Every month, we go on a little Amazon treasure hunt to track down the best travel accessories on the web. From K-beauty sheet masks and space-inspired pet carriers, to mobile hotspots and road trip-making card games, here's everything that made our wish list this October.
Jet lag is arguably the most miserable side effect of travel. Rather than gulping down melatonin supplements or toughing it out, try the Dodow. The touch-sensitive metronome projects a pulsating light show on the ceiling—you can set it to 8 or 20 minutes (after which it shuts off automatically)—that you then synchronize your breathing to. The device claims to help users naturally fall asleep 2.5 times faster than they normally would.
My Bucket List
Sometimes journaling comes naturally, but other times, we need gentle prompting. The My Bucket List journal eases the process with fill-in pages of questions and statements like "I want to do it because," "To make it happen I need to," and "I decided to actually do it when."
Arxus Travel Luggage Duffel
We're all about products that make maneuvering the airport less stressful, and this duffel—which easily slides over the handle of your suitcase—is the real deal. Foldable, tear resistant, and waterproof, the tote is way easier to handle than your usual over-the-shoulder variety.
G2 Mobile Hotspot
International phone plans can cost a pretty penny—especially for families traveling with a handful of devices. The G2 mobile hotspot is an investment, but with 2 GB unlimited high speed data and 12-month validity across 58 countries, it's a smart buy for frequent travelers.
Mio Naturals Bath Bombs
No secret here that we're hotel toiletry stealers, but one thing we'll now be taking with us on our stays? Mini essential oil and sea salt bath bombs for next-level relaxation.
It may look a little funny, but the rectangular Memobottle is a major space saver. Durable, and leak-proof, the slim recycled bottle easily slides into carry-ons and purses.
Patagonia Black Hole Backpack
Autumn has us in the mood for camping and hiking trips, and this heavy-duty pack—with a weatherproof and water resistant exterior—is the perfect outdoor companion.
Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet Masks
We love pampering ourselves on vacation, so we always throw a couple of new beauty finds in our bags. Lately, we've been eyeing Korean brand Tony Moly's I'm Real sheet masks. The set of 11 comes with paraben-free options like moisturizing aloe, brightening lemon, and pore minimizing red wine.
Giantex Travel Pet Carrier
Most pet carriers are pretty standard, but not this space-capsule-inspired design. Safely take your cat or pup along on your travels with the Giantex backpack—a breathable carrier with mesh air holes and a semi-sphere window.
Drybar Ultimate Travel Essentials Kit
If you're looking for a salon-worthy blowout but only have a hotel hairdryer at your disposal, then you're sore out of luck. This travel-friendly kit gets the job done, though, with Drybar's Baby Buttercup Blow Dryer, Lil' Lemon Drop Daily Detangler, and Detox Dry Shampoo and Conditioner.
Hot Toddy Carry-On Cocktail Kit
We have a well-known affinity for Carry-On Cocktail Kits, and now that the weather has started to change, we're opting for mid-flight seasonal spirits. The Hot Toddy kit comes prepped with cinnamon sticks, lemon packets, ginger syrup, a bar spoon, linen coaster, and recipe card. Just add whiskey (or brandy, or rum, or whatever you're feelin').
Little Dove Pet Teepee
If jetting off on vacation and leaving your pup at home has you feeling guilty, spoil them with a little escape of their own. This cotton canvas tent offers plenty in the way of comfort—not to mention aesthetic value.
This One Time, I...
Don't know about you, but we've already exhausted the Cards Against Humanity deck (and a few expansion packs). So next time we're traveling with friends, we'll be reaching for this game which turns "never have I ever" on its head.
Jack Black First Class Travel Pack
Travel toiletry sets aren't reserved for women only. Jack Black's five-piece kit (no—not that Jack Black) keeps guys on-the-go well-groomed with all-over wash, beard lube, eye balm, face moisturizer, and lip balm.