Packing Essentials

Not good at packing? Never know exactly what you need to take on your trips and what the appropriate size is for your carry-on?

No worries! Look no further. Consider me your handy dandy packing consultant.

Below I’ve listed all my “Must-Have, never leave the house without” travel items for any and every trip. I’ve also created trip-specific packing lists. The best part is, you can simply click the links below and purchase the items directly online. If you find any of these items helpful, please use my links as I will receive a percentage of the purchase at no additional cost to you.

No more last-minute scrambling or buying overpriced products at the airport. I’ve done the hard work for you. Just remember to pack your underwear and outfits. The rest of the major hitters are below!

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MUST-HAVE ITEMS:

Universal Travel Adapter. This adapter will work in all geographic areas. No need to buy multiple country-specific adapters for your electronics. This adapter is one size fits all! (Note: electronic plug shapes and voltage varies from region to region)

Compression Packing Cubes. These cubes will save room in your luggage by compressing the items you are packing while keeping your organized.

Portable USB Charger (Large). This is perfect when you’re out away from your hotel or Airbnb all day with no access to a standard wall outlet to charge your phone. You can charge your phone and other electronics from anywhere. (this charger is the size of a standard smartphone)

Portable USB Charger (Small). Same as above but smaller and lighter. (cylinder-shaped)

Herschel Supply Co. Waist-Pack. Perfect travel bag, especially in crowded, touristy areas. Big enough to hold your wallet, phone, passport, and small digital camera.

Herschel Passport Holder. Great for holding your passport, paper boarding passes, arrival cards, credit cards, i.d., etc. (RFID blocking)

Neck Pillow. This is a MUST! I sometimes even use this at home.

Travel Size (3.0 oz) Wrinkle Releaser Spray. EXCELLENT spray to remove wrinkles from clothes if you have no access to an iron (or hate ironing like I do). The 3.0 oz bottles are carry-on compliant.

Flip Flops / Shower Shoes. I personally don’t go ANYWHERE without a pair of flip flops. If you plan to stay in hostels or use any shared bathrooms, shower shoes are an absolute MUST.

LONG HAUL FLIGHT NECESSITIES:

Compression Socks. These help with leg circulation. Great for long haul flights, especially when flying economy class.

Airplane Foot Rest. This is GREAT when traveling in economy class for long distances.

ROAD TRIP NECESSITIES:

Car Charger. Always good to bring along in case the rental car doesn’t have built-in USB ports.

iPhone Compatible Aux Cord. Just in case the Bluetooth connection doesn’t work in the car rental.

GIRLS TRIP / BACHELORETTE PARTY NECESSITIES:

Bluetooth Speaker (Rose Gold). Lightweight, portable, super cute Bluetooth speaker. Excellent for pre-gaming at the Airbnb.

OUTDOOR / BEACH / BOAT TRIP NECESSITIES:

Mosquito Repellent Bracelets. I LOVE these cute braided mosquito repellent bracelets. If you don’t want to feel sticky from spray, you can wear these cute bracelets on your wrist or ankle. The bundle also comes with deet-free spray if you’d like to use the spray as well. These are great for rural areas with lots of bugs. They are a great way to accessorize with purpose and avoid reeking of deet while out and about.

Travel-Size Sunscreen. Take care of that skin!

Dramamine. Bring along for any sort of boat activity. (Example: The Yacht Week, cruises, etc.) These are orange-flavored chewable tablets. They worked great for me on The Yacht Week.

Sea-Band Wristbands. These wristbands help to combat motion-sickness, especially while on boats. I also used these on The Yacht Week.

Travel-Size Dry Shampoo. Keeps your hair fresh between washes. Carry-on compliant.

Water Shoes. Great for water sports and rocky beaches.

S’well Bottle. Keep your cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and your hot drinks hot for 12 hours. Great for filling up with water or a sports drink before a hike. Also great for filling up with a tasty drink before heading to the shore for a beach day.

Hand Sanitizer. Keep those hands clean no matter where you are! These bottles are travel size/carry-on compliant!