Travel Essentials

Summer’s in full swing and we’re all jetting off to vacation and satisfy our wanderlust. Whether you’re headed to the mountains or the beach, take your seat on that flight (or drive) feeling relaxed knowing you’ve got the essentials for your commute covered.

Weekender Bag

Regardless of how long the trip is, I always prefer to travel with a smaller bag that I can carry on. No two airports are the same, and checking baggage is just an added — often stressful — step. Carrying my bags on makes for a more seamless and relaxed travel experience. If the weather’s warm, I can pack my essentials for up to 9 days in a carry on. I am loving this leather weekender bag from Fossil. This little babe is really high on the wish list!

A Great Pair of Sunnies

No matter the time of year, you can always use an awesome pair of shades. I’m known to wear them on cloudy (but still bright) days, because my blue eyes are really sensitive to light. So sunnies are definitely a must.

A Good Read

Whether to pass time on the plane or relax on the beach, a good read is essential for travel. Pick something that you’re sure you’ll want to keep reading. I usually start a few different books before I travel, and then take the one (or two) that I can’t seem to put down. Darling Magazine is always a great casual read. A recent book I enjoyed? Essentialism by Greg McKeown. Life changing.


Headphones have become quite the accessory in the last few years. I admit, I usually just bring my iPhone headphones on trips. They don’t take up much space and I don’t have to worry about them getting damaged in my bag. The main benefit I see in getting larger headphones is that many of them feature noise cancelation. When I can find the perfect pair, this will definitely be added to my packing list.

Water Bottle

Travel can be exhausting. Hydration is always important, but especially when you travel. If you’re flying, make sure you think about flight restrictions when you’re packing. I love my glass water bottle. It goes with me everywhere.

Journal & Pen

The older I get, the more I find journaling important. It allows you time to sit down and thoughtfully reflect on your day with thanks. It’s great to have memories to look back on and to have your highs and lows documented in case you ever want to plan a repeat trip.

Brush, Hand Lotion, Lip Balm

The easiest way to feel fresh and groomed before you exit a plane is to give your hair a quick brush and make sure your hands and lips are moisturized. A little hand sanitizer or perfume doesn’t hurt either!

Sleeping Mask

Sometimes you need a clear escape from the world around you. A sleep mask and a pair of headphones is the surest way to get a good in-flight nap.

Emergency Kit

Just in case’s for all of those “oh shoot” moments. Pinch Provisions prepares you for all of those what if’s with their minimergency kits. These include things like: adhesive bandage, safety pin, earring backs, deodorant towelette, nail polish remover pad, stain remover pad, clear elastics, lip balm, emery board, tampon, mini hair spray, mini clear nail polish, dental floss, mending kit, breath freshener, double-sided tape and pain reliever.

Travel Steamer

When you travel, whether it’s for work or vacationing, chances are you want to look put together. That means not stepping out in clothes wrinkled from being folded in your bag. One of my stylist friends showed me this awesome mini steamer. It works great and it’s a steal! Everyone needs this in their bag; it’s been a travel lifesaver!

Happy travels, my loves! Where are you headed next?


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