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.
But for me, an over-packer, these are the travel essentials to pack for every trip to ensure that I’m taken care of no matter what happens.
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Women’s Travel Essentials
I like to be prepared and as comfortable as possible.
I like to have my favorite things with me and so there are a few women’s travel essentials that I pack for every single trip I take.
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.
My travel essentials as an over packer
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.
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!
Travel Essentials I Always Pack
I have to admit, I’m an anxious traveler. I get the airport super early because I hate the idea of missing my flight.
I am totally that person who stands in a line to stand in a line so that I can board the plane. And I want to be prepared for anything that might pop up during the trip.
I know that I can probably track down these items should the need arise, but I feel so much better having them with me at the start of the trip.
These are the things I never travel without
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.*
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.
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!