Today we are showcasing our favorite products and travel accessories for international trips. The travel accessories on this page are actual products we use and recommend. If you have a question about a specific accessory be sure to write a comment at the bottom of the page. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Backpacks and Luggage
When it comes to storage requirements we use TravelPro suitcases. TravelPro is famous for being the brand used by most pilots and flight attendants. You may have even seen them in the Up In The Air film starring George Clooney and Anna Kendrick. These suitcases are some of the most reliable out there and used throughout the travel industry.
Everyone has a different packing style, whether that be lightweight (just bring what’s absolutely needed), or the bring two suitcases (bring an extra one of everything — just in case) sort, we will make a few recommendations for suitcase sizes that should fit most people.
If you only want to carry-on your luggage when flying to Europe or within Europe, you need to be aware that the carry-on luggage dimensions are a bit smaller in Europe.
Mark your luggage
We try to be as efficient as possible at the airport when picking up our bags and one of the ways we achieve this is by marking our luggage with a luggage tag and/or luggage straps. These accessories make it easy to identify your bag/suitcase where you’re standing at the baggage claim, or preparing to leave your bus or train.
Uniquely identifying your luggage or bag also ensures that no one else mistakes your baggage for their own. Arriving in Europe to have someone else accidentally walk off with your bag would be a very unfortunate thing.
Travel Adapters for Germany
In order to charge your gadgets, you’re going to need an adapter or two. Most electronics these days are dual voltage meaning they will work on both of the common voltage systems in use in the US and Germany. We recommend staying away from the adapters that offer every solution in one “brick” as they aren’t as durable as the single adapters.
A power pack is essentially an enclosed battery that can be connected to your mobile phone or laptop to charge it while on the go. This can be very useful when you’re using your mobile phone to navigate the city and sights and find yourself in desperate need of a charge. Power packs are very affordable these days and come in all different shapes and sizes, we recommend the Amazon Basics power pack for international trips.
A good set of headphones can make a huge difference in comfort when traveling internationally. Use them on the airplane to cancel out ambient noise and better enjoy the in-flight entertainment options. If you’re want to block out everything, the Bose noise canceling headphones are the most popular, followed by the ear buds of the same brand.
Portable luggage scale
We all know you can use the bathroom scale to weigh luggage while at home, but what happens when you’re at your hotel in Europe? Your bags are packed and your plane leaves the next day. You nervously lift your suitcase debating the weight and wishing you didn’t buy so many things at Mauerpark flea market. Don’t stress, just get a travel scale and weigh your luggage on the go. Cut down on airport day stress and avoid extra baggage fees at the check-in counter.