My Top 10 Unique Travel Accessories for Women

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These are the accessories I can;t definitely travel without.

After traveling for many years, I have come up with some unique travel accessories for flying I can’t do without. I know some things do not work for everybody, but there are many things you can use and make part of your trips. I decided to share some of those travel accessories for women and see if I can make travel easier for many of you.

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I must confess that I am a very paranoid traveler, and most of the things you will see are considered my safety. For some people, there are no better options than boots to take with them. In my case, these are my unique travel accessories for women I can’t do without:

Duffel carry-on bag

Black Carry On -

I was lucky to find an H&M on my first trip with a bag like this one. After years of use, it broke, but this bag went with me to so many places without leaving me alone. Later, I found a similar one in Primark, which evolved into a smaller one that can be used as a personal item. Normally, it is in this bag where I carry my essentials, and it’s also very useful with some of the best packing cubes on Amazon to carry more.

Solid Bar Shampoos and Conditioners

Shampoo Bars - Regalos para Chicas Que Viajan -

Since I discovered the bar shampoos and conditioners, I have not returned them. For me, they are the best travel accessories. I used to carry so many liquids that I always argued with airport security. Ensuring I have a liquid or gel in my bag and that it will do the same has become a relief. I also recently discovered the solid toothpaste and am in love with it. So, my biggest tip is the more liquids you can replace with solids, the better!

Pocket Scarf

Lake Bled - Travel Accessories -

This has become one of my favorite travel accessories. Thanks to Buzzfeed, I discovered it a few years ago, and it was love at first sight. Luckily, Bethany at Speakeasy made this one tailor-made for me (the one I wanted was sold out!) I can’t wait to get another one.

This has saved my life in so many ways. I would use this instead of carrying a purse in big cities such as Rome, Paris, or Barcelona. I believe that is one of the best mechanisms I have found to avoid getting robbed, and indeed, it’s one of those unique travel accessories you might want to carry with you or give to someone.

Find a similar one on Speakeaeasy Travel Co.
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Shower Gels and Splashes

As you might already know from my tips on how to pack liquids in carry-on bags, I avoid them. These are my essential liquids and gels. I prefer using shower gel to a bar, and I need a mist and a body lotion. As you know, airport security asks you to have your liquids in a small bag, the actual measure of liquid you can have. This is exactly the measure of that small bag.

Hand Sanitizer

Because not everywhere you might find soap and just because sometimes you need to smell good in some situations. I will use this in many airplanes for no particular reason (or for all of them after COVID). I just got used to using some hand sanitizer sometimes! This is a must on my unique travel accessories list.

Oil extract perfume

This one has a story and might be a shopping tip if you come to Puerto Rico. In almost every shopping center in Puerto Rico, you can find those little oils rolling on in kiosks. Name the famous fragrance, and you’ll find it: Escada, Chanel, Juicy Couture, they’ll have it! These oils in Puerto Rico cost $10 if you buy them individually and $25 if you buy three. The good thing about this is the size (they still fit in that little liquid bag!) and that they last the whole day! These are definitely for you if you have any hookups while traveling or travel flings!

Make Up Basics

I need to bring some make-up while traveling. Makeup has become an important part of my traveling routine, even though I don’t use that much back home. I try to keep it the most basic: some powder, blush, and eyeliner, and I change lipstick color as much as possible. I have my loved items, but I am sure that a basic palette is one of my unique travel accessories that, indeed, is not that unique.

Makeup Removal Wipes

If you’re using make up, definitely these will make it! Most of the time, they also work on stains you get in your clothes! So there you have another use to keep them always with you? and they might be unique travel accessories even if you don’t use makeup.

Travel with more zippers!

   Travel Bra

You already know this: I am paranoid about getting robbed. I discovered that as long as I have my cell phone and money, the safest I can be from pickpockets, the less anxious I will feel. I always go around airports with a zipper pocket hoodie because I can put my earrings, bracelets, and other small valuables there while going through the security checkpoint.

Once I’m in the gate, I can put everything back on. I prefer underwear with zippers when I need to go around with my cell phone in unsafe countries. That is when these zippered panties and the travel bra come. I’ve used them both, and they are some of the smartest buys I have ever made. If you ask me, these are the most unique travel accessories I’ve carried around and the ones that make me feel the safest.

If you are as anxious about your security as I am, consider one (or all) of these.

Travel with Books!


Is it true that some people do not need at least some book pages in a plane? I surely need some, even though books are not unique travel accessories. I need at least three books or maybe a few more on my tablet when I travel. I have realized that books are a fundamental part of any trip. Sometimes, I can recall places because of book lines or vice versa. Reading a book while traveling is almost an inception, because you’re traveling to another world while traveling.

Unique Travel Accessories: Final Thoughts

I believe that those unique travel accessories for women that each of us has might be completely different from one another. I hope you wished a little more about mine with this article, and also, I hope there is one that could make your trips easier.

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These are those unique travel accessories I can't definitely travel without.

Brenda: + 34 years old + Puerto Rican + Viajera Boricua + Master in Cultural Tourism + Foreign Language Major + Hispanic Studies Minor + Portuguese + Italian + Russian + Literature Freak + ♥’s Indie Music + Volleyball Enthusiast + Tricolor do Morumbi(SPFC) + San Antonio Spurs +


  • September 16, 2016

    Thanks for sharing! Never heard of solid shampoo bars before! We are going taking a year off in 2017 and plan to spend at least 6 months in South America so we might investigate on the solid shampoo bar! Thank you again 🙂
    Patrick and Cecile from

  • September 22, 2016

    I’m checking the SpeakeasySupplyCo, looks good! thank you so much 🙂

  • September 24, 2016

    Loving this list Brenda!! I have the travel bra and I LOVE it, so glad I saw it here!

  • February 4, 2017

    Totally agree with the rolly style fragrances! I have like 4 from Korea that I rotate into my travel/gym bags. If you’re ever near a Tony Moly store, they have these amazing perfume bars- totally solid and portable (aka TSA friendly yay!). As for books – I have such a weird collection of titles, but right now I’m reading “Covered in Ink: Tattoos, Womean and the Politics of the Body” by Beverly Yuen Thompson. I like evocative titles for travel because they’re good for starting conversations 😀

  • February 4, 2017

    A lot of these are must-haves for me as well, especially the hair products and sanitizer. I recently visited Cuba and one of the public restrooms did not have soap. Some of the airbnb listings I’ve stayed in come equipped with the basic necessities but not all of them, so these are all great to pack.

  • February 4, 2017

    Hand sanitizers and makeup wipes – I completely agree as those are a definite must for me!


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