One thing I always need with me is music. Even when traveling. When on the airplane its no secret that Bose noise canceling headphones are king (Definitely a splurge at $300 a pair). When my friend Nick came to visit me here in California, he introduced me to another great way to listen to music. This little tiny expandable capsule speaker, XBOOM. It's small, compact and just the perfect size to bring wherever you are going. This little speaker gets some SERIOUS volume for it's size. Small enough to bring with you even if you are backpacking Europe. Inexpensive enough that you won't be devastated if lost or stolen or broken. You can find them in several different colors on Amazon. The best part… only about $15!