Travel items I adore
The more I travel, the easier it gets. This is mostly because of certain items I have learned to always pack. Here are a few of my favorites that aren’t just convenient for a flight attendant or mom, they just make life easier when on the road! We all know traveling can be stressful, so anything that will make it easier helps. These are also great gift ideas for a friend or family member that loves to travel. I am sure I will add to this as I come across other great must haves.
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eBags Travel CubesThese are SUPER convenient. I use them when traveling alone for work and each person in my family has their own set in different colors for our family trips. This way if we have used a large suitcase each person can grab their own set of cubes and pack/unpack them. They’re also great for separating dirty laundry at the end of a trip.
ProCase Travel Gear Organizer Electronics Accessories Bag, Small Gadget Carry Case Storage Bag Pouch for Charger USB Cables SD Memory Cards Earphone Flash Hard Drive -Black – BUY IT HERE
Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet (Ver.4) Tri-fold Document Organizer Holder – BUY IT HERE
If you plan on having an adult beverage on board I think these little kits are great. Perfect gift for a traveler that also has a taste for finer things or craft cocktails. Just ask your flight attendant for the bottle of whatever liquor you’d like, any mixer you may need and ice on the side. They’ll give you the mini uncapped. These kits have everything you need to make drinks like a dirty martini, old fashioned and more. Click the pics below of click HERE to see other delicious looking drink kits.
Blanket scarf. I have this in black and beige because they go with any outfit. I tend to get cold when a passenger on the plane and this is easier than carrying a blanket. – BUY IT HERE
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This is a must have for a business traveler! They come in 13 different colors & the carry-on that is approved size for commercial flying offers the following features:
-Unbreakable polycarbonate shell
– Ejectable battery that charges your phone
– TSA-approved combination lock
– 360° Hinomoto wheels
– Interior compression system
– Hidden laundry bag
These are beautiful bags. I am only allowed to carry black luggage as a crew member, but some of the other colors are so fun! Away bags are the way to go!!! If you’re looking for other bags here are a few favorites.
Sleep mask and ear plugs! These are great on the plane for long hauls, on trains or even in your hotel room. Although most hotels have the room darkening shades, some don’t stay closed perfectly. One tip I have learned as a flight attendant is to clip the curtains together using the pants hangers in the closet. Works wonders! Not sure about you, but I tend to always get a room near the ice machine, elevators or just wake up early when hearing the housekeepers in the halls so the ear plugs definitely help with that. I buy in bulk for a great deal. But they also have re-usable brands.
Noise cancelling headphones. My husband has this pair of Bose QuietComfortthat my Dad gave him and loves them. Most come with a nice travel case too. Worth the space they take up. Nothing is more annoying than loud neighbors on a plane when you’re trying to rest. Here are a few others that are less expensive than the pair pictured below.
Cocoon CoolMax Blanket – This works if you’d rather not have the blanket scarf. Small & lightweight enough to take wherever you go. Trust me, if your airline still offers blankets, you don’t want one unless your flying First or Business Class. 🙂
KINGSO Flask Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Sports Water Bottle20 oz Leak & Sweat Proof Standard Mouth with BPA Free Screw Cap for Hot or Cold Beverages. The reason I recommend this over other bottles is because of the great price (on sale now, so even better) and because I love the little handle. I use the hook pictured below (it used to hang from my son’s stroller) and have it on my roller bag. This hangs from it. I found that some bottles expand in the air and water comes flying when pushing that button to drink from it and the twist top prevents this. Most airports have water filling stations so this also saves you $ when traveling. Ask your flight attendant for some ice and you’re good to go.
OR this Baiji Bottle Collapsible Silicone Water Bottles– Easy To Clean And Store. I have often forgotten my bottles when on the road because I put it down when I am finished. This folds up easily once empty. Great to save space & fill up when needed. Also has a hook, which I find super convenient.
X-Large Stroller Hook Setfor Mommy By Toogli. Two Great Organizer Accessories for Hanging Diaper & Shopping Bags & Purses. I hang my water from this. I attach it to the handle of my suitcase.
I love this face spray to feel refreshed during flight. – BUY IT HERE
The Kindle app. Whether you own a Kindle or download the app on another device, it’s much better than lugging around multiple books.
Here are a few other items I always have in my bag.
Travel wipes –
Picture of my Passport & license incase mine get lost.
Pen (especially when flying International)
This is great. I love the way it attaches to the handle only on my roller bag. Women Ladies Canvas Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Tote Duffel in Trolley Handle (Black Stripe shown here. Available in 15 different color or prints) – BUY IT HERE
Once I get to my hotel I use this!! Clarisonic Mia Fit Sonic Cleansing System. The compact and lightweight design makes it ideal for use at home and on the go. It is amazing how much better you’ll feel when using after a long day of traveling. I keep the Mia in my luggage & use the Clarisonic Smart Profile at home. When I first used this I wondered how I lived without it. BUY IT HERE
Bago Travel Luggage Set – 27″ Duffle – 8 Packing Cubes – Backpack & Toiletry Bag –
BUY IT HERE
BAGSMART Travel Jewelry Storage Cases Jewelry Organizer Bag for Necklace, Earrings, Rings, Bracelet – BUY IT HERE
TRAVEL STEAMER – I don’t personally have this, but have heard from MANY friends that this is a time saver when on the road and need to get wrinkles out of clothes that have been packed away. BUY IT HERE
- Anti-theft bags and backpacks HERE