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10 Biggest Travel Essentials

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?

 

 

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  1. My list is very similar to yours! I always use packing cubes as well – they help SO much otherwise my suitcase would be a total mess. Thanks for sharing! ❤️✨

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  2. Julie wrote:

    These are such good travel items! We travel a lot and I swear by just leaving a toiletry baged packed with extras. It saves so much time!

    Published 9.23.19
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  3. Ashley wrote:

    Yes to comfy shoes, a small crossbody tote, and packing cubes! All these ideas are great. Awesome post!

    Published 9.23.19
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  4. Stephanie wrote:

    Comfy shoes are a must! I travel with backpacks instead of totes just because it’s easier to have my hands free. One of my essentials is my kindle reader because I always have to have a good book with me!

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  5. Rachel wrote:

    Perfume rollerball is a great idea for travel. I hate feeling musty after being in the car all day.

    Published 9.23.19
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  6. Nichelle wrote:

    Comfortable shoes and body spray are always my favorite travel items and travel essentials. Especially when I expect to have fun.

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  7. Christa wrote:

    I haven’t tried collagen in my coffee but I hear it’s such a great habit. I always travel with my kindle, especially on long flights.

    Published 9.24.19
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  8. Melanie williams wrote:

    Ooo not thought of roller ball perfume before. also I could not agree more sensible flat shoes are a no brainer for sure xx

    Published 9.24.19
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  9. Shar wrote:

    That’s true! Always make sure that you’re well-equipped with the essentials before travelling. It can save you from many regrets on the way.

    Published 9.24.19
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  10. I swear by packing cubes and have done for years! I recently discovered compression packing cubes and they are life changing! Great list of essentials! Charlie xo

    Published 9.24.19
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  11. Ashley_STW wrote:

    Great list! I never thought about the cubes or the roller ball perfume. I always take more than 1 pair of sunglasses. I am the worst at loosing them… Thank God for for cute cheap Amazon & Target sunglasses! 😆

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  12. Lina wrote:

    I have to confess that this is one of the things that I have a harder time deciding, no matter how long my trip will last, I usually carry with me at least three pairs of shoes. I know, it’s a big mistake, but today with the passage of time and bad experiences, I’ve learned to be more efficient! Excellent tips

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  13. Comfortable shoes and electronic chargers are top on my list! I never though about silk hair ties. I will have to buy a few.

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  14. Valentina wrote:

    This is such a great post. I’ve never used packaging cubes so will definitely look into them. As for the other things you talked about , I always bring them with me as well xx

    Published 9.24.19
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  15. Bree wrote:

    This list comes just in time! We are preparing to go to hawaii and I havent even started packing!

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  16. Courtney wrote:

    My list is pretty similar to yours! I have a trip coming up in a few weeks. I will have to keep this in mind when packing

    Published 9.24.19
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  17. Arun Dahiya wrote:

    Thank you for writing this list. Certainly, large tote, comfortable shoes and hair ties keep you sane and these small things make a big difference on your comfort while travelling.

    Published 9.26.19
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  18. Reliable wrote:

    Comfy shoes are a must! I travel with backpacks instead of totes just because it’s easier to have my hands free. One of my essentials is my kindle reader because I always have to have a good book with me! use full information this blog

    Published 2.13.20
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  19. Hey, your ideas are superb, recently came across your blog and have learnt a lot. Thanks! Keep sharing your ideas with us.

    Published 12.25.20
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