Don’t Leave Home Without These 10 Travel Essentials

Here are some helpful holiday travel items you should pack before your trip

Kirsten Curtis |

Planning a road trip to visit the in-laws? Booking a flight back home for the family reunion? Be sure to pack a few of these on your future travels.

Kindle E-Reader

Kindle won’t leave you tethered to an outlet. A single charge can last up to six weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless turned off and the light setting at ten). R1899 at Mantality

Noise Canceling Headphones

Listening to music and being insulated from external noise are features you need when on a long flight. The Parrot Zik 2.0 wireless headset provides just that. Available for R4999 at Mantality

Hooded Travel Pillow

This travel pillow with a hoodie is ideal to keep you completely comfortable on long journeys. R139.99 at Mr Price Home

USB Cable

You might need to charge your phone while on the flight, so why not come prepared by bring along this 2-in-1 magnetic usb cable. Capable of charging both Android and iPhone devices, this 2 in 1 cable allows you to easily swap its ends around, letting you switch in between a micro USB and 8-pin Apple connector. Available for R399 at Mantality

An Extra Layer

Flights are cold, and not all airlines offer blankets and even the blankets provided don’t do the trick, so invest in the Star Wars Rifle Green UA Storm Hoodie ahead of your next flight. Available for R1799 at Under Armour Brand Houses.

Power Bank

The Smaak Voltage P2P 260 Portable Power Bank is the perfect power solution to charge your Smartphone, Tablet and many other devices. With over-heat protection and short-circuit protection technology, this power bank is a safe and efficient to charge your device on those long trips away from home. R299 at Mantality


A Notebook

You never know when you might need to jot down something important or suddenly wish to keep a travel journal. A notebook could become your best friend (A map of Westeros isn’t a bad touch either). R85 at Mantality

Travel Mug

A feature rich mug to date, the Stanley Mountain Vacuum Switchback™ Mug features thermal performance and usability in any scenario: Grit guard covers your drink surface during travel, the overmolded finger loop carries with one finger or easily clips to packs, our push-button lid lets you open, drink, and close with one hand. R650 at Just Like Papa

A Wheeled Duffel Bag

The Patagonia Black Hole Wheeled Duffel Bag is highly weather-resistant, it will protect your gear from rough handling and hold everything you need for an extended trip. R4499 at Gone Outdoor.

BONUS: A Scratch Map

The Scratch Map Travel Edition is the perfect way to keep a tally of where you’ve been. All you do is scratch off the gold top foil layer of the place you have visited to reveal a brand new and wonderful world underneath. It makes the best present for any globetrotter as the map (in its sturdy tube) fits into your rucksack without taking up too much valuable room. R149 at Mantality

Go On That Trip You Always Wanted To, Here’s How:

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