Gift Ideas: Travel Gift Ideas for Her

Travel Gifts for Female Travelers

Gift Ideas: Travel Gift Ideas for Her

Travel addicts are sometimes a different kind of species: Though many, but not all of us female travelers, also love fashion and jewelry, there are some gift ideas every female traveler will love. No matter if you buy a present for your girlfriend, friend, daughter, sister etc. I am sure you´ll find ideas for any kind of traveler.

Travel Gift Ideas for Her. No ideas what to get for a travel addict? Find some ideas for each price range.

 

 

I have listed some ideas for you which are perfect for any occasion-  may it be a perfect Christmas present, for Valentine´s Day, a birthday present or whatsoever.

You´ll also find ideas for any kind of budget, so I hope you´ll find the perfect gift!

I also added the links for Germans below each picture 🙂 Den Link für Deutschland findet ihr ebenfalls unter den Bildern.

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 Travel Gift Ideas Under 20$

For travelers who wanna look great when traveling without carrying too much around: This vegan Bamboo Makeup Brush Set with Travel Bag is great for traveling.

It cannot get much cuter than with this World Map Necklace.

 

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Help her to stay or get organized with these Travel Packing Cubes.

 

 

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This Travel Passport Wallet is actually more than a passport holder – plenty of stuff fits in, so it helps to be perfectly organized.

 


 

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Travel Gift Ideas Under 100$

Talking about being organized….This Toiletry Kit helps as well

 

Globes – pretty and handy. It is definitely a product a travel addict will enjoy.

 

If you grew up in the 80´s (like I did) you know the polaroid cameras pretty well, but we never had it so colorful and stylish as they are now – Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

 

 

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Fun in the pool with this one GoFloats Unicorn Party Tube Inflatable Raft.

 

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No home would be perfect for a traveler without a world map – Scratch the World Map



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Travel Gift Ideas Under 400$

I have been using Samsonite luggage forever and cannot recommend it enough. Why not choose this Carry-On Luggage for your loved one?

 

 

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One of my most favorite travel items – GoPro HERO -which is great for action shots, and selfies.


 

Hopefully, this guide has given you some inspiration for a travel gift.

Safe Travels, Arzo

How to Travel Safely with Airbnb for the First Time – Tips From a Solo Female Traveler

Airbnb for first time users- Airbnb in Switzerland

How to Travel Safely with Airbnb for the First Time – Tips From a Solo Female Traveler

Considering booking Airbnb for the first time? As a solo female traveler? That can be a great idea – find out how to stay safe with Airbnb as a solo female traveler.

Once upon a time, there was a female solo traveler that booked a room in New York – via Airbnb -and she enjoyed her stay. However, due to a bad memory, she almost forgot about Airbnb….

It took a while until that female solo traveler was reminded of Airbnb, and when she decided to book more stays via the platform, she could not believe she missed out for that long.

As you can assume, the female solo traveler is me, and I booked a room when I went to New York more than four years ago. I stayed with two nice women, but for some reason, I almost forgot about the booking platform and kept booking hotels only.

Well, with one exception: I also booked via Airbnb when I traveled with several people and we needed a big apartment for ourselves.

Now, I am, and you probably are, too, seriously wondering why I did not use Airbnb for most of my stays?

Well, the truth is that I was always a bit scared – as a female solo traveler, security comes first.

How to use Airbnb safely for the first time - tips from female solo traveler for first time Airbnb users

It took me several years to book a room as a female solo traveler again. Actually, it was only this last summer that I started booking rooms again.

On my last summer trip a few months back, I used Airbnb often – I traveled through France and Switzerland for six weeks, and as Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in the world, I was basically left with no choice other than looking for more affordable stays. So, Airbnb became my favorite choice when looking for great and affordable accommodations.

So, Airbnb became my favorite choice when looking for great and affordable accommodations.

Let me tell you: I never felt unsafe for a second and had a great time. As a female traveler, often traveling alone, I am quite picky with choosing my host – after all, safety is the most important aspect when choosing accommodations.

I totally understand that some, female or male, have a hard time trusting a stranger over the internet (I am one of them), and this also makes them skeptical of using Airbnb.

Are you afraid of venturing out and using sites like Airbnb? Then, this post will hopefully help you overcome your fear, pick the right accommodation, and be as happy with Airbnb as I am.

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What this post covers:

What Exactly is Airbnb and is it Safe for Travelers – Especially Female Travelers?

What are the Advantages of Booking with Airbnb

What are the Disadvantages of Booking with Airbnb

First Steps for Using Airbnb

  • Where to Sign Up
  • How to Find Your Perfect Accommodation on Airbnb
  • Extra Tips for Your Security – Not Only for Female Travelers
  • How to Pay via Airbnb

What Happens Once Booked?

What Happens if You Encounter Problems with Your Hosts?

Get Your Airbnb Discount Code

 

What Exactly is Airbnb and is it Safe for Travelers – Especially Female Travelers?

Airbnb is currently available in 191 countries and is a site where home owners (hosts) advertise their homes to travelers (guests). Some hosts have set a minimum (and/or maximum) number of nights, but often, you can book for one night as well.

As I said earlier, Airbnb connects home owners and travelers. The kind of spaces that can be rented by a traveler include, but are not limited to, apartments, houses, tents, castles, condos, and villas (pretty cool, right?). Sometimes, you have the apartment to yourself, and sometimes you can book a room and stay with the hosts. This is actually up to you and you can choose your accommodation based on your preferences.

Sometimes, you have the apartment to yourself, and sometimes you can book a room and stay with the hosts. This is actually up to you and you can choose your accommodation based on your preferences.

Airbnb in Switzerland, Unique Airbnb in Switzerland

The kind of spaces that can be rented by a traveler include, but are not limited to, apartments, houses, tents, castles, condos, and villas (pretty cool, right?). Sometimes, you have the apartment to yourself, and sometimes you can book a room and stay with the hosts. This is actually up to you and you can choose your accommodation based on your preferences.

I stayed at places with alpacas in the backyard (and walked them in the morning), in nice fancy places where everything was extremely luxurious, but also more basic rooms with hardly any special features. As you can see, you can book any type of accommodation but like hotel booking, it also depends on your budget.

What are the Advantages of Booking with Airbnb

The price (especially if you stay for longer, as there are often weekly/monthly discounts)

The chances of you meeting and staying with a local are high

The stay is more personal

You are more flexible, as you can choose more amenities, etc.

Pets are often allowed and do not cost extra (I traveled with my little puppy for 6 weeks and we never had to pay extra, or had any issues finding accommodations)

You can cook for yourself, use the washing machine, etc. (just make sure that you have those amenities clicked when searching for your accommodation)

You get authentic reviews. Compared to hotels, where any person can comment on their website, Airbnb tends to have only reviews from guests that have had the chance to stay in those homes

What are the Disadvantages of Booking with Airbnb

Even if a room is shown as available, the host can reject you

The host can cancel on you, even shortly before your stay

You might not have that much flexibility with your check-in time (which makes prior communication super important, more on this later in the post)

Expectations might not match reality (but, that can happen with a hotel as well)

The place you rent might not be very safe and secure. Compared to a hotel, where there is a receptionist who is always ready to answer any questions, Airbnb’s security may be questionable (more tips on that later on)

In addition to the costs per night there is always a service fee (that Airbnb gets) and sometimes there is a cleaning fee. These fees are shown in the booking process, so make sure you have that in mind

Airbnb in Switzerland
Airbnb in Switzerland

First Steps for Using Airbnb

Where to Sign Up

If you sign up, you need to fill out your profile – even as a guest, it is important to give some information about yourself so hosts can decide if they want to accept your request or not. Later on, you can download the Airbnb app and use this for all of your bookings.

You can (sometimes even must) also verify your account – this is super important to me, as I only book with hosts that are verified. I am sure that some hosts are also picky with their guests.

Remember: a home owner is giving out a part or even his/her full home, so the better they know you through your profile, the better the communication will flow between the two of you.

How to Find Your Perfect Accommodation on Airbnb

Once you have signed up, the booking process is very simple. But, take your time when selecting an accommodation.

All you have to do as a guest is pick your date of travel, search for your desired property type (room or apartment etc.), and choose the price range. You can also add more filters (pets, etc.). A map on the right side of the desktop shows the location of the property.

A map on the right side of the desktop shows the location of the property.

Remember that if you want a fancy place, as you are going to relax and enjoy yourself, a serene and quiet environment may just be one of the factors that you might consider.

Renting a home means you need what a normal home should have. Make sure all the necessary amenities are available by checking the list of amenities carefully.

If you want to cook for yourself, wash laundry, etc. make sure it is allowed, to avoid disappointment. Normally, the host´s site gives you all the info, but if you are unsure, just message the person to find out more.

They say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Having this in mind, you should take advantage of all the photos provided, as they give you crucial information about the place. This will also shorten your decision-making process.

Check the cancellation policy, just in case.

If you choose “instant booking,” it will probably reduce the number of available properties, but you do not have to wait for the host to accept your request.

My tip: If you are feeling unsure of something, ask. Hosts are normally super nice and super happy to answer questions, so do not feel uncomfortable asking.

Airbnb Vs Hotel? Find out about which one to choose for your next stay.

Is Airbnb Safe for Solo Female Travelers / Extra Tips for Your Security – Not Only for Female Travelers

Before getting to the next point, how to actually pay for your accommodation, I have some more tips for security issues on Airbnb.

I only book when the host has several reviews already – several great reviews.

To me, Airbnb reviews are much more important than hotel reviews. I read them really carefully to make sure I am in safe hands.

I, personally, only book with females, or at least with couples where there is at least one woman (sometimes, when it is not clear due to the profile, I make sure to read the reviews even more carefully) – as I said, security comes first.

If you are in a group of several travelers you might not be so careful, but for solo travelers please just inform yourself carefully.

If you have valuables, make sure you have a little lock to secure your stuff.

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How to Pay via Airbnb

If you book your stay, you need to fill out your credit card details, and once the stay is completed, Airbnb withdraws the money. Never pay cash, only use the secure Airbnb system.

Never pay cash, only use the secure Airbnb system.

Have I told you you can save about $$$ with my Airbnb link – sorry, it is only for first-time users 🙂

What Happens Once Booked

Stay in touch with your host, via the Airbnb app or the website.

I got a text message from Airbnb a day prior to my stay as a reminder.

Before you actually arrive, check the house rules and follow them! You can be reviewed, too.

After your stay, leave an honest review – be fair, mention problems you had encountered, but also positive things – the more the merrier for your fellow travelers.

What Happens if You Encounter Problems with Your Hosts?

Airbnb has an app that simplifies the process even further. If you face any problems while you are in the house, all you have to do is contact the host if you do not find a solution you can take to Airbnb and normally they offer you a deal.

Airbnb Coupon Code First Time

Airbnb discount code for first-time travelers – grab your discount code by using my Airbnb link.

 

As you can see, Airbnb for solo travelers does work quite well and I hope you are having great experiences with Airbnb <3

Safe Travels, Arzo

 

How to Choose the Best Travel Wallet For Women

how to find the best travel wallet

How to Choose the Best Travel Wallet For Women

Looking for the best travel wallet for women that can make your trip easier?

I don’t know about you, but keeping my credit cards, ID, cash and passport safe while traveling can seem daunting. I’m always trying to figure out the best way to store everything — and not lose anything I’ll need and so it is important to me to know how to choose the best travel wallet for women (or men).

I think a travel wallet is the way to go. You need something durable and fashionable that will allow finding anything you need in a moment’s notice — no more fumbling around in line searching for your boarding pass! That’s why I came up with this guide to help you find the perfect wallet for travel.

What to Look for in the Best Travel Wallet

  • Compact Size: This is a travel wallet, after all. You don’t need all your store loyalty cards and gift cards for stores that don’t exist where you’re going, so pare down to the main essentials and find a ladies travel wallet that takes up as little space as possible in your bag
  • Room for Your Passport: Most every-day wallets don’t have space for your passport, and that can be a real pain when traveling. You want to keep it safe, after all (so you can get home). A passport travel wallet is a nice addition to your packing list.
  • Anti-Theft Capabilities: An anti-theft wallet is a must-have on most journeys. While it shouldn’t stop you from vigilantly keeping track of your things, it’ll give you some peace of mind that RFID scanners can’t steal your information and pickpockets can’t take your stuff.
  • Material: Whether you look for a slash-proof synthetic fabric or a classic leather travel document holder, make sure to take the material of your wallet into consideration. Leather tends to hold up well for a long time, while synthetics can be waterproof and theft-resistant.
  • Style: There’s no use carrying around a wallet you don’t like. Although it’s not as important as the above features, wanting a designer travel wallet that you love is nothing to be ashamed about.

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Best Passport Wallet For Travel

I perused Amazon for some awesome wallets that have everything you’ll need for your next adventure. Here are my top ten picks:

Travelambo Rfid Blocking Passport Holder Wallet & Travel Wallet Envelope 7 Colors

At this price, you just can’t get anything better! This wallet features a slim profile and comes in seven stylish colors.

Not only does it have room for a handful of cards and your passport, it also features a special slot for your boarding pass (which is much better than stuffing it the top of your bag and hoping you can find it later).

The zipper pouch is great for holding some coins and cash, and the RFID-blocking technology means your card numbers and personal information stay yours. Plus, if your cell phone is slim enough, you can slip it into the front pocket. The best passport holder!

Find the best prices for this wallet

Travel Document Organizer & RFID Passport Wallet Case, Family Passport Holder Id

Also extremely affordable, this passport wallet zips shut, which I love for an added layer of safety.

The inside includes slots for your credit cards, cell phone, a folded boarding pass and — of course – your passport. Color options include black, navy, burgundy, blush and my personal favorite: Turquoise.

The wristband is a great feature for a travel wallet – when you pull it out of your bag at the counter, you can keep the band on as an added deterrent against theft. It also features RFID-blocking technology, which is a must-have for a travel passport holder.

Click here to check out prices of the Travel Document Organizer

Read more: How to find the best luggage set

Mundi Big Fat Wallet Womens RFID Blocking Wallet Card Carrier Clutch Organizer

This stylish travel organizer wallet is more of a clutch/mini purse than a wallet with tons of pockets and compartments to keep you organized on the road.

You have 17 adorable colors and patterns to choose from, including orange floral and black crocodile, all made from synthetic RFID-blocking material. Inside the wallet, you’ll find 5 slots for photos or identification, 8 credit card slots, a zipper compartment with pockets for passports and your cell phone, and a zipper pocket for coins. At 4.5 inches wide, it’s definitely chunky, but if you have a hard time traveling light, it’ll work great.

Click here to find out about the prices for the wallet

RFID Passport Holder & Neck Wallet / Neck Stash

While not the most stylish option, if you’re looking for a travel neck wallet, this is one of the better passport pouches for travel.

You can wear it two ways: Unfolded and around your neck (tuck it in your shirt if you’d like), and folded in thirds with a cross-body strap. If you want, you can fold it up and tuck it in your bag like a typical wallet. The strap is adjustable and there’s room for your passport, cell phone, credit cards, ID, cash and coins. It comes in black water-resistant material and includes with an amazing lifetime guarantee.

Get the prices for that wallet here

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Marsyella All-in-One Leather RFID Wallets for Women

I was especially attracted to this one because it’s different! Besides being made from genuine soft leather, this wallet features a fun tri-fold design with a peek-a-boo cell phone slot that fits nearly any phone (including the iPhone X).

At only 1 inch wide, it’s super slim (wonderful for packing light) but it has 20 card holders, room for your passport and RFID-blocking technology to keep your identity safe. Best of all, it’s super sleek and fashionable, and the coffee color is subdued and chic.

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Lodis Audrey Rfid Passport Wallet With Ticket Flap Wallet

This wallet is perfect for the minimalist: A trim almost-square design with room for just 4 cards and your passport/boarding pass.

It’s made of 100% leather and closes with a snap. At just 5.75 inches tall and 4.25 inches wide, it’ll take up almost no space in your bag while still keeping your valuables safe with its RFID-blocking feature. It comes in eight refined colors, and I love the black one with the mint interior.

Find the best price for the wallet here

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Women RFID Blocking Wallet Wristlet Leather Large Ladies Purse Zip Around Clutch

Here’s another wristlet with a modern geometric design that makes a great travel organizer wallet. This travel security wallet includes a detachable wrist band and zipper closure to keep your things extra safe. Inside you’ll find an ID slot and plenty of credit card slots as well as a pen holder and space for your passport, phone and loose change. According to the description, you can even fit a lipstick in this little clutch, as well as even the largest smartphones. Perhaps the only negative is that it comes in only one color/design, but it’s such a nice one that I don’t mind at all.

Click here to find out about the prices for the travel wallet

Zero Grid Passport Wallet

Want a hidden travel wallet? This itty-bitty zip-up wallet is perfect for stashing anywhere. It holds just what you need: Some cards, cash, and your passport. It’ll fit in your hand and zips close. I like the “ripstop” nylon material that makes this little wallet extremely durable. Plus the minimalist design will force you to travel light (which makes travel much more fun): The best travel document organizer might be the one that doesn’t let you travel with too many documents! While this isn’t that stylish, the goal with this wallet is to hide it away.

Click here to find the prices for the secret wallet

Read more: Planning a beach vacation? Here are my beach essentials for a day at the beach.

Women RFID Blocking Wallet Trifold Ladies Luxury Leather Clutch Travel Purse

Here’s a beautiful leather wallet that women can travel with confidently. It has room for your cell phone, credit cards, checkbook, passport and coins. This wallet can be trifold or twofold (to meet your needs) by simply closing a few snaps. It blocks RFID, which is extremely important, and the soft leather will stand the test of time and many travels. It comes in a number of classy colors, my favorite of which is the bright red. All in all, a great travel document holder that doubles as an everyday wallet.

Click here to find the prices for the travel wallet

So what do you think? Which of these travel wallets fits the bill for you?

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Safe Travels, Arzo

Buying Guide: How to Find the Best Luggage Sets

Best luggage set for travel

How to Find the Best Luggage Sets for Travel

Wondering about how to choose and find the best luggage sets for travel?

I don’t know about you, but there’s something incredibly satisfying about beautiful luggage – and the best luggage sets are those that match! Strolling into the airport with coordinating baggage feels luxurious in a day and age where air travel (unless you can afford first class!) is anything but.

What to Consider When Buying Luggage Sets;

Why a Whole Set of Luggage?  Now if you’ve never purchased matching luggage sets (in fact, you sometimes still use your college messenger bag as your personal item and that duffel bag from high school basketball as your carry on), you might be wondering why on earth you’d invest in one.

Right Bag for the Right Occasion: You won’t always need to travel with a full set, but now you’ll know that you have a bag that fits. Need a carry on for a budget flight? You know you have one that fits the dimensions. No more trying to pass a too-big-backpack as a personal item. Just grab the smallest bag from your luggage set. And if you’re planning a long getaway where you need to check a bag, you have a piece that can fit 5 (or 10) pairs of shoes.

Easy to Locate: When all your bags match, it’s easy to find them at the end of a long transcontinental flight. You know what’s yours and what you’re missing — especially if you pick a color or pattern other than black (which I highly recommend).

High Quality Can’t be Beaten: Let’s face it, trying to make do with the mishmash of hand-me-down and ancient luggage that you currently own isn’t working. Getting something better quality that will last you is always a wise idea, especially if you plan on traveling extensively!

Better For Storing: I can’t promise that all luggage sets fit together like Russian nesting dolls, but many do. If you live in an apartment or small house, it can be a huge help if you can tuck all your luggage pieces in one another and store them under the bed.

Price: Getting a full set of luggage is always going to be an investment, even if you choose something on the least-expensive side of the spectrum. Make sure you know how much you can spend before going shopping, or you’ll probably end up overspending!

Material: Hard shell? Soft shell? Which do you prefer? Do you need something water-resistant? Do you want something leather? In general, hard shell bags are the best for protecting your valuables from spills and bumps, although they are more challenging to stuff into the overhead bins.

How Many Pieces: Using the phrase “travel luggage sets” can be a bit misleading — What makes up a set? In general, you should look for a set with at least two pieces: A carry-on, and a larger checked bag. Want to go above and beyond? Get a set that includes a personal item and something for suits and dresses.

Sizes: Which airlines do you fly on most frequently? Look up their size restrictions for each size bag (personal, carry-on, and checked) and make sure the luggage set you choose meets those requirements. Then you’ll never need to stress out at the ticket counter wondering if the airline personnel will let those extra 2 inches slide this time.

Brand: Are you loyal to a particular brand? Are you buying this luggage as a statement? Do you want a great warranty or certain durability? Getting something from one of the best luggage brands can save you money and headache in the future.

Color: Please don’t buy black luggage! Yes, it goes with anything. Yes, it won’t make you stand out in an airport full of strangers. But it’s so hard to find your black bag among millions of other black bags on the carousel. I’m not saying go with lime green, but think of finding something refined AND unique (okay, I admit black looks great but try to be braver this time).

What Makes A Good Piece of Luggage?

The short answer: Something durable and easy to maneuver.

The last thing you want is to break a wheel on cobblestone streets or discover the zipper won’t zip hours before your flight. You need to look for something durable (and if possible, something with a warranty or easy-to-return policy). While some bags might look great, if they don’t stand up to the wears and tears of travel they aren’t worth purchasing.

But second to durability comes maneuverability. Wheels are a MUST unless you don’t mind backpacking it. I prefer four wheels to two because those bags stand upright on their own and are super easy to weave in and out of crowds. You can push it in front of you and rest a smaller bag on top of it.

Part of luggage being easy to move around is how lightweight it is. With the weight restrictions on bags getting more and more stringent, you don’t want to waste even an ounce on luggage. Plus, you should make it a rule that if you can’t lift/carry it, you shouldn’t bring it with you: If you have lightweight carry on luggage, you’ll be able to put in the overhead compartment without too much trouble.

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Where To Buy Luggage Sets

Yes, you could go from store to store to browse luggage sets and hope to find one at the right price, but it’s hard to beat Amazon. Not only do you have tons of options, but you can also read reviews and get the pieces shipped to your door.

BEST TRAVEL LUGGAGE SETS FOR ALL BUDGETS

Best Budget Luggage Sets

Looking for awesome luggage set deals that will help you afford to travel? Here are my recommendations for inexpensive luggage sets:

American Tourister Luggage Fieldbrook II 4 Piece Set

No, this isn’t a luggage set you’ll pass down to your children, but if you’re looking for something incredibly basic and versatile, this complete travel luggage set is a good choice. You get a personal item, a carry-on, a checked bag and a wheeled duffle bag all for under $90.

It comes in red, purple and blue (all great for standing out!) as well as basic black and grey. I don’t love that these only have two wheels, and I prefer hard side luggage sets, but if you’re on a tight budget these should get your belongings from point A to point B without much trouble.

Check out prices for the luggage set here

Coolife Luggage 3 Piece Sets PC+ABS Spinner Suitcase

These are pricier than the Tourister set above, but for good reason: You get a stunning hard shell (in either red or ice blue, both of which look sleek and are easy to spot) and 4 wheels. This is only a three-piece set and you don’t get a personal item, but if you typically carry a purse then it’s still a good buy. The set comes with TSA-approved locks included and they nest inside each other for easy storage when you aren’t traveling the world.

Because the luggage opens in the middle, you can fill each side separately and there’s an internal zipper to keep clothing positioned on one side or the other — very helpful for staying organized on the go.

This is my favorite in terms of inexpensive spinner luggage sets – check out prices here.

Best Buy Luggage Sets

The best luggage to buy is the luggage that meets all your needs and will last, but is still affordable. That’s what this section is all about: No, these aren’t cheap, but they are a good value.

Samsonite Winfield 2 3PC Hardside

In general, I think Samsonite is a great brand for affordable luggage sets that still offer durable quality. In particular, this suitcase set is impressive: Not only is hard shell exterior incredibly modern and stylish, you get TSA-approved locks and two easy-to-fill compartments in each bag.

Again, this set doesn’t offer you a personal bag (not overly surprising since hard shell personal items are rare), but you can purchase it in burgundy, red, blue, green, navy, teal, purple, black and grey — amazing options.

They’re incredibly lightweight and store inside each other when not in use. If you happen to pack too much, they even expand in the middle to allow you a couple of extra inches of packing space.

To find out more about the prices click here.

Steve Madden Luggage Honey 4 Piece Spinner Collection (Purple)

Here’s my pick for unique women’s luggage sets: You will definitely stand out with this set! This Steve Madden set comes in an interesting purple floral with honey leather (faux) accents.

The interior is fully lined and comes with a number of pockets and you even get cute tassels and luggage tags. It’s not hard-sided, but the pieces each have four wheels for easy maneuverability, and this is a four-piece set including a fashionable personal item that can fit a laptop. It might not be the lightest luggage since it’s not ABS, but they’re still easy to carry and you can fit them inside each other.

You will easily spot this on the carousel and you’ll look awesome wherever you travel. If you are wanting something stylish and practical for a reasonable price: Pick these.

Check out prices for the luggage set here

Top-Rated Luggage Sets: Best Luggage 2019

When you can spend the money on something high quality, do it! The best travel luggage doesn’t have to be expensive, but you know what they say: You get what you pay for.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Reverb 3-Piece Luggage Set

If you have the money to spend, consider this amazing 3-piece set. It’s some of the best hardside luggage on Amazon, made from lightweight ABS and including a fully-lined interior. Although the sleek exterior is great, I think the inside of this bag truly delivers with a myriad of compartments and pockets for smaller items — you get 5 pockets (including a mesh one) in addition to two elastic shoe pockets and garment restraint panels.

Each of the corners include protective feet so you can lay the bag on its side, and the pieces nest together so you can store them easily. You can expand the bags by a couple of inches, as well, so all around this could be the best luggage to buy for your next trip.

My only complaint is they only come in grey/silver — I’d love a more obvious color.

Check out prices for this luggage set here.

Briggs & Riley Transcend VX Medium Spinner & Rolling Cabin Set

Made with nylon twill fabric in a beautiful cranberry color that resists moisture and dirt, this two-piece set speaks luxury!

Open up the large rolling bag that features 4 wheels and you’ll find a built-in tri-fold garment compartment for dresses and suits.

The personal item has a handle and two-wheels making it easy to board the plane! While you’re traveling around the airport or to your destination, you can put the smaller bag securely on top of the larger one and roll them as one item. You’ll get 2.5 extra inches of packing space when you expand the middle zipper.

No, it’s not one of the hard luggage sets I love, but Briggs & Riley bags come with a lifetime guarantee: “Our simple as that® guarantee means if your bag is ever broken or damaged, we will repair it free of charge, no proof of purchase needed, no questions asked.

Wow! In that case, this may be the best suitcase for international travel — you never know what will happen while you’re on the road.

Click here to find the best price for this luxury luggage set

Here are more travel tips for you:

Find the best compression socks for your travels

Find the best hair straightener for your travels

Read about my best tips to survive a long distance flight

Wondering how to pack the perfect carry-on? Here are my tips.

So what about you? Which luggage set do you love the most? Which one will you travel with?

Safe Travels, Arzo

What to Do Before an International Flight

To-Do List Checklist for every international trip. Travel internationally

What to Do Before an International Flight

Checklist: Things to do before you go on an international trip. Organize your trip.

One of the things I love the most about traveling is the joyful anticipation. I am not the biggest fan of preparations though but these things are always on my list when I travel.

Find out what I always do before I do international flights (click here for my Packing Guide: Carry on Must Have Items)

 

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  • Check visa regulations. Make sure to apply for a visa/etsa etc. in time (if needed)
  • Check if you need a passport or just your ID. Make sure it is valid long enough (normally it needs to be valid for at least another 6 months)
  • Make a copy of your passport and keep it apart from your wallet
  • Scan your passport (or photograph it) and keep it somewhere where you can have access from almost everywhere (Dropbox, email account), email it to your parents, or to somebody you can totally trust
  • Write down all hotels, contact numbers etc. on an extra piece of paper and don’t keep it in the same place as your phone)

General

  • Make sure you have international health insurance (I am German, so health insurance is the most important to us) and you might also need insurance to protect your camera, laptops, valuables etc.
  • If you are traveling to an “exotic” destination check if you need vaccination
  • Check if you need any extra medicine
  • Inform yourself at least about the “don’ts and do´s” in the destination you headed
  • Do you have a suitcase and carry-on luggage?

Pack wisely, especially the carry-on luggage is important.

Flights / Transport

  • Book your flight and print out your ticket/download e-ticket
  • If you are on a special diet tell the airline company
  • Take some snacks, you´ll never know when or what you´ll get to eat
  • A neck pillow- my best friend when traveling for more than 4 hours

Electronics etc.

  • Think about wifi – there might be cheaper packages if you talk to your mobile provider in advance. If you are fine with wifi in hotels and restaurants make sure your roaming is switched off, so there won´t be a negative surprise when back in your home country
  • Do not forget the international adapter (please check which one you actually need), not all hotels provide them for free (check which one you will need.
  • Nowadays, I wouldn’t do long distance travels without my power charger for my phone. It seriously helps me when I use my phone a lot and when I am on the go.

Entertainment

  • I have my laptop with me whenever I fly, as I can work etc. – new TSA regulations are stricter now, so you are probably not allowed to take your laptop as a carry-on item.
  • A while ago, I thought my tablet is the most useless item I bought in a while – since I can download from Netflix (and thus watch my shows offline) I have found one good argument bringing my tablet with me whenever I travel
  • My phone- without doubt one of my most useful and important (travel) items
  • My camera – I love taking shots from my window seat – and since I take valuables with me, this is in my carry-on bag
  • I have to admit, that I still don’t have a kindle, so a “real” book is often an essential
  • Good music is essential to me- so I never fly without my iPod

13 Tips to Survive Long Distance Flights

Money

  • Even if you plan to pay by (credit) card make sure you have some extra money for emergencies
  • If you plan to use your credit, make sure you have the pin (some places don’t accept a signature, I could let you some stories in Malaysia I don’t want to experience again) and if you use a debit card make sure your bank knows about you going abroad (also could tell you about a terrible weekend in Bali, but maybe another time)
  • Take some change for tips (I always have some € coins, especially for the first day)
  • Change some money at home already
  • Take extra € or $ (don’t keep it all in the same place, though)

Clothes

  • Don’t believe Karl Lagerfeld when he said that you have lost control over your life if wearing sweatpants. Wear the most comfortable clothes you have on long distance flights. It seriously has so much influence in how you feel during travels:
  • A big and warm scarf is my absolute must-have (which I can use for different purposes)
  • Flat shoes which can be easily taken off should be on your list
  • A cardigan which I use occasionally as an extra blanket
  • Warm socks which are also stylish
  • I personally do not use a sleep mask but a must-have for many travelers
  • For long-distance flights, compression socks are essential

Pack a Great Carry-On

The best preparations do not help much if you forget something, so click here to find out, how to pack the perfect carry-on

Have I missed anything? Is there anything else you´d do before an international flight? Share your travel tips with us.

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Safe Travels, Arzo

What to Pack for Europe in Summer: Packing List

Summer packing list for Europe

THINGS TO PACK FOR EUROPE IN SUMMER

If you have decided to spend your summer (or at least some time of it) in Europe, you will have plenty to look forward to.

Europe in summer is definitely a good choice – whether you head to the beautiful beach in Greece, busy cities like London, or hike in places like Switzerland.

You definitely cannot go wrong with Europe.

If you are wondering what to pack for Europe you´ll find this “Packing List for Europe” – so you do not have to worry about what to put in your luggage!

Click on this link to find a checklist with all the important things to do before your trip.

Hastings Beach Points of Interest

WHAT TO PACK FOR EUROPE TRAVEL

Here is what to pack – of course, it depends whether you are a light-packer and pack a bit more and on a lot of many other things but hopefully, this Europe packing list will help you remembering the important things for YOUR Europe packing list.

Luggage

  • Suitcase: Though it depends, where exactly and for how long you travel, I recommend taking a good, light, and quality suitcase with you where all your clothes and most of your toiletries fit in. If you are a backpacker you´ll find plenty of your equals in Europe.
  • Carry-On: I normally always have extra carry-on luggage with me. I normally research if a destination in Europe is considered as safe (meaning, I do a quick research about the crime rate and while it is probably totally safe to take out your fancy luggage in some parts of Europe, other areas are less safe and robbing is more common. So, if you plan to bring your brand luggage double-check.
  • Laundry bags are great if you travel for longer and don’t want your dirty and clean clothes to mix up. I prefer them over plastic bags.
  • Packing Cubes: Packing Cubes are the new must-items when it comes to traveling, they are very handy and they also come in cool colors. I recommend using packing cubes that make packing and organizing easier and do not forget a laundry bag.
  • For my handbag, I choose a cross-body handbag with a zipper (just to be safe) and several extra pockets.
  • Passport Holder, I need a passport when I travel (when an ID is not enough) so I need a bigger wallet (aka a passport holder) and I love the fun colors here.
  • If you go on a beach holiday you should also take a light and (ideally foldable) beach bag or a cotton bag instead.

London Eye at night - what a beauty.

Clothing

Summer in Europe can be a dream destination. Beautiful beaches, lovely cities and towns, charming villages, and amazing landscapes.

Summer means sun – most of the time. It can also be cold and rainy, and to be well prepared for your Europe trip, scroll down and learn more about the perfect Europe Packing List.

As you probably know, I never list any single item or say how many items to take (7 panties etc.) because it clearly depends on the length of your stay and on you. It depends, whether you like to pack light and wash your clothes, and wear everything just once and do the washing part back home.

It also depends, where exactly you are heading to because there is no “European” style.

People in Italy are the best and fanciest dressed (in my eyes) people, while clothes are not important in other parts of Europe.

However, I recommend packing clothes that you can easily mix and match so that you do not have to overpack.

Clothes to Pack for Europe

  • Hats: A hat is more than just an accessory in summer, so my must-have item is a stylish hat.
  • Sunglasses: Another must-have item on a sunny day: Sunglasses. Ray Ban seems to be always a great choice, but the most important thing is the quality (sunglasses are an investment in healthy eyes)
  • Maxi Dresses: Summer means wearing cute dresses and Europe is made to wear maxi dresses.
  • Skirts: You can wear short skirts in most places, some shopping malls actually have dress codes and do not allow too short skirts or shorts (though many do not follow the rules)
  • Tops: The more the merrier – my rule for hot destinations. I love skirts/trousers which I can wear with tops that are easy to change and are made from cotton are other light materials.
  • Blouses: Some cute blouses should be on your list (for the evening, some places that do not allow naked arms, or for the winter).
  • Cardigans and jackets: It can actually get chilly in the afternoon – not only but also after the sun sets. So definitely take at least 1 or 2 cardigans or jackets.
  • Linen Trousers: Though I love maxi dresses, the best thing to wear when it is hot is probably linen trousers – combined with a cool tank top and nice flat sandals it can be super chic.
  • Denim is big in Europe and depending on where you visit in Europe, you might need some warmer clothes.
  • Sweatpants – for hiking, walking and for feeling comfy and cozy (and yes, you can look great in sweatpants).
  • Shorts: Shorts are okay for most places – I love them especially for the beaches.
  • Footwear:  flat sandals, flip flops, and ballerinas. But a pair of sneakers are almost always a good choice, too.

what to pack for Europe

Toiletries to Pack for Europe

If I travel for 10 days or shorter I take travel sizes toiletries which I refill with my natural and organic beauty products from home (shampoo, conditioner, hair masks, cleaning water and cleansing milk). Of course, you could buy toiletries here as well, but if you do not want to waste your time in drug stores or supermarkets, use this checklist for Europe.

Forget all the different small bags for shampoo etc. – get them all packed in a Toiletry Kit and have them super organized with you.

  • TSA Approved Clear Travel Toiletry Bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Travel bottles to refill – I refill them with my own organic products that I normally use (I do not use shampoo & conditioner provided by hotels)
  • Electric Hair Removal Epilator (only if you stay longer than a week or if you remove your body hair with it) – otherwise a razor or whatever you prefer
  • Face cream – (which I also use as a ]hand cream, so I do not have to take another cream)
  • Refillable Travel Size Perfume Bottle
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste and mouthwash plus Dental floss
  • Only use it when traveling: dry shampoo- (check size, and choose the small travel size)
  • Tissues
  • Deodorant
  • Refreshing towelettes
  • Magnifying make-up mirror
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • My favorite hairbrush (especially for longer hair) – or if you have less space take a comb
  • Hair ties
  • A small cosmetic bag with the following items:
  • Mascara
  • Rouge
  • Eyebrow powder (Taming & Shaping Kit For Brows)
  • Tweezer
  • Eyelash curler
  • Eyeliner – I sometimes use a black eye shadow as an eyeliner
  • Make-up brushes
  • Glass nail file
  • Cotton swabs

Here are a few more items which I personally do hardly use but which might be important to you, so I added them here:

hair spray, hand cream, foundation, powder, lipstick, sanitizer

What to pack for Europe

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach in Europe

  • Swimming Suits: bikinis (though you might find some nudist beaches as well in some places).
  • I love kaftans and think, it is best to wear from the beach back to the hotel room etc. Luckily, they look super cool these days.
  • Beach Bag:  I recommend one of the cool beach bags, which are light, affordable, and stylish.
  • Flip Flops are my must-have for beach days.
  • If you have a great hotel with a private beach section, you probably do not need a towel. If this is not the case not it should also be on your list. If you do not have any beach towel yet, click here to get your beach essential.
  • Do you prefer lying at the beach all day, or do you like to be more active? Bring your beach ball (click here to get yours), or a floating unicorn.
  • A reading book / Kindle is also a great idea for a day at the beach.

Click here to find my complete list: What to pack for a day at the beach

Europe packing list

Tech Stuff to Pack for Europe

  • I have my laptop with me whenever I fly. Find the best laptop for travellers
  • A while ago, I thought my tablet  is the most useless item I bought in a while – since I can download from Netflix (and thus watch my shows offline) I have found one good argument bringing my tablet with me whenever I travel
  • My phone- without doubt one of my most useful and important (travel) item
  • Camera – Europe has so many great spots that need to be photographed.
  • I have to admit, that I still don’t have a kindle, so a “real” book is often an essential
  • A day at the beach or pool would not be perfect without my iPod
  • Power Charger- how long does your phone battery last? Not long? neither does mine, so this  is an essential
  • Check if you need an International Travel Power Adapter

Random Things to Pack for Europe

  • Umbrella (in many countries, like Germany, Switzerland, or England is can still rain quite a lot in the summer)
  • Guides
  • Medicine (headache pills etc.)

Read my: Packing guide for carry-on essentials

Depending on where you travel in Europe you could buy all or most of the items here in Europe – maybe even for a better price than in your country, but to avoid spending time with shopping, I suggest coming to Europe and having your packing list complete so you can fully focus on discovering the beautiful places here in Europe.

best things to do in Switzerland
Summer in Europe – can be rainy and foggy (even in August)
Safe Travels, Arzo

How to Find the Best Travel Neck Pillow

Product Guide: How to find the Best Travel Pillow

How to Find the Best Travel Neck Pillow for Your Trip

If you ask me about one of the most important travel gadgets I own and love, my answer will include travel pillows, for sure. 

Whenever I fly (unless it is a one-hour flight) or sit on a bus/train for long, I take my travel pillow with me.

Whether I actually want to sleep on the plane or just rest while watching my shows on my netbook, the travel pillow is something I highly appreciate, and over the years, I have gotten to try a lot of them. Not all of them were good, so here are my tips for the best travel pillows. 

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which mean I might earn a small commission when you buy a product (at no extra cost for you) after clicking on my link. More about it here.

Traditional Inflatable Travel Pillow

This one is as practical as it is tiny, if you deflate it, and does not weigh anything (well, almost anything). You can easily inflate it whenever you need it, and when you do not need it, it is easy to deflate. 

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Since it is a small product, it does not take long to inflate. However, though it is handy, I have to mention the fact that inflatable travel pillows will not last forever. Somehow, I managed to put a tiny hole in mine – well, it was no good after that, but admittedly, I tend to be a bit careless. If you watch yours more carefully, it might not happen to you.

In addition, I do not think it was as comfortable as a soft travel pillow. But if size and weight are extremely important to you, this might be the answer.

Click here to check out prices for inflatable neck pillows

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Travel Pillow Memory Foam Neck Support

This is actually my first choice when it comes to travel pillows. As soft and handy as they are, they allow me to rest once I board a plane (believe me, there were times when I was asleep before the plane took off, and I did not even notice that we were in the air already, thanks to this baby).

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Since it is made of dense memory foam, it actually adjusts to your body. 

Though it is not as lightweight as some other choices, and it is quite big, taking up space in your carry-on bag, it is a good choice for your neck.

Another thing that sometimes bothers me is that the backside is quite thick – so I have found that I can rest better if I wrap it under my chin or to the side.

The pillow is washable and extremely hygienic – and thus, a product I would buy over and over again if I had to (luckily, these last a while, so no need to buy a new one anytime soon).

Click here to find out about the prices for foam neck pillows

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Trtl Pillow

The new generation of travel pillows does not come in a u-shaped form. You actually unwrap this pillow and can wrap it around either side of your neck or under your chin. While it gives strong support, it is definitely more flexible than the normal memory foam neck pillow. 

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Some users, especially those who were taller and, therefore, had longer necks, were not really happy with it and needed an additional plane blanket for stronger support. It might take a few tries to find the perfect position as well.

The price is a bit higher than the traditional travel neck pillow, but due to its form, it is easier to squeeze into your bag, it is light and soft, and you can wash it. Also, it feels more like a scarf than a travel pillow.

Click here to find out about the prices for the Trtl Pillows

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Simpletravel Inflatable Travel Pillow Airplane Pillow

Okay, this one is so unique and special that I have not gotten the chance to test it myself. I have done my research and it actually looks pretty great and handy, so I would recommend it if you are looking for a travel pillow that has several functions.

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Since it is also inflatable, I would not trust its durability, but for that price and those options, you probably have to make some concessions. 

If you are taller, you probably have to go with a different company. Otherwise, it has received good reviews.

Make sure to check it over after you get it. If you know there are no holes in it, you can relax the next time you board a flight.

Click here to find out about prices for the inflatable pillow

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Safe Travels, Arzo

How to Choose the Best Compression Socks for Travel

Best compression socks for travel - Travel compression socks for women and men

Do you wear compression socks for travel? If not, you should seriously consider wearing some as they can seriously save your life! Find out why you need compression socks for travel and how to find the best compression socks for flying or any kind of travel.

Best Compression Socks for Travel

Sure, we’d all love to take long-haul flights in first class where we have oodles of room to stretch out our legs, but for most of us, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Instead, we’re cramped up back in Economy, trying to make the best of our squished accommodations.

That’s where the best compression socks for travel come in.

Truth be told, compression socks for flying are actually a good idea in any class on an airplane if you’ll be sitting for hours on end, because they help reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis: A possibly fatal condition where blood clots form in your arms, legs or torso.

What Do Compression Socks Do?

Like the name suggests, flight compression socks “compress” your legs, and allow the blood to flow more freely and reducing the risk of it clotting up. You can get compression socks for air travel in multiple styles, but the most common are knee-high socks and footless tights or leggings.

While compression socks are great, they aren’t a substitute for getting up, walking around, shifting positions and drinking plenty of fluids in-flight. You don’t need compression socks for a comfortable international flight, but they can help!

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How to Find the Best Compression Socks?

Comfort

No two pair of compression socks are the same, but some can feel overly restrictive.

If you go for tights, do they bind around your stomach while sitting down? Or if you get knee-highs, do they cut off circulation under your knees? You want to feel compression, but the whole goal of these socks is to keep the blood flowing: Too tight is just as bad as too loose!

Also, keep in mind that you don’t need medical compression socks — those made for athletes work just as well.

Length

Like the above point mentioned, compression socks for flying socks need to be a comfortable length.

Take note of the product dimensions and actually measure your legs to find out where a pair of socks will fall on your body. Decide what you think would feel most comfortable: Are you accustomed to leggings?

Do you typically choose tall athletic socks? Try a compression version of your favorite normal socks.

Breathability

Nothing is worse than sweaty feet on a 15 hour flight!

Not only are wet toes uncomfortable, they’ll start to stink and no one wants to smell that. Look for socks that have moisture-wicking capabilities and perhaps some odor-blocking technology.

Color

This is all about personal preference: Are you looking for something conservative?

Go for black or skin-tone. Do you want to stand out? There are plenty of neon socks, or those featuring fun prints and patterns.

Compression Socks For Travel: Where To Buy?

You could go to any sporting goods store, or even a pharmacy, but the easiest place to go? Amazon!

Personally, I love reading all the reviews before I make a purchase. There are MILLIONS of choices out there, but here are just a few of the best travel compression socks on Amazon:

Unisex

BLUETREE Compression Socks

The Bluetree Compression Socks are a great inexpensive choice for people looking for basic-colored compression stockings.

Designed to hit right below the knee, these come in black, white, beige, and grey, as well as pink and blue. You’ll get a three pack (great for an especially long flight so you can switch them up as you go) for under $15.

They’re made of 85% nylon, 10% polyester, and 5% elastane, and the moisture-wicking fabric allows your feet to breathe and not feel sweaty. They pull on easily like regular socks and don’t even constrict wider calves — great compression socks for long flights!  

Click here to find the best rates for these compression socks

SB SOX Compression Socks for Men & Women

A pricier choice, these incredibly comfortable knee-high compression socks can cost up to $20/pair, but with 4.7 stars out of nearly 4,000 Amazon reviews, they might just be the best compression socks for air travel, and clearly worth the investment.

The synthetic fabric wicks away moisture and also reduces odor and repels static: Great if you choose to wear these under loose-fitting trousers or a skirt where cling can be an issue.

Hopefully, they’ll stay dry and fresh long enough that you’ll only need to purchase one pair. The only (possible) downside is that these feature an “SB” logo near the knee and on the feet, as well as brightly colored toes/heels: If you want something to blend in with dressier attire, these aren’t the pair for you.

Get them in a mix of black and neon blue, grey, pink, white, and even in some colorful argyle and stripe prints.

Click here to find the best prices for these compression socks

Go2 Compression Socks

 

Want something bold and colorful? The GO2 Compression socks are your exciting fashion compression socks.

A good “middle of the road” price option, you can get two pair for under $30. They come in a number of prints, patterns, and colors, from neon green to rainbow polka dot (as well as the standard black, white, etc.).

These feature logo/text on the knees and feet, so keep that in mind. The fabric is odor-and-bacteria-fighting, and also wicks moisture. Each pair comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Just make sure to read the measurement chart carefully: You want the socks to fit properly or you’ll lose much of the benefit. There were some Amazon complaints about these feeling hot after a few hours, so be warned!

Click here to find the best prices for these compression socks

Calf Compression Sleeve for Women & Men

 

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can’t stand having my feet constricted!

These Calf Compression Sleeve for Women & Men are a great choice: You get the benefits of circulation from your ankles to your knees, but you can wear whatever comfortable socks your prefer on your feet (or, if you want to wear flip-flops, flats or sandals, go ahead!).

At $15/pair, they are affordable. Unfortunately, you can only purchase these in black, so if you wanted something more exciting you’ll have to look elsewhere.

They’re made from 83% nylon and 17% spandex fabric that wicks away moisture. Be sure to check the size chart to pick the right pair for you.

Click here to find the best prices for these compression socks

Compression Socks For Women:

Nurse Mates Compression Trouser Socks

Designed for nurses who spend upwards of 12 hours at a time on their feet, these Nurse Mates Compression Trouser Socks are well-loved by those that rely on them and would presumably work just as well in the air.

They’re reasonably-priced and come in a host of fun patterns — zebra print, polka dots, florals, owls — and don’t have any logos/writing on them to detract from the style.

Some buyers don’t love that the inside of the patterned socks contains loose threads, but others didn’t seem to mind. These are also a great option for ladies with wider calves:

They claim to fit up to 22 inch calves comfortably, making them great plus size compression socks.

Click here to find the best prices for these compression socks

Jobst Relief 20-30 Thigh High Open Toe Beige Compression Stocking

These Jobst Relief 20-30 Thigh High Open Toe Beige Compression Stocking are a cross between compression tights for flying and socks: You get full leg compression from your feet to your thighs, but your toes are exposed and there is no risk of squishing your stomach while seated.

The biggest downside is the price (over $40) and the lack of color choices (beige only).

That being said, these are probably the easiest compression footwear to wear under a skirt, so if you like traveling in a dress, think about these women’s compression socks for travel.

The silicone dots on the thigh-band help to keep the tights in place while moving.

Click here to find the best prices for these compression socks

CompressionZ Women’s Leggings

 

Although these tend to run small (order a size up!), these CompressionZ Women’s Leggings are a great choice for maximum comfort on a flight.

You get the benefits of compression from your ankles to your stomach, and if you don’t want plain black ones, you can stand out in the fuchsia or other prints.

Do make sure that the stomach band doesn’t hurt while you’re sitting, though — it’ll be incredibly uncomfortable on a flight, and if you didn’t bring other pants you’ll be out of luck.

These are also a good idea if you don’t want your feet compressed: Just pair them with normal ankle socks. Perfect complement to a loose t-shirt and sneakers for a super comfortable red-eye flight.

Click here to find the best prices for these compression socks

Compression Socks for Men

Tesla Men’s Compression Pants

If socks aren’t enough, these moisture-wicking, quick-dry compression pants are a good alternative.

Made of 87% polyester and 13% Spandex, they allow full range of motion while also allowing blood to properly circulate.

They’re incredibly breathable, which is great if you choose to wear them under shorts or trousers so you don’t get too hot on the plane.

Be careful to order according to the manufacturer’s size recommendation so they aren’t too small, and enjoy your pick of 30+ colors and patterns (baby blue, camo, red and more).

Click here to find the best prices for these compression socks

I hope, you have found the perfect compression socks for traveling the world and travel safely!

Safe Travels, Arzo

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