Dare we say it? Travel is finally back. With borders opening up globally and rules relaxing in Singapore, there has never been a better time in the last two years to book a holiday. Now, an increasing number of flights are available to destinations all over the world, and luxury hotels are ready to welcome international guests after a long and painful wait. Whether you are planning a Euro-trip or looking to go somewhere closer to home, the excitement amongst Singaporean travellers is palpable.
Aside from putting together a trip itinerary and your vacation wardrobe, it is high time to refresh the routine list of items you bring along with you whenever you fly. Where even is your passport holder? From durable luggages and high-quality organisational tools to beauty essentials kept in your carry on, there is a plethora of new helpful travel buys on the market to ease globe-trotters back into regularly-scheduled programming. Of course, travelling in a post-pandemic world also means adding a few new must-haves to your rolodex, like hygiene-promoting tech and sanitisers.
If this is your first trip in a while, you may be a feeling a little overwhelmed. Fret not, for we have put together a complete list of travel buys to procure before you take flight again. Here, find the most stylish bags to travel with, hydration products that will keep you dewy on the plane and a few lesser-known tools that will make your trip significantly smoother. From fitness hacks to gadgets that allow you to enjoy potable water on the go, here is Vogue‘s guide to travelling safely and stylishly in 2022.
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Rimowa check-in luggage in Bamboo Green, $1,380
Made from high-quality polycarbonate with a range of useful features like flexi dividers and a telescopic handle, a check-in suitcase from luggage pioneer Rimowa is equal parts utilitarian and stylish.
Available at rimowa.com
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Louis Vuitton duffel bag in Monogram Canvas, $4,050
For your cabin bag, opt for something compact, spacious and durable like this Louis Vuitton duffel bag, which also boasts a classic design and impeccable craftsmanship.
Available at louisvuitton.com
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Bottega Veneta passport case in Caramel, $620
Midway between stealth luxury and a statement piece, this supple passport case from Bottega Veneta is chic and has multiple compartments to house all your travel essentials.
Available at Bottega Veneta
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Mejuri travel jewellery case, $78
Keep your jewellery safe and tarnish-free with this premium case handcrafted from grain leather and ultra-soft microsuede lining.
Available at mejuri.com
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Bang & Olufsen H95 wireless headphones, $1499
These sound engineer-approved headphones feature noise cancellation capabilities and 38 hours of wire-free playtime, meaning your music needs on even the longest flights are sorted.
Available at bang-olufsen.com
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Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Mask, $148
For a truly luxurious in-flight hydrator, nothing compares to this ginseng-filled sheet mask from Sulwhasoo. For mess-free convenience, the mask comes with a peel-off outer sheet, meaning no residue is left behind on your hands.
Available at sephora.sg
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Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $72
Whether the climate at your destination of choice is dry or humid, this face mist from Caudalie will help to freshen up your complexion any time of day.
Available at sephora.sg
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Aesop rinse-free hand wash, $12
Aesop’s beautifully fragranced and highly effective geranium-scented hand cleanser ensures clean and moisturised hands on the go.
Available at aesop.com
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Slip silk contour sleep mask, $82
Nothing makes getting rest on a plane easier than a good sleeping mask. This silk one is easy on the skin, with divots near the optical region allowing for minimal disruption to your skincare, makeup and eyelashes.
Available at nordstorm.com
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Fujifilm Instax mini film camera in Lilac Purple, $77
If you’re tired of Instagram and want to preserve your trip in more tangible forms, capture your memories on this tiny but powerful polaroid camera.
Available at bhphotovideo.com
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Casall leather and wood jump rope, $59
Great for a quick session anywhere, a jump rope is the easiest way to clock your daily workout without having to look for a gym.
Available at net-a-porter.com
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Larq self-cleaning bottle, $173
This technological marvel features an integrated UV-C LED light which eliminates bio-contaminants from the liquid you put in it, allowing you to have potable water wherever you are.
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Smythson Travels and Experiences Panama notebook, $97
If you’re travelling after a long hiatus, you’ll want to record the best parts of your journey in this sleek journal from Smythson, whether for your future self or someone waiting back home.
Available at smythson.com