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    30 Things That Frequent Travelers Use While Traveling (So Maybe You Should, Too)

    What the experts use when they hit the road.

    1. A collapsible water bottle that'll take up wayyy less space in your bag pre-security, but also help you avoid paying approximately $20 for one water bottle *and* help you stay hydrated = all very important things.

    2. Some wipes to wipe down your seat, the tray, and anywhere else you touch to avoid that plague that comes after flying.

    3. A packable puffer designed to fold up into a convenient travel pillow so you don't have to worry about carrying around a super heavy coat when traveling between different climates.

    4. Some compression socks to stop your feet and legs from swelling up as much as Violet Beauregarde did in Willy Wonka's factory.

    5. A shampoo bar so you can avoid using whatever they have at the hotel and also not worry about adding more liquids to your TSA-approved bag.

    6. An Away carryon which has three separate compartments to help you organize your things in the most efficient way possible to make the most use of your space.

    7. A TSA-approved toiletry bag to easily stash your liquids and be ready when you go through security (and not hold up the line because everyone hates that).

    8. Bose QC20 Earbuds that'll ~cancel~ all the noise (i.e. plane sounds, crying babies, talkative seat mates), and let you focus on whatever new podcast you've been obsessing over. Before you know it, you'll be at your destination.

    9. Some melatonin sleep gummies made with L-Theanine, chamomile, and lemon balm to boost natural sleep hormones and help you fall asleep at a respectable time and be rested to take on the next day.

    10. An anti-theft backpack with the main body zipper on the inside (against your back while in use) so you can feel safer knowing that nobody will be able to unzip it when you're in a crowded unfamiliar space.

    11. An Anker charging port with six USB ports so all your devices can get to 100% at the same time. Now that's luxury.

    12. A compact umbrella that comes with a convenient carrying case for when it starts to downpour out of nowhere because that happens quite a bit on vacations for some reason.

    13. A sleep mask designed with a 3D contoured shape, which just means there's more space where your eyes go, so there's no pressure on them (you can also even open them), but it still provides total darkness so you can try and catch some zzz's when you have a 6 a.m. flight you had to get up at 3 a.m. to catch.

    14. A travel wallet with an RFID-blocking shield material to not only keep all your many important travel documents organized but also safe and ready for you to grab when you need your ID quickly in the TSA line.

    15. A Trlt pillow made with fleece so you can sleep cozily in whatever position is the most comfortable for you. Plus, it only weighs half a pound and can easily be thrown in your carry-on without taking up a ton of space.

    16. An anti-blister balm for when you're in a ~pinch~ and want to make sure that you don't get blisters from walking all day.

    17. An external battery so powerful that it can charge your phone up to three times before it needs to be charged itself (now that's convenient).

    18. A spray hand sanitizer you'll want on ~hand~ basically your whole flight because planes are gross. Trust me, I've seen my fair share of babies (and grown adults) putting their feet over the tray table and in-flight entertainment.

    19. A Dagne Dover duffle bag (now with a sleeve you can put over suitcase) that's worth the splurge because you'll be able to fit everything you need for a flight in it...and then swiftly put it under your seat to avoid the Hunger Games-style fight for overhead bin space.

    20. A portable white noise machine that'll work hard while you sleep at night to block all the noises that come with staying in a hotel room. (Looking at you elevator and ice machine!!!!!)

    21. Some biodegradable hypoallergenic wipes because flying can make you feel gross and these give you the chance to freshen up when there's not a shower in sight.

    22. An electronics organizer with spots for all your cords, chargers, devices, and anxiety*.

    23. A set of packing cubes—once you use them, you'll wonder how you've lived this long without them in your life. They help keep your clothes organized and allow you to pack more in your suitcase. I call that a win-win.

    24. A slim RFID-blocking wallet to hold the essentials close to you and protect you from anybody trying to take advantage of tourists.

    25. Silicone earplugs to reduce the pressure in your ears because sometimes you can't avoid getting an ~earful~ when the plane is taking off (and from the woman sitting next to you).

    26. Some reusable bottle bags to help protect any breakable purchases (i.e. wine or alcohol) you make so you can enjoy the deliciousness back home without worrying about it spilling in your checked bag.

    27. A stroller so lightweight and compact, it can fit in the overhead bin on a plane. This means you don't have to wait around for it to be retrieved from storage after you deplane. You can just open the stroller and go.

    28. Individually wrapped makeup removing wipes you can easily stash in your purse or carry-on for when you just can't take another minute in your makeup while flying. Fresh face = best face.

    29. A HappyLuxe travel wrap designed to be used as both a chic scarf and then as a blanket when it gets super cold on the plane and you want to sleep comfortably.

    30. A 4-wheel underseater small enough to fit under the seat in front of you but large enough to fit everything you need for the flight. Plus, because it has wheels, you don't have to worry about it weighing down your shoulder when you get through TSA and realize your gate is about 1.4 miles away.

    Booking my next vacation in 3, 2, 1...

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