March 22, 2021

JobMonkey’s Favorite Essential Travel Products 2021

It has obviously been a tough year for travel and most of us are really anxious to start traveling again. Although we are not quite ready to promote GOAT (Go Out And Travel) as we did in pre-COVID times. We do feel that with taking safety precautions, the ability to safely travel significantly more is not too far off.

So, we thought it was a good time to share some of our favorite essential travel products.

Human Gear GoToobs

We have used these travel bottles for years and still love them. Use for your shampoo, face soap, lotions, etc. They are also airplane carry-on approved! Check these out on Amazon.

Aukey Wireless Charger Battery Pack

A good portable battery bank is essential for travel. There are a lot of decent options available, but these are our favorite. We LOVE the LED display that shows exactly how much charge is left in the battery. It has a kickstand that allows you to set it on a table (or airline tray table) and watch movies while it is charging. It can charge wirelessly or through a USB-A or standard USB-C cord. It also holds a huge charge (20,000mAh). Plus, it’s compact, fast charging, and works with most phones and tablets including iPhone 12, iPad, and Samsung Galaxy. Check it out on Amazon.

LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

These self-cleaning water bottles are great for travel or daily use. We use them for both! They use innovative non-toxic mercury-free UV-C LED technology to sanitize water and clean the inner surfaces of the bottle by neutralizing odor-causing bacteria and viruses.
LARQ Insulated Bottle on Amazon
LARQ Uninsulated Bottle on Amazon.

BACtrack Breathalyzers

These BACtrack breathalyzers are great and definitely worth considering. It is something you don’t really know you need, but if you ever drink outside your home, you do. Whenever I go out for drinks, I ALWAYS make sure I am well under the legal limit before I get behind the wheel of my car. These are very compact and have professional-grade accuracy. View on Amazon.

Wellness Formula

We swear by these Wellness Formula immunity booster tablets. When you are feeling a little worn down or some kind of bug coming on, take two tablets a few times a day for a day or two. They work really well for me and I don’t travel without them. Many people take them daily for regular immune health, but I just take them when needed. Personally, I like the tablets over the capsules, but pretty sure they both work the same. Buy at quality drug stores and grocery stores or on Amazon here.

Nuun Hydration Tablets

Staying hydrated is essential while traveling (and in daily life). These electrolyte drink tablets were designed for long-distance cyclists but work great for anyone. Rumor is that many people also use them to help minimalize hangovers after a night out on the town. A tube is always in my travel bag, but I also use them almost daily. Buy at quality drug stores and grocery stores or on Amazon here.

Compressed Towel Tablets

These compressed tablet towels are fantastic. They expand with a little water and are great to wash your face and freshen up with. They take up almost no room and these ones are individually wrapped which keeps them clean. We take them on every trip! They cost less than $10 for a bag of 100. Check them out on Amazon.

Favorite Travel Backpack: Knack Backpack (Series 2: Expandable Medium Pack)

We have tried A LOT of travel backpacks and bags over the years. Knack backpacks are our current favorite. This backpack fits under most airplane seats for easy access. It is comfortable to wear, expandable, and has lots of pockets including a great laptop pocket.  They are very well designed and well made. The company also provides fantastic customer support if you ever need it. Check them out here.

Knack Backpack Overview Video

* JobMonkey may get a small commission from purchases of our recommended products. But, this does not influence the products that we recommend. We truly love these products and personally use them.

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