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Like many other travelers, I’m guilty of forgetting some important things at home. It’s often surprising how much small and seemingly unimportant things can make or break your trip. I’ve complied a list of things I think are essential for traveling as a young female. Many of these things are things I commonly forget to pack but can be extremely useful when you remember them.
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You’ll never know when the inspiration to write will strike. I find that when I travel my mind is flowing with ideas and observations about where I am. I always bring a journal with me to jot down important things or give me the opportunity to reflect on my experience.
Here’s mine —–>>>>
Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow
Travel Neck pillows can be essential for comfort during a long flight, however most neck pillows are filled with cotton or foam etc. This can make it awkward or difficult to store. I prefer an inflatable pillow because it takes up less room in my pack and I can adjust the firmness by releasing or adding air to it.
For keeping Keep your receipts. I like to be able to track how much I’m spending. So I keep receipts and then when I returned figure out how much of my money went where so I can make adjustment for the future. Sometimes I’m surprised to realize that I spent a lot of money in unexpected places that I don’t think to budget for, like food at the airport, or that magazine I bought to read during a train ride.
Anti-Bacterial Wipes/ Hand Sanitizer
Traveling is stressful enough without wondering if someone drooled all over your tray table or propped their feet up on your armrests on the previous flight. While traveling you have the opportunity to be exposed to so many germs. Get rid of germs and bacteria from your seat, armrests, or tray table with some handy disinfectant wipes.
Hand sanitizer is helpful for similar reasons. I always like to sanitize my hands before eating.
Emory Board or Nail Clippers
It might just be me, but I feel like every time I travel I break a nail and low and behold I always forget a set of nail clippers or an Emory board at home. Save yourself the trouble of fussing over a broken nail snagging on your clothes by packing these thing with you. I typically forget and end up having to buy one or the other, ugh.
Cute Cross Body Purse
I like to bring a small cross body purse because I don’t need to carry much during the day and I also want to be hands free. I also find it awkward to carry shoulder bag when I want to be as active as possible exploring a new city. You can even use it lug your jacket around if it gets a little warm. I just drape my jacket over the purse and can carry them both around hands-free.
You might be traveling to somewhere with a different climate or maybe just have dry skin. Whatever the reason, lotion is always a must on my list. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Udderly Smooth Hand and Body Cream. This lotion absorbs quickly onto your skin and is non-greasy.