Hi friend! I feel like I’m finally getting back in the groove after our trip to San Miguel. I’ll have a full trip recap for you next week, but in the meantime, I wanted to share my travel Must Haves with you. These things have been on every trip with me and make traveling much easier and more enjoyable!
TRAVEL MUST HAVES
1 • Never underestimate the power of packing cubes! Since Ali-Shaun brought them to our first annual Favorite Things Party, I don’t travel without them. They keep your things compact so they fit better in your suitcase and better organized. I take an extra for dirties so I can easily throw that bag into the laundry room when I return home. I also buy different colors for each member of the family so we can easily identify whose is whose.
2 • Y’all saw in my 4-Minute Skincare Routine that I use Colleen Rothschild SPF 4o and really like how it’s protecting my skin. I took it to Mexico last year and although I was in the sun almost all day, my face never got sunburned. The Triple Defense Sunscreen is a broad spectrum SPF 40 that protects against UVA/UVB rays, pollution and blue light. It also has antioxidants to help fight future signs of aging and skin damage. It’s 100% Mineral Sunscreen (reef safe), Non-Comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and also controls oil. I like the little pump that’s easy to use and the formula doesn’t break out my skin like some sunscreens do.
3 • This toiletry storage bag has several clear zipper compartments for holding ALL your travel essentials. It folds up compact with a carrying handle, but the best part it has a hook to hang on a door for easy access.
4 • Don’t forget your vitamins and supplements. This pill organizer holds all your medications and separates them by day, with a large easy-to-read font on the outside.
5 • These are my current favorite workout shoes and they’re also perfect for lots of walking. I wore them in Miami on my trip with James and my feet never bothered me a bit! They’re lightweight with the perfect amount of cushion, plus they look cool.
6 & 7 • These clear bags with sturdy zippers and carrying handles keep things organized and easy to see. I use them for everything from TSA travel-size toiletries, makeup, sunscreen, jewelry, snacks, toys- you name it! They’re also TSA approved.
8 • I never travel without my flip flops. Sometimes I prefer to wear them in the airport because my feet tend to swell in the air. And sometimes you just want to throw on your flip flops for a quick trip to the coffee station, etc. They’re also great for the pool, weekends, and trips to the salon for a pedicure.
9 • Airpods are awesome for listening to music, a podcast or movie while traveling or before bed, even at the pool. I don’t leave home without mine.
10 • I’ve been so happy with these 3 oz. carryon size containers for all my liquids. I put shampoo, conditioner, lotion and sunscreen inside. The wide opening makes them easy to fill and they’re also drip proof. I ended up labeling mine with my label maker.
11 & 12 • DELSEY is top notch quality and will be your favorite luggage for sure! It’s functional and so stylish! You’ll be amazed how lightweight and durable it is and the three dial combination lock is TSA approved. They roll like a dream making it super easy to glide with you as you walk. Inside are two lined compartments and straps to keep your items secure.
This luggage is so high-tech that it even comes with a built-in tracking device in case your luggage gets lost. And it comes with a 10 year limited warranty.
I have both the big size for larger trips when a carryon just won’t do and also a carry on that fits in the overhead compartment on the plane.
13 • No one would know that these Jackie O inspired sunnies are from Amazon and super inexpensive. They fit comfortably too.
14 • Gotta help keep the sun off your face when traveling and also save time from having to style your hair. I have this UPF 50+ hat it in two colors. I love the design and it looks great on everyone. It’s also lightweight, adjustable and packable.
15 • This may be one of the MOST handy things to have when out and about. It’s a thin charging block with the ability to charge three different devices at once. It also charges itself via a regular outlet, so no extra cord to deal with. Mine has saved me on more than one occasion!
16 • This little passport book has been so handy throughout my trip and definitely while we were in the airport. It holds your ID as well, with additional card and cash slots, plus a pen loop and place for sim cards. The flap is magnetic and stays closed. Even Elliott was envious and wanted one of his own.
17 • I got this carryon to take to Miami with me and it was amazing! Honestly, it’s one of those things I can’t believe I haven’t traveled with in the past. First of all, it’s so roomy inside and holds a ton! The storage is super functional with the rectangle shape, large inner compartment, outside zip pocket and a side zip and slip pocket. The back sits perfectly on top of your luggage and the shoulder straps and nice and comfy.
I love the nylon material and the zippers, stitching and construction all all top notch. It also comes with a detachable shoulder/crossbody adjustable strap. There’s so many colors to choose from, I’m not sure I made the best choice with black, but I figured you can’t go wrong with classic black.
Then, after having and using it, I decided to gift my black one to Elliott and I bought myself the gorgeous ‘rose quartz’ – a warm tan color.
18 • If you suffer from car sickness when you travel like I do, try this trick that my friend Ashley taught me. Sniff peppermint essential oil to keep the motion sickness at bay. I swear it works and I make sure I have it easily accessible in my purse if I ever have to get in an uber or taxi. I’m not a good backseat passenger!
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I hope these Travel Must Haves help make your next vacation better than ever! Tell me in the comments where you’re going next!
Have a fantastic day friend!