I frequently get asked what items make traveling easier.  My favorite travel items are posted below.

Credit Card

Booking travel with a card that offers:  1) trip delay and cancellation insurance; 2) baggage delay insurance; and 3) primary rental insurance is critical.  Last year, my trip to Switzerland was delayed by one day due to bad weather weather.  My credit card covered the $300+ in non-refundable fees that I incurred for changing the dates.  While everyone’s situation is different, I recommend that casual travelers check out the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Head Phones

My Bose QC35 is an excellent set of headphones.  If this set is too expensive, you can also purchase a used set of Bose QC15 for a significant discount.

Bose QC35 Headphones

Travel Backpack

I wanted a backpack that could serve as a work backpack and as an airplane personal item.  I found the perfect mix

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