7 travel hacks you need ASAP

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Traveling can be rough all year 'round, but especially during the holidays. These travel hacks may just save the day at the perfect moment - so pack your bags and arrive prepared for absolutely anything.

Bring a 2-in-1 Bag

Bring a 2-in-1 Bag

Jack & Jill 2-in-1 Duffle Bag Backpack | $49.95$27.45

Traveling isn't always as simple as you'd like it to be. Bringing a 2-in-1 bag like this Jack & Jill 2-in-1 Duffle Bag Backpack can be a lifesaver! Carry it as a backpack while you're lugging around suitcases, and use it as an over-sized bag while walking around town. 

Bring Extra Power

Bring Extra Power

Mophie Powerstation XL External Battery | $129.95$39.95
Worst case scenario: your phone dies on the plane and you're unable to order an Uber. Best case scenario? You have a spare portable charger to power all your devices while you're traveling. With more and more electronics like e-readers and tablets in our lives - this is a must-buy.
Stash an Extra iOS Cable in Your Carry-On

Stash an Extra iOS Cable in Your Carry-On

6.5-Ft Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack | $44$21.99
It's easy to pack away your various chargers in your checked baggage without thinking about long flights and weather delays. Here's a hack that will come in handy: always stash an extra cable in your purse or carry-on just in case. This 3-pack even makes it affordable to have extra cables wherever you need one.
Never Pack or Unpack Again

Never Pack or Unpack Again

Rolo Travel Bag | $49.99$42.99
The Rolo Bag is one of our favorite travel hacks - and so simple at that! Simply pack your belongings in the compartments of this bag, roll it up and stick it in your luggage. When you arrive, hang it on a door for your own personal, organized closet. No unpacking, no disorganization.
Go Wire-Free

Go Wire-Free

SainSonic Wireless HD Stereo Earphones | $25.99$15.99
Sleeping on a plane, train or bus is hard enough without wires in the way! These SainSonic Wireless HD Stereo Earphones make it easy to listen to your favorite music or movies without getting tangled up.
Let's face it. Most of our photos come from our travels. Use a flexible tripod to take better photos with your phone or even snap great group shots without bothering a stranger. Your photo albums will thank you.
The biggest bummer is when you miss a great shot due to the wrong lighting or a bad angle. The Lytro Illum Camera is the ultimate travel camera because it actually lets you refocus or change the perspective on your images after the fact.

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DashCam Hi-Res Car Video Camera & 8GB MicroSD Card

Should you get into a fender bender or you want to capture zipping around the curves of a mountain road, the DashCam Hi-Res Car Video Camera & 8GB MicroSD Card will you capture it all. This extremely affordable gadget will be the witness you need on each and every road trip from now until forever.

LuminAID PackLite 16 Inflatable Solar Light
With just a few hours of sunlight, the LuminAID PackLite 16 Inflatable Solar Light‘s solar panel will deliver up to 16 hours of LED light. That makes this super compact, no-outlet-necessary light a must for camping trips.
FIXD Active Car Health Monitor
The worst thing to happen on a road trip? The dreaded check engine light popping up. Luckily, the FIXD Active Car Health Monitor will diagnose the issue for you. So you know if it's time to pull over and call AAA or you can make it home safely. 
Urge Basics 4-Port Rapid Car Charger
A single USB port won’t do much for a car full of smartphones. Plug in the Urge Basics 4-Port Rapid Car Charger to your car’s outlet to power four devices at once--and keep all passengers happy and entertained.
9,000 mAh 12V Smart Portable Car Battery Jumper

Okay, so maybe there is one thing worse than a check engine light. A dead battery. Never fear being stuck in the middle of nowhere again. The 9,000 mAh 12V Smart Portable Car Battery Jumper will jump your car without another car around. It's super compact and perfect for storing in your trunk at all times.


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