Getting to your airport gate is low-key one of the most stressful ordeals in existence. I don’t care if you’re an occasional vacationer or a frequent flier; no one escapes the hassle of check-in counters and security screening unscathed — even those of you with TSA PreCheck and Global Entry. 

Why? Because airport travel is still a document-heavy event, especially international travel. Passports, visas, vaccination documents — even your cell phone, if you use e-boarding passes. And don’t get me started on long lines or the nightmare known as TSA screening procedures. It’s enough to make anyone lose their cool. Organization is the key to smooth sailing through the airport, and I’ve discovered a simple solution: the Valante Premium Family Travel Document Organizer.


To buy:, $26

This travel document organizer is a godsend whether you’re traveling solo or with a crew. It consolidates your passport holder, wallet, document file, electronics organizer and even your purse into one package that’s less than 11 inches long and six inches wide. And a wrist strap lets you keep all your important stuff on hand while also freeing your hands.

It’s easy to see why this organizer has an impressive 4.8-star rating from thousands of Amazon fans. Just look at everything it has: pouches for up to six passports, two front slots for easy access to boarding passes (no unzipping necessary) and two large pockets for documents like visas or, say, proof that your pet is actually a service dog. But those are just the travel document compartments.

This modern travel buddy also has your tech needs covered with a zippered external pocket in the back to hold your smartphone, two internal slots for SIM cards, and one slot for memory cards. But brace yourself: it’s also a wallet.


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