Don't forget the basics on your trip. Carol Rice of Ahwatukee Travel (AhwatukeeTravel.com) suggests travelers always carry duct tape and clear plastic bags. She also offers up a bit of sage advice. "The most important items at the top of my list are patience and kindness," says Rice. "If you bring those key ingredients with you on every journey, the rewards are endless."
We also found some fun products that help make your travels memorable. Here are a few of our favorites.
1 - Wanderwild backpacks are great for little travelers. Durable water-resistant materials, padded electronic slots, mesh water bottle pockets and fidget tabs. $55 WanderWild.com
2 - PlaneAire Hands is not your normal hand sanitizer. These are blends of natural ingredients that moisturize and eliminate germs. Travel-size sprays $7. PlaneAire.com
3 - Wondering what to do with luggage when you aren't traveling? Check out the new collapsible luggage from Rollink. Flex Vega is available in three sizes and multiple colors. $155+ Rollink.com
4 - Charge on the go with the myCharge Hub Turbo portable charger. Built-in iPhone and USB-C charging cables and wall plug/adaptor. Charges to 50% in 30 minutes. $100 MyCharge.com
5 - Don't forget the shades! American Optical (AO Eyewear) dates back to 1833. They relaunched in 2020 and offer seven styles of shades made in America. Saratoga style is $249. AOEyewear.com
6 - Versatility is important when packing. NicoBlu's Zaria Kaftan is 100% cotton. The boho-chic resort wear goes from poolside to evening. $398 NicoBlu.com