Our Top Travel Tech Picks for 2020

Every once in awhile, I’ll discover a new product or gadget that makes me wonder how I ever traveled without it. It’s no secret that technological innovations continue to make our lives easier, and they certainly can improve your travel experience. Make sure to check out these top picks before your next vacation!

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Miscellaneous Necessities
Anker Portable Battery Pack – Most of us rely on our phones as our sole source of navigation and communication while traveling. Carrying an extra battery pack reduces the worry of your phone dying while you’re out and about.

Universal Travel Adapter – Headed to multiple different countries? No need to pack multiple adapters. This all-in-one has you covered.

Tile Tracker Tags and Stickers – Items can get misplaced easily while traveling, and these trackers can come in handy if (or when!) that happens.

Grab: Order Airport Food (App) – Gone are the days of trekking across the airport to find your favorite food spot.

Photos/Video
Canon G7X Mark III – This camera is lightweight and fantastic at capturing pictures and videos to the same degree as some larger DSLR cameras. You can even sync your photos and videos to your phone with the camera’s wi-fi capability – perfect for on-the-go social media posting!

Gorillapod (Tripod) – Take all your photos on your own, even ones with you in them! This tripod is lightweight and flexible, so it’s ideal for travel.

Camera Drone – If you’re feeling fancy and want to get stellar video footage of your vacation, investing in a drone might be a good idea.

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Luggage/Carry-on
Away Suitcase – Are all of the outlets at your gate taken before your flight, but your phone really needs a charge? This smart suitcase has USB ports built into it, so you don’t have to stress about finding an open outlet!

Nordace Siena Smart Backpack – This smart travel backpack boasts a hidden pocket for valuables, USB charging port, 15.6” laptop compartment, sleek and structured design, designated pockets for bottles and sunglasses, and it even has a strap to attach to your suitcase handle. It’s the perfect travel companion!

Packing Cubes – If you’re as Type A as I am, these are a game-changer. Organize your clothes by day, by type, or however you choose. No more messy, exploding suitcases!

Home
Nest Thermostat – Forgot to adjust your thermostat before you left? No need to panic – just open the app and set it from your phone.

Furbo – Keep an eye on your furry friend (and even toss them treats or talk to them!) while you’re out on a day trip. The Furbo Nanny will even send you notifications for emergencies like fire alarms, or just if you’re dog is barking. Peace of mind is granted for fur-parents!

A brunette woman sitting at an airport using a tablet

Entertainment
Kindle Paperwhite or iPad Air – If reading while traveling is your thing, an e-reader can help save space while still allowing you to read as many books as your heart desires while on vacation.

Chromecast or Roku Stick – Don’t miss out on your favorite shows or movies while vacationing! These can plug right into your hotel TV.

Bose QC35 II Headphones – Silence is golden – these noise-canceling headphones are essential for zoning in on your music, podcast, audiobook, or whatever you choose to listen to with no outside noise to distract you.

Nintendo Switch Lite – I don’t have kids, but this handheld gaming console kept my nephews (and my boyfriend) fully occupied during flights and downtime on our recent family vacation to Puerto Rico.

Low-Tech
Compression Socks – A must-have for long-haul flights or just for relief after a day full of walking.

Travel Steamer – Forget the hassle of clunky irons and ironing boards. Carrying a travel steamer makes it ten times easier to achieve wrinkle-free clothes during your trip.

LifeStraw – If you’re headed somewhere that you may need to filter contaminated water into drinking water, this personal water filter is exactly what you need for filtering out parasites, bacteria, and more.

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This post was written by Hilton Suggests Team Member, Hunter W. Are you interested in traveling to ? Let us know if we can help you with any other recommendations. Tweet us for more great local travel tips!

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