With the vaccine rollout well underway in the U.S., travelers are starting to feel more optimistic about summer plans. The CDC’s announcement that fully vaccinated people can safely travel at low risk to themselves has only fueled the urge among those who want to take off after a year of social distancing and life spent behind closed doors. If this is you but you're a bit, shall we say, out of practice in the packing department, then consider this your refresher. There are a number of nifty buys out there to make trips feel a bit more hassle-free, but none can rival the plethora of travel accessories just waiting to be carted up on Amazon for cheap.
We scoured the mega e-tailer to pluck out an assortment of the hidden gems and best sellers you'll need before hitting the road. Some products even have thousands of glowing reviews from travelers who are exceptionally pleased with everything from their luxurious sleep masks to their portable luggage scales. The best part? Nothing on this list will cost you over $25. Whether you have your eye on an eco-friendly conditioning bar or are in need of a set of packing cubes (pro tip: you can even save on your next suitcase purchase by checking out Amazon's array of luggage options). The products ahead are designed to simplify your travel prep — so you can think less about exceeding carry-on limits and more about how you'll be dedicating your hours spent away from home.
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