Some items are worth spending a lot of money on for travel. A quality set of luggage, for example, can go a long way towards improving the quality of your trip.
In this article, we’ve compiled the 5 most luxurious and expensive travel items that might be worth spending money on due to what they deliver.
1. Smythson Travel Wallet
If you’re the type of person who tends to forget or lose certain items in a rush, this Smythson travel wallet would be a godsend.
The wallet is divided into several compartments, each labeled for items you would need to successfully board the plane and land in another country without worrying about having forgotten an essential travel item.
The wallet has large compartments for foreign currency, your boarding pass, smaller ones for passports, tickets, and an additional compartment conveniently labeled as “other” for anything else you may think you need.
It’s made with soft calfskin leather, which looks and feels very high-quality and luxurious, for the lack of a better word.
It does cost around $595 unless you catch it on sale, but the price does match its quality, and the convenience might be priceless.
2. GlobaTrac Trakdot Luggage Tracking System
This small and light (it only weighs 340 grams) tracking device will ensure you never lose your luggage ever again.
Trackdot doesn’t use GPS; it uses unique cellular technology and micro-electronics and links to your phone, reporting the luggage’s exact location even if it’s placed in a metal container or a thick, hardened suitcase.
And you don’t have to worry about its compliance with FAA regulations. Trackdot automatically enters airplane mode with the takeoff and reawakens on the ground, detecting aircraft deceleration/
The price hovers around $60, which does seem like a lot for a device that always stays in the suitcase – but the upsides are likely worth the price, considering everything else you might have in your luggage.
But it might still be worth paying that money so that when an airport official shrugs and says he has no idea where your luggage is, you can point them to the exact location.
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3. Fry Oval Overnight Duffle Bag
If you prefer a duffle bag to a traditional suitcase, the Fry Oval duffle bag may grab your attention if you’re looking for a high-quality, luxury option.
Made from leather, with a durable fabric lining and protective metal feet, the bag boasts one spacious interior compartment and an interior zip pocket, has durable leather handles, and an adjustable strap (if you don’t want to drag it around).
The duffle bag retails at $598 at Bloomingdale’s. But those who want to have the freedom to throw stuff into a bag in a hurry, and still look chic while traveling, seem ready to pay that price for a reason – read more here.
4. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
One flight that lasts more than a couple of hours alongside a noisy seat neighbor – and you start to understand that quality noise-canceling headphones aren’t a luxury but an essential travel item that might be the only thing standing between you and a ruined trip.
The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (yes, that’s how they’re called on the official website) fit all types of trips you may be planning to make.
They boast excellent audio quality and world-class adjustable noise-canceling features, guaranteeing a comfortable trip. But they also offer excellent voice pickup and built-in voice control, sensitive touch controls, a reliable Bluetooth connection, and up to 20 hours of battery capacity.
So, if you’re trying to meet a deadline and must work on a plane or during your trip, these headphones will make working on the move easy and smooth.
They do cost $419, but with all they offer, they are worth splurging on.
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5. MacBook Air
And since we’ve mentioned working while traveling, we can’t skip mentioning what is considered the most widely used, expensive travel computer.
Being less than 12 inches long and weighing only 2.8 pounds, the Macbook Air constantly pops up at the top of the best travel computer lists. The newest MacBook Air model boasts a full-sized keyboard despite its compact size, a full retina display, and up to 9 hours of battery life, making it easy to keep up with your work while you’re on the go.
This premium, high-quality display, and various features do, however, retail at $999 for 256GB of storage and a whopping $1,249 for 512GB of storage, so it does meet the qualifiers for both “luxury” and “expensive.”
The great upside is that, unlike GlobaTrac Trakdot, you can keep using it in everyday life, so justifying the price for these travel items becomes a lot easier.
Photo by [Julia Avamotive].