I’ve never really found traveling stressful, I actually quite like it, minus the terrible ear pain when air pressure is off. I think the reason I enjoy it is because I am always well prepared, and create a comfy environment for myself on the plane, and know what I’ll need when I reach my destination. With the holidays being a top time for travel, here are a few of my top essentials:
1. Carry-On Bag
A great carry-on is always a travel must have. I try to pack everything into it, and if It doesn’t fit I pack my most important/irreplaceable items. I got this amazing Kate Spade Things We Love Carry-On & Stowaway Luggage this past year, and absolutely love it. It’s durable, spacious, comes with a great jewelry/makeup case and I get a ton of complements from people every time I use it!
I really can’t stand using ear buds, I have small ears and they just don’t work. I absolutely love the look and feel of my Beats Solo headphones. They are also small and compact, making them perfect for travel.
3. Gluten Free Treats
Not even the peanuts they serve on most airlines are Gluten-Free. I always make sure to have a Kind Bar, or 2. I am obsessed with them and usually carry one in my bag at all times anyway. They are at most grocery stores and even at some airport stores. I have yet to try a flavor I don’t like.
I love bringing a scarf with me because I can take it off and use it as a light blanket during the flight. I always feel more comfortable with a blanket-but an actual blanket would take up too much room and be a hassel. If you use a scarf all you need to do is wear it on and off the plane making it fashionable and useful.
I live by my steamer at home, but it is way to big to bring anywhere. Traveling is the time you need a steamer the most, so having a smaller hand held one is essential. Yeah it takes more time than a large one, but is completely worth it. This Conair handheld steamer is perfect. If you’re in a hurry for a meeting etc. it is extremely easy to use in an airport bathroom.
Another item I don’t know how I possibly lived without-a travel pillow. Making life so much better on the plane. Once you travel with one, you’ll never go back. This Samsonite one is comfy and cute and conveniently folds into a small pouch.