There are travelers and there are "super travelers," the savvy ones who are constantly booking new flights and always on the go. These are the frequent flyers who use priority lanes, know exactly which seat to book on each type of aircraft, and essentially feel at home in an airport. For those already at that level, or anyone aspiring to get there, this list will help you reach that super status.
GLOBAL WI-FI: XCOM GLOBAL
When traveling internationally, it's easy to rack up cell phone charges. Instead of paying your wireless carrier to use data while overseas, Xcom Global will rent you a personal wireless hotspot that conveniently fits in your pocket or bag. You can order online, and the personal device is shipped directly to your home or business along with a prepaid return label. Rates are reasonable, and the device will provide hours of Internet access and save you on cell phone bills in the long term.
EXTRA BATTERY LIFE: JACKERY
Cell phones and personal tablets have become part of our daily routines, and one of the worst feelings is when your device dies. With a wide range of battery backups, frequent travelers need something that won't lose charge after one or two uses. Jackery offers that and comes in different sizes and styles. The extra weight in your carryon will be worth recharging multiple times.
SKIP THE LINES: GLOBAL ENTRY
When flying international, coming home is usually a strenuous process, as the lines can be long and tedious. With a fast application and interview process, Global Entry provides travelers with a speedier re-entry into the country with a quick scan and no lines.
LOUNGE IT UP: PRIORITY PASS
The airport doesn't have to be a stressful experience. With the purchase of Priority Pass, you can gain access to hundreds of lounges in airports around the world. It doesn't matter what airline or frequent flyer program you are associated with, Priority Pass will provide you entrance, and with a convenient app for smart phones that offers all the possible options in each airport, it saves time and allows for that extra relaxation period before your flight.
WORK ABOVE THE CLOUDS: GOGO INFLIGHT PASS
Flying domestic? There is no excuse for not working while flying with Gogo Inflight Internet. You can save some money by purchasing a monthly or yearly package, so each time the plane reaches a cruising altitude, you can simply log in and start surfing, working, or playing.
HASSLE FREE LUGGAGE: LUGGAGE FREE
If you are traveling to multiple destinations for extended periods of time, don't drag your luggage around with you from place to place. Luggage Free will pick up your bags from your hotel and have them waiting for you at your final destination, saving time and alleviating the stress of baggage claims.
THE PERFECT PACK: BRENTHAVEN PACK
Go ahead and leave your laptop in your bag. This Brenthaven Broadmore backpack is TSA approved and when unzipped, lies flat like a tray. You just have to undo one zipper, and the scanner's X-ray can see right through the material, allowing you to leave everything inside the bag. The multiple storage compartments and ample space permit heavy-duty packing and storing all of your gadgets.
UNPLUG: SOL REPUBLIC
There's nothing worse than being confined by your headphone wires. Wireless headphones powered by Bluetooth are a great option when traveling, and they filter out all the distracting airplane noise. Sol Republic wireless headphones have a play time of approximately thirteen hours and can be taken apart easily for convenient carryon storage.
PACK IN STYLE: BRIGGS & RILEY/HOOK & ALBERT
Super travelers know investing in good luggage is worth the price. The three-piece hard-shell Torq line by Briggs & Riley comes with a lifetime performance guarantee and is extremely lightweight while still providing that extra comfort of knowing your personal belongings are safely secured. For quick trips, the perfect weekender is a necessity. The Hook & Albert garment weekender is not only stylish, but it's also beyond practical. The weekender unzips and unfolds into a garment bag with strategically placed compartments for easy storage.
TREAT YOURSELF: MALIN + GOETZ
Flying can leave you looking and feeling exhausted. During your flight, take some time to wash your face or lather up on lotion. Malin + Goetz offers a starter kit and many other travel-sized products in their line. Their high quality products are used in the best hotels all around the world.