Summer tour is on for me and I wanted to share 10 of my favorite things I always bring with me while traveling. These are my favorite 10 travel items that are always packed and ready to go to make traveling easier and I think you would find these convenient on your next trip – whether a staycation or far away from home!
A Half Slip | $34 from Kokoon | Show me a dress that isn’t see-thru when you stand in front of the sun…when I modeled for Kokoon a few years ago I wore a half-slip under my outfits and I felt so much more confident, modest, and now I can’t live without one! I own a 16″ half slip from Kokoon in black and white, white is pretty universal so if you just need one, the white works great.
A Reusable Tumbler | $14 on Amazon | I have a red tumbler that says “Free Refills” and I thought it was the perfect time to use when visiting a girlfriend in Costa Mesa for 5 days. Then I brought it with me again a month later when I visited another girlfriend in San Diego for 5 days and it is nice to have your own drink to look for – and if you’re a dust freak like myself and you want your drinks covered, it’s nice. And you can fill it up with ice water when you leave!
Canon G7X Wi-Fi camera | $548 on Amazon | Newer version here. My friend who is a travel blogger – like a real one and that’s all he does is travel all the time, he had the most incredible images I had to text him to what he was using and he said this camera. It also takes amazing idols and has a self flip back so you can see yourself if you do selfies or videos. If I could use just one point and shoot for travel, this would be it! It opens up to F/2.
Makeup Valet | $14 at Nordstrom Rack | If you buy online, you might not get the print you want, just had to mention. I ordered blush but got a neutral color which was fine for $14. I saw my girlfriend use it and I loved how it laid flat and the brushes were organized. I have dedicated travel brushes and I leave them in there and it makes it easier to pack. All of my makeup fits on the left side. If I need to pack more, I better reconsider if I’m really as cute as I think, LOL.
Packable Tote | $68 from Lilly Pulitzer (pictured), $10 version on Amazon | A foldable zip tote that is great to use incase you buy more than you thought you would on the trip, just unzip this! I prefer zippers on most bags when I travel, especially internationally.
Jewelry Binder | $79 at Pottery Barn (pictured), $24 version on Amazon | I always pack bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings when I’m on vacation because my outfits have to look put together. Does anyone else think they look better on vacation? I carry on my jewelry and I love see-thru pockets. I’m currently covering this high-end version Chloe, $155 at Nordstrom.
Catch-all / Jewelry Valet | $65 leather version, $8 on Amazon (pictured), $6.50 on Amazon (various colors) | I always threw my rings, necklace and jewelry in a corner on a table and worried it’d get lost. If there’s a place for everything it helps – and though I could put it back in my jewelry binder, I sometimes don’t when it comes to daily jewelry or my keys. It unsnaps so it lays flat so you can travel with it easily.
Large Tote | $49.50 on Amazon | Ideal for carry on travel – this one specifically for my spring and summer travels, and also as a tote to carry while heading to the beach, shopping, or all the fun things where a purse isn’t enough. This one is a must-have it has interior pockets on the sides to hold drinks and easy to access things like your keys and phone.
Hangers | $22 for set of 100 on Amazon | I keep my dry-cleaning wire hangers for travel – they are lightweight and I can bring them back or leave them. I have found having my own hangers is easier than asking my friend for a dozen and keeps my clothes as wrinkle free as possible. I sometimes travel with a garment bag for a suitcase like this one.
Laundry bag or popup laundry bag | $12 on Amazon | I don’t like dirty clothes touching any clean clothes, and it makes it easier to sort when I get home. This laundry bag zips around when closed. I also use shoe bags as well, which may not surprise you because we are a shoes off home so of course I think shoe are dirty *wink*