These days, if you have an idea and a laptop, you can make anything happen.

Kickstarter is an online platform where creators can post their original projects and receive funding from backers around the world. Since Kickstarter's launch in 2009, 7.3 million people have pledged $1 billion to fund 72,000 creative projects.

In the travel world, we are always looking for new gizmos and gadgets to make our next trip easier. From a suitcase that doubles as a scooter to a pint-sized iron you can fit in your purse, these are the Kickstarter projects we can’t wait to see on store shelves.