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    31 Products You May Want To Buy Before Your Next Trip

    *Arrives at airport ten hours early*

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    1. An essential cropped tank that has most likely been blessed by a fairy godmother, because this takes your basic cami and goes *poof.* An instantly chic upgrade is yours for the taking due to this high-neck silhouette.

    2. Columbia hiking boots because perfection really does exist, and it's both stylish *and* functional. Reviewers can't stop raving about the solid quality, out-of-the-box comfort, and awesome traction that these waterproof babies offer.

    reviewer wearing the brown boots with red laces

    3. A large travel wallet because there is NOTHING WORSE than losing a connecting boarding pass while on a plane. Is it underneath your seat? In the carry-on you stored in the overhead compartment? DID YOU DROP IT EN ROUTE TO THE PLANE? I don't know, I'm tired — just get this and save yourself the potential headache.

    4. An Eyeko waterproof mascara that makes ~waves~ because it really, truly, 100% delivers on its no raccoon eyes promise. So go ahead and watch Titanic or walk your dog during a torrential downpour — black smudges gracing your under-eyes are officially a problem of the past.

    hand holding the tube of waterproof mascara

    5. A two-piece set for red-eye flights when the only effort you'd like to muster up is reserved for caffeine making and caffeine making, only. This 'fit is easy peasy.

    6. A water-resistant weekender duffle roomy enough to fit the essentials (no fewer than 63 outfit options and seven pair of shoes). The back strap fits conveniently over suitcase handles, plus it's water-resistant and really darn durable.

    the duffel

    7. A exercise dress because athleisure is alive and well, but pairing leggings and a sport bra feels too mundane for vacay. Presenting your daily solution: a mid-weight number with slight compression ideal for walks around new cities.

    model wearing the dress

    8. Compression socks to keep your adorable little piggies (AKA your feet) from swelling up. TL: DR; These help prevent leg soreness, cramping, *and* use a moisture-wicking fabric.

    reviewer wearing knee-high white compression socks

    9. BPA-free covers if you've gotten into the habit of flinging your toothbrush into your foundation-covered makeup bag and calling it a day. When you think about it: ew. This tiny gadget keeps grime off the bristles that are intended to disinfect your mouth.

    the toothbrush cover

    10. Packing cubes capable of helping you fit your entire 👏 friggin' 👏 wardrobe 👏 inside your carry-on. Plus, this keeps everything lookin' niiiiice and neat.

    reviewer using the packing cubes

    11. A TSA-approved transparent organizer so that you don't have to fish around your suitcase for liquids (and then stuff them in a clear baggy) while going through airport security. Flying is nerve-wracking enough. Let's not be panicking about whether or not our favorite moisturizer will be unjustly confiscated.

    the organizer

    12. A mini cushioned Ostrich Pillow you can slip on over your hand for deep sleep that feels genuinely restful (no small feat on a bumpy train ride). Prop open your tray table, rest your hand, then rest your head. *falls asleep immediately*

    13. A draped wrap skirt you'll find yourself gravitating toward for any occasion. It all lies in the power of shoe choice: Pair this with heels for tasting course dinners or with sneakers for that ~aesthetic~ coffee shop you found on Instagram.

    reviewer wearing the yellow skirt

    14. A three piece luggage set available in several vibrant colors because heed my warning — being able to distinguish your suitcase at baggage claim is life-changing.

    15. Allbirds wool sneakers truly worthy of the rave reviews they've received — they feel like a fluffy cloud from the moment you slip 'em on. They have a padded insole, a super lightweight sole, and the laces? They're made from 100% recyclable material. They're also easy to slip on and off, cc: airport security.

    model wearing white lace-up sneakers

    16. Cat-eye sunglasses that block the light, add some trendiness to your low-key fit, and (most importantly) don't cost a small fortune. Lose them? Break them? Scratch them? The loss won't feel quite as significant.

    17. An Energizer clip-on light that can be easily slipped on over that engrossing thriller paperback you're reading. Rather than turning on the overhead light (which will make your seatmates want to murder you), this allows you to continue reading without disturbing anyone's beauty sleep.

    the light

    18. A crisscross side lace-up one-piece so chic, it'll be impossible to not take a mirror pic as soon as you try it on. Channeling your inner MySpace self never felt so trendy.

    19. A memory foam foot rest because maybe they advertised that your seat will have one, but guess what? It's not functioning. This little sling allows you to truly ~kick your feet up~ and relax, promoting circulation and helping you feel less cramped than in your tiny seat.

    reviewer using the foot rest

    20. A collapsible Nomader water bottle you can roll up and stow away when not in use, the perfect accessory to pack if your weekender tote is basically about to burst.

    21. A stylish strapless romper destined to have these words coming from your lips: "I can't believe I didn't get these sooner." Give a warm round of applause to your new vacay wardrobe staple.

    reviewer wearing black romper

    22. A bug bite suction tool for anyone who feels like an all-you-can-eat buffet for mosquitoes ("why me?" — me every summer). This promptly eases itching and swelling by removing insect saliva, venom, and other irritants, so rest assured you won't spend the night scratching at your legs and cursing the brief time you spent in your backyard.

    23. A portable pack of soap sheets that will certainly come in ~handy~ because train toilets — and the decorative dispensers that never contain soap — shouldn't have to feel like the enemy.

    The pink plastic container with ears and a nose, plus the pink paper-thin soap sheets

    24. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with a built-in adjustable light that makes reading easy wherever you go, whether it's sunlit beaches or an overnight train ride in which you can't turn on the overhead light for fear of being hated by your aisle mates. Plus, a single battery charge lasts for weeks.

    25. A lipstick-sized portable charger so that your phone DOES NOT DIE in the middle of that Law & Order: SVU season you downloaded SPECIFICALLY for this train ride. And while trains offer a USB port on each chair, we know the drill. Sometimes they don't work. When they do, it takes one million hours to get it up to a full charge. It's fine. We're fine.

    the charger

    26. A straw visor if you love the look of a floppy wicker beach hat but are prone to overheating. This provides sun protection and style, sans scalp sweat.

    27. A scoopneck swimsuit that is here to take your hand and lead you to greener pastures (translation: TikTok fashion-land) in which stylish cutouts are the only thing that matters.

    reviewer wearing the swimsuit

    28. Kitsch elastic scrunchies, because it's about time you break up with breakage. The smooth satin material won't tug or pull at your 'do (they're perfect for long plane rides!), plus they'll last and last and last after months of constant use.

    model wearing pink scrunchie in hair

    29. An elastic belt sans buckle, that way you won't feel a piece of metal digging into your belly button while you're eating your delicious in-flight meal. Mmmm, fresh chicken.

    model using the belt

    30. A two-piece set you'll dub "vacation brunch attire," aka an outfit you'll want to wear for vacation mimosas. Slipping on this cropped top and flowy skirt has a 100% effectiveness rate at getting you no less than one million compliments.

    31. Disposable silicone earplugs because ear pain during air travel is REAL, and babies have every reason to cry because of it. Just saying.

    the ear plugs

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