Traveling Essentials You Never Knew You Needed

A recent study found that men are more likely to travel alone than women. But it's the women that usually make the travel plans for the family.

Whether you're planning a family trip or a weekend away, we've got your traveling essentials right here. Read on.

Phone Recharger

A must-have item on your traveling checklist is a backup phone charger. Sure, airports have charging stations, but when you're traveling, you never know when you will get to another outlet.

So keep your phone fully charged with a portable phone charger. Some of them pack enough juice on one charge to charge a smartphone twice!

This is a small item that is essential for the traveling man.

Lems Boulder Boots

Do you like to travel light? Then you probably aren't used to packing boots. But these Lems boulder boots are the only boots you need for your jet setting adventure.

These boots roll up so that you can easily stuff them in a carry on suitcase or overnight bag. Once they are on your feet, they are comfy and warm for winter weather wherever you go.

Best of all the Lems Boulder boots are stylish enough that you can wear them with a blazer to dress up a bit or with jeans for a day of exploring.

You won't regret this addition to your shoe closet.

Stainless Steel Travel Mug

We can't create a list of travel essentials without listing a stainless steel travel mug.

The vacuum insulation keeps your drinks at the perfect temperature for hours. So whether you've got ice cold water for a long train ride or your favorite coffee before you board your plane, you are set.

Plus, having your own travel mug is better for the environment. Tell you coffee shop to fill up your mug and reduce your use of disposable cups.

Not to mention, travel mugs with a screw-on lid are leak proof. So you'll be able to drink your coffee, not wear it during turbulence.

Travel Wallet

Most guys have one wallet and that's it. But a travel wallet is a great item that you should consider having.

Why? Because a travel wallet helps keep you organized and ready for anything. Travel wallets fit your passport, ID and credit cards.

Yet, they are slimmer than your traditional bulky wallet. And they are equipped with RFID protection so you don't have to worry about fraudsters stealing your credit card info.

When you are packing for a trip, it's a good idea to put just the cards you need in your travel wallet. Leave the gas points cards and bundle of receipts in your home wallet.

This helps you travel light and stay organized.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Have you ever taken red-eye and listened to an overtired baby cry the whole time? It's not fun.

Traveling can be stressful. Maybe the person sitting next to you chews gum obnoxiously loud. Or maybe the kid behind you has his Gameboy turned up all the way.

A good pair of wireless headphones should be on your traveling checklist no matter where you are headed. Without wires to get tangled, these headphones give you peace and quiet no matter what's going on around you.

Don't leave home without your pair. It's one of the top men's accessories you must have.

Quick Dry Towel

A super absorbent, antimicrobial, quick-dry towel is a must when you travel. These towels are specially designed to reduce odors and can absorb up to four times its weight in water.

So whether you are camping or just taking a day trip to the beach, a quick dry towel is your best friend.

You can wring it out and get it almost dry. Then use the loop to hang on your backpack. It'll dry in minutes and be ready to pack back up.

This lightweight towel won't add more than a few ounces to your luggage, yet is so handy you may want to use it regularly when you hit up the gym.

Check out this article about the lakes to start planning your next guys trip where this towel will come in handy.

Handheld Garment and Fabric Steamer

If you often travel for work, you know the struggle it can be to look unrumpled and fresh when living out of a suitcase.

A handheld garment steamer is a perfect solution. These cost less than $40 and don't take up much room in your bag. Then, no matter how formal the occasion, you'll be ready to wow them all.

Compact Umbrella

People don't give much thought to umbrellas until they desperately need one. The beauty about compact umbrellas is that they are small enough to fit in the pocket or your jacket.

But don't let its diminutive size fool you. Compact umbrellas can hold their own against hard rain and strong winds.

This is one of those travel necessities that you might not need but will be glad you brought just in case.

Universal Travel Adapter

Be able to charge your devices no matter where in the world you go with an all-in-one adapter.

Most of them let you charge more than one device and might even offer surge protection. 

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Your flight is delayed. Now what? If you've packed your Kindle Paperwhite, that's no problem.

It can store thousands of books and a single charge will last for weeks. Best of all, the Paperwhite is waterproof. So go ahead and bring it poolside.

Mobile Passport

Yes, there's an authorized mobile app that lets you breeze through customs. The mobile passport lets you use the app to go through designated Mobile Passport areas at select airports.

It's easy, it's quick, and it leaves your passport safely stowed.

Final Thoughts on Traveling Essentials

There you have it! A list of the top traveling essentials every man needs to pack.

As you can see, the trick to traveling light is choosing items that are highly functional but not bulky. Now you're ready to go wherever the wind takes you.

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