Travel musts and some other things
Posted on 14 December 2016
Ready for your next vacation? Here are a few must haves to pack before you board that plane.
I've compiled a list of what I think are essentials to have before you head off, whether you are taking a quick flight or you're in for a long haul. We all know that when it comes to traveling things can go super smooth or they could make you want to cancel it all together, don't do that though because the vacation will definetly be worth it once you get there.
Vitamin packets - When you go through an airport you are encountering a lot of people, in close proximity, and you do not what the first few days of your trip to be spent in bed with a bug. Emergen-C tangerine packets are my favorite. Just pour it in your bottle of water on the way to the airport and if you are on an overnight or long flight they are good to keep on hand for the last leg of the trip too.
Compact charger and worldwide plug - an absolute must to both. No one wants to land at their destination with a dead phone and if you are traveling internationally make sure you have a worldwide plug so that you can plug in anywhere theres a plug available.
Travel toothpaste and toothbrush - I think this is an obvious one but I have forgotten before a long flight and had to rely on gum. Its always nice to keep the pearly whites clean when traveling. For some reason I don't feel fresh unless my teeth are clean.
Standout luggage tags - If you have e black bag, like everyone else at the airport, invest in a standout luggage tag. This makes it so much easier to identify your bag and, better yet, let others know it's not theirs. There are so many super cute ones you can find these days too. Choose one that represents you or where you are going.
Carry on quart sized bags - some airports will provide them and some won't. Ive had to throw away expensive lotions and creams because I forget a bag and there was nothing I could do about it. Don't make that mistake!
Dry shampoo - nothing is worse than airplane hair; flat, staticy and not as fresh as you would like. Dry shampoo is the best way to get some volume back in your locks and smelling fresh. My favorite is Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Powder - it does wonders and I think the powder is better than the spray because it'll absorb everything.
Comfy shoes and a pair of socks - I have seen women get on an overnight plane in high heels and although they looked great, ouch! My feet always swell from the pressure so I wear comfy flats. Flats are easy to slip on and off through security checks and when on the plane. Soludos are great for a more casual look and feel but if you still want to have that style, there are plenty of options out there.
Travel jewelry case - Theres nothing like spending over an hour trying to carefully untangle your jewelry. Get that time back by simply investing in a travel jewelry case. It keeps everything organized and untangled.
Travel pillow - I honestly do not know why it took me years of traveling to finally invest in a travel pillow, they are amazing! When my husband won't let me use his shoulder or lap, I use my pillow, plus he moves a lot. There are so many different kinds out there, do not get the inflatable ones, they deflate so fast. A soft plush pillow you can wrap up or one that is higher than the traditional neck pillow are my go to because I like to have my head elevated higher than shoulder level.