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12 Modern Travel Accessories You’ll Want To Bring on Your Next Vacation

03.10.22 | By
12 Modern Travel Accessories You’ll Want To Bring on Your Next Vacation
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While traveling certainly looks a little different these days, we’re just happy to have arrived at a time where we can experience a change of scenery safely. If, like many of us, you’re still sitting on unclaimed PTO and are itching to get away, consider this your sign to make it happen. Take the road trip, book that Airbnb you’ve been lusting after, and take the time to treat yourself to some time away from home. But before you go, read up on the must-have travel accessories that belong in your suitcase. Find more travel essentials in the Design Milk Shop!

junes bags

1. The Carry-All Set by Junes
Junes’ eco-friendly reusable pouches will help take the stress out of packing and help curb plastic pollution in the process. The brand’s revolutionary Bio-Knit mesh material uses recycled plastics and innovative technology to allow their bags to degrade over time, without lasting forever in a landfill. Use your carry-all pouches for toiletries, clothes, wet swimsuits, dirty laundry, or use them during your trip in place of single-use plastic bags.

$18
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blunt umbrellas

2. Classic Umbrella by Blunt Umbrellas
Get the most out of your trip come rain or shine with an umbrella you can count on. New to the Design Milk Shop, Blunt Umbrellas aren’t your flimsy drugstore umbrellas – they’re expertly engineered in New Zealand and fully tensioned to withstand 55 mph winds! Complete with an easy to grip handle and unrivaled coverage, Blunt’s umbrellas are made to last a lifetime, making theirs the only umbrella you’ll ever need (and worth every penny!).

$99
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cornflower notabag

3. Recycled Notabag in Cornflower
No matter where you’re headed, having a bag that can adapt to your plans is key, and the Notabag’s unique convertible design ensures you don’t have to fuss with packing multiple bags in your carry-on. With an effortless pull of the straps, this water-resistant bag can go from tote bag to backpack for flexible everyday wear. We’re not sure what we love more: the bag’s eye-catching cornflower blue colorway, the fact that it’s made of recycled plastic bottles, or the space-saving collapsible design that makes packing easy!

$28
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noode cardholder

4. Noode Cork Cardholder by mind the cork
mind the cork’s Noode Cardholder is a stylish and modern solution for keeping IDs, cards, and hotel room keys all in one place. Made of sustainable cork leather, the slim cardholder is lightweight yet durably designed, touting the same tactile satisfaction of the Portuguese cork trees from which it’s derived – giving you a cardholder that’s as beautiful as it is functional. It comes in a variety of fashionable colorways, but we love the neutral Sand shade that complements any wardrobe.

$43
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kinto travel tumbler

5. Small Travel Tumbler by KINTO
You’ll never regret having a reusable tumbler on hand, and KINTO’s Travel Tumbler is as modern as it gets. Their sleek, minimal stainless-steel tumbler offers next level temperature retention, keeping drinks hot and cold for up to 6 hours. While the screw-off lid and cap make sipping your beverage on the go an easy and spill-free affair! A priceless experience if you ask us. Factor in the range of aesthetically pleasing color options, and you’ve got your new favorite travel mug.

$33
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craighill touch tool

6. Sigma Touch Tool by Craighill
Traveling in times like these means being aware of high-touch surfaces in a way most of us haven’t before, which makes practical objects like the Craighill Sigma Touch Tool all the more necessary. Use Sigma’s curvy brass form to pull open door handles, ring doorbells, or press keys on a keypad with ease to help mitigate the spread of germs. Just like your travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer, you’ll want to keep the Sigma Tool on at all times.

$30
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graf lantz sleeve

7. MacBook Pro + Air Sleeve 13″ by Graf Lantz
This chic laptop case by Graf Lantz is the perfect home for your laptop while on the move. Made with the brand’s celebrated merino wool felt material, this stylish sleeve protects your laptop from scratches while en route. Accompanied by a leather flap snap closure that conveniently allows you to retrieve and stow away your laptop as quickly as the seatbelt sign flashes, Graf Lantz’s MacBook sleeve is as fashionable as it is functional.

$64
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wild one carrier

8. Travel Carrier by Wild One
Bringing your pup with you? Look no further than Wild One’s Travel Carrier. A home away from home for small dogs, this sleek modern dog carrier is full of modular features that make traveling with your dog easy. From the plush interior cushion that folds out to function as a soft and cozy dog bed, to the shoulder strap that conveniently doubles as a leash, this Wild One Carrier will have you and your canine traveling in style.

$125
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courant charger

9. CARRY Power Bank in Bone by Courant
Because there are few things more frustrating than traveling with a dead battery, Courant’s CARRY Power Bank is a must-have travel companion. Designed to deliver a quick and easy charge on the go, the CARRY’s highly compatible design features USB-C and wireless connectivity to efficiently power up all of your devices. When fully charged, the CARRY packs the equivalent of up to 2 full phone charges. With its pebble-grain Italian leather, and soft neutral colorway, the CARRY looks the part too, making it a fashionable addition to your bag.

$150
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poketo set

10. Ted Weekender Traveler Set in Black by Poketo
The perfect all-in-one solution, Poketo’s Ted Weekender Traveler Set allows for smart and convenient packing for short trips. The set includes the Ted Weekender Bag – with handy interior pockets and a spacious interior fit to accommodate a weekend’s worth of outfits – a minimalist folio to keep boarding passes, passports, and other important must-haves in an easy to reach location, and a fun travel journal to document trip highlights and adventures. Perfect for the modern traveler!

$159 (25% savings!)
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trova safe

11. GO Charcoal Smart Storage by TROVA
If you’ve ever seriously considered using the hotel room safe, only to decide against it – the TROVA GO Smart Storage Safe is for you. This compact storage solution securely keeps your most treasured objects locked away for safekeeping and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth for added convenience. For even more peace of mind, the TROVA’s award-winning design is complete with a “never lost” feature that connects to your phone’s GPS to keep track of the device’s location.

$199
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vocier carry on

12. C38 Carry-On Luggage by Vocier
The right luggage can be the difference between a stressful or smooth travel experience – so to help guarantee an easy ride, go for the C38 Carry-On Luggage by Vocier. With its smart design, spacious size, and durable construction, the C38 takes the panic out of traveling exclusively by carry-on. The bag’s Zero Crease™ system keeps apparel wrinkle-free in transit, while the Fast Pass™ pockets make accessing your toiletries easy when being rushed through security checks. Even better, it’s on sale for 30% off!

$415 (30% savings!)
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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.