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Holiday Travel Essentials List

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Holiday Travel Essentials List

If you are travelling to escape the cold or to visit family during the holidays, the first step to a successful journey is a well-packed bag. Forgetting something important can put a damper on your holiday fun.

Believe me, I’ve gone on trips and have forgotten some essentials and had to pay a marked-up price or go without altogether. It’s always a great idea to have everything you need and only pack the best travel essentials. That way, you’re covered and you don’t over pack.

Read on for a list of what you’ll need. It’s a handy list of items you may have forgotten to pack. Some of them may surprise you!

Suit case packed with essentials and Claritin.

Top Travel Essentials:
  1. Documents: Do you have your passport, itinerary, booking reference codes and insurance forms packed? A misplaced bag at the airport or hotel could leave you stranded. Make sure to back up your documents with an online copy. Use a secure place like Google Drive that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
  2. Comfy shoes: No matter what you’re travelling for, you can bet you will be doing lots of walking. Make sure to pack a comfy pair of shoes that will keep you going all day.
  3. Reusable water bottle: You save money by bringing your own water along. It’s also a helpful reminder to stay hydrated throughout your trip. This is especially important if you are going somewhere hot or will be doing lots of activities.
  4. RestoraLAX: Traveler’s constipation is very common thanks to the lack of physical movement while in transit, stress and change in diet. RestoraLAX is an easy way to restore your body’s natural rhythm. Dissolve RestoraLAX into your favourite hot or cold drink – there’s no grit or taste!
  5. Headphones: Make sure to pack your favourite pair of headphones so you can zone-out and enjoy yourself on the journey, chill-out on the beach or even block out the commotion of other travelers during the holidays.
  6. Allergy medication: You’ve probably packed your vitamins, deodorant, glasses and toothbrush, but did you pack your allergy medication? Going to a different climate or environment can expose you to potential allergens and make for an unpleasant trip. Claritin Rapid Dissolve gives you non-drowsy, 24-hour allergy symptom relief, so you can enjoy every second of your vacation. These dissolve instantly on your tongue so you don’t need water. From the ocean, to the mountains, you can take it anywhere!

Enjoy your vacation!

What unexpected travel items can you never leave at home? 

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!


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  1. head phones is actually a great idea. i never would have thought to bring those along. not that hubby and i get to travel much but for when we do i will keep this in mind 🙂

  2. Well, after my last trip I’m not leaving home without my pillow. I did not sleep a wink due to the super flat pillow at the hotel.

  3. I cannot emphasize enough how important good comfortable shoes are. I love to pack Rothy’s. A little expensive but they are as comfortable as tennies and look dressy.

  4. I never leave my e-reader at home. It’s so much easier to take than a stack of books and I always have it in my carryon so I can read on the plane. Great list!

  5. I always try to fly on a comfy way, but my shoes usually are the least comfortable of all. I need to find travel shoes! LOL Great tips here!

  6. What a great list! These are things I usually always bring with me. Plus a book. I read a lot on the airplane.

  7. My travel must have is a travel charger and USB cords. Nothing is worse than wanting to snap a picture only to find your camera battery is dead. .

  8. I don’t go anywhere without a water bottle and a set of headphones. I need to stay hydrated and I love listening to tunes..

  9. My headphones and my phone are pretty much essential, but you’ve presented a bunch of other must-have items too! We are planning a vacation in the near future.

  10. This is such a great list. I can’t leave home without my activated charcoal pills. Especially, when traveling out of the country.

  11. This is an exhaustive list of necessary items to pack. It is so important to have all the necessary items. Recently we were in a place that turned out to be colder than we anticipated and we had to actually shop for some warm clothes.

  12. These are some great ideas. I think the water bottle is always a must. That as well as some snacks. That’s what I always tend to pack. Having Claritin is a wonderful idea too. Never know when you may need that.

  13. It is so nice to be able to travel during the holidays, but it’s also so stressful since there is so much going on! These are great tips.

  14. I totally agree with the water bottle! I have saved so much money by bringing my own on trips. I also can never leave without a tiny lotion to combat dry airplane air.

  15. This is a list I need in my life, my packing ability is AWFUL! I always forget something and it is always an essential. I am going to be using this next time I need to pack a bag thank you.

  16. I didn’t actually realize why travelers constipation happened, but this makes sense. A great idea to be ready for it!

  17. I don’t need to escape any bad weather, but I could definitely use a vacation after this busy, busy month. Loving all the recommendations for packing. It’s so easy to forget things like medication, so having a checklist helps.

  18. This is the best holiday travel essential list I’ve seen so far. Glad that you shared it, going to share with my traveling friends who do venture out for the holiday season with family.

  19. That’s a really good list. I see a lot of great items on here for those who travel a lot. Comfy shoes are always a must for us.

  20. I always forget my headphones nowadays, whenever I’m travelling. It is SO irritating and you’re totally right, I have to put it on my travel checklist.

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