i can’t believe it has been almost 3 years since this post on my favorite travel items. since then, i have racked up tens of thousands of more miles on various trips, for work and pleasure. i am constantly honing my travel regime, and these are the products that make the process infinitely easier.
1) wipes. these are the least glamorous items on my list, but one of the most essential. after stretches of being on a plane every week and becoming promptly sick, i am now one of those crazy people who wipes everything down when i first sit down in an airplane seat. the face wipes are great for refreshing in a pinch and even wiping stains off leather.
2) cashmere travel set. i recently read an article on how sometimes airlines don’t actually wash the blanket and pillow they give you between flights. within 5 minutes, i ordered my own blanket, eye mask, and pillowcase set because ewwww. 3) wireless headphones. they keep me semi sane when seated next to, or on the same plane as, a screaming baby. and they are pink. 4) prepacked clear toiletry kit. this is hands down the best thing to make last minute trips so much easier. i keep this kit stocked with all the things i need for anywhere from 1 to 7 nights away. therefore, i can grab it and go, without worrying if i have lip balm or q tips. my kit includes: shampoo, conditioner, face wash, day moisturizer with spf, night cream, eye cream, mouthwash, floss, toothpaste, toothbrush (i have an electric toothbrush but this is in case it runs out of battery or i forget it), floss, laundry stain solution, disposable razor, lip balm, q tips, cotton balls, tweezers, nail clippers, hairbands, nail polish remover wipe, and a small comb. if i am traveling for work, i add in my foundation and lip gloss. in my carryon, i keep another small bag packed with earplugs, ibuprofen, deodorant, and a hairbrush. 5) ultra lightweight suitcase. my old anya hindmarch suitcase served me well for over 6 years and hundreds of thousands of miles travelled. when the zipper broke again and i found new holes in the lining, i realized it was probably time to let it rest. i did a lot of research on the many options out there and finally settled on the rimowa salsa air. it weighs only 4 pounds, and the double zip pockets in the interior allow you to compress your packed items. i also love the built in tsa approved combination lock.