Game-changing Travel Essentials For Your Next Trip

In the spirit of being ready for anything, whether it’s a trek in the Alps or a weekend in Los Angeles, we created the Essential Travel Kit: a collection of functional and fashionable must-haves that stays packed and ready to pop into your bag for any journey, big or small.

December 2, 2019
A black, zippered travel case with a transparent window
  1. The case This sleek, yet sturdy, two-compartment zip case (US$125, Truffle) is equipped with clear panels so you can see what’s inside.

A pack of 10 cleansing wipes
  1. Cleansing wipes Freshen up on the go with this slim 10-pack of pre-moistened, vitamin-enriched cloths ($10, Kaia Naturals), which also happen to be fully biodegradable and compostable. (We recently spotted them in guest rooms at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn.)

A pink and black adapter with usb ports and plug compatibility
  1. Travel adapter This adapter ($26, Amazon) can charge six devices at once. With four USB ports and plug compatibility in 150-plus countries, it’s the only one you’ll ever need.

A knotted black and white keychain cable
  1. Keychain cable Instead of digging around for your power cord, or discovering it tangled in your bag, bring along this keychain-size charger ($40, Native Union) with a durable knotted design. Pair it with the universal adapter to stay powered-up wherever you go.

  1. Collapsible cup and instant coffee This silicone cup ($20, Well.ca) is coaster-size when it’s empty and collapsed, making it perfect for packing. And, because you never know where your next decent cup of coffee will come from, stash a few sachets (US$20, Canyon) of quality instant brew, too.

A pink and white electric toothbrush and a tube of Marvis toothpaste
  1. Toothbrush and toothpaste If you’re an electric toothbrush user, it can be a pain to pack up your home set-up. That’s why we chose this sleek, affordable electric brush (US$25, Quip) with a cover that doubles as a stand – plus Marvis’ travel-size toothpaste ($5, Well.ca), which comes in flavours like licorice and ginger.

Brown reusable bag made from cloth
  1. Reusable bag You can never have too many. We love stowing these Baggu packable totes ($15, Indigo) to fill with everything from laundry to local grocery-store hauls.

Clickable set of fork, spoon and knife set
  1. Cutlery set Whether for a food truck or an impromptu picnic, having your own sturdy utensils ($14, Anthropologie) is a major travel upgrade. The clever design of this set sees the fork, knife and spoon (made from recycled thermoplastic) click together, no case required.

Vancouver Island Sea Salt tin
  1. Sea salt What food doesn’t benefit from a pinch of flaky salt? From fresh tomatoes on toast to caramel gelato, enhance everything on the go with this travel-size tin of Pacific sea salt ($5, Vancouver Island Sea Salt).

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