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Did you already write down your wish list for travelers? Not yet? Whether you’re backpacking across the world, having regular business trips or just preparing for your next getaway, these gadgets will certainly come in handy. Traveling is always fun but with these items, it also becomes way easier.

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Wish list for travelers tip#1
Packing Cubes

Fitting all the things you want to have with you on your trip in a hand luggage or a backpack can sometimes be a challenge. But there is a solution; and we don’t mean sitting on top of it while asking a friend to zip it up (we know you’ve been there). Packing cubes and vacuum compression bags bring the final answer to this problem. Not only do they maximize space efficiency but they also help you keep everything organized and in order. You’ll find many different brands online for every budget and style so, take a thorough research and choose the one that fits your taste and needs best.

Here you can find the coolest Packing Cubes.

Wish list for travelers tip#2
Small iron

You may have placed all of your things in your suitcase carefully but after a long trip chances are they’ll look as if you’ve taken them straight out of your washing machine. If you want to avoid showing up at a business meeting or a long sought after date with wrinkled clothes, make sure to include an iron travel in your suitcase. There are many out on the market, but Rowenta DW5080 Focus and Steamfast SF-717 are the lightest and most effective.

Wish list for travelers tip#3
Scrubba wash bag

Backpackers and adventure travelers that are known to hit the road for a long amount of time, shouldn’t go on a trip without one or two scrubba wash bags in their luggage. This pocket-size gadget is a portable washing machine easy to use everywhere. All you have to do is put your clothes in the bag, fill it with water and cleaning liquid and rub it for a few seconds. Your clothes will be clean and fresh in no time, with minimum effort.

Wish list for travelers tip#4
Skyroam Solis

Skyroam Solis is a mobile Wifi hotspot and portable charger. It offers unlimited WiFi in over 130 countries and can support up to 5 gadgets. Featuring a 6000-mAh power bank, its battery can last over 16 hours giving you plenty of time to charge all of your electronic devices. Plus, it is small and really easy to carry around.

Wish list for travelers tip#5
Microfibre Beach towel

Microfibre Beach towels are certainly the latest trend for every beach lover that respects themselves. Microfibre towels are more absorbent, dry quickly and occupy less space. Many brands have popped up offering these magic towels in hundreds of colors and shapes. If you aren’t sure which one to choose, start with Dock & Bay and Wildhorn Akumal that are definitely among the best. Oh! And last but not least microfiber towels pick up much less sand than the cotton towels.

Wish list for travelers tip#6
Travel pillow

Taking a nap during layovers or sitting uncomfortably waiting for a long flight to end is almost unavoidable and sometimes even necessary for travelers. If you got tired having your head falling forward over and over again or waking up with a stiff neck, try using a travel pillow the next time you’re on the road. There are hundreds of types to choose from, but Trtl Pillow and Travelrest Pillow will most likely do the trick. The first one is small and it basically looks like a scarf while the latter wraps around the neck and body. It’s up to you to decide which one feels more comfortable but either way, your trips won’t feel that long anymore.

Wish list for travelers tip#7
Solar Charger

Portable chargers are always a good way to keep your electronic devices fully charged, but what happens when you’re off the beaten path, nowhere close to electricity? Luckily, tech companies have created solar chargers for travelers who are planning to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors (and preferably in a sunny place). Some of our favorites are Fuse 6W Jetsun and FEELLE because they’re very light and have USB ports for smartphones, tablets and DSLR cameras.

Wish list for travelers tip#8
Bluetooth Speaker

Bring your favorite music along for your trip with a wireless speaker. Headphones might be a good choice while you’re in an airplane, train or bus, but for those moments when you’re relaxing in your hotel room or on the lawn at the park, a Bluetooth speaker is much better. Finding the one suitable for your budget and suitcase size won’t be difficult as there are plenty of different types and price on offer. But make sure to make the right choice based on the type of trips you make the most. If you’re an adventure traveler, for example, waterproof Bluetooth Speakers is what you need while if you often take business or bleisure trips you may want to go with the most stylish Bluetooth.

Wish list for travelers tip#9

If you’re planning to go on a camping trip, then LuminAID should be on the top of your shopping list. This solar inflatable lantern is charged via solar power or USB and can last up to 50 hours. It gets fully recharged in around 14 hours when placed in direct outdoor sunlight. If you’re willing to pay something extra, purchase The PackLite Max 2-in-1 which is both a solar inflatable lantern and a phone charger.

Wish list for travelers tip#10
Dry shampoo

This one will come in handy even when you aren’t traveling. Let alone when you’re stuck at an airport miles away from the comfort of your house. Because traveling in style is as important as having the right equipment for a comfortable trip. We’re of course referring to dry shampoo. It may not seem as innovative as the above-mentioned gadgets but trust us it can save your life. No one ever leaves the airplane after a long flight with shiny, well-groomed hair but a dry shampoo can save your day. Almost every hair brand has a dry shampoo series so find one suitable for your type of hair. Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk and Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo is a favorite among hair experts and they stand out both for their quality and low price.

What else on the wish list for travelers..?

We listed our TOP 10 travel gadgets 2019 every traveler and every adventure seeker should use on their vacations – because it makes traveling easier! But I’m sure, you have a lot more items we didn’t listed.

So, feel free to write a comment below and complete our wish list for travelers to be perfectly prepared for the next enthralling adventures.

Wish list for travelers - 10 things you absolutely need while traveling

Pining for a lovers’ retreat minus the gaping hole where your money used to live? Hey, it’s possible! Romantic getaways
don’t actually have to be expensive – only intimate. Preferably, since it’s the experience that you’ll bring home together. Set aside those extravagant money-draining plans and make way for these budget romantic getaway ideas in the US that will suit couples perfectly, young and old alike.

These super romantic getaway ideas are centered around the US, but if you’re looking for the most romantic city destinations worldwide, then… here they are!  

Romantic getaway ideas #1
A night at Orcas Island, Washington

With a mere $200 in your pocket, you can have a stay at Orcas Islands, one of the isles of San Juan near the
Canadian border. Here, you can enjoy a temperate climate, plus the beauty of its still-untouched
nature. Among the many locations here that offer you ferry or puddle-jumper rides across the vast blue
ocean (something you’ll definitely be wanting to take photos of – so learn about keeping your camera protected here), one of the absolute favorites is the 40-acre sanctuary owned by Rosario Resort & Spa. Overlooking the waters, this retreat gives you a chance to unplug; keep away those smartphones as you and your significant other focus on each other. Rooms offer sea views, fireplaces, and outdoor spaces. You can lounge around in this quiet haven, stroll around hand in hand
or indulge yourselves in the local spa, or enjoy the marina on a boat ride before detoxifying in one of the resort’s
adult-only pool.

Romantic getaway ideas #2
Head to the cobblestone charm of Quebec and Montreal

This area is lined with century-old charming stone buildings, where you and your (presumably also charming) lover can inhale an incredible magic. Not only will these elegant boulevards provide the ideal romantic atmosphere, but you’ll also find yourself surrounded by inspired cuisine and rich culture. For food lovers, this holiday is paradise; enjoy sumptuous
gourmands taken from Italian, French, Caribbean and even Chinese flavors! When planning your trip, make sure
to put Mount Royal, Place Des Arts, and the Botanic Gardens at the top of your itinerary. Architecture lovers can enjoy
an unbeatable view of and from St. Joseph’s Oratory and the Notre-Dame Basilica – perhaps you’ll even talk marriage, but no pressure! 😉

Romantic getaway ideas #3
Treat yourself to a taste of California’s wine regions

The perfect romantic getaway is always going to include a sip of the best wine around, right? So why not go to Napa Valley
with the exclusive purpose of enjoying some wine and wanderings? – Sorry, we mean the exclusive purpose of bonding with the GF or BF, obviously. But since wine tours, especially the Wine Train, can take up a pretty hefty
chunk of your budget, why not try the next (but by no means second best) alternative: a beer train called the Hop Train offering splendid views and drinks which will set you back by just $75 per person. You can taste-test the Little Loco Session IPA, along with other signature local brews as you ride along looking at the lush-greens outside the window. When you
reach Napa, head into Paso Robles, a lovely inn that offers a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub for you
and your partner to enjoy. Rooms with a garden view go for less than $150, and may include a
complimentary wine tasting stub at participating wineries.

Romantic getaway ideas #4
Find your escape in Clayton, New York

Upstate New York carries a little secret in the region of the Thousand Islands. Just the name is enough to get you in the mood, but there’s more… Once, this was a pirate hideout – what could be more romantic? And now that it’s become a famous retreat for the rich, it’s also the ideal place to look for a jazzy new partner if your old one starts to annoy you.😉

Today, Thousand Islands – incidentally the home of the famous salad dressing which you’ll have to try when you’re there – offers some low-cost yet priceless experiences. Along St. Lawrence River, the 1,000 Islands Harbor Hotel welcomes guests with special offers which come under the $200 limit. Alongside this, and for the same miraculous price, Taste 1000 Islands offers wine tasting in its string of wineries nearby.

If you’re looking for a more romantic stay, reserve a room at the Boldt Castle where the ultimate romantic, George C. Boldt, created a summer home for his wife. Sadly (dare we say tragically?), she died shortly after it was finished. With this lovers’ story, the splendid castle is a haunting symbol of their romance and memory.

Worried about a tragic love story of your own? Learn these 9 important tips without getting well and truly fed up of each other!

Romantic getaway ideas #5
Bask in the serenity of Portland, Maine

With sleepy coastal towns surrounded by rugged coastlines, Portland, Maine is a budget romantic vacation favorite, thanks to it being the capital of the best lobsters in the US. The vibrant metropolis offers many opportunities for lovers to spend time together, including a day trip on the boat, a romantic walk to the lighthouse, and of course, the delectable food the locals offer. Portland is also home to many music and arts; and with museums abound, you’ll always find something to do. Enjoy special moments in secluded beaches or enjoy delectable lobster rolls as you walk together along the busy

Romantic getaway ideas #6
Visit the mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina

A bluegrass home, Asheville is an outdoorsman’s favorite retreat because of its majestic mountain views, pastoral fields, and undiscovered gems. Here, the colors of nature intertwine with Southern tradition. A culinary destination, the city bursts with many breweries as well as a decadent offering of the local gourmand. You and your significant other can get lost wandering around the picturesque gardens or you can drop by one of the many restaurants that offer their wonderful traditional flavors. For the more athletic among you (how do you do it?), biking, hiking or zip lining activities, as well as wild water rafting in many of its parks are on offer. Among the best itineraries, is a visit to the French Renaissance-style Biltmore Estate, or a trip to the Appalachian Trail.

Make sure you read these 9 important tips before you go backpacking for the first time! 

Romantic getaway ideas #7
Immerse yourself in the Spanish heritage of Savannah

South Carolina prides itself on its Latin roots. Savannah, the Hostess City of the South, welcomes its
visitors with a truly eccentric air. The congenial atmosphere prevails with a mysterious charm,
putting you and your lover directly in the setting of a best selling detective novel. Perhaps it’s got something to do with its moss-canopied grounds or Forsythe Park’s elegant tree-scape, maybe love is in the air (sorry). While you’re here, make sure to visit the Cathedral of St.John the Baptist or give the GF or BF a little scare in the Tybee Island. Savannah also offers its own Taste Experience, which takes 2 hours to half a day, giving you both the complete flavors of the city.

So no, couple getaways don’t have to be expensive. By planning out your trip in advance, and finding the right places
to spend time in, you’ll discover romantic holiday ideas without breaking the bank. While you’re at it,
make sure to save those memories for keeps. Carry a camera, snap a picture, and print out those photos instead of exiling them to your phone –you can even personalize your own postcards if you wish, or create a photo box of memories – to remind you of your romantic adventures in the years to come.

Can’t get enough of our romantic picks? We don’t blame you! Here are 9 more unusual romantic destinations for you and the BF/GF to get exploring in the USA.