible. The four bottles have a unique wide opening to better store your shampoos, lotions and other thick liquids. Not to mention they’re also TSA-approved.

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