Best Travel Gadgets in 2017

Best Travel Gadgets in 2017

If you plan to do any extensive traveling this year, it’s important to make sure you have all of the necessary travel gadgets you need on hand to get you through your trip. Even if you’re going to pack light for your upcoming adventure, you should have a few key travel gadgets with you to make your trip easier and much more convenient.

As you are about to learn, there are some essential travel gadgets that everyone needs to pack. We’re not talking about your smartphone or tablet because that’s obviously a given. We mean certain gadgets that will absolutely make your life a whole lot easier. Stick with us a little while longer to find out our favorites.

Universal Plug Adapter

Let’s say you’re moving to another country or visiting for an extended period of time. You’ve taken care of your shipping needs and all your clothes and furniture will be waiting for you as soon as you arrive. What are you going to do about your gadgets?

The outlets on your devices may not work in your new country. So it’s necessary to bring an all in one universal plug adapter with you to prevent any potential problems.

As an example, let’s say you’re bringing your laptop because it has your most important personal documents and business related software installed on it. If you’re moving overseas, the outlets are different so you won’t be able to plug it into a socket to charge the laptop. Your universal plug adapter will come in handy in this scenario because it will make it possible to charge your laptop no matter where you happen to be in the world.

USB Drive

Bringing along a USB drive is another popular option. Most people feel that a thumb drive will come in handy because you never know when you’ll need to store something on the drive or possibly share something with one of your peers. You may need this drive for a wide range of other reasons.

Best Travel Gadgets in 2017
Best Travel Gadgets in 2017

The great thing about thumb drives a.k.a. USB drives is they are relatively inexpensive at this point. You can buy a drive with 64 gigs of space for only $20 on websites like Amazon or you can even purchase one in your local Best Buy. Just make sure you buy a compatible device in your hometown before leaving on your vacation or long-term trip. Otherwise you might not find one that’s compatible with your laptop or personal computer.

I am loving this cute little Ice Age character pendrive – time to order soon!

Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle is an incredible device for those who plan to do some serious traveling now or in the future. At points during your trip, you’ll have to spend time going from one destination to another whether it’s via plane, train, or automobile. In these situations, it can get very boring, so having a Kindle filled with your favorite books, audiobooks, videogame apps, and more will make it easier than ever to pass the time.

In the beginning, most people used their Kindle strictly as an E reader. And it’s an excellent option since you can literally store hundreds or even thousands of e-books on your device so you always have something to read. Forget about carrying heavy paper books on your journey because it’s pointless at this juncture.

Best Travel Gadgets in 2017
Best Travel Gadgets in 2017

For those who want to know what I’m currently reading, please see this book that I’ve just started.

On the other hand, if you have an Amazon Kindle Fire you can also download apps, games, and so much more. This device can literally occupy your time for hours and you’ll be entertained the whole time.

By the way, I use a Kindle Paperwhite and absolutely love it.


For those who plan on traveling a lot throughout the rest of the year, we highly recommend bringing all three of our recommendations on your trip. In our opinion, having these gadgets will make it much smoother, relaxing, and entertaining. If you’re looking for trip ideas, check this out:

Post Author: Aditi Mathur Kumar

Author of 2 books. TEDx Speaker. Travel Writer. Blogger. Addicted to Travel & Books. Digital Media Strategist. Social Media Girl. Army Wife. Mom. Curious. Crazy.

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