Whether I’m travelling long or short distances, there’s one accessory that I simply can’t leave home without. No, it’s not Gravol or hand sanitizer (though I do require both), it’s a simple piece of cloth that saves my sanity. Have you guessed what it is yet? Why is a scarf the best travel accessory? On a long flight, you can put a scarf over your head and it helps block out noise, unfortunate scents and bright lights. A scarf doubles as a pillow (or a pillow cover) so you can rest at ease on a plane, train or ferry. A scarf can also work as a blanket to keep you warm when they crank up air conditioning on a flight. This is also perfect for hot and cold climates because generally you can encounter hot/cold extremes going in and outdoors. A scarf is perfect for covering up when you’re entering temples, churches or mosques. Many hot locales can get chilly at night, so a fashionable scarf is the perfect layering accessory. If you’re not staying at a fancy resort that provides towels for the beach or you’re backpacking, a scarf does double-duty as a beach blanket and a towel. Check out this video for the many ways to wear the Lululemon Vinyasa scarf and get inspired before your own travels. What’s your #1 travel accessory? Photography courtesy of thinkstockphoto.ca You might also like:The new Canadian passport is a party under bl... Canada: A love story captured on video 2014 Buffalo snow storm: How the Red Cross he... A guide to mushroom foraging in Canada What’s on your summer bucket list?