Travel Necessities


I feel like I travel enough to have learned what’s necessary to bring when going on a trip, so I decided to make a list ๐Ÿ™‚

BTW… I usually pack Mirhad’s stuff tooย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Travel portion:

  • Make a music playlist to listen to depending on how long your trip is
    • I either fly or drive so either way I make a Spotify playlist and I make sure it’s a lot of songs so I don’t listen to the same stuff the whole time
      • I usually name it according to where I’m going ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • If you are driving your own car, make sure everything is good to go such as:
    • Car oil levels
    • Windshield fluid levels
    • Tires are not deflated, etc.,
  • Bring a blanket and small pillow whether you are flying or traveling
    • It gets cold in either setting and your neck will thank you

Personal necessities:

  • Decide if you need a book bag, suitcase, or just a purse
    • A carryon – this will save you time if you traveling by plane because you wont have to check your bags in (such as a book bag or small suitcase)
      • also means the airlines won’t lose your bags
  • The smaller items:
    • Tooth brush, toothpaste, floss
      • granted you can buy this at your destination, but I always seem to almost forget these two every time!!!
      • Walmart & Target sell little packages that come with a toothbrush and toothpaste, very handy
    • Face wash
      • I always bring a smaller one and it’s just easier if you bring your own in case they don’t have the one that your skin likes wherever you are headed to
    • Face moisturizer
      • Alwayssssss need this!!!!! My face gets annoyingly dry when I travel so I make sure to bring enough
    • Face mask
      • I like to bring face masks just in case my face gets super dry or dehydrated
    • Shampoo & conditioner
      • Whether you are staying at an Airbnb or a hotel, most of the time it is provided, but I like to bring my own just in case and also because I know which one is good for my hair
    • Razors
    • Deodorant
    • Make-up (usually goes in a separate make-up bag)
      • I always bring one of everything like:
        • ย mascara
        • beauty blender or foundation brush
        • foundation
        • a small eyeshadow pallet
        • eyeliner
        • setting powder
        • and highlighter
    • Make-up wipes if you need them
    • Sunscreen
      • This is important even in cold areas especially if you go hiking – you can still get a sunburn hiking in the mountains even if it’s VERY cold!!!!
    • Any other personal girl stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰

Side Notes:

– Walmart & Target have an awesome travel section where you can get a lot of these things in packages and for cheap!!!

– Also, I usually put all of these in a big make-up bag ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Basic clothing (depending on where you are going, what you are doing):
    • Lightweight clothing
    • Sweaters or jackets
    • Pants or shorts
    • Belts
    • T-shirts and tanks
    • Long-sleeved shirts
    • Socks
    • Comfortable shoes
      • I usually bring a pair or two depending on how much room I have and how I am traveling
    • Underwear, bras etc.,
    • Dresses/skirts
    • Swimsuits/swim trunks
    • Slippers or those things that look like fuzzy socks but have the stuff underneath so you don’t slip
      • I love bringing my little bunny slippers to walk around the Airbnb in, feels more homey
    • PJ’s!!!!
      • I almost always forget to bring my PJ’s, it’s nice to lounge around in your comfy PJ’s
    • Hats (for shade or for warmth), gloves, or sunglasses
      • Made the mistake of not bringing gloves to Denver the first time I went even though it was March… just needed them when I went to the Rocky Mountains -.-
    • Scarfs
  • Other important items:
    • Cell phone charger + car charger
      • I always bring 2 in case one of them breaks or I lose one
      • Bought a cheap car charger and unfortunately it broke on my way back home, so deff invest a little more money into these
    • Download Maps on your phone
      • I usually use Waze because
        • it tells me the speed limit
        • tells me how fast I am going
        • tells me if there are any traffic jams
        • and if any cops are around
    • A simple notebook & a pen or pencil
      • I have one that I carry everywhere and it’s great for traveling because I can jot down some thoughts or write down what I did that day or what I saw
      • Also handy to have a pen in case you need to sign or write something down somewhere
    • If you wear glasses (not 24/7) like Mirhad does, don’t forget those
      • I always have to double check to make sure I packed his because he doesn’t see far away well (this is super important when we are looking at mountains lol)
    • Life-proof phone case if you are going to be hiking or doing anything where you could drop your phone
      • I bought one and just use it for trips now since most are too bulky for everyday use
    • Small wallet
      • I have one just for traveling so I don’t have to carry all of my cards and it just fits the card I need and the cash I need as well!
    • Digital Camera
      • I have a Fiji Film Instant Camera and it’s fun to use on special occasions because you don’t get to look at it and redo it a million times till it’s perfect & it prints out right away ๐Ÿ˜€
    • An iPad or tablet
      • Not super important, but good to use for watching movies
        • This reminds me of us using Sanela’s iPad and putting it in the middle of the car so we could all watch a movie while driving back homeย ๐Ÿ˜‚

That’s my list so far. If I remember anything else, I will be sure to add it! ๐Ÿ™‚




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