Modern life is fast-paced, and that means it can be stressful and hectic, which is why taking an annual vacation is just as important as it’s ever been. Society, and the way we live, has changed a lot in the last two decades, but we still need time to relax and recuperate. Many modern inventions and ideas can help turn an average vacation into something that will always be memorable for the right reasons. Here are three modern must-haves that can give you and your family the perfect get away, wherever in the world you travel to.

1. Translation And Language Apps

Learning languages can be hard, but it can be easier and more fun than it used to be thanks to a number of high-quality linguistic apps for your smart phone. No more listening to a CD and spending hours poring over dull books, now you can take part in interactive games that teach you a whole new language quicker than you might think possible. If you still find it difficult to pick up another language, there are also apps which can give you instant translations or do the talking for you. International travel is becoming quicker and cheaper than it has ever been before, and these apps mean that you no longer have to worry about being understood.

2. Funky Luggage, Made To Your Specification

Do you remember when luggage used to be beige and boring? Dragging it through airports wasn’t the ideal way to start what should be a fun holiday, but thankfully, exciting new designs mean that this can now be a thing of the past. Modern bespoke leather luggage is durable and designed to be easy to transport. It also comes in a wide range of exciting designs that will bring a smile to your face and to those who are traveling with you. You can even design your own bags, and this has the added advantage that they won’t be difficult to spot as they come around the airport luggage carousel.

3. Noise Canceling Headphones

Anyone who has flown regularly knows that one of the greatest drawbacks can be the noise from announcements and other passengers. There’s not much worse than a crying baby when you want to sleep on a long haul flight. We can’t blame the baby, of course, but we can use the latest technology to ensure that we aren’t unduly affected. Modern noise canceling headphones are extremely effective at blocking out sounds, greatly increasing your chance of a peaceful sleep on the plane. They can also come in very useful in the hotel or apartment (or at home) if you have a partner who snores.

Technology is improving every aspect of our lives, and that includes our all-important vacations. Translation apps, noise canceling headphones, and exciting bespoke leather luggage are three very different items which wouldn’t have been available a generation ago, but which can greatly change how much you enjoy your holiday. The only difficulty now is deciding just where in the world you want to see.