1. Anker 14W Solar Charger with PowerIQ Technology, $60.

It’s brilliant, it’s affordable and every traveler should check out Amazon’s number one selling solar panel for connectivity in the great outdoors. Weighing less than two pounds, it’s about the size of an A4 sheet of paper and at less than $60, it’s a smart choice for all devices under the sun.

2. Talk To Me App, Free.

An Android exclusive, it recognizes 30 languages real-time, but amusingly, not Apple’s!  Simply speak into your phone or device’s microphone and Talk To Me will translate in French, German or whatever your chosen language is. Never be stuck for words again when traveling in foreign countries.  And we love that it’s gratis.

3. SuitSuit, Extraordinary Suitcases + Suitcase Covers, Spendy.

Finally, someone decided to have some fun with suitcases.  Launched in 2008, UK SuitSuit produces a range of original suitcases that will be hard to miss on the luggage carousel.  Priced from around one hundred and fifty pounds sterling, they’re a bit spendy, but worth the splurge if you want to travel in show-stopping style. SuitSuit also offer suitcase covers which start at around thirty pounds sterling to transform dull, standard sized boring black suitcases into something special. Go with a suitcase where no suitcase has gone before in terms of pizzazz.

4. Go Pro Hero 4, $499.

Wear it, mount it, live it, love it. We agree. ‘Give Stoked’ was their slogan this holiday season, but if you didn’t find one of these under your tree, treat yourself to something wonderful.  Capture and share your world while wandering off the beaten path, hurtling down ski slopes or wherever your travels may take you. Fully loaded the Hero 4 will set you back about $500, but so worth it. Just ask any gadget geek, this is the creme de la creme of must-have toys.

5. Hermes Eau De Orange Verte Soap, $20.

A classic and it has been around for a long, long time for good reason.  It’s citrus based, making it perfect for both men and women and comes in it’s own nifty Hermes green hard travel case.  Amazon currently has it for $20, often for as little as $17.

This is our favorite travel soap, just be sure to pack it in your suitcase, it’s jumbo sized luxury weighing in at 5.2oz.