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Top 10 travel accessories for globetrotters

Article by GVI


Posted: February 1, 2023

Whether you’re travelling overseas or embarking on a road trip, having the right travel accessories can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate list of must-have travel accessories, designed to make your travels more enjoyable, convenient, and memorable.

Portable Charger

Don’t let a dead phone ruin your travels. A portable charger is an essential travel accessory that will keep your devices charged and ready to go, no matter where your adventures take you. Whether you’re exploring the bustling streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, or relaxing on a beach in Bali, a portable charger will ensure you always have a charged phone to capture all your memories.

Wireless Earbuds

No more tangled cords or fumbling with headphones. Wireless earbuds offer the ultimate in convenience and comfort, whether you’re catching up on some reading on a flight to Europe, taking a scenic drive through New Zealand, or simply enjoying some music on your travels.

Smart Luggage

Keep your belongings organised and easily accessible with smart luggage. This innovative travel accessory comes equipped with features like built-in chargers, digital locks, and compartments that make it easy to find what you need, no matter where your travels take you.

Travel Pillow

Long flights or car rides can be tiring, but a good travel pillow can help you get some much-needed rest. Whether you prefer a traditional neck pillow or a more advanced inflatable design, a travel pillow will ensure you arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore.

Water Bottle with Filter

Staying hydrated is essential, especially when you’re on the go. A water bottle with a built-in filter lets you enjoy clean drinking water, no matter where you are, from the towering peaks of Nepal to the jungles of Central America.

Power Adapter

Don’t let different electrical standards in different countries stop you from staying connected. A universal power adapter will keep your devices charged and ready to use, whether you’re in Athens, Greece, London, or Sydney.

Anti-Theft Backpack

Protect your valuables and keep your hands free with an anti-theft backpack. Designed with security features like slash-resistant materials, hidden zippers, and RFID blocking, an anti-theft backpack will give you peace of mind as you explore new destinations.


Capture all your adventures and memories with a high-quality camera. Whether you’re taking in the stunning views of Machu Picchu, snapping photos of street art in Athens, or simply capturing everyday moments on your travels, a camera will allow you to relive your travels for years to come.

Portable Speaker

Keep the party going with a portable speaker. Whether you’re relaxing on a beach in Thailand, having a picnic in Central Park, or simply enjoying some music on your travels, a portable speaker will add some extra fun and excitement to your adventures.

First Aid Kit

Be prepared for any situation with a compact first aid kit. From blisters from long walks in the Greek Islands to insect bites in the Amazon Rainforest, a first aid kit will give you peace of mind and allow you to continue your adventures with confidence.

Solo travel can be especially demanding, as you’re responsible for all your own needs and safety. However, with the right travel accessories, solo travel can be a breeze. Here are a few essential travel accessories for solo travellers:

  • Personal Safety Alarm: This small and discreet accessory can give you peace of mind while travelling solo. It’s a loud alarm that can be activated in case of an emergency, drawing attention and alerting others to your situation.
  • Travel Wallet: An important accessory for solo travellers, a travel wallet helps keep your cash, passport, and other important documents secure and organised. Look for a travel wallet that’s lightweight, compact, and has RFID-blocking technology to keep your personal information safe. 
  • Portable Safe: This is a great accessory for solo travellers, especially when staying in a shared room or a hostel. It allows you to keep your valuables secure, without having to worry about them being stolen or lost. 
  • Portable Door Lock: If you’re staying in a shared room or a hostel, a portable door lock is an essential accessory for solo travellers. It gives you an extra layer of security and peace of mind, ensuring that your belongings and personal space are protected.

With these essential travel accessories, you’ll be ready for any adventure that comes your way. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and get ready to explore the world like never before. Happy travels!

If you’re considering adding a volunteer program to your itinerary, check out the different volunteer programs GVI offers in countries around the world. From the mountains of Nepal to the beaches of Thailand, there’s a program and location to suit every traveller. 

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