The 10 Best budget travel buys
1. Duct Tape
It doesn't just seal tears and cuts in your suitcase, but can also be used to waterproof things, cheaply and quickly, on the hoof.
2. Squash ball
If you've ever been backpacking you'll know that your sink or bath seldom has a plug. With a squash ball you can make an instant seal.
3. Worldwide travel adaptor
The universal travel adaptor has attachments for use in Europe, America and Asia, so that your iPod need never run out of power.
4. Life Venture Security Cable
This cable lock not only seals your case but allows you to secure it to other cases, or fasten it to a fixture, so it never goes walkies.
5. BootsTravel first aid kit
Everything you'll need for those minor holiday emergencies. It includes waterproof plasters, small bandages, scissors and ointments.
6. Snooze travel pillow
Trips on night trains or long-haul flights are a recipe for a stiff neck, so let Design Go's ergonomically designed pillow take the strain.
7. Sea to Summit Dry Lite towel
A top notch travel towel – not only soft to the touch and thirsty, but also small enough to fit into a daybag and quick drying, too.
8. Travel blue eye mask
Hotel curtains not working? Or want to get some sleep on your flight. Either way, its worth checking out this super-soft eye mask.
9. Design Go money belt
Keep your passports and tickets close with this breathable, slimline money belt that attaches around your waist underneath your clothes.
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