Handy Travel Gadgets You Should Never Set Off Without

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. Featured photo from Pixabay.

When you’re traveling, especially as a photographer, it can seem as though you pack more gadgets and equipment than you do clothes and toiletries. But these gadgets are what bring that little bit more comfort, security, or enjoyment when you’re on the road. 

Traveling is full of uncertainties, and it can be really reassuring to know that you can charge your cell phone on the move, and that you have an almost infinite number of books available at your fingertip. If you’re about to jet off to somewhere exotic, make sure you travel with these.

A portable external battery charger

When you travel in cities, it’s easy to find places for charging your cell phone. Taking a portable external battery charger, such as the Aukey Quick Charge 2.0, can be really reassuring. When you veer off the beaten track, however, it can become slightly more difficult. We rely on our cells for more than just phone calls these days, and when you’re in a new place, the GPS becomes invaluable. 

A travel adapter

There are very few things more annoying than turning up at a hotel in a new country, only to find that the plugs on all of your chargers don’t fit into the ports. An adaptor, such as the Nomas international travel adapter, stowed safely in your suitcase at all times means this problem never happens. A multi, or international adaptor will work for the majority of plug types, meaning you’ll never be caught out.

A selfie stick

There is nothing wrong with a bit of mobile photography, and like them or loathe them, the selfie stick seems to be here to stay. The telescopic stick fits most phones and cameras, and are perfect for taking photos of yourself and your loved ones from a distance in the most beautiful surroundings. 

*Photo from Pixabay

Bluetooth speakers

When you’re on the go, you don’t want to leave your music behind. Portable Bluetooth speakers are perfect for bringing your music to your hotel room, shower, or campsite. Technology has come a long way in recent years, so the sound quality is barely compromised, and most can be charged by USB straight from the wall or your laptop.

A waterproof camera bag

If your journey includes any sort of water, including a boat ride or beach holiday, you’re going to want to protect your expensive gadgets. A waterproof gadget bag, such as this Overboard Pro-Vis, is perfect for keeping your equipment safe while you’re not using it. And it’s not just great for water-based trips - it will also stop sand, grit, and other unwanted dirt from getting into the little crevices in your gadgets, potentially saving you from some costly repairs.

The Amazon Kindle

Finally, with long hours spent in transportation or relaxation, if you’re a bookworm you’re going to want a lot of options. Paper books take up incredible amounts of space in your luggage, so the obvious solution is a Kindle. The Paperwhite is lightweight, has an incredible battery life, and access to the internet and all of its books. 

What are your travel gadget essentials? ;) 

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