Travel items you can’t live without

Alex Tabarrok notes his favorite items for travel: an inexpensive noise-cancelling headset, a Paul Frederick non-iron dress shirt, and his Kodak DX7590 digital camera.

Allow me to suggest a wireless pocket router. Too many hotels have wired high-speed internet. I don’t always want to sit at the desk to work (especially frustrating at resort properties with balconies overlooking the ocean!). Or sometimes my wife travels with me and we’d both like to be online.

This is the one I’ve been using, about $40 + shipping after $10 rebate.

Second, power converters. Magellan’s has a nice website that’ll figure out for you just want converters and adapters you need, wherever in the world you’re traveling (I was shocked to find them accurate for Rwanda!).

And don’t forget that clicking on the link to Magellan’s at will earn you a 7% cash rebate on whatever you purchase.

(Most online shopping earns cash or miles, of course, for which Andrew Cram’s chart is an invaluable reference.)

And truly indispendable for long trips? Ambien.

Comments are open for your favorite travel items…

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. hi jane, can you advise me as to the best card for someone who charges 80+ k each year, pays balance in full each month and wants to earn max points for international travel with various airlines and ease of booking as well as good seat availability.

    sounds like a tall order..doesn’t it?!

    would appreciate any guidance.


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