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So, I’m kind of a travel accessory nut. I’m one of those people who can’t travel without her eye mask or Kindle, and I routinely devour those “10 Travel Essentials for Every Travel Addict” lists that float around the interwebs.
Which is why I’m super excited about my World Traveler Giveaway, which features lots of portable, useful and fun travel products that will make both your travels (and life!) so much easier.
Also I intentionally made this giveaway unisex– so guys, definitely enter too!
In my humble opinion, this list of products would serve as excellent holiday wishlist inspiration, or great gifts for friends and family. (In fact I already bought my brother the JBL Flip 2 speaker for Christmas. Thank God he doesn’t read this blog.)
Now onto the goodies…
JBL Flip 2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
This JBL speaker may be compact, but it packs some serious sound. I discovered this speaker through a travel buddy and was shocked that such loud music was playing from such a small speaker.
This speaker has tons of cool features: Bluetooth, a built-in bass port, built-in microphones, SoundClear® echo noise cancellation technologies and a rechargeable battery. And take it from me- it’s awesome to have a speaker on the road, whether to play in the hostel dorm or for your own private workout sesh.
olloclip 4-in-1 Quick Connect iPhone Lens
iPhoneography is getting bigger and bigger, and the olloclip allows you to be seriously creative with your iPhone.
When I travel I often ditch my dSLR and simply use my iPhone, which is easier because a. it’s less obvious I’m taking a photo and b. it’s so much lighter. And with the olloclip have you have tons of versatility: you can shoot wideangle, fish eye and two types of macro. Personally, I adore the fish eye effect.
Sanuk Travel-Ready Footwear
In my mind, every traveler needs a pair of comfortable, attractive walking shoes that don’t make you look like an obvious tourist (cough, cough, white tennis shoes.) Which is where Sanuk comes in.
Sanuk makes amazingly comfortable travel shoes– I’m a huge fan of my Katlash pair. And while Sanuk makes travel-friendly shoes for both men and women in all kinds of colors, I’d recommend black for long-term travel as black holds up best against stains.
Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger
I SO WISH I would’ve had this charger on my world trip last year.
First of all, it has TWO USB PORTS, and I cannot stress the importance of this enough. This means you can simultaneously charge your smart phone and Kindle, two smart phones, a smart phone and iPad, etc.
Additionally the charger swivels up to 360 degrees to fit in tight spaces and avoid blocking other outlets, and includes surge protection- something seriously useful when you’re traveling in countries with shoddy electrical work.
And one final bonus the swivel charger is covered by a $75,000 Connected Equipment Warranty. This means Belkin will repair or replace any equipment damaged by a surge, spike or lightning strike while properly connected to the surge protector, up to $75,000.
Belkin AIR PROTECT™ Grip Extreme Protective Case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s
After my iPhone 4 broke in Asia, I vowed to use a better case for my brand-new iPhone 5S- so I went with Belkin. As a self-admitted klutz I’ve dropped my poor phone countless times, but my Belkin case has kept it unsmashed for the past year. Which is why I couldn’t recommend Belkin phone cases more- if they can withstand my abuse, they can withstand anyone’s.
The AIR PROTECT case has a couple of unique features- it has a shockproof polycarbonate framework to keep your phone protected, as well as easy access to all charging ports, making it perfect for the serious traveler.
Belkin RockStar Multi Headphone Splitter
I brought a headphone splitter on my world trip and it was awesome for long bus rides with travel buddies, as we easily watch the same movie or listen to the same music. The RockStar allows you to connect up to five headphones, and while you will most likely not need that many ports, it’s still handy to have multiple.
Note: International readers, feel free to enter- I will ship these goodies wherever you are! But you may have to pay duty depending on your country of residence.
Disclaimer- Olloclip, Sanuk and Belkin provided me with products for review. All opinions obviously are my own.