15 Essentials for Travel You Need For Your Next Trip
Overpacking is a problem many people deal with when packing for a trip. It can be overwhelming to narrow down the necessities. Being the avid traveler that I am, I have perfected my travel bag with items that will make your life much easier when traveling. Below you’ll find my “15 Essentials for Travel You Need For Your Next Trip” so you can be well equipped to hop on that flight!
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Hard Shell Carry-On Suitcase
Packing using a hard shell suitcase is a game-changer when it comes to traveling. Not only will your items be safe, but when using carry-on luggage you’ll never have to worry if you’re luggage will make it or not (we’ve all been there). Above are my top two favorites that have never let me down!
For all those items that don’t fit in your suitcase, a travel tote is a great addition to your packing list! I love this one from BEIS because it’s neutral so it goes with everything. Also, it has an insert that fits on your suitcase handle so it’s one less bag you have to carry (your shoulders will thank you).
A great tip to remember is not to pack out the tote. The reason being, you’ll never know what you’ll pick up on the road. Leaving space ensures that you won’t be over the luggage weight when you come home.
If you have never packed with packing cubes before, I urge you to try (and then thank me later). When packing, using packing cubes not only help with organization, but you can simply transport the cubes from your suitcase to a dresser with much ease. Finally, I purchased two sets (two different colors) to help organize my husband’s items and my items. I’ve been using packing cubes for years and can not leave home without them!
Best Travel Containers for Liquids
Who wants to lug full-size beauty products on a trip? Not me! When purchasing travel containers you are lightening your beauty load and these containers that I swear by, come in a pack of 12 for only $10. Talk about a steal!
Having all of your cosmetics in one place is the only way to do it, ladies. Who wants to scramble to find their moisturizer when you have a new destination to explore? Not me! By purchasing a roomy cosmetic case you are saving time by digging through that pack! For the less expensive version click here.
Nothing is worse than running out of phone battery while you’re in a foreign city. Do yourself a favor and purchase this portable battery charger so you never have to worry. My go-to comes in a pack of two so you never run out of juice.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
These are my most used item when on a long flight. Nobody wants to hear babies crying or loud people in the midst of conversation when on a long flight. Do yourself a favor and get these Bose Noise Cancelling headphones so you can sit back and relax. For a less expensive version, albeit with similar qualities, check this one out!
Silicone Water Bottle
Don’t spend money on overpriced water bottles at the airport. Instead, bring your own reusable one. Every airport has fountains that are free. Make sure it’s empty before going through security!
This Lunya Sleep Mask is perfect for overnight flights. Not only does it cancel out light, but it helps you get a more restful sleep with noise canceling as well. You’ll love the way this silk feels on your skin!
One of my most used essentials for travel is a cashmere wrap. It can serve many purposes on a flight. You can wear it as a scarf, roll it up to use it as a pillow, or simply wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket when the cabin gets chilly. It’s a little bit of a splurge (think investment piece) but you’ll have it for years to come!
If you have ever traveled abroad and were not able to use your curling iron, I feel for you! When traveling to other countries it’s always smart to bring a travel adapter so you can use your electronics with no issue. This one from Amazon has 4 international adapters for multiple countries.
Brixton Straw Hat
Packing a hat is essential for traveling to warm weather climates. If you want to lay by the pool and protect that precious face or just sightsee and stay nice and cool – make sure to pack a hat! The Brixton fedora is a great one, I own it in 3 colors!
Magnetic Hat Holder (TopTote)
For the absolute easiest way to travel with a hat, you need to pick up this magnetic hat holder that clips to any bag or luggage.
Being on a plane for multiple hours can dry anyone out. Don’t arrive at your destination with dry skin! Instead, use this Tula moisturizer to keep your skin looking nice and refreshed.
Make sure to use my code “letravelstyle” to save you money!
Disinfectant Wipes + Hand Sanitizer + Masks
One word: Coronavirus. Let’s not forget 2020, the year that took the travel industry by storm. These are a MUST when traveling on an airplane and it’s best to wipe your entire seat, TV, window, and tray table with disinfectant wipes BEFORE sitting down. I’m linking my favorite travel masks and shields.
Warm-weather or not, outside or inside, sunscreen is a necessity that everyone needs to use on a daily basis. For a face sunscreen, I couldn’t recommend Elta MD more. You want to make sure you are always using a broad-spectrum sunscreen because it protects against UVA and UVB rays. Elta MD is a dermatologist approved and ever since I started using it, I have never broken out. It’s my holy grail skincare item and if I could only pick a few essentials for travel, this would be top of my list!
For body sunscreen, I also use the Elta MD spray.
Ok, this is my new favorite item! When traveling, I tend to have a full face of make-up, and re-applying sunscreen in the middle of the day is tough when you are wearing make-up. Cue the SuperGoop sunscreen brush, the easiest way to re-apply sunscreen on the go. It’s truly a lifesaver and has come in handy during my recent travels.
Ladies, how much do you spend on skincare products? Now ask yourself, how much do you spend on body products? If you are like me, you would pick up whatever lotion was on sale at Target. But let me tell you when I started using Necessaire products the skin on my body has never looked better! Not only does this lotion have niacinamide in it but it’s fragrance-free and it’s a must when packing my bags. You can shop all the goods here! Pro tip: pair it with the body serum for the ultimate duo.
Well, there you have it. If you pack these 15 Essentials for Travel for your next trip, you will be more than prepared! Thanks for reading this post and for more of my travel tips and guides click here!
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