Believe it or not, summer is almost over. In many parts of the country, the school doors and college campuses will soon be opening. But many of us will try to squeeze in just a little bit more fun before ending another summer. A trip to the beach, mountains or to visit family is just the ticket! And these 2018 travel gadgets will make your trip even more fun.
Scrubba Wash Bag
If your plan is to pack up everyone and head to the mountains for some camping or backpacking, you are going to love this portable washing machine. It’s an amazing travel gadget. The Scrubba wash bag fits into your pocket so you can take it anywhere. It includes a flexible washboard to scrub out the toughest grime from your clothes. All you need is some washing liquid and 2-4 liters of water. Within 3 minutes you will have clean clothes to hang out and dry. This is especially great if you are traveling with kids. And you save money on launderers plus the time invested in finding one.
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
If we’re going on a late summer excursion, we have to share our experience with our family, friends and social network, right? The easiest way to do it is with the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II digital camera. It’s a 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 7 Image Processor. This camera will seamlessly deliver stunning photos and videos across all your social media channels. And, with all this power, it still fits easily inside your pocket. You can even control the camera remotely through your smartphone.
This is one of the coolest travel gadgets this year. And if you’re a Snap (formerly Snapchat) fan, you will really love these video recording sunglasses. Besides looking totally chic Spectacles also protect your eyes from sun damage. Spectacles have a small camera that is built into the frame. You can capture 10-second video clips and upload them to your smartphone via the Snap app. A totally hands-free operation! The case is also a charger and includes a USB cable.
If your road trip is going to take you to remote places, you definitely want to be able to use your smartphones, even if there is no cellular service. The goTenna was designed to deal with disaster situations, such as Hurricane Sandy, which inspired its creators. Basically, goTenna is a two-way radio, with a Bluetooth enabled antenna that you can use with your smartphone. If you need assistance, you can send messages along with your location instantly a maximum of 50 miles from where you are. And it fits in your pocket too.
Anker Nebula Capsule
Travel gadgets that keep everyone entertained during the down times is a definite must-have. Let’s face it, a road trip can become challenging after a while, and even that camping trip can leave the younger ones a bit restless. With the Anker Nebula Capsule, you can create a drive-in experience that everyone will love. About the size of a soda can, the Anker Nebula Capsule can stream movies or your favorite TV shows, via Wi-Fi onto a makeshift screen. Make one with a sheet or use the inside of your tent.
Coleman All-Purpose First-Aid Kit
No one is thinking about injuries, but whether you’re going on a road trip or camping and hiking at the beach and mountains, there is always the possibility of a scrape or cut. The Coleman All-Purpose First-Aid Kit is just what you need to be sure you take care of those injuries as soon as possible, lessen the pain and prevent infections. The kit contains everything you need, from antiseptics to bandages, all contained in a crush-proof tin can.
This is a must-have travel gadget for all coffee lovers. Just because you’re on a road trip or hike you don’t have to settle for diner or fast-food coffee. The Coffee Handpresso functions just like your home espresso machine, pushing hot water through to make you a delicious espresso. All you need is your favorite coffee and hot water. The Coffee Handpresso is small enough to fit into your backpack which means you can take it everywhere.
2018 has been a great year for travel gadgets. Prices for these gadgets range from pretty cheap to kind of expensive. As always, stay within your budget.