This That and the Passport

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Sometimes it is the little stuff that is the most helpful.  I love gadgets that solve problems! We are a family of 5 who travel frequently.  Here are 6 gadgets that were a hit on our last trip!

For the whole family

Multi Device Charging Station MSTJRY USB

This little contraption was fantastic!  The number of electronics we travel with has increased exponentially... This device replaced multiple charging cubes that usually end up getting lost.  We used it for phones, tablets, Fitbits and a camera.  There is also something to be said for keeping all devices in one place- especially when traveling with kids.  Just make sure you bring the right type of cable for your electronics.

For mostly everyone:

Ecosylife Collapsible Water Bottle,Silicone Water Bottle Portable Light Weight Anti Leakage BPA

I love this bottle.  I can fit it in my purse in its collapsible form.  It does not leak when you open it because the middle is sturdy so you don't squeeze water out.  Love the carabiner for hanging from my backpack. The water did have a bit of a weird taste at the beginning so I left a couple of orange and lemon slices in it overnight and it was fine after that. Everyone got to pick a colour!

Water bottles
Shooting pictures in Morocco

For my hubby, our "driver"

Smart No Touch Car Phone Mount Stand, Universal Air Vent Phone Holder

I have one in my car that I use every day.  It is also great when we travel and we rely on navigation from our phone instead of renting a system from the car rental company.  It attaches to the vent and is easily removed. It fits most phones and keeps you hands free.

phone on car mount stand
phone car mount stand

For yours truly and MY mother

Thinoptics Reading glasses

I think you have to be of a "certain age" to get excited for a pair of these!! Mine are stuck to my phone so they go everywhere I go- especially when I don't carry a purse with me and just have my phone in my pocket. They are great when I am wearing a backpack and don't need to fish out my real glasses from my back.

phone with thinoptics attached
phone with thinoptics case

For the Kids

Adhesive Phone Wallet Card Holder

Perfect for keeping ID's. credit cards and a folded up bill.  My girls love these because it holds everything they need in one place- while still fitting in a pant pocket.

Girl with phone in pocket
Girl with phone in pocket

For yours truly:

OPTX 20/20 Hydrotac Stick-On Bifocal Lenses

What happens when you have a favourite pair of sunglasses that are not prescription? I found this product before our last trip to Europe.  I love photography and reading my camera settings with my regular sunglasses was no longer an option.  Two days before the trip I found this and they worked PERFECTLY!! Since they stick to the inside of the glasses they are practically invisible and you don't look like you are wearing bifocals.  That was about 6 months ago and they are still stuck to my glasses.