We can pretty much all agree that Target is God’s gift to earth. Is there anything more heavenly than a place where you can buy comfy clothes, unlimited food, household items, and a Starbucks latte all within 30 feet? Naturally, this is the perfect place to pick up some travel-related items before your next adventure. (Note: this article is not brought to you by Target. We are simply Target-obsessed patrons.)
1. Nifty Travel Adapter
The number one mistake new travelers make is thinking that the whole world has the same outlets. Surprise, they don’t. Instead of spending $15 on individual adapters, invest in an all-inclusive adapter that you can use on all of your travels, regardless of the country.
2. Cute travel pillow and blanket
Planes and trains can be cold and uncomfortable, and whether you’re taking a flight across the Atlantic or a quick train ride from one city to another, you should travel comfortably. Check out this pillow and blanket set or stick to just a pillow, but whichever you do, make sure yours comes with a hook you can attach to your backpack or luggage so you don’t have to carry it around.
3. Life-saving luggage scale
There is nothing worse than showing up at the airport to find out that your bag is 2 pounds overweight and you have to pay a $100 fee. Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor and invest in a portable luggage scale.
4. A wet bag
In a small suitcase or backpack, it is easy to make all of your clothes smell from one pair of dirty socks, or even worse, make all of your clothes wet from shoving your damp bikini in. Separate your clothes like the responsible adult that you are by grabbing a wet bag.
5. Travel-size wrinkle remover
Wrinkles are inevitable when shoving your life into a suitcase, and if you’re spending your travel time appropriately, you definitely will not have time to iron your clothes (nor will you probably even have access to an iron. #hostelproblems, right?). This wrinkle remover will probably be your new best friend.
6. A refillable toiletry set
3oz liquid rules for air travel are nothing new. Don’t be that guy having to rip apart your entire carry-on in the middle of security to find all of your liquids. This toiletry set is ideal because it offers a variety of bottle sizes and comes in a TSA-approved clear bag.
7. A portable charger
Nowadays, we are all constantly on our phones. Between communicating with fellow travelers, taking 1,000 pictures per day, and filtering and uploading said pictures to Instagram, we need to charge our phones probably 4 times a day. Don’t get caught with 3% battery left on your phone in the middle of the Vatican. Get a power bank.
8. A rough and tough camera + accessories
If you’re not into taking pictures on your phone, grab a new camera or some cool accessories to take drool-worthy photos. From GoPros to selfie sticks, Target has it all. We’ve also got this list of cameras that we love for travel or study abroad.
9. Some luggage or a backpack
Don’t forget about the most important travel accessory– your luggage. Whether you’re backpacking for a week or moving abroad for two years, you can most likely find a suitable suitcase or backpack at Target, in all different colors, shapes and sizes. This post will help you decide which type of luggage to use while traveling.
10. A Whole New Wardrobe
Going on an exciting adventure means you deserve some new clothes…and what better place to do that than at the store with perpetual sales? Go ahead, splurge on that cute sundress or dashing sweater. After all, how are you supposed to get 100+ likes on Insta with the same old clothes on that all your friends have seen before? Check out the goods in their clothing section.
What other Target products are must-haves for travelers? Let us know in the comments… and leave links so other travelers can pick them up too!