Chances are if you haven’t traveled this year, you’ve thought about it. A lot. After all, nothing increases our desire to travel more than not being able to travel, as being stuck at home is, we surmise, the leading cause of imaginations running wild. Will you travel again soon? That’s a million-dollar question that relies on a lot of factors, none more than whether or not you’re ready to travel.
So, whether you plan to travel next month or next year, you’ll still need to make sure your travel gear is up to date. The best time for picking up new gear? Amazon Prime Day 2020. The deals are in and they’re better than ever. You just need to act fast, as some of these will expire quicker than you can sing Eddie Money’s “Two Tickets to Paradise.”
Lifewit Large Lunch Bag
For work or play, an insulated lunch box and cooler bag is a fine travel accessory for man, woman or child, as it keeps the cold stuff cold or the warm stuff warm. Or, if your concern is hydration and libations, you’ll fit a 24-pack in here with no problem.
Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag
Need something a little larger for a beach picnic or backyard pool party? A 24-liter (40 cans!) leakproof bag is great for a long road trip or simply a casual stroll to a neighbor’s BBQ.
Etekcity Camping Air Mattress
An inflatable queen-sized mattress is good for when you have guests, but it’s better for when you want to camp in luxury. Bring a nice pillow and your glamping trip will be complete.
AIMTOM 155Wh Portable Power Station
Every traveler should bring a portable battery pack in their carryon or suitcase, but when it comes to camping and enjoying the outdoors, you’ll need a power station and backup power supply with plugs and USB ports for the most important devices.
Diaper Bag Backpack
Traveling with an infant or simply driving across town to see family, a diaper bag is a must-have accessory. Room for a changing pad, wipes and, of course, many diapers is a must.
MINDBEAST Noise Cancelling Headphones
When you’re low on bag space but still want to be big on sound, great earbuds will do the trick and won’t let you down where performance is concerned.
CyvenSmart 2-pack 6-foot Lightning Cable
Great lightning cables will always be one of the most important accessories in your luggage, so they should have a huge bend capacity. Is 30,000 or more good enough for you? Yes indeed. And six feet will cover almost any awkward hotel plug dilemmas.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Back-Stage Access Backpack
Just because you’re traveling and spending a lot of time in airports doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and swagger. Keep your laptop safe from overhead bumps, but also readily available with a TSA-friendly business backpack to keep things professional.
Tzowla Travel Laptop Backpack
Water-resistant? Check. Anti-theft? Check. Storage for your laptop? Check. A USB charging port? That’s the cherry on top. For travel or school, this is a casual bag that more than covers the basics.
AmazonBasics 4 Piece Packing Travel Organizer Cubes Set, Black
How many times do we have to say it? You should own packing cubes. They are by far the most helpful luggage accessory that any traveler could own, so if you don’t already have a set, you have no excuse now.
AmazonBasics 2 Piece Geometric Hard Shell Expandable Luggage Spinner Suitcase Set
Chances are, if you’re a smart, efficient traveler, you don’t need a huge luggage set. Leave the giant footlockers to Joe Banks. A two-piece set of hard shell suitcases—with spinner wheels, naturally—will cover all your bases for almost any vacation. Especially when you have packing cubes.
Samsonite Underseat Carry-On Spinner with USB Port
If you’ve traveled recently you know that the overhead bin space is harder to come by than a Mickey Mantle rookie card. Your solution is a carryon bag that not only fits under the seat, but also offers enough space for your essentials and looks good the whole way.
The Bose SoundLink Revolve
Portable speakers are always one of our favorite, most essential accessories, so when you can get the GOAT at a great price, you don’t pass on that chance.
Schwinn Vantage FXe 650b Electric Sport Hybrid Road Bike
Heading to a nearby beach resort or renting a cottage in a small island town? Heck, are you just planning to get outside this weekend for some fun and fitness (you have to stay in beach shape somehow)? A new hybrid road bike is a great way to, as Donna Meagle would say, treat yo’self.
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
Not only do we love big sound in small packages, but we’re also suckers for wireless earphones that offer incredible battery power. A brand you can trust and nine hours of listening time are all the assurance you need.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A Kids Edition
Long flights or road trips, you need to keep the kids entertained, or else you know you’re in for hours of “Are we there yet?!?!” A tablets designed specifically for kids comes with the thunder in the form of videos, games, shows, stories and so much more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Hey, parents need their games and videos, too. Load up with your Prime, Netflix, Peacock, Disney+ and whatever else you use to stream your favorites and sit back and enjoy. Unless you’re driving, in which case no tablet time until you reach the resort.