We love to travel and as a family of 4 who have very different tastes, we have found that each of us have some favourite items which we can’t leave home without. My husband is super simple…give the man some swim trunks, shorts and a Hawaiian shirt and he’s happy but for the 2 tweens and I it’s a different story.
These days luggage can cost you extra money so we’re pretty strict on what we bring…but there are some items that are just plain worth giving up the luggage space for. Aside from clothing and bathroom products there are some items which I’m not sure everyone thinks of bringing when they’re planning a vacation. We call them our Hacks that make our vacation even better! We just returned from a WONDERFUL trip to Mexico where my daughters and I spent quality time in the sun and it was during a discussion there with another family that we realized not everyone thinks of bringing the things we do.
As a member of #TeamTelus I often get my paws on some cool accessories that are included in this list. Telus has a WIDE array of devices and accessories so shopping in their online store is always a treat for me. Competitive prices and their out of this world customer service make my life easy when I’m shopping. Yes I’m a fan…as a customer for over 20 years you’d expect me to be gushing right?
Hack Your Vacation with these 3 Tech Accessories
- mophie Powerstation Plus – This baby is my FAV! It has saved my virtual life on many occasions while travelling and there are both Andriod and IOS versions. With 4x battery life it’s never let me down! A high-performance design featuring hideaway charge & sync cables and available with a Lightning or Micro USB connector. An additional high-current USB port enables this external battery to charge two devices at once.
- ULTIMAGE EARS MEGA BOOM BLUE – This is Sydney’s number 1 packing item. She is 12 and loves to bring this speaker with us to the beach or pool area to choose her own tunes! Don’t worry, we don’t annoy the other guests too much. The splashproof design means you don’t have to worry about rain or spills. You can even clean it with running tap water – just don’t submerge it. The other added benefit is that we use it to play white noise in our hotel rooms because of light sleepers.
- Puregear Selfie Stick – Chelsea adores this Selfie Stick! She can often be found standing in front of a group of friends yelling “say cheese!” with her phone in the selfie-stick. We call it a drive by selfie ala Chelsea. With its bluetooth capabilities, it’s perfect for any device.
mophie Powerstation Plus GIVEAWAY
I reached out to my friends at Telus and they’ve agreed to allow me to giveaway one mophie Powerstation Plus to help you HACK your vacation!!!
Are you excited? I am!!
Entry is simple, just follow the steps in the Giveaway Tools form below. Open to Canadian residents 18+, excluding Quebec. The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email.
Julie Wobbe says
We travel with our chargers and earphones most
Stephanie LaPlante says
I would definitely say my digital camera.
Lynda Cook says
I have to have my phone and charger at all times, but there is always a situation where you have no power source to plug into, then I’m not happy..lol
I travel with my iPad the most
Shirley Anne says
Cellphone and camera
bluetooth speaker and charging cables
Sherry K says
I have a small $5 stick power thing that has really helped out in emergencies. This mophie Powerstation Plus would be amazing.
Carol Denny says
The tablets,camera and the cel phone.
Erin W says
I always have a decent camera lens and a power stick!
My chargers for my iPod touch and Samsung tablet.
Hubby is worse than that – chargers for his 2 (!) cellphones, his IPad zip cord charger, his GoPro camera (and all its gear),possibly more goodies AND a power bar for all these cords
I travel with my E-reader, Ipod and cell (it’s my camera too!)
kathy downey says
My digital camera
Nancy T says
So many things I can’t leave without – iPhone, charge, earbuds, DSLR, underwater digital camera…the list could go on forever!
I must have my digital camera when ever I travel.
LILLIAN BROWN says
Take my charger for my Notebook on all getaways
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
That would be my phone, I’m trying to get used to always having it with me as my kids insist (all adults). Caused quite a panic when they couldn’t reach me, I’d left it overnight in my car by accident and when they tried to reach us on the house lines & 4 cell phones we were at the cinema. I sure took some heat for that. :-)
Melinda Jana says
I always travel with my cellphone and charger
Victoria Ess says
I travel with my charger and portable speakers most.
I travel with my e-reader, it is an e-reader and smart tablet.
Jackie M says
I usually bring a power charger and cables for at hotel charging. For other tech, my smartphone, camera, tablet and ear buds!
I travel with my cell phone and charger
Carol M says
Chargers would be #1
Florence C says
I travel with my Ipad mini.
Kathy MacPherson says
Always smart phone and charger. It has a camera :-)
Tracy D says
I always have to have my iPad and earbuds!
My phone and charger.
Tina L. says
Have to have my cellphone and charger.
MOHAMMAD ANJUM says
TRAVEL WITH IPAD MINI
We travel with our chargers the most
The power station sounds amazing, I’ve trying to decide which one I should purchase for trips & camping!
We can’t travel without music & earphones & our little SoulMate speaker!
I usually pack the chargers first so I don’t forget.
Seham M says
my camera and phone charger
Wendy hutton says
definitely the phone and camera chargers
BobbiJo Pentney says
My smartphone is a necessity.
I travel with my iPad the most
Caryn Coates says
We travel with our chargers the most. Can’t leave them behind
Wanda Tracey says
When I travel I always take my phone and my camera.I can
charge my phone in my vehicle.
Vicki Ho says
I bring my phone, because I have travel apps on it
Betty S says
I always travel with my ipod, its small and portable, but allows me to be able to access my contacts and email
heather sibley says
I travel with my lg g4 the most
I travel with my iPad all the time
Debbie W says
We travel with our iPad
Nicole Jubleew says
My smartphone is my absolute must have.
Helen Tailor says
When travel I always get my camera, cell phone & charger.