BBY_05082015_Travel.jpgSummer is the season of travel, and right now summer is almost here! Join me today for a look at some of the hottest travel items for 2019. Here you will find laptop bags, travel accessories, and complete luggage sets—everything you’ll need when traveling this summer. With brands like Samsonite, Swiss Gear, and Go Travel featured, there’s sure to be something you’ll love! Let’s get started.


Travel Items: Complete Luggage Sets

Successful, low stress, travel begins with good luggage. If you want to ensure that your belongings actually arrive at their final destination in the same condition they left home in, look no further than to the Samsonite Pinksy 3-Piece Hard Side 4-Wheeled Luggage Set.Each of these stylish bags is made of durable ABS plastic, meaning their “hard side” outer shell is both sturdy and flexible enough to absorb all of the inevitable bumps and bangs of travel without cracking or buckling. Each of the 21.25, 26, and 30 inch bags also has 4 multi-directional spinning wheels, which means you can push, pull, and roll your way through any airport with ease.

An interior dividing panel (as well as elastic “securing” straps) helps keep your clothes well organized as you travel, meaning that everything should be pretty much where you originally placed it when you arrive at your destination. Finally, thanks to their stylish design and beautiful red colouring, you’ll easily see your bags on the luggage carousel. You can see many additional fine luggage sets by clicking on THIS LINK.


Laptop Cases

Is a briefcase style laptop bag what you need? If so, then the Swiss Gear 15.6″ Top Load Laptop Case will surely fit the bill! This one’s got an adjustable (and removable) shoulder strap for versatility in carrying, a “pebble grain faux leather exterior” (which adds style, durability, and longer life), and a great organizer section with “quick-access pockets” in the front (to help keep you as organized as possible during travel).

It’s also designed to carry laptops of up to 15.6 inches, which probably covers the majority of today’s laptops. If you like to carry a briefcase style laptop bag during flights (in my opinion, they’re just so much easier to take on a plane than something bigger and bulkier), this may well be the bag for you!

Additional laptop bags and cases can be found HERE if you’d like to peruse further options. You can even get backpack style laptop bags if you prefer to carry your computer that way.


Essential Travel Accessories

Plug Adaptors and Voltage Converters

Today we live in the media age. People—especially travellers, are more plugged-in than ever before, and that means cords galore! In fact, I once heard a report stating that the average traveller has 4 different charging cords with them, for everything from cell phones to tablets, laptops, cameras, camcorders, and more.To keep all of these essential devices running smoothly during travel (particularly foreign travel), there’s the Veho TA-1 5V 3.5A 4-Port USB Multi-Region Travel Plug, which is compatible with outlets in over 150 different countries around the world (including places like Europe, the UK, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East) and even provides USB support.

It must be noted, however, that in much of the world (outside of Canada and the United States) a higher level of power voltage is used. When traveling to countries with higher voltage levels, you’ll need a voltage converter in addition to a plug adapter if you don’t want to inadvertently fry your favourite electronic devices.

You can find several more examples of each of these products by visiting the appropriate Best Buy product page HERE.


Luggage Scales

Don’t get caught at the baggage drop with overweight luggage! Pick up one of the many digital travel scales that are currently available at Best Buy instead and avoid the embarrassment of having to frantically rifle through your bags, moving items back and forth among them to redistribute each bag’s individual weight. If you’re anything like me, this has happened to you before, and you know just how awful it is!To avoid this unpleasant situation, get yourself something like the Hontus Planet Traveler Digital iTouch Scale44 Travel Luggage Scale and never again wonder whether or not your bags are going to get you busted while trying catch an important flight.

This ergonomically designed scale will provide you with the accurate weight of your bags and prevent you the embarrassment of rifling through your bags at the airport or paying overweight fees. The capacity of this particular scale is 99.5 pounds (45.3 KG), so if you have really super sized luggage, that upper limit may be worth noting. Of course, there are plenty of other scales for you to check through at the link provided above, and different scales do tend to have different weight maximums.


Travel Neck Pillows

One of my all-time favourite travel accessories is the classic neck pillow! I have a blue one myself. If you’re planning a long flight, drive, train, or bus trip in the not-too-distant future, then you might just want to order the Go Travel Memory Foam Neck Pillow.

This pillow features a plush velour exterior and high-density memory foam—an unbeatable combination! You’ll rest your way around the world with this comfy and ergonomically contoured pillow, and when you return home again you can easily wash its removable exterior cover.

I don’t know about you, but I always bring my travel pillow along with me on longer flights. I try to sleep through as much of the flight as possible since it tends to make the tedious flying process go by a whole lot faster when you’re mostly sleeping through it. If the pillow I’ve shown here doesn’t get you in the mood for travel, there are plenty of other fun and comfy travel pillows available to choose from HERE.


And that’s the end of the list. I hope you found something you’ll find useful in your future travels! Now all you have to do is choose which items to order and book yourself an amazing summer vacation! Bon Voyage!

Leonard Bond
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