Going Travelling? Check Out These Essential Travel Hacks

Going travelling? Here are your travel hack essentials
Bianca Spendlove

Lifestyle Writer

Jul 23, 2018

Are you days away from ticking off all the boxes on your calendar until the one that says ‘travel trip begins here’?

You may be going on a serious travel trip to capture some epic insta pictures in the mountains or heading off with some mates to surf all weekend or simply going for a group getaway to the country. Whilst you’re counting down the days until your adventure begins, make sure you’ve already checked all these travel hack items off your getaway list.

Travel Hack Essentials Everyone Needs:

A super protective phone caseEFM Monaco Wallet Case Armour – RRP $59.95

Monaco Wallet Case Armour is a travel must!
Monaco Wallet Case Armour is a travel must!

Not only will it protect your phone from all those slips and trips (they happen even when you’re sober!) but it also has a flip cover which protects your screen and has three built-in card/cash slots. So you don’t have to carry a phone and a purse with you! More pocket space and freedom to go wherever you please. Plus it comes in five funky colours and has an ultra high impact rating.

A portable seat/lounger/inflatable

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It's ultra-light and packs down into an easy travel-friendly size. It also doesn't require any pumps and can be used on the beach, in the sea, wherever you feel like it really! Perfect addition for your getaway.

<strong>Some stylish yet weatherproof shoes</strong> – <a href="<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="http://www.emuaustralia.com.au/All-Footwear/Tenzing/W11294.html?dwvar_W11294_colourName=CHOCOLATE#sz=59&start=1"></blockquote>" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EMU Tenzing Boot</a> – RRP $249.95

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These stylish and wool-lined boots are made from super durable leather and are waterproof! The perfect hiker boot for your adventures that doesn't compromise on style over comfort.

Available in black and brown.

<strong>Clip on lenses for your smartphone</strong> – Clip lens 3 in 1 lens for Smartphone – Available on Amazon and <a href="<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180-Degree-3-in1-Clip-On-Fish-Eye-Wide-Angle-Macro-Lens-for-Smartphone-TT-/182041141409?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368"></blockquote>" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ebay</a>

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Save having the trouble or taking your expensive camera with you. This tiny little clip on gadget can fit in your pocket and is easy to use for when the photographer in you decides to come out. This 3-in-1 clip on comes with a fisheye, wide angle and macro lens.

<strong>A  portable power pack</strong> – <a href="http://www.belkin.com/au/Products/Power/Charging/c/portable-chargers-and-battery-packs/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Belkin MIXIT Power Pack</a> – RRP $39.95


There’s nothing worse than climbing that mountain to get to the viewpoint, ready to take the ultimate insta pic and…your phone dies. Keep your phone, tablet, sound system charged with a portable charger. It comes with two USB ports so you can charge yours and your friends phone at the same time and the charge lasts for days. Ideal if you don’t have a powerpoint handy.

Travel-friendly sun protection

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Sunbrella invisible sun protection from Mecca Cosmetica - Travel friendly size
Sunbrella invisible sun protection from Mecca Cosmetica – Travel friendly size

What you need is a small and fast solution to sun-protection. This invisible Sunbrella spray from Mecca Cosmetica is perfect, it comes in a handy size for fuss-free protection on the go. Suitable for face and body protection anytime anywhere.

Your travel guideLonely Planet’s travel books

Wherever you may be going a Lonely Planet guide book is the ultimate travelling partner! Choose your destination, purchase your book and away you go. It’s filled with travel tips and tricks as well as local guides, emergency services and maps of the area. For all travel information, it covers all you need!

A small compact towel – Sarosha turkish towel – RRP $34.95


Forget those horrible micro-fibre towels, this stylish 100% natural towel is super-absorbent, dries quickly and is super-light-weight. It also looks stylish on the beach, as a sarong or whatever you use it for, not like those ugly travel ones. It’s also a versatile option – use it as a yoga mat, towel, blanket, sarong or a beach mat.

Face friendly wipes – WotNot facial wipes with travel case and mirror – RRP $12.99


Everyone knows that the face wipe is one of the best travel must-haves. No need for face washes and perfect for when you need a quick refresh or makeup removal, they’re the perfect handy little friend. WotNot are the ultimate beauty-travel companion, their wipes are made from 100% organic goodness which doesn’t dry your skin out like a lot of face wipes do. They also come in a handy travel case to keep them from drying out with a compact mirror included. Stress free skin and travel suitable.

Happy travels.


By Bianca Spendlove

Lifestyle Writer

Bianca is a British actress who has always had an interest beauty, fashion and lifestyle, being surrounded by makeup artists most days inspired her to take note of the top tips and trends used in the industry. She loves to write in her own time and to document her travels.



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