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We've never been ones to "travel light." Why? Because when you're far away from home, you remember all of the things you should have brought along. Despite getting everything organized in the days leading up to your vacation, there are always a few goods you wish you threw in your bag — like when you go to the park and wish you had a blanket to sit on or hit up a pool party and want a mobile speaker to get the beats going.
With those occurrences in mind, we've rounded up 19 unexpected travel essentials you're bound to forget — but definitely need. Ahead, find a few fun items to consider scooping up and throwing into your carry-on before your next takeoff.