Essentials Travel Items For 2017 - The Viking Abroad
It is a new year! Here are some essential travel items for 2017. These will make your travels a lot easier, safer, comfortable and more enjoyable!
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Essentials Travel Items For 2017

31 Dec Essentials Travel Items For 2017

A list of travel items to use in 20172017 is finally here!
Maybe you put travel more on your new year resolution list? If you did, great!
Here are some essential travel items for 2017. The best of the best!
These items will make your travels a lot easier, safer, comfortable, fun and more enjoyable!

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Skyroam Mobile Hotspot: Global WiFi is a MUST for travellers. The Skyroam is a personal WiFi hotspot to get fast, secure mobile data around the world at top destinations in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. You can connect up to 5 devices and you pay as you go. You don’t have to use a SIM, you simply just press start and you are free to surf the internet. You can buy packages as little as $8 for 24-hour global day passes with unlimited data.

GoPro HERO5 Black is the newest of all of the Go Pro’s ! It launched in October 2016 and takes photos that are almost as good as the ones I take on my DSLR camera! This handy little cutie has been my best friend since I got the Go Pro 2 in 2012, I used it to take photos on The Great Barrier Reef. Luckily, the quality has exploded since then! The quality on this Go Pro is so good, that I almost want to go back to the reef and shoot it all over again. You can film and take photos as deep as 30 meters underwater and this one you can go down 10 meters without housing! The Go Pro Hero 5 Black gives Stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. You can also preview and trim the videos. You can get extras like headband, surf extras, chest band and you can place it on your bike. Older versions of this beauty have even fallen down from planes and survived!



Rusoji Premium Packing Cube System  Is so important for an organized trip! Have you ever gone backpacking and something leaked in your backpack and everything got wet? I have, and it sucks. This was before I heard about the cube system.



UE ROLL Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Volcano I didn’t know this little thing even existed! Waterproof and shockproof speaker! It is a dream! Great sound quality as well. Nothing is better than chill at the beach and listen to music without worrying about getting some water splashed on it. It is so handy that you can tie it to your backpack as well as the tent.



This beautiful Travel Journal is essential on your travels. You should write about it! Imagine finding this in the attic 40 years after and reading about your adventures in details! You better keep a track on those notes and funny stories!


Bragi – The Dash Truly Wireless Smart EarphonesBragi – The Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones It sucks to use wired earphones while travelling , it is so messy. The Dash wireless earphones make it so much easier and you will save time! It is connected with Bluetooth and can store up to 1000 songs. You can also use biometric smart tracking while running and other activities! You can recharge on the go and there are different sizes to fit your ears perfectly.




8000mAh Powerbank Portable Charger- Pink is providing super fast charging for the newest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Smartphones! This is a must for the traveller! I can’t be the only one that has had nightmares while travelling because the phone died. This powerbank has got your back and can save your ass while you are trying to find the hotel or bus stop in Paris or wherever you might go in the future. It also automatically turns off when it reaches 100%.


LifeStraw Go Water Bottle 2-Stage with Integrated 1,000 Liter LifeStraw Filter Award-winning LifeStraw has a water bottle! It filters while you drink! It is using a hollow fiber membrane water filter removes bacteria and protozoa without chemicals, iodine or batteries. It gives no aftertaste and smell! It Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria. This is essential for traveling to places with polluted drinking water! It also includes a bonus survival kit.



6 in 1 Travel Essentials Kit is truly essential, it has a TSA lock, luggage scale, adapter, ear plugs, eye mask and waterproof passport cover. This is the perfect gift for the beginner-traveler that doesn’t own it already, and it is only $16! If there are ONE of these gifts that is really essential, it definitely is this 6 in 1 kit!


Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII, Navy is a must for the traveler that wants to keep your stuff safe inside your bag without going around and worry about it at all times. Pacsafe uses the newest method on locks, anti-slash and RFIDsafe blocking pockets for sensitive data such as micro chips. The award winning RFIDsafe  block out virtually all transmissions between 10 MHz to 3 GHz, which covers the radio frequency used in e-passports, credit cards, ID cards, and key cards.




Scratch Off World Travel Tracker Map is something every traveler should have! How awesome is it to scratch off your visits and hang it on the wall! This is your travel CV and something you can be proud of!



Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See.  If you want to give your friend some ideas of where to travel next year this is the ultimate guide! The lists of the 500 best places to see is ranked by  Lonely Planet’s most respected travel experts.





Convenience Kits Women’s Garnier Fructis Deluxe 9-Piece Travel Kit

This kit is so handy. I hate to put my shampoo into small bottles or boxes, it just ends up spilling it all out. This kit got you covered. Shampoo, Conditioner, toothbrush, comb, deodorant, Eucerin lotion, and toothpaste. It is all carry on friendly.






Travelrest – Ultimate Travel Pillow / Neck Pillow You don’t always get to choose the window seat and therefore it can be hard to have something to lean into. This has prevented me for falling asleep on planes. It might look like a seatbelt, but who cares? As long as you can sleep and relax on the plane without disturbing others is what matters.

A list of travel items to use in 2017



  • Victoria Staton
    Posted at 11:14h, 29 December Reply

    Love this! Perfect for my newly weds ! You have it all covered!

  • Strycenkay
    Posted at 12:04h, 29 December Reply

    Wow! What an amazing list. We are planning to save to travel the world and I think I will be saving this page. Great post 🙂

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 12:39h, 29 December Reply

      I am happy you liked it! Thanks for stopping by <3

  • Chasa Fulkerson
    Posted at 22:58h, 29 December Reply

    I have been searching for a power bank! There are just so many to choose from! Have you used this one before? Most of the reviews seem to be good.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 23:14h, 29 December Reply

      I still have it, but it doesnt work on my phone anymore, my samsung galaxy s5 got stolen, now I only use an old sony phone. It is a good power bank, very fast and it fully charges, compared to many other ones. 🙂

  • Umberta
    Posted at 04:16h, 30 December Reply

    I use the cube box as well! But I didn’t know about the wifi hotspot! & the neck pillow looks great, but it looks like it takes a lot of space as well as it doesn’t look inflatable…

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 20:03h, 09 January Reply

      Yea how great are the boxes! The wifi hotspot is so handy! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Antionette Blake
    Posted at 11:13h, 30 December Reply

    Looking forward to traveling in the new year – thanks for sharing this post.

  • Jewels
    Posted at 12:06h, 30 December Reply

    This is an awesome list! I swear by packing cubes!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 12:32h, 30 December Reply

      Thank you! 🙂 Yes, packing cubes are awesome

  • Cristen Sullivan
    Posted at 13:58h, 01 January Reply

    Oh im so putting the lifestraw water bottle on my next christmas list!

  • Jen Ambrose
    Posted at 19:03h, 01 January Reply

    This looks a lot like my Christmas list from this year! I can’t wait to use use my packing cubes and finally be more organized when I travel. 😀

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 19:16h, 01 January Reply

      awesome! haha yes they are great for travelling and being organised 😀

  • angie
    Posted at 21:33h, 01 January Reply

    so many great items out there I have heard of some but there are a few that are new to me. I believe I will be looking for them though because they all sound useful
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  • Michele
    Posted at 16:28h, 02 January Reply


    I love this post! I did a similar post about Christmas gifts to get the traveler! I wrote about a lot of the same products. This is a great post!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 18:20h, 02 January Reply

      Hey, yea I did the same. The products are really great! Must haves for travellers 😀

  • Amii
    Posted at 14:03h, 03 January Reply

    Great post. I travel a lot for work and personal and I’ve never seen the global wifi hotspot before – so useful!

  • Danielle @ Follow My Gut
    Posted at 15:02h, 05 January Reply

    OMG there are so many great pieces here. I wanna get all of them but I think the one that I would need the most and would be the most effective for my forgetful self would be the portable charger. You seriously never know when you’re gonna need that!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 20:04h, 09 January Reply

      The portable charger is definitely a must even though if you are not travelling. It really is a saver 🙂 Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Joanne |No Plate Like Home
    Posted at 08:51h, 06 January Reply

    You must be a travel pro! Great ideas!

  • Brittany Ritcher
    Posted at 12:42h, 06 January Reply

    I’ve been doing a ton of traveling for work – this is a perfect wish list! Thanks for posting!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 16:30h, 06 January Reply

      That is awesome! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Meghan Ramsey
    Posted at 19:06h, 09 January Reply

    I want all of these items! Great list. Saving for later!

  • Hillary Dodge
    Posted at 07:49h, 11 January Reply

    Great products! I especially love the World Travel tracker map!

  • Mercae
    Posted at 15:40h, 11 January Reply

    Do you have a blog about the best camera to use/ what camera you use?

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 16:23h, 11 January Reply

      Hi Mecae. No I don’t have that yet. It will come soon 🙂

  • Elise
    Posted at 20:17h, 11 January Reply

    A great list! I’m pinning this for later! 🙂

  • stephanie
    Posted at 14:08h, 12 January Reply

    Thanks for the tips. I am looking for a new powerbank!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 00:40h, 13 January Reply

      Thank you so much for commenting 🙂 powerbanks is a must 😀 even though you are not travelling 😀

  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 13:27h, 13 January Reply

    I recently got a portable charger Christmas! I am so glad to get a gift like because I actually use it whenever I don’t get to charge my phone before leaving the house.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 14:26h, 13 January Reply

      That’s great! It is a must even though you are not travelling 😀

  • Cindy Collins
    Posted at 20:11h, 13 January Reply

    The Skyroam portable wifi looks interesting. Will need to look into it! Thanks for the tip!

  • Jodie Whitham
    Posted at 13:14h, 14 January Reply

    Great list! I’d love a travel journal. I also love the ultimate travel book and scratch map as got both of them for christmas x

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 14:10h, 14 January Reply

      Thank you ! Yea a tarvel journal is a must 😀 The scratch map is really cool 🙂

  • Biblio Phile
    Posted at 07:18h, 09 April Reply

    That Lonely Planet book is terrific. I like to bring a Kindle when I travel so I can have multiple books at my fingertips without having to carry the physical copies, and if I’m inspired to pick up a new book while visiting somewhere, it only takes a few seconds.

  • Dannie
    Posted at 10:50h, 09 April Reply

    I have the UE ROLL speaker in my shower for listening to podcasts and audiobooks while I enjoy a bath. They’re the greatest! Have a little music with you wherever you go without the worry of it getting destroyed.

    Great list!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 11:31h, 09 April Reply

      That is awesome 😀 Thank you for telling me 🙂

  • Kelly
    Posted at 23:11h, 10 April Reply

    How do you feel about the sound quality for the GoPro? I’m looking at getting one but I’ve heard it picks up and amplifies random sounds like a car running or your hand moving on the camera.



  • Mike Lee
    Posted at 04:36h, 26 June Reply

    Mobile Hotspots and a GoPro are the IN things right now while travelling and while I have the latter, I still have to try mobile wifi on my next trip. I love to write while travelling and the notebook looks really nice for that. LifeStraw, although I have not used is perfect for hiking and backpacking and I can see it becoming a norm real soon. Thanks for a great list.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 04:44h, 26 June Reply

      it definitely is. It is so handy 😀 Thank you for stopping by 😀

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