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    36 Things You May Want To Add To Your Bag On Your Next Trip

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    Whether you're sitting in traffic on a road trip or surrounded by germs on a delayed plane, traveling can be pretty stressful.


    Ugh, the WORST.

    Prep for your next trip by loading up on these products that'll have you feeling fresh as a daisy all vacation long:

    1. A silk sleep mask, essential if you're planning to take a super long flight or you're going to be a passenger in a cross-country road trip., Amazon

    Promising review: "This mask is high quality. The silk is very nice and is great for sensitive skin. It fits snug and has an adjustable strap to accommodated all sizes. The strap and clip does not ever get tied up in my shoulder length hair and the clasp lays flat so it does not disturb when I sleep. This mask is a complete blackout mask and could be used for air travel. I cannot tell when the lights are on at all when I've got the mask on. It stays snug at night too." —spiketiegal

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 14 styles).

    2. And blue light–blocking glasses, in case you're the type to read on your Kindle or binge-watch an entire series during a flight.,

    Promising review: "I love these glasses. I'm a migraine sufferer, and these glasses are so helpful in just blocking out the blue light on my computer and other tech devices, but also when it's too bright outside. I often wear them when I'm driving, and they're extremely helpful when the sun is shining way too bright for anyone's comfort. Additionally, since it snows so much in Chicago, the sunlight reflects on the pristine white snow and hurts my eyes. But, with these glasses on, I'm able to drive without wearing sunglasses and my eyes aren't straining anymore. They're just all around helpful, and I no longer feel like I'm risking my life out on the road." —Kaytee

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven styles).

    3. A set of reusable cleansing pads, so you can wash away that tired, grimy feeling without packing a million facial wipes.

    Croon / Via

    I have a set of these all-natural face fibers and it has become my new favorite for when I want to freshen up in a hurry. All you have to do is wet the Croon with water, swipe it over your face, and you're DONE! No makeup remover or soap needed. I recently packed them on a overnight trip and it was perfect for when I was too tired to get through my usual pre-bedtime routine.

    Get a set of two from Croon for $26.

    4. Or an organic set of cotton rounds that'll pair perfectly with the micellar water you can't travel without.

    Toss a few into your makeup bag along with your travel-size micellar water and you'll be all set.

    Promising review: "I beyond love these cotton pads! They feel so soft and so well-made it makes you feel like you're wiping your face with a thick cloud. I love using these with my toner because you do not get any cotton fibers left behind. One side has a quilted pattern that holds up very, very well and the other side it extremely — extremely soft and just as durable. I will be buying these regularly, and I wish I discovered them sooner!" —Sabrina

    Get a pack of 70 from Amazon for $2.72+ (also available in packs of two, three, four, or six).

    5. A Chewbacca seatbelt cover, guaranteed to keep you comfortable during your family road trip to Walt Disney World to check out Star Wars Land., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the comfort of this seatbelt cover as I have a pacemaker and this item provided comfort. I recommend this product for the cushion it provides AND it looks so clever on the seatbelt. The cover moves easily over the seatbelt as it is unhooked. Great idea for me and driving is no longer a struggle keeping the seatbelt pressure off my pacer.... an issue I've had since I was very young. For those without a pacemaker, this item is so cute on the seatbelt, a real conversation piece. Try it for yourself and you'll understand how much I like it." —tim sager

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    6. A hot red lipstick you can keep in your carry on and grab when you land for a quick pout pick-me-up.


    Promising review: "It's hard to find a true red lipstick. I feel like half of them are either too orange or too deep for my skin tone but I have to say this one works really well on me. I actually paired it with just a winged eyeliner look and got a ton of compliments. I really do feel like this product is universal." —jenniferfuentes_0x

    Get it from Walmart for $5.48 (available in seven colors).

    7. Memory foam slippers with a non-slip bottom and plush lining to make you feel like you're lounging at a fancy spa instead of a cramped plane.,

    Promising review: "Beautiful comfy slippers! I ordered my normal shoe size, and they fit perfect. For anyone with foot problems, look no further! I have had multiple foot surgeries, my feet swell frequently, and I can't just wear any old shoe or slipper. I'm super picky about what goes on my feet, and I can tell you these slippers are an awesome fit! Snug and firm, but still soft and comfy, and warm! (I live in Wisconsin, and these slippers keep my feet toasty!)" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in women's sizes 6–10.5 and in four styles).

    8. Tinted eyebrow filler, so you can fix 'em when they go haywire after your 3-hour travel nap.,

    Promising review: "Love this! My eyebrows stay in place with a great color. It is especially good for travel. I'll for sure buy more in the future. It even fits in my pocket!" —Andrea Radar

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in five colors).

    9. A pair of comfortable jeggings that'll make you look ready to take on the world even after you've been traveling for days.

    American Eagle

    Promising review: "Not only is the fit perfect, but also they are so soft and comfortable. I can sleep in these. They feel like frickin pajamas. These jeans hug your curves and since they are high waisted, they make you look skinnier. I love them and would 100% buy them again!!!!" —LIVV

    Get them from American Eagle for $49.95 (available in sizes 00–20 and in extra-short, short, regular, long, and extra-long lengths).

    Read our full review of American Eagle's Highest Waist Jeggings (#2).

    10. A compact hair dryer you can use to avoid fumbling with the not-so-great standard one found in most hotel rooms.


    Promising review: "This is a wonderful hair dryer that is lightweight and compact, which makes it ideal for traveling. Nobody wants to bring their big bulky hair dryer with them when they travel because it takes up 1/2 of their suitcase. With this compact hair dryer, you definitely have plenty of room for clothes, shoes, makeup, accessories, and anything else. This Conair Hair Dryer puts out a lot of 'wind,' whether you want it hot or cold, there is no difference in power." —Jordan Hier

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A twistable memory foam pillow to support your neck while you attempt to sleep through the baby that'll probs be screaming and kicking your seat.


    Promising review: "Most travel neck pillows make me feel completely overwhelmed, and this is especially great for those with shorter necks. It gives you control and once you get the positioning that you prefer, it is really comfortable and provides the right support in the right places. Also, (and this was a selling point in the beginning,) having used this on several long-haul flights, I loved that after each trip, I could easily unzip the cover and throw it in the wash." —ltny

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. An adorable satin pouch you can use to stash a spare pair of undies in your backpack for a quick airport change.

    Hanky Panky

    You can then put your worn pair back into the pouch to keep it from touching all the clean items in your bag.

    Get it from Hanky Panky for $18.

    13. And, of course, new no-show underwear to change into for a ~refresher~ after sitting in the same pair all day.


    Promising review: "I love these things. They are are extremely comfy and are a great material. They don't show any lines through leggings or workout wear, are super sexy, and great quality. The sizing is fairly true." —Frank Elavsky

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in two styles).

    14. An electronic-cleaning cloth that'll help you swipe away any germs your devices may have picked up on your travels.


    Promising review: "This is a great e-cloth for cleaning personal electronics. I use it frequently, and it's the best cloth for cleaning computers, cellphones, eye glasses that I have ever had. I also gave some to a friend who is a high tech person. He loves it, and it takes a lot to impress him. Great buy." —C. Mcclanahan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.24+ (also available in a pack of 15).

    15. Pants button extenders, because there's nothing worse than being stuck in a car or on a plane for hours while your pants dig into your stomach., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these extenders. They are made of sturdy plastic and work great. They give you just the right amount of extension. Some extenders are too long and make it hard to zip your pants to the top. I have not had that problem with these. If you're looking for a quick-fix, and want something you can easily put on and take off, these are the ones. They fit most buttons, some buttons take a little bit of maneuvering, but overall work really well. I recommend these over the twisted metal wire extenders, which don't last at all, stretch and don't retract. These by far are the best option." —Wylendia R Eastman

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in three colors).

    16. Waterproof, twist-up eye liner to help you fight off that inevitable tired-eye look.


    Promising review: "Love this product! I've had an eye pencil before and it didn't go on as full as this color and it was uncomfortable to apply. This pencil is very comfortable to apply, nice and soft. The color goes on solid! 10/10 recommend this product if you're looking for an eye pencil!" —Kyle Gordon

    Get it from Amazon for $5.20+ (available in seven colors).

    17. Ouai wave spray you can spritz right onto your wet hair for chic, beachy waves on a whim.

    Ouai Haircare / Via

    I would put my life on the line for Jen Atkin's magic Ouai wave spray. I have naturally wavy/curly hair and most mornings I run my sleepy head under my shower faucet, use some bobby pins to pin some pieces of hair back, then spray this all over before I head out the door. It's a miracle product.

    Get it from Sephora for $12.

    18. Botanical sunscreen you'll love because it won't leave your skin greasy and you can easily apply it in the airplane bathroom before you touch down in a tropical paradise.,

    Promising review: "We all loved this Australian Gold Botánical Mineral Sunscreen!! I have never used mineral-based sunscreen and I am so happy I chose this! It works thoroughly, smells amazing, the texture is a little gritty but goes on smoothly, and your skin soaks it in without clogging pores. We used this on our faces as well and I feel it may have even helped correct my complexion! At one time I used makeup over it and it worked well with no flashback exposure or white cast on my face when pictures were taken. I’m a loyal customer now!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49 (available in SPF 30 or 50).

    19. An on-the-go compact with blush, bronzer, and a highlighter, so you can perform a quick touch-up before heading off on your next adventure.


    Don't even get my started on this rose quartz–styled packaging (can you see my heart eyes from here?). This set is also vegan and free of talc, parabens, pthalate and mineral oil.

    Promising review: "Perfect Face is my new favorite combo that feels natural and glowy but is totally buildable, and in the prettiest palette that gives off serious luxury vibes — love it!" —Megan E.

    Get it from Hipdot for $18.

    20. A mini diffuser, perfect for making your Airbnb, hotel room, or car smell fresh 'n clean.


    Promising review: "This makes driving long distances in my car a delight. I hate being stuck in traffic and smelling the exhaust. I just throw some lemon or mint essential oil inside and it fills the dry air with a fragrant all natural mist. No chemicals. Just water and essential oils. I also use this as my travel aromatherapy volcano since it's small, sturdy, fits well in a suitcase and takes away the "hotel" smell of rooms when I'm flying out of the state/country."—Marie Sherril

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five colors).

    21. And a set of essential oils with a variety of scents to toss in your toiletry bag and waft to reset your mentality after a long day of travel.


    Promising review: "I use my essential oil diffuser every day and always look for good quality essential oil. This set is amazing! The oil collection has a good variety of scent, and also, they all smell different and are very enjoyable. The price is budget-friendly! The best essential oils I have used so far!" —Matthew

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $10.50.

    22. A lightweight T-shirt you'll be happy you packed after spilling your green juice all over yourself in the first hour of your road trip.

    American Eagle

    Added bonus? It has a Marvel-inspired message on it and is made of super soft fabric. Note: according to reviews this shirt runs big, so make sure you size down.

    Get it from American Eagle for $29.95 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL).

    23. A trio of moisturizing lip balm tins to keep in each of your travel bags, because you know you're likely to lose one as you jet around from place to place.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this pack! This stuff lasts a very very long time. Love that it's a natural salve. It really does heal cracked and chapped skin, not just lips but knees, feet, and elbows. I even found it useful for spots on my face that were peeling. Comes in a very cute tin with lid that I found to be useful also for my travel case. Love this product. Makes your lips SO soft." —Honest co.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.48.

    24. Vegan dry shampoo that'll keep your locks looking fresh as a daisy when in reality you haven't showered in three days.


    Promising review: "I use dry shampoo on third-day hair on days that I plan on washing it (so maybe once or twice twice per week) in order to absorb excess oil. I bought this Drop Dead Gorgeous as an alternative to aerosol dry shampoo in the hopes that it would be easier to travel with, better for the environment, and (hopefully) smell less terrible. This is a small bottle, perfect for traveling, and a little bit goes a long way. I feel like it will last me a year or more with twice weekly use." —Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    25. And a travel-sized hair brush, for when all your hair needs is a quick comb-through after a flight.


    Promising review: "I picked up my first Tangle Teezer from Sally's and bought another on Amazon for my travel bag. I love it so much, I had to get a dedicated one for traveling for fear of losing my original (or forgetting to bring it)! I have shoulder length hair, and I took for granted how much easier this makes combing post shower wet hair than a traditional toothed comb until I had to use one recently. This really glides through the hair. I wish my mom had one to use on me when I was growing up, I probably wouldn't have 'dreaded' getting my hair combed out!" —M. Starr

    Get it from Amazon for $11.78+ (available in two colors).

    26. Overnight facial oil, a must-have if you're planning to take a red eye flight or drive through the night.

    Moonlit Skincare

    I have this facial oil and it has honestly been a game changer. It's not super oily, feels really lightweight, and smells fantastic. It's infused with lavender so not only does it help soothe you to sleep, it also calms your mind (which is GREAT if traveling makes you anxious).

    Get it from Moonlit Skincare for $34.

    27. Fancy socks you can keep in your bag and change into so you're not stuck walking around in socks you wore through airport security., Amazon

    Promising review: "Very cute! I live and work in Florida in a professional setting. It is too hot to wear stockings, but I have to wear closed-toed shoes. These socks are a great options and help me feel funky and stylish! I love them!" —I <3 Books

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $11.89 (available in nine styles).

    28. A curling iron/straightener to save TONS of room in your suitcase and assist you in keep your hair on fleek all vacation.

    Promising review: "I really like this curler and flat iron. Heats up fast, cools fast, and the travel bag is perfect with the inside protected from the heat. Size is great and the end of the iron has a place for fingers not to burn. Very much worth the price to have flat iron and curling in one." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.89.

    29. A floral compact that'll make you say "how you doin'?" when you pull it out to touch up your eye makeup.

    Get it from for $20.

    30. Mascara, because a little eyelash lift will take your sleepy eyes from ~drab to fab~ in one swipe.

    Colour Pop

    Promising review: "By far my favorite mascara. I don’t even bother with other brands anymore. This is so affordable and gives your lashes extra volume without it looking like there are spiders on your face." —Anna H.

    Get it from Colour Pop for $8 (available in seven colors).

    31. A set of scrunchies to double as a cute wrist accessory and a backup plan for your travel hairstyle.


    Promising review: "Love these little scrunchies. Great understated earth tone colors and attractive waffle weave fabric with just a hint of shine to it. The elastic holds well while being very gentle to hair. Since they are mini they are not overwhelming or showy. Doubled over they hold my thick hair securely in a pony tail without pulling on the hair." —E. Comella

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $4.36+ (available in packs of six, 12, or 32) or a pack of six from Walmart for $6.73.

    32. A seat cushion to prevent back pain if you're stuck sitting in the same spot for what feels like FOREVER.,

    Promising review: "This cushion is wonderful! I ordered two of these, one for me and one for my husband, before taking a long trip in our motorhome. I've been using mine almost daily for a month now and it truly takes away my low back pain while sitting on it. My main purpose was to use it while traveling, now I take it any place that I'll be sitting on hard surfaces or for extended periods. Some said it didn't fit them properly or raised them up too high, I have no complaints, only praise! My husband likes his as well. Says it gives him more support and comfort while driving." —Pat F

    Get it from Amazon for $20.36.

    33. Glossier's Cloud Paint, so you can add a lil' color to your cheeks without fumbling with a makeup brush when you're on the go.


    Promising review: "I found out about this product from a friend. I always carry two makeup products in my purse... face powder for touch-ups and blush so that I never look washed out with my fair complexion. Cloud Paint has made this so much easier! I use Puff every day for a soft flush and Beam when I want something a little different. The application is easy and quick, especially on-the-go." —fleeterskeets

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six colors).

    34. A travel-sized bottle of Poo-Pourri, in case you're on a plane and really have to go but don't want to ~blow up~ the toilet for the other passengers.


    Promising review: "My mom does lot of international traveling and tries a lot of different foods. Poo-Pourri has made her traveling easier because there is not embarrassment for the next person who uses the toilet after her. The packaging is small and compact, but not so small you lose it. It also has pretty, appealing labels. The smell is unique, but not a good or bad smell. I wouldn't want to wear it for perfume, but it is a nice 'bathroom-type' smell" —TX Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in seven sizes and five scents).

    35. A quip toothbrush, so sleek and easy to pack you can keep it in your carry-on to freshen your breath at any time during your travels.

    quip / Via

    Every quip brush comes with a travel cover that also doubles as a mirror mount and a stand. I have one of these and my mouth has never felt cleaner. The toothbrush itself will notify you with two subtle ~buzzes~ when to change direction and brush another quadrant. Its slim nature makes it the perfect travel and every day toothbrush. You're welcome.

    Get a quip starter set for $25+ (available in seven styles).

    Check out why it won as a our budget pick for the best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    36. And a jet set hydration kit complete with cleanser, moisturizer, night cream, eye cream, and a hydrating balm — a must for anyone who will be freaking out over whether their products are TSA-approved.

    E.L.F. Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I bought this kit three weeks ago and it has worked amazingly!!! My skin feels so smooth and hydrated. I've seen a huge difference in my under eye area." —Emilykoehne

    Get it from E.L.F. Cosmetics for $15.

    All that's left to do is plan your next trip!


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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