Three Stylish Accessories For Travellers

They say travel broadens the mind, and that’s definitely true – it’s also great for mental health and confidence, allows you to see and experience things you could only ever dream of, and looks great on your CV. There can be a few tricky issues when it comes to global travel, however; choosing what to take and what to leave behind can be a nightmare, and there’s also the issue of looking presentable at 37,000 feet! Luckily, we’ve got the accessories covered – we’ve rounded up the best three items to keep you looking stylish, whatever country you’re in!


A Good Washbag

Washbags used to be a crackly, plastic-lined nightmare, but times have moved on – you can now find bags to hold your toiletries in a huge range of styles and colors. Minimalists should choose sleek black leather with a wipe-clean lining, while sustainable travelers should look for vegan options that have a leather appearance but are kinder to the planet. When choosing a washbag, consider how many items you’re going to need to fit in – many of them have separate inner compartments that make it easier to find the essentials quickly, and some even have zipped flat compartments designed for medication.


A High Quality Watch


A watch is an absolute travel essential; it’ll help you keep an eye on boarding and check-in times, make sure you leave the hotel or hostel on time and more advanced models can even store your boarding pass! If you’re planning on taking part in adventure sports, such as rock climbing or bungee-jumping, you should make sure the model you buy isn’t only stylish, but is also shock-proof. There are some great watches around that look ultra sleek but are still brilliantly functional. If you’re going to be joining in with watersports such as surfing, wind gliding or scuba diving, you’re going to need a specialist divers watch, such as the Seiko SKX007; the rubber strap is ideal for fitting around chunky wetsuits, and it’s waterproof to a depth of 200m – it also has ultra clear minute markings, which are essential for controlling your ascent to the surface, and keeping an eye on oxygen levels.


A Sleek Document Holder


One of the most useful accessories for travelers is undoubtedly a document holder; haven’t we all been in that position in the airport where you suddenly panic, because you can’t find your passport, or you boarding pass has gone astray? Keep everything safe and sound with a stylish document holder; with various labelled sections, as they’ll make sure everything stays in one place – meaning you can relax and enjoy the experience. There are several options available; some are waterproof, but tend to be less aesthetically pleasing than leather options – look for those with separate compartments, and a zipped section for loose change. The fastening is an important detail; a zip might seem the most reliable, but if it breaks you won’t be able to fix it – opt instead for poppers or press-studs, which are designed to be longer lasting.