Tips and Tricks to Make Traveling Easier – Honeydew Edition

Embarking on a journey, be it for business or pleasure, demands strategic packing and thoughtful consideration of the tools that make life on the road not just manageable, but enjoyable. In this comprehensive guide, we explore a curated list of travel essentials that our consultants suggest using to have a smooth and seamless travel experience.

Charging Solutions: Powering Up on the Go

  • Plug-in Wall Bricks: Be sure to get the ones that have multiple ports for simultaneous charging in a compact form.
  • Non-Foldable Travel Charger (Small Power Strip): Unlike a wall plug like above, these look more like compact power strips.
  • Power Banks: This is a no-brainer but having portable energy when you do not have access to an outlet is critical while traveling.

Organization and Packing: Streamlining Your Suitcase

  • Packing Cubes: Packing cubes can help organize clothes in their own compartments, but also keep your clothes wrinkle free
  • Cord Organizer: This can help neatly organize and secure chargers and cords with elastic bands of varying sizes.
  • Reusable Toiletry Bottles: Eco-friendly and cost-effective alternatives to travel-sized toiletries.

Handy Tools: Tackling Unexpected Situations

  • Wrinkle Eraser Spray: Puling out the iron in a hotel room after a long flight could be a bit of a hassle. These are available in TSA-friendly size, and are perfect for quick clothing touch-ups.
  • TSA-Friendly Multi-Tool: There are times when you need the most unexpected tools to get through the day. A multi-tool is a compact solution with essential function
  • Reusable Travel Utensils: Sometimes when ordering takeout the restaurant may forget to put utensils in your order. Having camping utensils will not only mitigate that, but also help reduce the trash we produce.

Entertainment and Connectivity: Stay Entertained and Connected

  • Personal Entertainment Device: Whether it’s an iPad, tablet, or VR headset, ensure entertainment is at your fingertips.
  • Lounge Access: Experience comfort during layovers for a more enjoyable travel experience. You can get lounge access with a variety of travel credit cards.
  • Cash: A timeless travel essential for unforeseen circumstances.

Accessories in Flight: Improving Comfort in Flight

  • Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation: The inside of a plane during flight is about 80 decibels (to put this in context, this is 4x louder than a typical office!). Investing in a good quality active noise cancelling headphone to will help eliminate those unwanted sounds, giving you some peace and quiet (and maybe some time to take a quick nap).
  • Reusable Mask: While the airplanes are known for filtering the air in the cabin, you do run the risk of potentially contracting some illness in the plane. Wearing a mask on the plan will drastically reduce your chances of getting sick while traveling (something we never want)

Professional Gear: Elevating Your Travel Experience

  • Comfortable Backpack: Investing in a durable and comfortable backpack will make for an easier travel experience in terms of posture and packing ability.
  • Quality Luggage: Ensure your luggage withstands the wear and tear of frequent travel.
  • Bluetooth Mouse: Effortlessly navigate through work tasks with comfort.
  • External Monitor and Keyboard: While these will add additional weight, it does help improve work efficiency.

Note-Taking and Organization: Efficiency at Your Fingertips

  • Pen and Paper: Quick and professional note-taking during on-site activities (and when taking out your phone may not be the best option)
  • Longer Cables: If the power outlet is further than you expect, a longer cable can come in handy.

Master the art of travel with these carefully curated essentials, turning your journey into a seamless and enjoyable adventure. Whether you’re a frequent business traveler or an explorer of new horizons, these items will enhance your travel experience and keep you well-prepared for whatever the road brings. If you have any questions or comments, reach out to us at [email protected]. Bon voyage!

We’d like you thank our consultants Tom Blaich, Courtney Moffett, Jesse Johnson for their suggestions, and Matt Ramdowe for helping coordinating.