I know I know, it may seem a bit odd at first to stay in another person’s home–but get over it! We are certain that once you do, you will have a wonderful, and much more personable stay. Amongst, New Zealand, SouthEast Asia, London and Ireland (and of course all over the US), we have likely stayed in over 100 AirBnB’s and have enjoyed each. Remember–what you see may not always be what you get, so read reviews!
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Amazon to the Rescue!
We’ve compiled our absolute favorite travel items into one page. From the best packing cubes to that trusty tri-pod. https://www.amazon.com/shop/squirrelmusttravel
Our 5 Favorite Travel Gadgets
Solar Battery Charger
Picture this–you woke up at 4am, quickly readied and biked for 30 minutes in the pitch black. The gates open and you RUN to be the first to capture the sun rise over Angkor Wat Temple, one of South East Asia’s most important geological sites. Then, all too suddenly, your phone dies.
Yep, that was me.
Sadly this moment occurred multiples times at the most inopportune moments, and my heart always leapt when Evan whipped out our solar charger. Our portable charger helped us to capture and preserve incredible memories.
While there are tons of power bank charger options, we love this one because it’s a solar charger –just set it in the sun and to soak up power when outlets are not accessible. A must for campers! This was by far our best purchase.
Purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VIyUiJ
iPhone – PC Storage Space Saver
This ones a little tricky to explain, but it’s one of those things that will become your most valuable gadget. Who isn’t always grappling for extra storage space? In the past you may find us digging through our phones trying to locate videos to delete and free up space.
Then came the HooToo. With this device you can upload pictures directly from your phone and easily transfer them to your computer. No wifi, no cords or plugins required. On our trip we lugged around our laptop, and while it was annoying at times, it sure came in handy when we wanted to upload/view/edit our GoPro videos, conduct research and even book our upcoming stays. If you also travel with your laptop, this device is a must. If you do not, it’s also a stellar way to backup your precious photos!
Traveling with endless storage space–priceless.
Purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PaWC4t
Noise Cancelling Earbuds
Evan had these on our recent nine week trip and I did not– instead I opted for a cheap pair that took up precious space. EVERY time we were on a plane, bus, beach, pretty much anywhere that I wanted to Zen out, I would stare at Evan with a jealous glare until FINALLY I got my own. Sure they are a bit pricey, especially if you opt for the amazing BOSE Quietcomfort earbuds, but we think that the GoNovate sweat free buds are also a stellar (and cheaper) option!
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The BEST Neck Pillow Around
The most genius invention for travel everywhere. This neck pillow was surely the best Christmas present we received last year. Unlike the bulky traditional neck pillow which you can never quite get right, this one is form-fitting, incredibly comfortable and unbelievably soft. Our favorite part –it’s washable, packs easily and weighs almost nothing.
To see how it works, we would recommend watching the video accessible within the products images. Click here.
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I know I know, it seems simple, and it should be! This little gadget brought us tons of joy and filled our quite moments with soulful sounds. I remember one night in Northern Laos when I drank too much (only happened once!), and I woke up to this little guy by my head, soothing me back to sleep. Thank you, Evan! Seriously though, we loved including this in our day pack — no WIFI needed to enjoy tunes beach side.
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There you have it, our top 5 goodies that made our travels that much sweeter. If you are looking to get any or all of these fun gadgets, we would greatly appreciate if you purchase from or share the links above– it will help us to receive a small referral fee and keep our travels going!