We love to travel and even though this year has probably been our least travel-focused year yet I haven’t stopped planning! Next year I am determined to do a trip to see a friend, a trip with just Andrew, and a trip with both kids! So today I am sharing my 10 biggest travel essentials. These are JUST mine not having to do with kids (I will share a travel essentials for kids post later).
10 Biggest Travel Essentials
Packing Cubes: I didn’t start using packing cubes until about 2 years ago and I don’t use them for every trip. If we are taking a longer trip or I am packing quite a bit more than normal I will use them. I find them really helpful as well for times I can’t fully unpack. We were in a hotel room last year where we didn’t have the room to unpack so it was great to be able to almost have “dressers” in my suitcase. I have underthings in one, pajamas in one, workout clothes, bottoms, and tops/dresses. So it was really easy to find what I needed.
Anker Plug/Chargers: I am a big fan of the Anker dual USB port charger for travel. I am able to charge my phone and Fitbit at the same time! I also love the Anker portable chargers. These last so many full charges. Perfect for travel.
Collagen packets: I put Collagen in my coffee every day. So when I travel I don’t want to miss out on the benefits. I was so excited to discover the Collagen packets a few years ago. I take them on every trip and I even keep some in my car!
Small crossbody/large tote: When I travel I always take a large tote on planes and bring a smaller crossbody for day time/walking around. My favorite larger tote is this one and my favorite smaller crossbody for travel is this one.
Comfortable shoes: I feel like this is a no brainer. I can’t pack uncomfortable shoes when I travel. A few of my go to shoes are my Adidas swift runs, my Vince slip ons, and these mules for more business attire.
Makeup remover cloth: I have raved about this so many times. This is such a staple for me at home and for travel. What I love about it for travel is it’s gentle so you don’t have to worry about scrubbing your face with a hotel towel. It gets ALL your makeup off with just water and then you can cleanse as usual.
Rollerball perfume: I use this at home too and I keep one in my purse. BUT I love this for travel because you aren’t spraying and potentially offending someone with a smell they don’t love and you aren’t being wasteful.
Silk hair ties: Another item I use all the time but I love for travel because they don’t crease so it’s easy to throw your hair up while walking around and take down for a picture without it looking terrible. They are also just super cute.
Barefoot dreams cardigan/socks: I always take a Barefoot Dreams cardigan on flights. It’s like wearing a blanket and they are so soft and cute. I also love their socks and pack them in case I get cold in hotel rooms.
Cheap Sunglasses: The last thing you want to do is lose or break expensive sunglasses on a trip. So I love taking a less expensive pair with me when I travel. If they go missing no big loss.
What is one of your biggest travel essentials?