Packing for a holiday is exciting yet stressful because yes, you’re about to go on a holiday, but as we all know airlines have weight limits on baggage. This means all those cute outfits need to fit in, along with all the practical stuff. A lot of the time it’s a case of one or the other, and I know which things get left behind (the stuff that you actually need). But hey, at least you’ll look cute. With this in mind we’ve rounded up 2018’s best travel accessories, helping to you to look cute, but multi tasking to do all those practical things for you.
CODE REPUBLIC LUXE WORK-LIFE-TRAVEL HANDBAGS
Made for the boss lady or stylish traveller, the CODE REPUBLIC premium leather work-life bags make the perfect carry-on handbag for travelling women. It combines the strength and space to carry everything you need including your laptop, iPad and smartphone, with the aesthetic of a luxurious, feminine and stylish handbag. Featuring premium rose gold accents and a bright palm tree lining to ensure your keys and small items are easily found, it also has dedicated compartments to hold all your belongings and more, with zippered pockets to keep your passport and valuables safe. Built to last, the Code Republic collection handbag will ensure carrying the world on your shoulders – or just traveling the world – has never looked so good!
CODE REPUBLIC LUXE WORK-LIFE-TRAVEL HANDBAGS | RRP $349 | Harvey Norman
NAVIG8R SPORTS CAM F18
The Laser Sports Cam F18 is a versatile action cam that’s made for adventure – no matter rain, hail, snow or shine! Ideal for outdoor and indoor filming, the Sports Cam F18 is waterproof up to 30 meters (when in it’s protective case), providing you the ability to capture underwater footage or the depths of the snow. Featuring 1080p Full HD resolution and 8MP still image resolution, you can playback and re-live content on the colour LCD screen. Complete with a handlebar mount, helmet base, clips and switch support, the Navig8r Sports Cam F18 is an innovative and affordable solution to allow you to capture your adventures abroad.
NAVIG8R SPORTS CAM F18 | RRP $79 | Stockist: Big W
These are the perfect carry on companion – Melissa Allen Mood Essentials™ Travel fragrances that come in a handy travel size of 7ML – Perfect for carry on bags, your pocket or to squeeze in your luggage. They’re made of 100% natural essential oils and are designed to influence your mood by tapping into olfactory research that links scents with mood. With names like ‘I Have Calm’, ‘I Have Joy’ ‘I Have Confidence’ and ‘I Have Focus’, these are perfect to get you through any travel situation.
MELISSA ALLEN MOOD ESSENTIALS™ TRAVEL FRAGRANCES | Available in 50ML for RRP $47.95 or Travel Size of 7ML RRP $23.95 | www.mamessentials.com
The perfect travel accessory, whether it’s long-haul flights or family road trips, these headphones are long lasting yet extremely comfortable to wear. Connecting to your device via Bluetooth, you can switch on the Noise Cancelling feature to block out ambient noise – perfect for airplane travel – and enjoy your favourite music, movie or podcast for up to 10 hours. When connected via Bluetooth, you can use voice control to play and pause, control previous and next tracks and turn the volume up and down.
LASER NOISE CANCELLING BLUE TOOTH HEADPHONES | RRP $89.95 | LaserCo.com.au
Everyone knows that travelling can wreak havoc on your skin because it’s hard to actually pack everything you would normally use in your day to day skincare routine. Plus there’s the added stress of different climate, pollution and changes in your eating habits which can all contribute to changes in your skin. Skinvitals sheet masks are the ultimate travel necessity, with each mask targeting a specific skin concern. So whether it’s a detox, firm, light, quench, control or glow, Skinvitals are compact enough that you can take all 6 masks with you and know that you have a skincare saviour.
SKINVITALS MASKS | RRP $12 | Skinvitalsmasks.com
This handy little gem continues to be one of my travel favourites, keeping my passport and other documents safe. Everyone loves a bit of personalisation which is what makes this passport holder special – Monogram your initials on the front, or even personalise it with your favourite emoji.
THE DAILY EDITED PASSPORT HOLDER | RRP $69.95 | www.thedailyedited.com
BELKIN MIXIT DURATEK LIGHTNIGHT TO USB CABLE
In my opinion you can never have enough of these! Not just any charge cable, DuraTek cables are forged from superior quality materials for ultimate durability. Kevlar® fibers reinforce the inner wiring for added strength, abrasion-resistant nylon forms a tough outer jacket, and highly flexible insulation minimises damage from friction. This stylish and strong cable is built to endure the toughest of travels and daily routines.
BELKIN MIXIT DURATEK LIGHTNIGHT TO USB CABLE | RRP $39.95 | Belkin.com.au
Airlines are now tightening boarding policies on items like power banks, whereby only allowing travellers to board their flight with power banks under 101-watt hours (Wh). As many Australian power banks are marketed by milliampere hours (mAH), it can be quite confusing and disappointing having to part with your favourite (and potentially brand new) power bank when travelling. Laser’s newest range of power banks are debunking this confusion, being the first Australian company to amend its powerbank product and packaging to display watt-hours. The newest range boasts a stylish rounded design and features a 3-in-1 cable for Lightning, Micro-USB and USB-C enabled devices. With high capacity and high current, Laser’s power banks are the ideal power back up when travelling.
LASER ROUND TUBE POWER BANK 5,000mAh | RRP $24.95 | Laserco.com.au
This is the ultimate cabin bag because it doesn’t take up too much room, you can easily sling it over your shoulder (which allows you to free up hands to carry your checked in luggage). It’s black so it goes with just about everything, and as with other Crumpler bags, has a guarantee for life!
CRUMPLER SPRING PEEPER CABIN BAG | RRP $149 | www.crumpler.com/au/
Staying connected has never been easier with Belkin’s Global Travel Kit, the ultimate universal charger. No matter where you go this compact wall charger has six interchangeable tips that cover the six dominant power formats across the world. Perfect for the global traveller, this charger also includes a USB port for charging enabled devices, meaning your devices can be charged simultaneously – no more waiting around for your friend’s phone to be charged.
BELKIN GLOBAL TRAVEL KIT | RRP $49.95 | Belkin.com.au
Travelling is the perfect time to record your experiences and thoughts, so be sure to keep a journal in your carry on. Blushing Confetti make a stylish yet cheeky collection of beautiful travel journals. These are the first of their kind for the brand and are quite unique – featuring a bucket list page, meaningful travel-inspired quotes, along with plenty of space to record all the details of your adventures.
BLUSHING CONFETTI TRAVEL JOURNALS | RRP $45 | blushingconfetti.com