We have a lot of fun travel coming up, so I thought I’d share some of my travel essentials! We are currently packing for a short 4-day cruise to Mexico but have travel plans in place or in the works for much of the remainder of the year. Travel is a passion of ours and we’re so blessed to be able to travel often, so I’ve definitely learned a few tips and tricks along the way.
Since I find it easiest to sleep with white noise, we also always bring a small portable white noise machine. With this little magic box, it’s guaranteed we won’t hear noise, neighbors or traffic, no matter where we stay.
Another item I can’t travel without?! A nice pair of headphones. I have these Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones! They are pricey, but well worth it and if you travel a lot, you’ll get your money’s worth out of them for sure. I also have the Apple AirPods for shorter trips.
Shoes and Coat
Wear your heaviest shoes while flying! Whether that’s boots, booties, or chunky sneakers, you’ll save a lot of room [and some weight] by not packing these. Same goes for your heaviest outerwear pieces, as well. Even if you don’t wear your heavy coat on the plane, bring it and stick it on top of your carryon.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Flying sucks all the moisture out of your skin and it’s easy to forget to drink water when you’re just sitting there for hours. But it’s SO important and worth getting up once [or twice!] to use the restroom.
I never check any designer items. I bring a roller carry-on and store them in there or stick them in my second carry-on. Same goes for jewelry or anything else valuable. Things can easily get stolen out of your checked luggage [and do!], so if you go designer shopping while traveling and don’t have room in your carry-on luggage, definitely opt to ship the pieces home.
What To Wear
On a plane, I like to wear comfy jeans, a tee, and a cardigan. That way, if the plane is hot, I can opt-out of thelayering piece and if the plane is cold, I can use the cardigan almost as a blanket.
Because of all the issues I’ve had in the past with being allergic to beauty products or hotels not offering them any longer, I always pack mini versions of my own down to shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, etc. At Target, I snag the reusable little bottles in the travel section and refill them as needed. Since we travel so much, that means I still get to keep to my routine of what works for me and use all of my favorite products all the time.
When we go on business trips, they are always super busy. I like to pack my own snacks. I’ll buy the individual almond packets, rX Bars, and dried fruit. That way, I know I’ll have something healthy and filling to munch on when it’s a long time between meals. Throw a handful of each into my carry-on tote bag and I’m all set!
I hope these travels tips were helpful! let me know if you have any specific questions down below. have a great weekend! xoxo