8 Items for your next travel excursion
Traveling is exciting and something we often look forward to for several weeks. I travel a lot for work and while it can be exciting, it can also be very exhausting. I have come up with a list of 8 things that I like to bring along with me to help make it a bit easier and more enjoyable.
1. Headphones – A good pair of headphones is always a great distraction from the hustle and bustle of a busy airport.
2. Chapstick – My lips always get dry when I travel. I absolutely hate it when I get stuck without my favorite chapstick.
3. Travel Lotion – Just like my lips, my hands also get dry when I travel. I love eos hand lotion, but stocking up on the travel size lotions from hotels is always a good option.
4. Earplugs – There is nothing worse than not being able to get a good night’s sleep when you are away from home. I always bring earplugs with me when I travel. I don’t always use them, but I have them just in case.
5. Water Bottle – I don’t know about you, but I always get dehydrated while traveling. So I’ve started bringing my own water bottle along with me. I can fill it up before I head out for the day and refill it along the way at restaurants or coffee shops. Tervis has a great water bottle that you can even monogram!
6. Emergen C – Traveling can take a toll on your immune system so I always bring a few packets of Emergen C with me. No need to take the whole box, just enough for one a day will do.
7. Laundry/Dry Cleaning Bag – The absolute worst part of traveling is having to unpack once you get home. I always bring a grocery bag or trash bag (depending on how long I’ll be gone) to put my clothes in once I’ve worn them. I bring two: one for clothes I will wash myself and one for the clothes I will take to the dry cleaner. Once I get home, I can put the clothes straight in to the washing machine or take them right to the dry cleaners.
8. Delta Skymiles American Express – Living in Atlanta, I always fly Delta. A few years ago I got the Delta Skymiles American Express and it has saved me so much money because your first checked bag is free with the card. It costs $90 per year which pays for itself after 2 round-trips with checked bags. Sure you could save this money by carrying your luggage on the airplane with you, but I hate having to keep up with my luggage all throughout the airport, especially Hartsfield-Jackson. I’d much rather pay the $90, check my bags, and earn miles while using the card to shop, dine, etc.!