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Mom’s Must-Have Travel Essentials
After the two years, we’ve had, I’m so ready to ditch the mask, plan our next vacation and get our travel essentials on point. Soon our kids are almost out of school and the long-awaited trip is just a few weeks away. Whether is a beach vacation or road trip you want to make sure you are prepared with the right travel essentials. As a busy mom on the go, I’m very meticulous about being organized when traveling. Therefore anything that can keep me sane and that’s fail-proof it’s a must-have to pack. Traveling can be hectic and stressful, but if you’re like me that like’s to get ahead of the game and be organized then you’ll like my recommendations for my 10 fail-proof travel essentials for your next trip.
1. Tote bag
One thing I’ve learned when traveling is investing in a comfortable and versatile cute bag. It took a lot’s trial by error but so far found one that meets my traveling expectation. The Alana Duffle Bag offers maximum versatility, perfect for traveling, long weekends getaways, and gym to fit your unique lifestyle. With its multi-purpose luggage sleeve, this duffel will keep you organized on the go, no matter where you’re going. Oh, and it also comes with a designated phone pocket, padded laptop sleeve (15″), shoe bag, and a wet gear bag which is a plus. The Alana is large enough to carry you through a long weekend but small enough to be carried throughout the day without weighing you down. It’s truly a one-stop-shop.
A travel pouch organizer is MUST-HAVE travel essential! We are a party of three, and with the hectic long lines we have to through security, I like to have all my travel documents on hand easily accessible. This organizer holds all the passports, tickets, and other travel documents. With three separate zippered pockets, this pouch will keep your travel documents, credit cards, cell phone, chargers, tissues, and safer and neatly organized. It’s very slim and compact doesn’t take up any space in your carry-on bag.
3. Travel Purse
I always pack a wristlet, big enough to carry my phone, room keys, ID, credit cards, and cash. I don’t like carrying big purses at the resort when we’re at the pool, beach, or going to eat dinner. As for sightseeing or a stroll on the town, I also pack a crossbody wallet, It’s so easy and convenient to carry around.
4. Packing Cubes & Accessories
I can’t rave enough about how packing cubes and shoe bags are so convenient and keep you organized while traveling. They are very compact which makes packing so easy for any suitcase organized. This set includes six pieces, including a laundry bag and secret bag for your undies and bras. It’s amazing how much you can actually fit into these cubes. And needless to say, your suitcase will be organized and everything is within reach without making a mess. You can’t travel without an electronic case for all your chargers and a compact jewelry travel case.
5. Toiletries & Makeup Bags
You will love this stylish and classy portable Hanging Toiletries Bag. This multipurpose bag has several pockets to easily and quickly store all your toiletries essentials for easy access. Great for travel, just hang it in the bathroom for easy access and storage for your beauty essentials. As for your beauty products, whether you love a large makeup bag to store all your makeup or hair tools or a small bag to carry the bare minimum.
6. Beach Bag
Whether you love a very sturdy canvas or a large tote bag for your beach and pool outing this canvas beach bag has a big space for you to hold beach towels, clothes, sunscreen, magazines, drinks, and other accessories.
7. Roll Up Sun Visor
Stay completely covered and in style with the Fit Roll-Up Tie Visors! Its compact size lets you throw it in your luggage or beach bag without taking up precious space. Pack it up and take it anywhere from the beach to the pool to the lake and beyond, love how versatile these are! Throw your hair up in the perfect messy bun and keep it out of your face! https://www.uniform-beauty.com/Tula
8. Wet Swim Bag
A wet swim bag is a must-have whether you have kids or not, it makes it a breeze to keep wet and dry together in the same bag. What I love about this bag is that it holds your wet suit but the back clear pocket holds your dry accessories, sunscreen, phone, keys, tablet, or anything you want to keep dry.
I never thought of buying an adapter until I learned the hard way when I traveled internationally. Let’s just say that I needed to purchase a new travel hairdryer. This travel adapter is very compact and easy to use. I loved that it has 2 slots for USB cords for multiple devices to charge easily to plug in your portable chargers for other devices that need charging. This is a must if you are traveling internationally.
Although you are on vacation it’s very important to always stay hydrated. This insulated water bottle maintains water cold and keeps you from dehydrating under the sun. It also comes with a pop-up straw design that lets you sip directly from the bottle without the hassle of removing the cap. It keeps water cold for longer than 24 hrs and hot for 12hrs. Just pack tit your beach bag pool day or sightseeing.
I never thought of the idea of taking any snack bags because TSA has many restrictions on baby/kids’ food. Although they say they don’t on certain baby/kids food, I say it depends on the agent’s mood on that given day. As a mom traveling with kids we have to pack snacks, they get fidgety and hungry and the prices on food at the airport are ridiculous. So for our recent vacation, I bought reusable snack bags and was very impressed. I packed sealed snacks for the plane but once we arrived these bags did an amazing job keeping food cool and fresh. They are ECO-friendly and you can use them for your kid’s school lunch. Reusable snack bags are handy to have at all times which makes packing kids’ snacks easy.
Bose Quiet Comfort are the best headphones I ever owned I never leave home without them. I love the noise cancelation capabilities. Especially on a flight I put them on and watch movies or listen to music. They are lightweight and fit comfortably. There are so many things you can’t control because it’s beyond your control, especially when you travel, but ladies blocking noise is something you actually can do and feel good.
If you grew up in a Latin household, you know that Vicks Vapor Rub (vivaporú) as many Latin called it, was the solution for everything from headaches and scrapes. What we once believed, today Vicks Vapor Rub has to be used appropriately. This is my Mosquito repellent, it wards off mosquitos. You rub a bit on your clothes, skin like arms and legs, clothes never in the face or near the eyes. Those pesky mosquitoes will not get near you. If you get bitten the camphor reduces redness and itching, place a small amount and cover with a bandage.
- Do not use on blisters.
- Do not use on open wounds.
- Do not use near the eyes.
Although it has a strong stench, I don’t care smelling like vivaporu, I put it on my clothes and skin area and those pesky mosquitos stay away.
Vicks vapor rub is great for headaches and muscle aches.
14. Shower Slippers
Showers Slipper’s is a MUST PACK. Most Hotels and Resorts now have standing showers. And I will damned I will put my feet in there. I will rather be safe than sorry. There are perfect for traveling, and the gym.
Waterproof phone bag convenient for your family. Comes with a lightweight and strong necklace lanyard strap for carrying a mobile, credit card, wallet, money, passport, keys. What I love about this bag is great Best for travel or outdoor activities such as skiing, surfing, water skiing, rowing, beach, floating fishing, pool swimming, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, cruises, camping, waterpark activities, or other beach playing.
What travel essentials do you pack when you travel? Which travel hack worked for you? I would love to hear all about it, leave them in the comment below.