I’m taking you behind the scenes!
I’m sharing with you my top 10 travel essentials that I take with me everywhere I go. After spending a year traveling and house sitting, I’m taking you behind the scenes and into my suitcase for my must-have travel packing items of 2019.
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Travel Essentials from the Video
Here is a list of the items I discuss in the video and links to where you can find one for yourself. (disclaimer: some of the links are affiliate links, but I only promote products I genuinely use and find value in)
Headphone Cord Organizer – There is nothing worse than going to plug something in and wasting minutes of your day untangling the cord. That is why I love my headphone holders and I can’t see myself ever going back.
Keep Cup / Travel Mug – Okay yes, it’s essentially a travel coffee mug, BUT the weight, the material, and design make it the cream of the crop, in my opinion. I’ve also never had a travel mug this leak or spill proof making Keep Cups my preferred brand. They have a lot of designs and material options so you can find one that fits your personality!
Small Reusable Bags– New Zealand went through a plastic bag ban during my time here so making sure I had a reusable bag on me was a must at all times. And while I do also travel with larger grocery style bags, the ones that fit in my purse have come in handy so many times that I never leave home without one.
Workout Bands – For when a run or body weight workout just isn’t enough. I prefer working out with weights, but I don’t have that option most of the time. So the bands really come in handy to add a little extra resistance to my workouts.
Packable Rain Jacket – I found this at Kathmandu after arriving to New Zealand. The most important thing for me was to find one that packed up real nice and small. This one checked all the boxes by folding up into its own pocket for an ideal packing size.
Adapter with USB Ports – This is my first adapter with USB ports and all I can say is, “Where have you been all my life.” No more musical chairs for charging electronics.
Face roller – As someone who isn’t much into beauty products, I really love my face rollers. I mainly use it to reduce any stress or anxiety I may be feeling and as a refresher from long flights or sleepless nights.
Sea Bands – Because motion sickness sucks! If you suffer from this like me, than I highly recommend trying out the sea bands. I’ve used them on boats, car and bus rides and the pressure point method works surprisingly well.
Packing Cubes – A year ago was my first time trying out packing cubes and I’m now an avid supporter of them. Some people don’t care for them, but I think they make a huge difference in keeping my suitcase organized and providing space. See my post on how I Tidied Up My Suitcase Using the KonMari Method for how I use mine.
Quick Dry Towel – You’ll see most travelers recommend this and for good reason, it’s the most efficient way to travel with a towel! It can also double as a beach towel if you need it to. I didn’t start with one of these but quickly regretted waiting to get one.
One thing I haven’t quite been able to find is a good water bottle. I’ve been through about 4 of them so far, so if you have a recommendation let me know in the comments!
Now it’s your turn. Do you have any travel essentials that you can’t go anywhere without?
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