Traveling away from home can be the best way to get yourself out of a rut. Whether your social or business life has you feeling stuck, getting away from it all can give you the perspective and refreshed viewpoint you need. Before hitting the road, you will need to pack up the basics to make your trip as smooth as possible.

Have you ever driven an hour away from home only to realize you forgot your passport? Found yourself in a foreign country with unrecognizable labels and needing an urgent care product? Failing to pack the basic necessities can lead to a stressful situation whether you are traveling domestically or abroad. Included here are a few of the basic accessories you will need to make your traveling experience smooth and relaxing.

Soundproof Headphones

We’ve all been there, stuck on the plane with a screaming baby in the seat behind us. As bad as you may feel for the pressure in the little guy’s ears, it doesn’t quite make up for the pressure they are causing in your own head. The solution? Soundproof headphones. Investing in high quality headphones can be the difference between a peaceful flight or a head-splitting migraine by touch down.

USB Travel Charger

As much as you rely on your little gadgets, having their batteries die can be catastrophic for your day. For people who utilize their smartphones for maps or their tablets for work, charging your devices is crucial. By getting a wall charger with multiple USB charging ports, you can keep all of the batteries on your devices fully charged at the same time. Imagine plugging in your phone, tablet, and camera in one outlet and having them all ready to go by morning!

Refillable Water Bottle

With an average of 75% of Americans suffering from dehydration, it is clear we are not taking our water intake seriously. Failing to consume enough water can lead to headaches, dizziness, fatigue, dry skin and more. By packing a refillable water bottle, even better if it’s collapsible, you will be able to fuel up in-between flights and always have an abundance of water on the plane to stave off the dry air induced dehydration.

Neck Pillow

Long flights can take a toll on your comfort and rest. For travelers going overseas on a plane, you can spend countless hours in those uncomfortable airline seats with no relief. To save yourself a bad neckache, and get some sleep, packing a neck pillow is essential for your comfort. Some neck pillows are made from a squishable memory foam material that can pack down and fit in your hand bag in-between flights.