Traveling efficiently and prepared is definitely a learned skill. It takes practice with lots of trial and error. After years of traveling for a sales job, and then traveling for fun and the blog, I like to think I’ve mastered the travel essentials I need. However, I have yet to find a travel pillow I love. I think I just can’t sleep on a plane no matter what, but if you have a favorite, drop it in the comments below so I can try it. I feel like that is the one thing I have yet to finalize in my list of favorite travel essentials.
My Favorite Amazon Travel Essentials
1. Toiletry Bottles
Never without a few of these. They’re great for filling with your shampoo, conditioner, whatever. These come in a few sizes too I believe.
2. Nail Polish Remover Pads
I have to have my nails painted at all times. Period. So when they start to chip, I need the polish off ASAP or I feel like a mess. I always pack a few of these in my toiletry bag so I’m prepared.
3. Portable Charger
Doesn’t matter if this is a domestic or international trip, I always like to have one of these on me for travel. A portable charger can save your butt and these are compact.
4. Travel Steamer
Sure this takes up a bit of space, but I think it’s totally worth it. Having a steamer at home too is just simply life-changing. No more ironing thank you!
5. Pill Container
I have one from Container Store but this is exactly the same. I find it so useful to have all my different pills for trips in one spot. This is never not stocked and in my purse ready to go.
6. Tessan Travel Adapter
I love that this has a plug but also a USB. This way you can still blow dry your hair while your phone is charging. Nothing is worse than having limited outlets when you’re abroad so this allows you to maximize your space.
7. Packing Cubes
Choose whichever brand or style you want, I feel like many of them are pretty much the same. But these help to keep you organized in your suitcase and save space. You can really stuff them full of things and then zip them up to compress it all. Game changer.
8. Foldable Duffle Bag
Anytime I go overseas I always pack this foldable duffle. It folds up to practically nothing and takes up literally no space at all. But when you want to buy a bunch of things and need to bring them back home, this is how I do it. I usually pack this full of my clothes (since it has zero structure, I wouldn’t put anything remotely fragile in here) so I can fill my suitcase up with all my new goodies. It has saved me multiple times when you realize you did a little too much shopping and need an extra bag. Instead of buying an expensive bag at a tourist trap convenience store, you’re prepared!
9. Vera Bradley Travel Cosmetic Case
I love these travel cases so much that I wrote a whole blog post on them. You can get some of them on Amazon which is great. They’re designed so well and are of high quality.
Photo by Hannah Lozano
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