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Ready to hit the road? We’re always on the lookout for useful travel gadgets and have found some pretty cool accessories for your travel needs. If you have any fave travel finds, please leave a comment below!

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Travalo Perfume Atomizers

Thanks to Travalo, I can take my fave scents on my travels in ultra-compact, TSA-friendly style without risking the chance that one of my bottles will leak in my luggage! I received two products from their multi-award-winning collection: the Classic HD and Milano.

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Both styles operate in the same way, by removing your perfume bottle’s atomizer cap and pumping the scent into the Travalo atomizer via a tiny hole in the bottom.

Travalo Perfume Atomizer

When filled, its 5 ml bottle will disperse up to 65 sprays.

Travalo Perfume Atomizers
[Black, White, Red, Blue]

The Milano is finished in a superior, durable and tactile leatherette containing finely crafted metal parts and is perfectly weighted. The innovative Genie-S ‘pump to fill’ system transfers your fragrance without spills or damaging exposure to air.

Travalo Perfume Atomizers
[Aqua, Orange, Hot Pink, Pink]

Travalo’s Milano is available in eight cool colours (Orange, Hot Pink, Aqua, Pink, Red, Blue, Black, White) to match any style and wardrobe. It comes in a pretty box ready for gifting too. CAD $49.99/USD $38

Travalo Perfume Atomizers
[Travalo Classic HD]

The pill-shaped Travalo Classic HD, also available in a wide variety of colours, is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and is free of glass.

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There’s a handy little window on the front so you can see just how much is left in the atomizer. CAD $15.99/USD $14.99

Travalo products are available across Canada at London Drugs and Shopper’s Drug Mart.

Belkin Air Protect SheerForce  Case

Belkin Air Protect™ SheerForce™ Case for iPhone 7/8

Looking to outfit your iPhone 7 or 8 with a slim, protective case?

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We’re fans of Belkin’s Air Protect™ SheerForce™ Case that allows the phone’s design to show through on the back. This case is also UV-resistant so it won’t discolour over time.

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The sides have a textured metallic grip and our must-have feature for any smart device is the front raised bevel edge for screen protection. Belkin created this case with an internal wave design that creates air pockets to help cushion force from impact.

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The form-fitting case even features a micro-dot interior to stop your phone from sticking to it.

Belkin Air Protect™ SheerForce™ Case

The Air Protect™ SheerForce™ comes in black, rose gold, gold, space grey and silver, is priced at CAD $34.99/USD $24.99 and is available both online and at Best Buy.

Eagle Creek National Geographic Packing Cubes

Eagle Creek National Geographic Series Pack-It Storage Compression Cubes

Eagle Creek has recently partnered with National Geographic to bring a collection of travel gear to market. Duffels, convertible carry-ons, travel packs, rolling trunks – and these cool compression cubes – all sport Nat Geo/Eagle Creek branding.

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The two-pack set comes with a small and large cube (the larger is roughly double the size). Both have a special mesh front for easy viewing of your contents and best of all, they zip all the way around to expand – or compress.

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[Large cube fits six t-shirts]

I tend to grab one of the hotel’s dirty laundry bags to fill with dirty socks and undies, so I can easily zip the empty cubes flat to minimize its footprint within my suitcase.

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They’re easy to wipe clean via weatherproof tarpaulin material and the small cube contains two heavy duty canvas straps on the back that mount to any MOLLE (MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) panel.

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[Small cube fits nine undies]

Both cubes have a carrying handle on top. The compression cubes retail for USD $59.95 and can be purchased through National Geographic’s online store.

Hobo Bags Roam Wristlet

Hobo Bags Roam Wristlet

Another recent discovery for us is Hobo Bags, a Maryland-based husband-and-wife company who’ve created some pretty sweet handbags, wallets and accessories for everyday and travel. There’s also a men’s collection that includes messenger bags, wallets, toiletry bags, pouches and duffles.

HOBO Roam Wristlet

We selected the Roam Wristlet in Vintage leather (Hobo uses five different styles of leather). The natural imperfections of this leather helps achieve a one-of-a-kind product that wears well and looks broken-in. This is Hobo’s legacy hide; their team works with an Italian tannery using hand-selected, full-grain leathers.

Hobo Bags Roam Wristlet

Mine’s in summery Lemongrass (there’s four additional colours available) and I just love how soft this leather is! The interior snap section opens to stow several credit cards in its own snapped section (along with a window slot for ID).

Hardware is brushed antique brass that complements the look of the wristlet.

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This easy-to-port piece is perfect for taking out on the town when you don’t want to carry a heavy purse.

In the main zippered section, there’s a small zippered coin pocket on one side and four additional “hidden” credit card slots on the other. The space will accommodate smart phone sizes up to an iPhone 7 Plus.

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The Roam also contains two bill slots, a back slip pocket for receipts and pretty “Wanderlust” lining to make this a fashionable, super handy travel accessory to dress up your wrist.

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7.5” (19.05 cm) wide x 5” (12.7 cm) high x 1” (2.54 cm) deep

Hobo Bags ships within the US and internationally. Comes packaged in its own polyester drawstring dust bag. USD $128

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BOSE QuietComfort® 20 Headphones

Sure, there’s a ton of wireless headphones on the market these days, but what if you’d like to plug into your iPad, iPod or iPhone 6/6s (or earlier) devices? BOSE has a portable option for keeping out the noise — and letting in great audio and video.

The QuietComfort 20 headphones shown here are made for Apple devices (there’s also a Samsung and Android version available).

BOSE QuietComfort® 20 Headphones
[What’s in the box]

The headphones sport an handy inline mic and remote for easy switching between calls and functions such as answering/holding/ending phone calls, Siri and Google search, volume and Aware mode. This last option is ideal for letting in some of the background noise without having to remove the QC20s.

BOSE QuietComfort® 20 Headphones

These headphones are super comfortable too, thanks to BOSE’s own StayHear®+ tips (in three sizes; all included). They fit securely in your ears with a cone shape to allow even contact across the ear. Additionally, their design forms a gentle seal to get full noise reduction. We love the crisp, full sound these little headphones provide, whether in town or on flights.

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Light Dims

How many times have you stayed in a hotel room and gotten ready for bed only to find a bright red LED light across the room staring you in the face? That little light is just enough to keep you awake if you let it, but why not dim it, or even make it disappear?

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That’s the concept behind Light Dims. Sold in sheets of varying dots, squares and rectangles in light-dimming and light-blocking versions, just peel and stick onto that LED light and voilà, you’re ready for a deep sleep.

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We’ve been sticking these around our home as well. Our tower fan glows green (or at least it did, until we put a couple of Light Dims to work).

Light Dims are produced from a small family-owned business in the US and can purchased online. There’s Original Strength (dims 50-80%), White (dims 80-90%), Black Out (dims 100%) and Silver (dims 80-90%) depending on your needs. There’s also full sheets to customize to your liking — just peel and stick.

They’re also easily removable and won’t affect the functionality of the appliance or gadget you’re sticking them onto.

These flat sheets make it a no-brainer for packing into a toiletry kit (simply cut a small section of shapes from a full sheet). I can’t wait to test them out on our next trip, but here’s a few appliances we’ve stuck them to in the meantime.

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