Travel Essentials

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As we move forward into a New Year I’m hoping that this year will be one filled with travel! I love traveling so much and all the Covid lockdowns and protocols made it impossible. I finally started to travel again this past year and hope against hope I can do even more in the coming year.

As someone who loves to travel, I definitely have some must-have favorites that make my trips easier. Some are items I’ve had for years and others are newer finds that I don’t know how I ever traveled without them!

Bagsmart Toiletry Bag

Bagsmart hanging toiletry bag from amazon hanging on a door.

This is seriously the best travel bag I have EVER owned. It can hold everything I need for my entire family including full size hairspray and shampoo bottles. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3QsaR4t 

Leak Locks

Leaklocks silicone travel toiletry covers.

After my foundation exploded on a flight I promptly purchased these Leak Locks. They go over your toiletry and makeup products and prevent travel leak disasters. Get them here: https://amzn.to/3Gqr1ag 

Travel Pro Suitcases

two black travelpro hardside spinner suitcases.

I had been using the same old suitcases for years and FINALLY upgraded mine this past year. These TravelPro suitcases are spendy but worth every penny. The 360 degree wheels are a game changer if you are used to fix wheels like I was. They expand to hold a bunch and even come with built in charging ports.

I also have this set but they don’t have the charging ports: https://amzn.to/3IRui5l 


Suitcase Cupholder

Suitcase cupholder from amazon

I am obsessed with this suitcase cupholder that slides over my suitcase handle! One of my favorite finds this past year. It’s totally a game changer if you are like me and immediately grab coffee and bottled water after getting through security. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3vQ6EhO 

Packing Cubes

packing cubes

I’ve used packing cubes for years! They make finding your clothing so much easier. When we travel as a family I use a different color for each family member to keep things organized. Get them here: https://amzn.to/3XjQlVU 

Anker Portable Charger

anker portable charger

These are a travel MUST HAVE. Not only do I use them on the go but I also have suitcases and bags with connectors so having them for my bags is super helpful. Get them here: https://amzn.to/3GuomvV 

AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro

I always bring my AirPods Pro when I travel to cancel out the noise on flights. It’s crazy how loud it seems when you take them off! Get them here: https://amzn.to/3GkJggY 


Kindle Paperwhite

I love my Kindle and it’s been my travel companion for years! It’s still amazing to me that I can carry hundreds of books with me wherever I go and it only weighs a few ounces. The Paperwhite has also been awesome for reading poolside and at the beach on trips because the screen is visible in the bright sunlight unlike my phone. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3CAJGPv 

Travel PMD Clean

pmd clean mini facial cleaner

I LOVE my PMD Clean but I usually don’t take it with me when I travel because it take up a lot of space. I was SO excited when they came out with a smaller travel version. I bring it on all my trips and it really helps keep my skin clear on trips. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3GO2P2K 

Folding Travel Hangers

folding travel hangers

I picked these folding hangers up after a trip where I was at a hotel that only has 2 hangers. They fold up nice and small and are so nice to have when traveling with dresses especially. Get them here: https://amzn.to/3jWM1O9 

Travel Steamer

My travel steamer is a MUST when I travel. I didn’t have it on my last trip and had to use the hotel iron and it took SO much longer. I told myself never again lol. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3W1IgnU 

Travel Sized Beauty Essentials

travel sized toiletries and beauty products

I pickup smaller travel sized bottles of my favorite beauty products to make it easier on myself. Christmas is always a good time to to grab sets with the smaller containers. These are a few of my favorites:

Travel Makeup Erasers

mini makeup eraser from 7 day set

I’m meticulous about removing my makeup so I always bring a few of these smaller makeup erasers with me. If I don’t remove it all my skin breaks out terribly. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3vQaJm8 

Laneige Lip Mask

laneige lip sleeping mask in berry

I wear my Laneige Lip Mask every single night but when I travel I bring it with my on the plane and wear it. I make sure to reapply it as needed because planes are SO dry. It helps a lot! Get it here: https://amzn.to/3ZnwBm9 

Anker Power Strip

anker cube power strip

I picked this cube shaped port strip up because I never seem to have enough plugs for all my devices when I travel. This has been SUCH a lifesaver! I like that it has USB ports so I don’t need to bring as many charging blocks. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3IwL3T5 

Bagsmart Travel Jewelry Organizer

bagsmart travel jewelry organizer from amazon

On my last trip I brought more necklace options than I normally would because I had some formal events. They got terribly tangled so I ordered this jewelry organizer. I detest detangling necklaces so this will save me the irritation. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3CAaDTd 

I also recommend this cord organizer from Bagsmart! It helps a bunch: https://amzn.to/3k4xUqd 

T3 Travel Hair Dryer

t3 compact hair dryer - travel blow dryer

As someone with longer hair I’ve learned over the years not to depend on the hotel provided hair dryers. The convenience is not worth the damage to my hair. I bring my compact T3 dryer with me. Not only is it less damaging but it also dries my hair faster. Win-win. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3WWrKXL 

Carry On Bag with Suitcase Sleeve

bagsmart carry on duffle bag

Another item I purchased last year that has made travel easier is a carry on bag with a sleeve to slide over my suitcase handle. Especially when traveling with children, I find the less I have to hold on to the better. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3vQ0m1x 


Airplane Pockets

I love my Airplane Pockets Organizer! This slides over the tray table to give you lots of pockets to store things and also gives you a clean surface to work and eat. It’s even machine washable.

Get it here: https://amzn.to/44rCbWV 


Medication Pouch

I picked up this cute varsity letter medication pouch because I was having trouble finding all the bottles in my carryon bag. This has made it SO much easier!

Get it here: https://urlgeni.us/amazon/DgzH 


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