UPDATE: Prime Day may be over, but these items will still make life easier when traveling!
It's finally time for one of my favorite days of the year. It's like Christmas in July because the specials and deals you get on Amazon Prime Day are so good! First of all, if you aren't members of Amazon Prime, you can join here and get your first month for free! Here are 20 items you could get Prime Day deals on to make life easier when traveling.
A few items that will certainly be on sale during the 36-hour sale is all of Amazon's devices. Whether it is to keep your children busy on that next flight or so you can bring several books to read on the beach, you won't want to miss out on the special device deals that will make your life easier when traveling.
There is nothing worse than running out of space on your hard drive when you still have a few hundred photos left to transfer. I always carry two external hard drives with me just in case one fills up. The Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Hard Drive is my go to since it is so slim and easy to pack, making my life easier when traveling.
There is a good chance you will be able to find some amazing deals on new luggage during Prime Day. When choosing your luggage, make sure it comes with a TSA-approved lock and personally I prefer a hard-sided rolling bag that can roll any direction.
If you're like me, by the time you get off a plane in your destination, your phone is already dead and now you're stuck trying to figure out how to get an uber to the hotel with no phone. That issue is solved when you have a portable battery or power bank, and since getting my first Mophie portable charger, I don't leave home without one.
Another item that I don't travel without is my Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II noise-canceling headphones. You never know if you'll be stuck next to a crying baby or another loud passenger, I've tried several different brands of noise canceling headphones and I think the Bose QuietComfort 35 are the most comfortable and best headphones you can get to make life easier when traveling.
I recently wrote a couple blog posts about my camera gear, and how to choose camera gear for traveling. On Prime Day you will be able to find some great deals on camera equipment like this Panasonic Lumix Creator Bundle, or Canon's M50 Creator Kit.
Just think, you can buy the water bottle in the photo above for just over $40 and it will last you forever. You won't have to pay $7-$10 for a bottle of water in the airport. You'll be prepared for your next hike. Best of all you're helping keep plastic out of our oceans. You won't regret buying a large reusable water bottle because it definitely makes life easier when traveling.
So you decided to buy a new camera for taking photos or video when traveling. Now you need to make sure you have enough storage to last you through that next exciting adventure! When choosing a memory card do not go for the cheapest option there is a huge difference between the cheapest option and even the mid-range option. I wouldn't bother with a card under 64 GB and it must have a minimum write speed of 90MB/s. I could write a whole post on choosing memory cards, but this option from SanDisk is a great starting point.
If you're following me on Instagram you'll know that I've recently had some issues with my old tripod. It tipped over on a dock and fell in a lake with my prized Canon 5D Mark IV on it ruining both the camera and my favorite Sigma Lens. I often venture out for photos alone, so having a tripod I can rely on makes my life easier when traveling. Prime Day is a perfect time to check and see if that tripod you wanted is marked down. I recently picked up the new Manfrotto BeFree GT Carbon Fiber Tripod and I'm super pumped about it!
It's amazing how portable and affordable drones have become in the last two years. You can now get professional level 4K video and high-quality raw photos from the best portable drone on the market the DJI Mavic Air. Even better you can get it for less than $800. All of your friends will be jealous of your beautiful Instagram photos from your drone flying above an exotic beach on your next vacation. I was amazed how easy DJI makes it to fly their drones and since getting one I haven't traveled without it.
Amazon Prime Day only lasts from 3 PM Eastern Time today July 16, 2018, until 11:59 PM tomorrow July 17! The deals are exclusively for members of Amazon Prime, so if you haven't joined you should! I will be adding these items and more to my Amazon Suggestion List, so make sure you bookmark that page to keep up with the latest items I find to make life easier when traveling!