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The Travel Essentials To Pack for Every Trip


If you’re an over-packer like me, you like to have everything with you that you might need. These are the travel essentials to pack for every trip to ensure that I’m taken care of no matter what happens.

This blog post is sponsored by Boiron® and PTPA. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

Carry on bag on a hotel bed next to a jean jackets, hat and sunglasses.

The term “travel essentials” means something different depending on the type of traveler you are. For some, essentials means just the absolute most important things to survive a trip. I’m more of an everything, including the kitchen sink.

Women’s Travel Essentials

I like to have my favorite things with me so I’m prepared for anything and as comfortable as possible. There are a few women’s travel essentials that I pack for every single trip I take.

I recently got back from a work trip to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. I was also in Mexico for spring break with my family a few months before that. (Check out what we did at Xplor Park!)

Both trips had different goals (one to network and learn about a new-to-me destination and the other to relax as hard as possible) but I found that there were things that I packed for both trips that I couldn’t have done without. 

girl sitting holding a glass of champagne with the sunset behind her.

I love to travel. And while I usually just do quick weekend getaways, I feel super lucky to have taken a few really fun trips over the last year.

I always check a bag when I’m flying so I can bring the things I feel like I need without worrying about getting liquids through the TSA check (listen, this girl loves her lotions and potions). 

But even when you check a bag, you’ve got to worry about making sure your bag doesn’t weigh too much. 

Travel Essentials I Always Pack

my must have products for travel laying on a bed.

These travel must-haves keep me feeling great, looking good and able to have a great trip without feeling like I’m missing some of my favorite things. 

If you aren’t an over-packer, you should check out my friend Clarissa’s travel essentials post. She only travels with a carry on no matter what!

I have to admit, I’m an anxious traveler. I get the airport super early because I hate the idea of missing my flight. These are the things I never travel without

Women's Travel Essentials from Amazon

These are the travel essentials I take with me on every trip. These make my life easier and more comfortable when I'm away from home.

Indigestion and Gas Medicines – I always make sure that I have Boiron® Acidil® and Gasalia® with me on trips. There is nothing worse than feeling bad on a trip. These two things really come in handy and they’re so easy to use.*

women's travel essentials including a hat, sunglasses and portable speaker on a bench

You know that when you travel, your system gets off track. Travel stress, rich foods, large meals before lying down, all of these things contribute to indigestion and gas. 

My husband always makes fun of me for packing my Boiron medicines. But I always want to make sure I feel my best on a trip! So why wouldn’t you prepare for it!  

Boiron® medicines are perfect for travel! Many of them, like Acidil, come in punch through sheets that fit easily into my little black bag. I can bring them with me on all my adventures. 

  • And you don’t need any water to take them. You simply dissolve two tablets under your tongue every 15 minutes (for up to an hour) until you find relief.
  • Even better, since they don’t interact with other drugs, I can share these with other people I’m traveling with, in case they need them as well.
  • Acidil® is the #1 selling homeopathic medicine for indigestion and heartburn and relieves occasional heartburn, indigestion, bloating and upset stomach.
  • Acidil doesn’t contain ingredients commonly found in other antacids that can cause constipation or diarrhea (which travel can induce on its own…) and can be used by adults and children 12 and up.*

It’s my motherly instinct to take care of those around me.  

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

Two girls sitting on the front of a boat with their backs to the camera.

I’m not willing to miss out on fun opportunities because I don’t feel my best. And over the years I’ve figured out that planning ahead keeps me enjoying every single minute of a trip. 

By packing these travel essentials, I know that I am setting myself up for an enjoyable trip, every single time. Even with travel delays and airport food (you’ll always find Acidil and Gasalia in my carryon too) you can create a positive travel experience. 

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What travel essentials do you never leave home without? My list of items helps me to feel prepared (looking and smelling cute), and ready to experience new things no matter what stresses the trip has in store!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Hi Sharon! I enjoyed this pin! Our family has a lot of trips coming up, and I really appreciated your suggestions. Where did you find your small black purse? Super cute!

    1. I’m so glad you found it useful! The purse is pretty old but I always have great luck with little black purses at H&M!

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