BAG IT UP
A good, solid bag. My personal favorite is the Beis Weekender Bag. I do NOT travel light (if I go away for one night I have at least two duffel bags..) and this bag fits SO MUCH. It is my very own Mary Poppins bag. My favorite part is the zippered shoe pouch on the bottom. I can store at like 5 pairs of shoes in here, getting rid of the risk of your shoes dirtying up your luggage and leaving maximum room to fit the rest of your belongings. This bag fits in the overhead bin and the long, thick strap makes it easy to carry around. There are many other weekender bags to pick from, but Beis has my heart, especially your order supports the girl up campaign.
A sheet mask and eye masks. Your skin is at its comfiest between 40-70% humidity. When you’re on a plane, the dry cabin is usually at about 20% (wtf, right?). Flying at such high altitudes is known to cause dehydration, therefore affecting the way your skin looks and feels, so pretty much, the air is sucking up all your moisturize, and with your skin being so dry -especially on a LONG flight- your skin will try to overcompensate and make up for it, a.k.a it’ll get GREASY.
So, to combat that, I’ll cleanse my face of any makeup, dirt or oil with some wipes, throw on two under-eye masks, and top it off with a sheet mask. All that’s left is to sit back, let your skin drink up that moisture, and not care if the people around you think you look like Hannibal Lecter with that mask on!
After all that pampering, don’t forget your lips! Traveling can make your lips, cuticles, and hands dry and cracked. You can use any chapstick or vaseline, but my personal lifesaver is Smith’s Rosebud Salve. I love a good multi-purpose product, so when traveling (and every other day) I slather this on my lips, hands, fingers and anywhere else that feels dry. You will NOT regret this purchase.
A FEW MORE TO PUT YOU AT EASE
To make my journey as relaxing as possible, there are a few other items I bring along with me. Most importantly, a sleep mask. I wear one of these every night at home (I need complete darkness to sleep), so this is a necessity while traveling to make sure I can catch some z’s. Whether you’re in the middle seat on a plane or the backseat of a car, throw this on and wakeup on vacation! If it’s too noisy during transportation, pop in some earplugs too.
If earplugs aren’t your jam, throw in some headphones. I am a huge fan of Apple’s AirPods (I truly cannot imagine going back to wired headphones), but any headphones will work and help your surroundings melt away. Remember to download your songs and podcasts while on WiFi!
These are just a few tips I’ve picked up to make traveling a little more comfortable. What are your travel must-haves? What’s the tip you tell everyone? Comment yours below!