The Best Lightning Cables For Your First Vacation

Before heading out the door, make sure you have what you need to keep your electronics charged and ready.

Whether you're on the go for a business trip or a family vacation, one unforgettable item is a charging cable. Electronics have become such an essential part of our lives, so make sure you're prepared next time you leave home. Here are the best lightning cables for your first vacation and beyond.

UNEN MFi Certified Nylon Braided iPhone Charger Lightning Cable
Bringing multiple devices? Be sure to have one for each. | UNEN

Whether the outlet is within reaching distance or inconveniently hidden far and away, making sure your lightning cable is of suitable length should be a priority. The last situation you want to be stuck in is having to awkwardly stand or sit in a spot where you shouldn't be while waiting for your electronics to charge.

Belkin DuraTek Plus Lightning to USB-A Cable
A special extra on this choice allows you to slip it right into the tightest spots in your bag. | Belkin

Durability is among the most important qualities to consider when looking for anything travel-related, simply because of the increased chances of accidents happening while away from home. No more charging cables busting open and splintering out with a rainbow of different cables.

Jsaux USB C to Lightning Cable 6FT
Bad cables can do bad things to your tech, so make sure to choose one that is durable and performs well. | Jsaux

Though these are all lightning cables, charging cables can vary. When time is of the essence, which it always seems to be when on vacation, you need your electronics charged sooner rather than later.

DEREN Apple MFi Certified iPhone Charger Lightning Cable
When you take something in and out of a small pocket over and over, rolling it and unrolling it constantly, you'll need to be concerned with strength. | DEREN

Compatibility is of the utmost importance when it comes to electronics. In today's day and age, it's a fatal mistake to purchase components for your electronics only to find out they don't go together. It's an even bigger mistake when this happens while traveling.

Anker 2020 Special Edition 24K Gold USB C to Lightning Cable
Hey, if you spend a lot on your devices, don't you think you should invest in only the best accessories? | Anker

So, before you head out on your next trip, whether it's to the Bahamas or even a two-hour drive away, you'll want to make sure you have all the proper accessories for your electronics. Of those items, make sure you have a strong charging cable ready to handle both the wear and tear and the excitement of traveling.

Dan Seitz is a contributing writer to Islands, an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands' staff. Dan is a seasoned, versatile, and tech savvy freelancer journalist with a knack for gadgets like tablets, laptops, and anything designed to make traveling easier. When not writing, he's visiting the places that make New England and the Northeast U.S. such beloved destinations.