Must-Have Travel Gadgets for Globetrotting Families

If you’re like me, you love any gadget that makes traveling a little easier. If you’ve got a trip coming up, be sure to check out these handy Must-Have Travel Gadgets for globetrotting families…

Must Have Travel Gadgets - Globetrotting Mommy

Must-Have Travel Gadgets – Globetrotting Mommy


Family trips call for family photos and sometimes you just need a selfie stick to get everyone in the photo. The best selfie sticks are Bluetooth activated and hold a long lasting charge. Another great option is a GorillaPod which can be used as a tripod or wrapped around something sturdy.

Must Have Travel Gadgets - Snack and Drink Containers

Must-Have Travel Gadgets – Snack and Drink Containers


Eating on the go requires some advance planning so I always like to pack healthy snacks and drinks in sturdy containers like Drink in the Box and Snack in the Box.  The rectangular shapes take up less space in my bag and they are so easy for little hands to handle.


Chargers, chargers, chargers!  If you lose juice in the middle of a trip, you’ll be sorry so be sure to bring along a reliable charger for every device. Lipstick-sized phone chargers are handy but test them at home to see how long they will power up your devices on the go. And, if you’re spending a day at Disney World, you will definitely want to bring along a heavy duty brick style cell phone charger.

Must Have Travel Gadgets - Accell Home or Away Power Station. Globetrotting Mommy

Must-Have Travel Gadgets – Accell Home or Away Power Station.


Accell Home or Away Power Station Hotels are notorious for not having easy to reach outlets so I’ve started traveling with this handy three outlet surge protector.  I love that it features three power outlets plus two USB ports so I can charge my phone, laptop and camera at the same time. Just fold down the prongs and throw it in your bag.


After the great purse flood of 2016, I’m paranoid about any and all water damage – like keep my car key fob in a ziploc paranoid. Because I’m often using my iPhone to take photos, I love using a waterproof phone case when I’m at a water park or pool. If you’re heading on a snow vacation, this handy snowball maker will keep kids entertained for hours.

Must Have Travel Gadgets - TSA Approved Luggage Locks

Must-Have Travel Gadgets – TSA Approved Luggage Locks


TSA approved luggage locks. Checking luggage definitely causes anxiety but when you’re traveling with kids on a big journey, you won’t have much of a choice. With these handy locks, TSA can get in if necessary but others can’t. Such a small price to pay for peace of mind.

Do you have any must-bring travel gadgets to add?


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  1. myra naseem says:

    I think the outlet thinggy is a good idea. You have so much to plug in. In my day we cut out paper dolls when we thought there was nothing to do or see.