Summer Travel Tips and Tricks
"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It's lethal." ~Paulo Coelho
Anyone else in full blown wanderlust mode lately? If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug you’re not alone. But you’re also in luck! Today we are kicking off a fun new travel series where I plan to bring you tons of ideas for mini trips to cities all across the US!
Along with ideas of what to do and where to go in each place, I’ll keep dropping my favorite tips on how to travel in style no matter where you go. Today I’ll be giving general travel tips for any destination, but stay tuned in the near future for city specific blogs that you won’t want to miss!
If you’re like me, you want to look and feel fabulous while traveling but with minimal fuss and minimal baggage. So, without further ado, my very favorite travel tips for my favorite traveling humans.
TRAVEL FRIENDLY FRAGRANCES
I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t start with the reason we’re all here. Beautiful fragrances! One of my absolute favorite things about our fragrances at Anuket Luxury Apothecary is that they’re all travel friendly. Not checking a bag on your flight? No problem. Our rollerball packaging is TSA friendly and lightweight enough that you can pack a couple for layering or just to switch it up.
Our signature fragrance papyrus oil is a great mosquito repellent so be sure to bring that one if you’re headed to mosquito-rich areas. We promise it smells WAY better than bug spray!
Whether you’re a folder or a roller, packing cubes take your packing and organization to the next level! Packing cubes come in various sizes and are generally purchased in sets so you can pick which cubes suit your needs for a specific trip and organize accordingly. You can organize by daily outfits, by clothing category (pants in one, shirts in another), or by colors. It’s up to you, but either way it’s like having handy drawers right in your suitcase.
I’m a big fan of products that serve more than one purpose so that I can pack less without giving up my little conveniences. I love cream makeup that can be used as an eye, lip, and cheek color. I love bringing baby powder to replace my dry shampoo and also to keep important areas like feet dry and shoes smelling fresh.
Any product that eliminates the need for one or more additional products in your travel bag is something you will be thankful for while you’re on the go. Speaking of that, my favorite multitasker of them all...
I cannot stress this enough. Always carry a pashmina. It works as a blanket, a scarf, a hood to protect hair, a stylish bag accessory, the list goes on. I’ve even turned them into skirts, tops, and swim cover ups! I have never been on a trip where one didn’t come in handy and it’s so much lighter and more stylish than lugging a hoodie around.
Don’t underestimate the value of a high quality towel, especially a lightweight Turkish towel. Sand Cloud towels are awesome to bring for beach or lake vacations, or anywhere that you’ll be swimming or hot tubbing. Often on vacations people are out and about after a day at the beach or hiking to a swimming destination and back again.
Poor quality towels that don’t help you get completely dry can lead to chafing or discomfort during travel which is something we’d all like to avoid at all costs am I right? These towels are thin and lightweight but still SUPER absorbent, and even fold into themselves to create a handy little backpack to carry your water-side essentials.
Be sure to bring a reusable water bottle with you so that you’ve always got what you need to stay hydrated. If you’re flying ensure it is empty until after you’ve gotten through security or they’ll require you to dispose of it. Once you’re past security, you can fill it up before boarding your flight.
Be sure to download a book or movies to your phone or tablet through your favorite streaming services like Netflix in case there is no WiFi or service on your flight or at your destination. I’ve been stuck on an international flight before with no WiFi and no entertainment, and let me tell you, that was a long flight.
LONG HAUL SUPPLIES
For longer flights you may want to bring extra items to help with comfort and staying occupied. Things like a book, headphones, socks, snacks, inflatable neck pillow, eye masks, and chewing gum are all favorites for long trips. And if you listened to my rant above, you already know I have my pashmina to use as a blanket!
I’m really looking forward to this upcoming series and I can’t wait to introduce you to some of my favorite things in some of my favorite cities! Is there a specific city that you’d like to see me cover? Let me know in the comments and then stay tuned to see if I do.
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