_This post was posted by thehipmunk on Hipmunk’s__ Tailwind blog_  on August 27th.
The number of travel accessories designed to make life easier on the road just keeps growing. From electronic luggage scales to portable Bluetooth speakers, there are so many things that can come in handy while traveling. Take a look at these 11 travel accessories that help you no matter where you go.
1. Neck Pillow
You can’t rest at five-star hotels in Miami every time you’re tired. A neck pillow can make sleeping in random places, like a train stop, much more comfortable.
2. Travel Packing Aid
A travel packing aid can help you neatly organize toiletries, travel documents and currency, ensuring important items are easily accessible and secure.
3. USB Utility Charge Tool
Even if you’re looking to be unplugged for your next trip, you’re still going to need to charge your smartphone, laptop, camera and so on. A USB utility charge tool means you only have to bring one product to charge all your devices.
4. Smart Luggage
Smart Luggage has arrived, and the features are amazing. Fingerprint locking mechanisms, built-in GPS systems, digital scale sensors, anti-theft systems, shape-changing abilities and more are available right now to make traveling safer and more convenient.
5. Shoe Bag
Why stink up the rest of your bag? Shoe bags are a great way to keep your luggage clean, and are a necessity for most vacations as you may need sandals for some activities and gym shoes or boots for others.
6. Self-Sealing Dry Bags
Clothing or other belongings occasionally get wet. That’s just part of traveling. A dry bag ensures that those wet items don’t soak the rest of your stuff.
7. Wine Bag
This can serve two purposes: one is to actually store wine and bottles of liquor; the other is to store glass items and other fragile things.
8. Waterproof Travel Backpack
Rolling around luggage can get annoying, especially if you’re on the move a lot and not just chilling in hotels in Paris or wherever else. Go with a sturdy, waterproof backpack that protects your belongings and is easy to carry.
9. Waterproof Phone Case
A phone is a necessity for most travelers, so using a waterproof phone case to protect it from water damage and accidental drops just makes sense.
It rains almost everywhere in the world at some time or another. Bring an umbrella.
11. First Aid Kit
Whether you’re backpacking your way through southeast Asia or sleeping in one of those luxurious hotels in Dubai, you never know when an accident could happen. So be prepared.
More travel accessories are being created all the time. Use the ones on this list, but also keep an eye out for new travel items to make your trip perfect.