Top Five Accessories for Luxury Travel

You can fly first class, stay at the finest hotels and dine on gourmet meals every day, but the key to luxury travel is really in the details. There are just some accessories and gadgets you wouldn’t want to leave home without on your next well-deserved vacation. A pair of noise canceling headphones, for example. Nothing is worse than being unable to concentrate on a noisy airplane, whether your focus is on work or entertainment. Noise-canceling headphones reduce unwanted ambient sounds, such as rowdy kids, background chatter and the loud hum of the airplane itself. Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II not only give clarity to your music or audiobook, they have the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in. With 20 hours of battery life, you could fly clear around the world before you have to recharge.

Don’t leave for a trip even to a warm climate without a large scarf or wrap. You never know when you’ll get a chill in an airport or a restaurant. A fine wool wrap doubles as a blanket, a makeshift pillow and a suitable accessory to almost any outfit. Wool is lightweight, warm but breathable, soft and low maintenance. Dana Xu sells 96 by 43-inch pashminas on Amazon in a variety of colors and patterns to fit the taste of any jetsetter.

Traveling light is traveling smart. In carry-on luggage, you’ll want a timeless design, sturdy construction and turn-on-a-dime maneuverability. Throw in compression technology and a lifetime warranty and you’ll find the Sympatico International Carry-On Expandable Spinner by Briggs & Riley is the ideal companion on journeys to faraway lands. For maximum efficiency, combine with a nice set of packing cubes. Calpack makes a set of five zippered cubes that help even the most disorganized packer stay organized.

The final essential for every traveler is a sleep mask. Disrupting your routine is enough to throw your sleep out of whack. Whether you’re on an airplane or in a hotel, dealing with light sources you can’t control will ruin your shut-eye. Richard Quinn makes a silk-blend eye mask in a pretty Cloud Rose print that will transform the setting into instant darkness. The ruched, elasticated strap will stay neatly in place and rolled edges ensure unending comfort.

1 Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

Shown in Rose Gold. $349.95 at bose.com

2 DANA XU Wool Large Scarf Pashmina Shawl

Shown in Purple. $37.99 at amazon.com

3 Briggs & Riley Sympatico International Carry-On

Shown in Plum. $579 at briggs-riley.com

4 CALPACK 5-Piece Packing Cube Set

Shown in Milk Marble. $48 at shop.nordstrom.com

5 Richard Quinn Satin Eye Mask

Shown in Cloud Rose print. $61 at matchesfashion.com

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Kimberly Dijkstra
Kimberly Dijkstra is the web editor for Anton Media Group, a writer for Long Island Weekly and recipient of several Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) and New York Press Association (NYPA) awards.

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