Paul and Carole’s Best Travel Accessories

There are certain travel accessories that we have been using for many years and always take on our travels. On this page we share the products that we know have made our travels easier and hope they will make yours too!

It includes accessories, for land based holidays, cruises and also our trips away in our Motorhome. It also includes some fun products that we know all travel fans will love!

So go on click through and treat yourself to something new today!

Ocean Pack Dry Bags

We now own 3 Ocean Pack Dry Bags, 2 x 15 litres and 1 x 5 litres. These bags go everywhere with us and there are many reasons why we love them.
Firstly they are waterproof, so ideal for the beach and swimming pool and the crazy rain storms that we have encountered on our travels, particularly in Thailand. Secondly they keep our valuables secure, with the snap clip you can attach the bags to the beach umbrella, table/ chair legs wherever you are sitting so thieves can not easily pinch them. The roll down top also stops thieves from reaching in grabbing your items. The long strap enables you to wear them over your body too. We have also used these for camping and festivals, ideal for filling with cans of beer covered in ice, a perfect cool bag! They come in a variety of sizes and colours so take your pick!

Hot Tuna Backpack

Not only do we use this backpack as hand luggage for our holidays, but I also use it for work. I work between two hospitals so am constantly carrying folders and paperwork etc and this has been an excellent robust back pack. It has a lap top compartment too which is a real bonus.

Water Shoes

We are now on our 3rd pair of water shoes, they are ideal for a walk on the beach, getting to the sea when the sand is too hot, also wearing in the sea if your worried that your toes will get nibbled!

I made the mistake of forgetting them on a girly trip to Fuengirola and also wish I had put these in my bag when we visited Santorini, but unfortunately had left them on the ship! Each episode resulted in damaged feet!

TSA Combination Lock

It is always handy to carry extra combination locks with you. Dependant on where we are I may lock the backpack or we have used these as second locks for hotel safes that have been in reception. We have both types of locks with and without the cable. They are small and light to carry too.

Power Banks

Light and small, perfect for your bag. So if you are just out for the day or night it is ideal.

Power Banks

However, now that we are taking more photos and especially videos we have been looking for something more robust that could potentially last if we were away for the weekend. We think we have found it! Thanks to a friend Amy's recommendation we have just purchased the EC Technology Power Bank 22400, and we have not been disappointed.

Beach Towel Pegs

Fed up off your towel flapping in your face or slipping down your sunbed? We use these towel pegs all the time now and the towel stays perfectly in place. We love these travel accessories and they are as cheap as chips!

Packing Cubes

Packing cubes enable you to organise your clothes and make unpacking a dream, we can't recommend these enough!

WiFi extender

We use this in hotels and our motorhome and it really improves the signal. Definitely recommend!

4 Way extension lead with switches

There are never enough sockets to charge all of our gadgets, this solves this problem and has the bonus of USB ports too!

GoPro 3 Way Mount with Tripod for Camera

This is the best Go Pro accessory - tripod and selfie stick. We use it all the time.

Go Pro Dual Battery Charger

This is a life saver and enables us to always have power for our Go Pro.

Camera Tripod

We use this to capture timelapse and night shots that we can't use the smaller 3 way go pro tripod.

AmazonBasics GoPro Tripod Camera Mounts

This attaches our Go Pro to our tripod. Easy to use and interchange with our phone attachment.

Phone holder for tripod

As above for capturing special moments.

Portable USB Fan

For a woman of a certain age this has been invaluable for those hot moments!

Eyeglass Repair Kit

This kit has come in handy on so many occasions. We keep one in our suitcase and in our Motorhome.

Motorhome Mat

We love this welcome mat for our Motorhome. Washable too!

Map of the world Quilt Cover

The perfect quilt cover for all travel fans!

Motorhome Internal Windscreen Thermal Blind

Easy to use and gives privacy and warmth, this internal window blind is a must have. Instead of using our curtain it also gives us additional storage space.

Jump Start Pack

This jump start pack can be used to start up to 3 litre diesel or 6 litre petrol engines. Takes away the worry if your battery goes flat, and ideal if you do a lot of wild camping.

Fiamma Levelling Ramps

Get your caravan or Motorhome level with these robust ramps.

Double sockets with USB

We have now replaced both our single sockets with these double sockets and USB. Makes our life so much easier when we have to charge all our electrical blogging accessories.

Spirit Level

Make sure you have your Motorhome level with this handy spirit level. If you have been watching our vlogs you will know how good Carole is at using this lol!

Flexible nose lighter

This flexible nose lighter can get round corners and lights our gas appliances and candles.

Soft and Snuggly Throw Blanket

This blanket is so soft and warm, constantly used outside on cooler evenings and as an extra cover over our quilt.

Fluffy rabbit Hot Water Bottle

For the colder climates this is perfect for keeping us warm and toasty and is pretty cute too!

Cruise Planner Paperback Notebook

These notebooks by Cathy Rogers are perfect for cruise and travel planning and we use them all the time.

Joy of Cruising

If you love cruising then you will love this! Passionate cruisers telling their stories including us! It really is a great read.

Cruising Interrupted

Another ideal gift for all those cruise lovers.
Following on from the previous book Joy of Cruising, we are featured again and have our own chapter!
As author Paul C Thornton explains
'The Joy of Cruising, a fun, upbeat look at travelers from all over the world with a passion for ocean cruising and who act on that passion in creative and fascinating ways. Then the pandemic happened. And cruising was interrupted. Cruising Interrupted will fascinate anyone who has ever cruised, aspires to take a cruise, or just loves travel'.
So what are you waiting for get your copy now!

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