4 Travel Essentials and the Newest Technology for Your Travel Packing List
We love to travel. We enjoy an adventurous, healthy, organic lifestyle and try to keep it up even when we’re around the world . What we don’t love is the process of packing a suitcase, searching for a scale to weigh the luggage to avoid fees, researching where to drink or not to drink water and where we can find organic coffee and other healthy products. Have you dealt with these issues? Wouldn’t it be great if someone invented solutions to all of these problems so that you could focus on enjoying your travels without wasting time? Fortunately, someone has come up with great solutions to help all of us! Here are four inventions to add to your travel packing list. These are travel essentials that are very cool and actually useful.
1. Smart Carry-On Luggage
How many times have you found yourself in difficulty because you had no way to weigh your luggage? How many times have you paid a fee at the airport because your suitcase was overweight? How many times have the airlines lost your luggage? Throughout the years we have had to deal with these problems and it’s no fun. We had our luggage lost by different airlines over 3 times and had to wait days for them to locate it and bring it back to us. We have also paid fees, especially in Europe where they weigh your carry-on luggage as well, due to an overweight suitcase. This smart suitcase is the solution to all of these issues. This is more than a suitcase. It´s your personal travel assistant.It uses the newest technology and connects wirelessly to your smartphone so that you can remotely locate it, lock it, and even weigh it! The mobile app lets you see all your data and travel history in one place. A built-in battery lets you charge your phone up to six times so that you never have to crowd around an airport outlet again. If you ever lose your suitcase or if it gets “re-routed” by an airline, you can use the 3G + GPS capabilities to track its location. With this feature, you have global coverage so you can see your suitcase's location at all times. This amazing invention also has a built-in digital scale that lets you know ahead of time whether your bag meets the airline's cabin requirements. Just pull the handle and the app will confirm the weight. If only we had this all these years when we were traveling…
2. Aquaovo Alter Ego Personal Water Filter Globetrotter
During our adventures in many countries we were told to never drink tap water. That can become very expensive. What if there is no store around to buy bottled water or if it just costs too much (like it was when we were visiting the Versailles Palace in France where we paid over 6 Euros for one bottle of water!)? Well, we discovered a smart solution to these issues. The Aquaovo personal water filtration and hydration duo was designed for the globetrotter and the outdoor enthusiast. It turns water from a fountain, a river, or other source you find during your travels into fresh and clean drinking water that you can carry with you. So you don’t have to worry about drinking safe water anywhere in the world and can focus on enjoying your vacation and exploring any place you want. This Globetrotter model is made of BPA free materials and will also remove many harmful urban contaminants and 99.9999% of both viruses and bacteria, so it’s perfect for a healthy lifestyle. This is a great item for your list of travel essentials.
3. Espro Stainless Steel Travel Press with Coffee Filter
A truly great cup of coffee has the power to transport and inspire. We usually drink organic coffee, but it’s very difficult to find any in the cafes that we’ve been to around the world. The only places where we’ve seen organic coffee are health food stores and cafes, but they are also very expensive. When you’re in a new city for the first time, how many hours do you have to waste to look for organic coffee? It’s very difficult to enjoy a great cup of coffee when you’re traveling. You might spend your whole day searching for a good café or pay too much for coffee that’s polluted and not good quality. Well, Espro has developed a cool travel brewer for coffee, so you can even make organic coffee anywhere you go. All you need to do is pour your organic coffee grounds in the mug (or non-organic…you choose), then add hot water. Then, you stir, wait 4 minutes, press and enjoy. This is another item for your travel essentials list. The ultra-fine filtration coffee press system gives you clean, grit-free, flavorful on the go coffee. Another awesome feature is that the filters are BPA, bps and phthalate free, so you can have a truly healthy experience.
4. Zolt Laptop Charger
When we moved to live in Spain a few years ago, one of our concerns was how to charge our electronics. We wasted hours going from store to store in order to find the perfect charger. Finally, in a tiny store with a somewhat friendly owner, we discovered one that we were able to use in Italy as well when we moved there a year later. However, that charger was big and only worked for one item at a time. When you’re traveling, you usually need something small, but very useful. Unfortunately, we didn't know about Zolt back then. This innovative product is anything but ordinary. What’s awesome about it is that it’s ultra light and very compact, so it’s perfect for traveling. If you’re looking for the newest technology, this is it. It’s the world's smallest, lightest, smartest laptop charger. It’s a little bigger than a chapstick and is highly functional and aesthetically beautiful. This cool innovation has ground breaking power electronics circuitry and is 4 times smaller and 3 times lighter than ordinary chargers. Zolt provides smart 3-in-1 charging, so you can power your laptop and two mobile devices. Its smart features include built-in surge protection and high efficiency charging.
Let us know if you have discovered any other amazing items during your travels! We’re always looking for useful, compact stuff to add to our packing list of travel essentials.