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Must have travel accessories for riding the rails this summer

1. Trtl travel pillow

GQ called this ‘a Travel Pillow That Doesn’t Make You Look Goofy’. Mechanical engineering students developed the pillow to be lightweight, with a patented internal support system. In addition to being washable, compactable, and more ergonomic than a u-shaped pillow, you’ll look way less dorky snoozing soundly whilst the scenery glides by.

2. Portable power bank

Train travel has some advantages over flying, not least of which, you can get some incredible shots of the scenery. But only if your phone/tablet/camera battery survives the trip. Don’t risk it, add a back-up battery to your packing list.

3. Pet travel bowls

Check the rules first, but another great thing about train travel is your pet can ride with you!  To make sure they can enjoy the journey as much as you do, be sure to bring along plenty of food and water, and easy-to-carry portables like these. 

4. Kids’ Travel Journal

Travel Journal

You’ve got your power charger, tablet, and headphones so your little one can chill out with their favourite shows. But how about something a little more creative to pass the time, that they’ll also be able to keep as a memory of the trip? This journal lets mini-travellers plan, capture, critique, and remember their awesome train adventures.

5. Bananagrams ZIP IT

It’s not just the kiddos who need entertaining. How about taking off your headphones and hanging out with your fellow travellers? This game is travel-friendly and for all ages. Warning: we have insider info that it’s also addictive.

6. Travel Infinity Scarf with Secret Pocket

Since train travel means you’ll probably have more of your baggage with you, having your hands free can come in handy. This scarf comes in lots of different colours and styles to suit even the fussiest of fashionistas. It’s cosy but light, and the best part is that it comes with a secret passport holder. Stash your passport and know it’s safe and secure, not just on your train journey but throughout your trip.

7. Foldable Reusable Water Bottle

Did you watch the last episode of Blue Planet II in horror at the impact of plastic on our planet? We found this nifty add-on to your train travel kit that will help you do at least a small something about it.

Foldable, reusable, BPA-free, with odour, taste and stain-resistant qualities, these Vapur bottles are washable either by hand or in the top rack of the dishwasher.

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