Going travelling sounds like fun and games until you realise how much you actually need to pack with you. Sometimes you’re sure you’re all prepared until you get that terrible gut feeling once you hit the airport…

Luckily, we’ve got you with our list of 5 travel essentials you may have forgotten.

Ear Plugs

You know the drill. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a five-star hotel or camping under the stars, there’s always that one sound that keeps you up all night.

If you’re traveling on a tight schedule, it’s not ideal to be losing sleep. Add flights to the equation and you’re in for a bumpy ride. That is why it’s best to carry a good pair of ear plugs.

There are so many pairs available that you’re bound to find a style and shape that work best for you to keep unwanted noise at bay. One of our pressure-reducing travel earplugs will do even more - they can reduce pressure build-up in your ears when flying to avoid ear pain and discomfort.

A Portable Charger

We’ve all been left with a dead battery in a difficult situation at least once. When you’re traveling, you need to know exactly where you are and where your family is at all times, so you need to be prepared.

Buying a portable phone charger will not only stop you from getting lost or unable to get in touch with family, but it will also save you dropping $7 on a coffee to you can use the cafe’s charger!

Sleeping Masks

Once you’ve got the noise and pressure problems sorted, it’s time to think about how you’re going to block that morning son out to get an even better night’s sleep.

Sleeping masks are fantastic for getting you to sleep quickly, no matter the time of day.

You may find that you’re traveling across time zones when flying, so it’s important to not miss out on any beauty sleep!

Our contoured sleeping mask is perfect for trapping out light coming in from all directions while still allowing you to open and close your eyes freely. It’s also so thin and lightweight that you’ll forget you’re wearing it.

A Portable White Noise Machine

The Lectrofan Micro2 white noise machine at Earjobs doubles up as a Bluetooth speaker to keep your sleeping pattern in-check and your suitcase light. White noise is increasingly used by people everywhere for getting to sleep as it gives the mind something to focus on, without the distraction of music.

This is proven to be much better than silence simply because this makes the mind more alert while trying to listen out for any sudden noises. We all know traveling is better on a good night’s sleep, and our white noise machine will get you there.

A Neck Pillow

It’s not really ideal to be carrying around a full-sized pillow when traveling, so having a neck pillow handy is perfect for long journeys, whether in a plane or on a train.

Keeping your head and neck supported while sleeping is so important - especially when traveling on rickety public transport. Choose something lightweight that can be folded into your suitcase and you’re good to go.

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