Consider this your new packing checklist.
Packing can be challenging, but as the universal laws of practice state: the more often you do something, the easier it gets. A truth Travel + Leisure’s editors have confirmed firsthand.
Trip after trip has edited down our suitcases to the essentials: the products we love and rely on so much so that we can’t imagine leaving home without them.
Among them, there’s the sleek travel wallet that doubles as a clutch for evenings out. The portable charger that keeps you juiced-up when there’s nowhere to plug in. The go-to snack to prevent travel-induced hanger. And, of course, the neck pillow.
From the very best versions of obvious must-packs (our Managing Editor’s beloved Bose headphones) to the small nice-to-haves you may not have thought of (our Editor in Chief’s trusty shoe horn), each piece we picked will make your next trip more convenient, fun, or comfortable, no matter where you're headed.