Travel Accessories For International Travel – 13 Essentials

Travel Accessories For International Travel – 13 Essentials

When going on a trip overseas you need to think about what travel accessories for international travel you might need.

We have compiled a list of items that will come in handy and will make your international travel experience much easier and more enjoyable.


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Packing Accessories

There are a few ways to make packing easier, as well as getting more things to fit into your suitcase.

Sometimes you just need to keep things separate, such as shoes or dirty laundry or you want to make it easier for yourself to find clothes you’re planning on wearing each day.

Of course it’s also good to be prepared for carry on rules for toiletry items and other liquids and it is definitely a good idea to make sure you don’t go over the weight limit.

We’ve got you covered for all of those reasons.

Packing Organizers

These are an easy way to keep your things organised. You can coordinate your outfits that way, or have an outfit per day, or sort all of your underwear into one bag, socks in another, and so on.

Bagail 6 Set Packing Cubes

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This is a 6 piece set of organisers which comes in 3 sizes (2 x Large 17.5″ x 13.7″ x 4″, 2 x Medium 13.7″ x 9.8″ x 4″ and 2 x slim 13.7″ x 5″ x 4″).

These are ultralight so you don’t waste packing weight, they come with a mesh top panel so you can easily see what’s inside.

You can choose from 16 colours!

Space Saver Compression Bags

Another essential when going on holidays is to take a few vacuum or compression bags. Even if you don’t need them on your way there, you might need them after a few shopping trips during your holidays.

Just put the clothing item in, seal the bag and push the air out (you can roll the bag to push the air out; rolling your clothes will also create extra space).

Acrodo Space Saver Travel Bags for Clothes

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These compression bags can increase your storage space by up to 300%! There are 10 plastic bags in total, 5 x XL (27.5 x 19.5 inches) and 5 x L (23 x 15.5 inches). The bags are air and water tight and will protect your items from mildew and dust and keep them clean and fresh.


TSA Approved Toiletry Bag

According to the TSA, you are allowed to have a quart-sized bag containing articles such as liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes which you can take in your carry-on bag and through the security checkpoint.

All of these are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. To be sure, check the Liquids Rule of your specific airline.

3pcs Lermende TSA Approved Toiletry Bag with Zipper

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Compliant with TSA rule, see-through, quart-sized (7.7 x 5.9 x 2.5 inches).

Ideal for toiletries and cosmetics, water-proof. Comes in 9 different colours.

Travel Shoe Bags Set of 2

To protect your clothing from dirty shoe soles, these shoe bags are perfect.

If you want to make sure your fresh items stay fresh, you can also use the divider of your suitcase to keep one side for fresh and unworn items and the other one to put in dirty and worn items.

YAMIU Travel Shoe Bags Set of 2

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These nylon bags are waterproof and are perfect for keeping shoes separate from all your other items. You can can also use the bags later to protect your shoes from getting dusty or moldy when storing them at home.

The bags can also be used for other items you want to keep separate.

1 bag sized L to fit in shoes up to size 10, 1 bag sized XL to fit in shoes up to size 14 (or two pairs of kids shoes).

Yes, high heels will fit too!

Laundry Bag

If you want to keep your dirty or worn items separate (and don’t have any packing cubes or compression bags left, this laundry bag will help you out.

Miamica Laundry Bag

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Tear and moisture resistant, this lightweight microfiber bag comes in a compact size and opens up to 21”L x 22”W size.

Digital Hanging Luggage Scale

Surely you don’t want to be caught out at the airport with several kilos of luggage over the acceptable limit? Make sure not to over pack with this easy to use digital hanging luggage scale.

Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale

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This scale can weigh up to 110lbs/50kg with an accuracy of 0.1lbs/0.05kg. Digital LCD display.

Has a tare and data hold function so you can weigh individual objects excluding the container. 1x 3V CR2032 lithium battery is included.

As an additional function this scale can be used as a thermometer as well (F and C).

Luggage Straps Suitcase Belts

Luggage straps or suitcase belts protect your luggage from accidental opening which can be caused by a number of reasons, such as overloading (you had to buy that cute little jumper, didn’t you?), hurried packing (guilty as charged at a number of occasions), and of course through impact (we know what really goes on with your checked luggage).

Any of those reasons can put a bit of a strain on suitcase zippers, so to help your contents stay secure and inside your suitcase, suitcase belts are a great idea. It might also help with spotting your luggage.


Darller 2/4 PCS Luggage Straps

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These heavy-duty luggage straps come in either a 2 pack set or a 4 pack set with a choice of colours (which will help with finding your luggage on the conveyor belt) or just in black.

There is a quick release button and the straps are adjustable.

Belt length: 40″ – 74″ / 100 – 188cm; Belt width: 2″ / 5cm; Luggage strap fits 20″ – 34″ suitcase.

TSA Compatible Travel Luggage Locks

If you’re traveling to or within the USA or Canada you’ll need to use a special Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved lock, which can be opened by authorities without breaking the lock, as well as re-locked.

TSA Compatible Travel Luggage Locks by SureLock

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These TSA approved luggage locks come in 1, 2 or 4-packs and in a few different colours to choose from.

Find out more about the best TSA approved luggage locks.

For Your Safety

You can never be too safe when it comes to keeping your passport and credit cards secure.

I have used travel pouches before, especially when I had to carry a lot of luggage and wanted to be able to quickly access important items, and also make sure I wouldn’t leave them lying around somewhere.

Venture 4th Travel Neck Pouch Neck Wallet with RFID Blocking

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This travel neck pouch is lightweight and water resistant, is lined radio frequency shielding material (RFID) to block unwanted scans and will protect your cards and private information.

You can wear the pouch around your neck and underneath clothes and as it is so slim, no one can tell it’s there.

It comes with 3 compartments, two of which are zippered, one with Velcro, and has an ID window for boarding passes which will assist with easier security checks.

Comes in 6 different colours, the strap is adjustable.

For Your Health And Comfort

While you’re on the plane you will want to be as comfortable as possible, especially if you a have a long flight or possibly two long flights ahead of you.

To make sure you arrive well and rested here are some items you should consider taking along:

Compression Socks

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Compression socks are not only a great idea for anyone who is on their feet all day, it also helps when you’re on a long flight.

They are said to increase the blood flow in your lower legs and prevent swollen feet from flying as well as reduce the risk of blood clots.

  • Available in many different colours and prints

Chin Supporting Travel Pillow

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You have probably seen the traditional neck pillows that don’t stay where they’re supposed to and you end waking up with a sore neck.

This design with the overlapping arms is meant to stop the head from falling forward.

It can be adjusted to whatever position feels comfortable to you. Supports your head, neck and chin in any sitting position.

  • Comes in three different sizes – child, adult and adult XL
  • Comes in many different colours

How to use your Bcozzy Travel Pillow

Airplane Footrest

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This airplane footrest has been designed to greatly enhance your travel experience. It’ll make you feel like you’re sitting in a recliner and have your feet resting on pillows.

It’s a bit like a hammock for your legs. Your legs will gently sway with the motion of the plane.

This is supposed for leg and lower back support and designed to help prevent lower back aches and stiffness as well as legs swelling from long flights.

And one more essential item for the frequent traveler:

Universal International Travel Power Adapter

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This all-in-one international power adapter sports 4 USB ports and 1 universal AC socket, which will enable you to charge 5 devices at the same time.

No more wondering which adapter you need to use in which country, as this one covers over 150 countries, such as the USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Italy, India, basically the whole of Europe and Asia, etc.

I hope you enjoyed this review of essential international travel accessories!

Let me know your thoughts and comments in the comment section below. I’ll be sure to get back to you soon.

Happy travels!

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14 Replies to “Travel Accessories For International Travel – 13 Essentials”

  1. I need that universal travel adaptor. The one I’ve been using is so bulky and falls off the socket when I use it, preventing me from charging my phone properly because I have to sit next to it and hold it down (you really shouldn’t do that I feel). I love this post, I’m so keeping all your suggestions in mind 🙂

    1. I think you’re right there, you shouldn’t have to hold down your adaptor to charge your phone. Sounds like you’re definitely in the market for a new one. 

      You could also bookmark the page for future reference. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Packing things for a trip is somewhat hard for me because I always pack for 4. I saw a video that showed rolling your clothes can save space. I don’t usually do that for shirts because of too much creasing. The Acrodo space Saver can help me with packing as it increases 300% of the storage space. That’s a lovely thing for housewives!

    Another one that caught my attention is the Bagail packing Cubes. I love being organize, so why not do it in a posh style? Lastly, I think every family should have a hanging digital scale like Etekcity. You can’t just estimate the weight of your luggage and it’s gonna be a big hassle for paying excess or over baggage. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, I agree, the rolling doesn’t necessarily help with keeping your clothing neat and tidy. There is also the option of using a quality garment bag to keep your clothing crease free. Luxury Garment Bag

      i like to be organised as well and the packing cubes are awesome as you can use them for around the house. I use them in my robe for all sorts of things, such as belts and socks etc. 

  3. I love the packing organizers. I like the fact that it helps me save some space in the suitcase and keep my stuff separate and easy to find. I find out that every time I travel with packing organizers, I am more stress free, because I can keep track of my stuff easily. 

    What I really need to add is a digital hanging luggage scale, because when I travel I tend to buy some new stuff here and there but they end up being an additional weight that I do not always plan for. So, a scale can help me keep my weight in check on my flight back especially.

    These are cool and very helpful accessories you have listed here.

    Thanks for sharing

    1. You are welcome. Those are exactly the reasons I have a luggage scale. It’s so tiny and light that it’s easy to carry with you and avoid extra charges from overpacking.

  4. One item that caught my attention was the airplane footrest. The most uncomfortable issue I always encounter when on a long flight was the positioning of my legs. Put them up, down, sideways, still restless. Since you have mentioned that it provides lower back support too, I am sure it is worth buying. I will check it out in a bit. 

    Thank you,


    1. When I did my research for the article I was surprised to find something like that as I hadn’t heard of it before. It sure sounds amazing for a comfortable trip. 

  5. Thanks for the extremely helpful article on thirteen essentials for International Travel.
    I liked Space Saver compression bags and Airplane footrest. These two items are new to me and I would love to purchase them. They are even useful for domestic travel as well.
    The neck wallet with RFID shielding is also appealing accessory as it manages all the travel documents with safety. I have kept a print of this list for my travel reference.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

    1. Those things are just so handy where ever you go. The space saver bags are great for storage at home also. Really a good investment. 

  6. Thank you for the information on how to pack for traveling, The different sizes of bags and the different kings of bags to pack things in, like the laundry bag to put your worn clothes in. The shoe bag is nice as well so you don’t get dust and dirt from your shoes n your clean clothes.

    The different size toiletriy bag to pack those items as well.

    I like the bcozzy pillow, it looks really comfortable more so then the original neck pillow, I like the fact that iit comes in different sizes and they have a child size too. and the different colors and patterns too.

    1. You are welcome. I like the neck pillow too, as I always have trouble with the ‘normal’ ones, they just don’t stay in place and aren’t too comfortable. Great design from Bcozzy!

  7. If I’m going alone on a trip I could certainly use the Space Saver Travel Bags as I tend to do the opposite of saving space!. Unless I’m going with my sister – I’m sure she can compress the space as much as these Travel Bags!

    Well I’ve never traveled to Canada or US but certainly it won’t hurt to have some TSA Compatible Travel Locks. No need to wait at the last minute to get them, especially if your business involves travelling frequently.

    I can tell you the Chin Supporting Travel Pillow looks so funny I just want to give it a try sometime! I saw the video too it looks cool. I guess (from the video) I can use it in other places apart from airports (for example trains and buses.

    The Airplane Footrest looks useful since you mention that it reduces lower back pains and stiffness. I wonder if there is one for buses too!

    And finally, as for the Power Adapter, it can be useful on long trips where the cell phone battery might run out. If you play some power hungry games while on plane, you can certainly make use of it!.

    Thanks for this interesting read. Don’t forget my thumbs up for the Chin Supporting Travel Pillow!

    Have a nice day.

    1. Thanks for your feedback on those items!

      I also think the space saver bags are great. It makes packing quite easy and quick too. 

      Many luggage manufacturers have TSA compatible locks nowadays, but if you’re in the market for new luggage or locks it does make sense to get those. 

      The Bcozzy pillow can be used anywhere really, even at home to get more comfortable!

      The same goes for the airplane footrest, you can use it anywhere where you have something to fix it too, so on a bus should work! Might not be necessary for short trips though…

      The power adapter, especially the universal one is definitely a handy thing to have, especially if you’re traveling frequently.

      Thanks for stopping by. 

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