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6 Travel Necessities

Take work on the go with these accessories.

By Jackie Rogers June 15, 2017 Published in the May-June 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Staying Organized on the Fly

Free up some room in your carry-on with Brookstone’s 15-feature BauBax Travel Sweatshirt. Among features are a built-in eye mask and inflatable neck pillow in the hood, a blanket pocket and built-in partial gloves to keep you comfy on those long cross-country flights. Also includes a portable pocket charger, earphone loops to keep earbuds tangle free, a smartphone pocket with a pass-through to connect your phone cable, and an iPad pocket. Cotton/poly blend, machine washable, men’s and women’s sizes, three colors available. | $149,

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Keeping Germs Away

A hand sanitizer is a must for any travel bag. Opt for this 2-in-1 Olika Birdie hand sanitizer that uses soothing essential oils of lemon and mint and nourishing aloe vera to sanitize and moisturize hands. The Birdie’s base houses 10 wipes to remove dirt and grime on all surfaces. At three inches tall and two inches wide, it’s ergonomically designed to fit in your hand. Locks to prevent spraying in your bag. | $8.99,

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Charge Your Phone Anywhere

Never travel without a portable charger in your bag. The Nomad Advanced Trackable PowerPack provides additional peace of mind with a “Smart Location” feature. By using the Tile app on your phone, you can track the PowerPack’s location instantly. The rugged battery pack includes 9,000 mAh (milliamp hour) of capacity, two USB-C ports (one with fast charging capability), a full USB connector and a built-in flashlight. It can charge your smartphone and still have plenty of power left to charge your tablet. | $99.50

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Wrap It Up

Keep the chills away with a single gauge cashmere sweater or wrap in a bold color like red or neutrals like gray, black or beige that can be easily coordinated with almost any outfit. It’s a soft and cozy remedy to chilly flights, drafty hotels and freezing conference rooms. Neatly roll the sweater and place in dry cleaner plastic to prevent any pulls or stretching. | $398, Cashmere wrap from L. Boutique

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Keep Your Dentist Happy

It is always good practice to keep your toothbrush and a travel-size toothpaste in your carry-on just in case the rest of your luggage doesn’t make the trip. This slim electric toothbrush from Quip is perfect for travel and comes with a travel cover and a suction strip case holder that can attach and detach to any glass or mirror, keeping it off the counter in your hotel room. The toothbrush runs two minutes to ensure proper brushing time and pulses every 30 seconds to signal directional change. Available in six finishes. | $45 from

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Be Prepared for Minor Emergencies

A travel emergency kit complete with needle and thread, pain reliever, nail file, dental floss, stain remover and much more is a travel necessity that can be kept in a side pocket of your carry-on in the hopes that you will never need it. Many kit styles to choose from for both men and women. | States of Emergency Unisex Kit, $16.99 from Pinch Provisions,

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