What’s in our Nut Sack? Our Top 5 Travel Gadgets

Freshly back from our world travels, we want to share with you our favorite gadgets that kept us smiling. Here are 5 items that EVERY traveler should have~

1. 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. Itttttttt’s coming! Then all too suddenly, your phone dies.

Yep, that was me.

Sadly this moment occurred too many times at the most inopportune times, and my heart always leapt when Evan whipped out our solar charger.  Numerous times our portable charger helped us to capture and preserve incredible memories.

Oh, and when you are stuck on a bus for 10 hours and need to finish that last moment of your Netflix download, you’ll thank us for having gotten the charger.

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While there are tons of power bank charger options, we love this one because it’s a solar charger –allowing you to set it in the sun and re-energize when outlets are not accessible. A must for campers! This was by far our best purchase.

Get it– don’t even hesitate.

Cost: $38.99

Purchase Here: https://amzn.to/2VIyUiJ

solar charger

2. 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.


Cost: $45.99

Checkout Here: https://amzn.to/2PaWC4t


3. Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Evan traveled with these on our recent nine week trip and I did not– instead I had opted for a cheap too large pair. EVERY time we were on a plane, bus, beach, pretty much anywhere that I wanted to Zen out, I would stare at Evan jealously until FINALLY I got my own. Sure they are a bit pricey, especially if you opt for the amazing BOSE earbuds, but we think that the GoNovate sweat free buds are also a stellar (and cheaper) option!

Next time, enjoy the view, not the crying baby behind you.



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4. 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.

We actually washed our pillows twice throughout the trip, and could rest assured that it was clean when we nestled it around our heads. And, never once (even on our 21 hour flight!) did we wake up with sore necks.


To see how it works, we would recommend watching the video accessible within the products images. Click here.

Price: $29.99

Checkout Here: https://amzn.to/2Iy6lRd

neck pillow
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5. Bluetooth Speaker

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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Price: $25.99

Checkout Here: https://amzn.to/2Uj54jh

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!

Love and Acorns,





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