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15 Weird Travel Gadgets That Are Actually Useful

Seriously, these are all a must-have for travel enthusiasts!






Traveling – albeit tiring sometimes – is one of the most satisfying things a person can experience. And every travel, we get to discover new sceneries and culture. More importantly, we get to meet new people along the road. Still, we want to make sure that we feel comfortable and relaxed in our escapades.

Elite Readers has compiled a list of travel gadgets that are both weird and useful at the same time. They are guaranteed to help you enjoy and make your vacation worthwhile. Check them out below!

#1. Upright Sleeper

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This device may look like a collar built for a neck injury, but it is actually meant as a head holder. It allows you to sleep comfortably during travel and prevents your neck from getting numb.

#2. Air-conditioned Shirt

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Yes, this is no joke. A shirt with an air-conditioning feature really exists. It basically has a special ventilation hole that lets in air, which circulates around your body and thus prevents you from sweating.

#3. Metal-Detecting Sandals

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Let us say in your travel you want to find treasure. But since you certainly do not want a huge metal detector, you can always opt to use this kind of sandals. When there is treasure (i.e. gold) beneath you, the sandals will start to vibrate. It is definitely a cool way to look for gold deposits and stuff.

#4. Rolling Suitcase

Thanks to this rolling suitcase, you can enjoy the thrill of riding a scooter while bringing your belongings. This is perfect most especially if your luggage is way too heavy. Instead of carrying them, you can use this special suitcase.

#5. Pillow Hat

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If you are fond of traveling by train or airplane, the pillow hat is certainly helpful. This will help you sleep comfortably while sitting.

#6. Beardski

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Wearing this fake beard might be funny, but it is still a stylish way to not getting cold when skiing or snowboarding. Made of fleece and vented neoprene, the beardski is suitable for anyone who loves to traverse the cold.

#7. Banana Guard

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Tired of seeing your banana go rot? Well, not anymore – this banana guard is all you need! Say goodbye to bruised bananas, as this device can safeguard your favorite fruit big time.

#8. Sleeping Bag Onesie

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This one here is apt for those who are sensitive to cold. It is also perfect for people who love to sleep anywhere possible. The sleeping bag onesie acts as, well, sleeping bag and onesie at the same time.

#9. Anti-Mosquito Socks

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Apart from providing warmth and comfort, these socks prevent mosquitos from biting your feet and legs. They are pretty much available for kids and adults.

#10. Pee Helper

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Is it not inconvenient when you are traveling and all of a sudden you want to pee? The only catch is that you cannot find any toilet nearby.

This pee helper is the right one for you! And they are not just for boys; they can also be used by girls.

#11. Communication T-Shirt

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This special t-shirt can save you from possible miscommunications while traveling around the world. For instance, you do not know how to speak English. You can use this shirt to communicate. Just simply point the symbol that shows what you need. Voila, you are good to go!

#12. Pillow-Boyfriend

The boyfriend pillow is made specifically for the lonely ones. Or, perhaps, you just need the comfort and warmth of the human touch, then this pillow is your best bet.

#13. Emergency Charger

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If you are in a situation where your phone battery is either low or dead, it is almost as if you are going to die. Kidding aside, let’s just say it is very difficult when your phone is unusable. This is exactly where the emergency charger enters. You just need to connect your phone to it using a USB cable, and then twist the knob to start charging your device. One minute of twisting is already equivalent to 4 minutes of phone life. Not much but it is already enough to give you power.

#14. Disposable Toothbrushes

This hygienic gadget is definitely handy for travel enthusiasts. When there is no water and you really need to brush your teeth, these disposable toothbrushes are perfect. Of course, you just have to use your saliva since there is no water.

#15. NASA Sleeping Mask

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There is a reason why NASA’s applauded for developing this sleeping mask. It uses a combination of blue and red lights which combats insomnia and other sleep issues. Above all, it blocks all surrounding ambient lights and only uses two colors to create a comfortable atmosphere for your eyes.


A Hotel in Bolivia is Made Entirely of Salt

The chairs, tables, walls, and ceilings – everything.




Staying in this hotel means restraining yourself from licking the walls. Aptly named Palacio de Sal or Palace of Salt, this is the first hotel of its kind in the world. Created by architect Juan Quesada Valda in 1998, practically everything in this hotel is made of salt - the chairs, tables, walls, and ceilings. The surrounding area of the establishment had an abundance of sodium chloride, making the location a convenient choice.

Doctors may have prohibited us from eating too much salt, but being around salt is another matter. Salt has many healing properties and can improve one's breathing, uplift mood, and promote better sleep.

According to the hotel's website, the architect's goal in creating the hotel is "to provide visitors a place where they can find the balance with nature and enjoy a pleasant and unforgettable rest."

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Japan Has Its Own Version of Venice in Kyoto

The houses appear as if they are floating on water.




Want to go to Venice but your budget can only affor Asia? Well head over to Japan instead. Aptly nicknamed "The Venice of Japan," the sleepy town of Ine no Funaya or The Boat Houses of Ine is the country's version of Venice.

There are 230 wooden boathouses standing on a narrow strip of land between the sea and the mountains. Ine no Funaya has the sea as its front, but there's no need to worry about powerful storms and crashing waves.

The village is located inside a cove, protecting it from the elements and helping it retain its old world charm.

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The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit this 2019

Head to Southeast Asia where sumptuous food and amazing culture awaits.

Kat Lozada



If it is food and culture that you would like to experience, Southeast Asia is the best place to consider going on a trip to. Below is a rundown of the best countries to go on a vacation to this 2019:

10. Brunei

There’s more to this country than the mosques you plan to visit. Don’t leave just yet without trying their Ambugat, Brunei’s indigenous dish made from the trunk of a sago tree and, okay, visiting the famous Billionth Barrel Monument.

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