OUR READERS’ FAVORITE TRAVEL PRODUCTS

It can be hard to figure out what you really need as opposed to what may be dollars spent on an item that will never come out of it's package.

AAA World Article

In a sea of travel essentials and accessories, it can be hard to figure out what you really need as opposed to what may be dollars spent on an item that will never come out of its package. We asked some of our readers to share their favorite travel accessories with us, just in case you need them for your next trip.

SMOOTH TRIP COMBINATION LOCK

RETAIL PRICE: $9.99 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: Your local AAA Store or most big box retailers

“I like this lock because the combination numbers are large and easy to read. Plus, it’s TSA-approved, so I can use it on my checked bags on most flights and the bright colors make it easier to help me find my bag on the carousel.”

SMOOTH TRIP DUAL USB POWER BANK FLASHLIGHT

RETAIL PRICE: $19.99
WHERE TO PURCHASE: Your local AAA Store or most big box retailers

“I travel with my kids who have plenty of devices that always seem to be running out of power. This bad boy can charge two devices at once, and holds a pretty solid charge. I always make sure to keep this in my purse not just when I’m traveling, but when I’m home, too.”

ALLBIRDS WOOL RUNNERS

RETAIL PRICE: $95.00
WHERE TO PURCHASE: Allbirds.com

“I may have discovered the most comfortable travel shoe. These shoes are wool-lined, but extremely breathable—to the point where you don’t have to wear any socks with them. They come in a variety of colors, but the natural grey shoes look extremely classy and are great for a plane ride or walking around a new city. Just be sure to order up a size.”

SMOOTH TRIP NIGHT LIGHT CHARGING STATION

RETAIL PRICE: $19.99
WHERE TO PURCHASE: Your local AAA Store or most big box retailers

“This simple wall outlet gives you the ability to charge multiple devices at once. It has a standard plug to charge a laptop, but also two USB chargers for phones or tablets. It makes it a must for a hotel room that may not have USB adapter plugs. The nightlight with an easy on/off switch is a nice added bonus.”

TRAVELON MICROSCALE

RETAIL PRICE: $29.99
WHERE TO PURCHASE: Your local AAA Store or most big box retailers

“As the airlines have become more and more strict about baggage allowances, I bought this scale because of how much international travel I do. This scale will give you a readout in pounds or kilograms, and is compact enough to stick in your suitcase so you can check your bag’s weight on the way home.”