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My Travel Essentials

I have been doing a lot of travelling lately and have been noticing a few things that I take on every single trip whether I’m driving, flying or simply staying away from home.
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Coincidentally the items all end up in my carry-on. I tend to travel with a carry-on suit case and one bag (usually a back pack) so for that reason everything ends up in my carry-on, but if I were checking a bag I could put some of these items in the checked bag as I don’t need them all during the travel from point a to point b.
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My eyes are very sensitive to light so I wear sunglasses year round. My Ray Ban tortoise wayfarers are always my first choice for travel because the tint is perfect for even a cloudy day. Having a pair in your bag always comes in handy!

Rechargeable Battery Pack
Not surprisingly to most of you I use my phone quite a bit and therefore the battery tends to drain before the end of the day (especially on work trips where I am checking emails etc. all day and then out for dinner before calling home later in the evening). I never go on a trip without an extra battery pack. Oh, and of course I always have my phone charger handy in case there is an opportunity to get charged up in an airport, in the car or using the USB port on many Air Canada flights.

Baby Wipes
Yes, baby wipes. I use them as make up removers before I go to bed and they come in handy while away from home.
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Monat Rejuveniqe Oil
This stuff is simply the only thing that keeps my face “normal” while travelling. I tend to get dry skin from all the different air conditioning in planes and hotels; I use a few drops of this oil on my face every morning after washing my face and it keeps my skin from drying out. Not to mention is helps with dark circles under your eyes (just a little added bonus).

Lululemon Rulu Scarf
Also known as the best scarf ever! Wear it as a scarf, transform it into a shall, open it up completely to be a blanket. It’s the best travel companion hands down. Tip: This scarf is usually a better price on the lululemon website if you’re planning to purchase 🙂

I get blisters all.the.time. having bandaids on hand has saved my feet more times than I can count. I often wear them before I ever get a blister as preventive maintenance as well.

Headphones in a tiny case
Most people bring headphones, but this little case is the real gem. It’s the perfect size, keeps your headphones tidy and even has a little mirror inside.

Not only are wristlets the easiest thing to bring to receptions or dinners they are also a handy way to have critical items out of your back pack or other bags and handy to buy a coffee, show your ID, check Instagram, etc. It also doesn’t take up a lot of room to add back into your bag when you’re ready to store the items.

Back to the air conditioning in planes and hotels… I don’t know about you buy I tend to always need a tissue when travelling. Don’t risk it, get a small pack to keep in your bag.

Dior Lip Glow
Hands down the best lip product I have ever purchased. I am currently on my fourth tube of this stuff – it keeps your lips moist and helps with chapped lips while also bringing out the natural shade of your lips. It will look a little different on everyone because of that but you can’t go wrong with the original version in 001 pink.
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What items do you always travel with?! I’d love to hear from you and appreciate you sharing this post if you found it helpful.

Safe Travels 🙂

My shoes for that: Michael Kors Flats


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  • Reply
    Gina aka East Coast Mommy
    September 4, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Great list. I always bring baby wipes too!

    • Reply
      Jenna MacDonald
      September 4, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      They really are the best and least expensive way to clean things including your face!

  • Reply
    September 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Nice list. Something small for every situation. And, I agree a good scarf is a must for traveling!

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    October 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm

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