From carry-on luggage to yoga travel mats, I’m always being asked for my recommended travel items. Here of those tried and true travel items I use that help me travel with grace and ease. (This post includes affiliate links.)
I always avoid checking a bag whenever possible. I have way too many stories to tell about people whose luggage arrived late, or not at all, and they were left scrambling at their destination. Not a good way to start a trip.
International carry-on bags must adhere to size restrictions. While you should always check with your particular airline before a trip, this carry-on luggage should fit the bill in most instances.
* Check out my video on how to get everything you need into your carry-on luggage, so you never have to check a bag again.
I also take full advantage of the personal item allowance. Between that and my carry-on luggage, I’m usually good to go for weeks at a stretch. Check out my video for tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your personal item.
Anti-Theft Travel Purse
I travel with grace and ease with this anti-theft travel purse over my shoulder. It’s got many security features that make me feel confident my passport, my cash, my cell phone, and anything else important enough for me to carry with me all day long, aren’t going anywhere.
Sometimes I need to carry a little more than my anti-theft travel purse will allow, like a camera, raincoat or umbrella, bug spray, and a sun hat…and this anti-theft daypack is perfect for those excursions.
Universal Travel Adaptor
This handy universal travel adaptor is super convenient, lightweight, and will barely take up any space in your luggage.
Power Strip & Charging Station
Expand your charging capabilities while traveling with this multi-outlet power strip and charging station. Use this with a universal travel adaptor and you can charge and you can charge your phone(s), iPad, and more while also plugging in curling irons and more. This comes in super handy every time we travel.
Yoga Travel Mat
Sure, in a pinch you can probably get away with a beach towel, but these foldable and super lightweight yoga mats are a no-brainer way of bringing your yoga mat along on your travels.
If you’re an active traveler, taking every opportunity for a walk, hike, or bike ride as you explore your way through a new city or exotic location, you want to keep your feet happy. These are my go-to travel/walking sandals. I have several pairs!
Yoga Leggings With Pockets
I practically live in these yoga leggings. They are super comfortable, and the pockets are a handy way of keeping my phone, chapstick, and anything else I want on hand easily accessible.
Lightweight Raincoat With Travel Bag
This lightweight raincoat with its own travel bag is perhaps the best way to keep rain protection on hand, without sacrificing space or adding extra weight to your day pack.
Reusable Water Bottle
We all know disposable plastic bottles are bad for the environment. They are also bad for our health, leeching plastics into the water we ingest. There are too many reasons to avoid disposable plastic bottles to ignore. Bring your own reusable water bottle, refill it every morning (and whenever you stop for a bite in your travels), and you’ll have fresh water on hand whenever you need it.
Long flights, confusing our bodies with different time zones, close proximity to lots of people...these can all take their toll on our bodies' defenses. It's always a good idea to boost your immune system when you travel. I use these electrolytes and they've made a huge difference for me.
You know at some point you’ll likely want to apply sunscreen. Why not bring your own travel-size, reef-safe bottle? Be prepared and save yourself a trip to a pharmacy to pay inflated prices at your destination.
The first time I traveled to Kenya I wanted to ensure I had a good, effective insect repellent on hand. This lotion was perfect for me, and it comes conveniently in a travel-size bottle. I covered myself from head to toe before getting dressed in the morning and the bugs stayed away (and I'm one of those people mosquitoes always seem to love). When I run out of that one, I'll try this more natural option, While I can't speak for its effectiveness yet, it's got great reviews.
3.4 oz Liquid Travel-Sized Bottles
If you travel enough, you start to realize how expensive and unsustainable it is to keep buying travel-sized products. Instead, invest in a handful of refillable travel-sized bottles, slap a handy label on them, and refill and reuse them. The environment, and your wallet, will thank you.
Travel Toiletry Bag for Men and Women
I like to keep my toiletries organized and easily accessible. This is a great option that works for both men and women.
Because I pack everything I need into a carry-on bag, sometimes my clothing needs just a little assistance shaking out those wrinkles and staying fresh (if I use it more than once). This is an easy way to address that and, again, this comes in a convenient travel-size bottle.
These are my go-to travel items that I use every time I travel. So tell me, what are some of your favorite travel items? Anything you think I should add to this list?
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