Flashlight, check. Swiss Army knife, of course. But what other travel gizmos do VIA readers swear by?
"Duct tape," writes Christian Lepley of San Francisco. "It can fix a hole in your jacket or a broken camera strap."
"A minifridge," says Patricia Kabrich of Las Vegas. "It plugs into my car’s cigarette lighter and keeps my sodas and snacks cold."
"An over-the-door hook will come to the rescue when there’s no place to hang your robe," says Natalie Barrios of Sheridan, Ore.
"A pair of opera glasses," suggests Sandie Locke-Paddon of Corralitos, Calif. "Use them for bird- and people-watching."
"My sound machine," writes Amalie Border of Belgrade, Mont. "It shuts out noises and lulls me to sleep."
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Illustration by Michael Klein
This article was first published in May 2007. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.