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    If Travelling Makes You Nervous, Here Are 26 Things That’ll Help Keep You Calm

    IDK about you but travelling with me is like hopping aboard the hot mess express (and it's not a smooth ride).

    1. A fidget cube that'll keep your digits occupied. It has six sides with different features (including clicking, gliding, and rolling) that'll keep you busy and, most importantly, relaxed on your journey.

    2. A portable charger if low battery power triggers panicky sensations in your body when you're far away from home. It's super slim, so it won't take up much space in your bag (and reviewers love that it has a flashlight, too).

    the portable charger floating above someones hand

    3. An anti-theft fanny pack with RFID-blocking technology that'll keep thieves 🤺 away 🤺 from your most valuable stuff. Make sure to keep that thang on you everywhere you go — you can even wear it under loose clothing.

    someone putting a passport into the fanny pack

    4. And an anti-theft wallet if you don't feel like carrying more than your essential cards. It has 12 slots and comes with a secure money clip for cash.

    5. A weighted sleeping mask to keep every ounce of light out so you can catch some peaceful z's without distraction. Since it's infused with real lavender buds, it smells like a sweet dream, too.

    the lavender eye mask beside the packaging and a lavender plant

    6. A calming roll-on essential oil that'll give off an aroma that'll convince your subconscious that you're actually at a spa. The blend of lavender, bergamot, and holy basil will help you destress and centre yourself.

    someone holding the oil and putting it in a purse pocket

    7. A luggage scale if you worry about the weight of your bags and get anxious at the thought of having to remove any of your necessities. It has a digital display and a button to help you switch between different units of measurement.

    someone holding the luggage scale attached to a bag

    8. A Tile Mate so you can keep track of your carry-on bag or anything else you want to keep tabs on (within Bluetooth range, ofc). And if you happen to misplace your phone, you can use the Tile Mate to locate it by double-pressing the button.

    the tile mate attached to a pair of keys

    9. A pair of compression socks if you get worried about your body not functioning the way it should in any way, shape, or form. They'll help with blood circulation while you're up in the air and reduce swelling.

    someone running while wearing the compression socks

    10. A pair of EarPlanes that you can pop in to help reduce any pressure during take-off and landing. Reviewers with sensitive ears say it completely rids them of pain, popping, and even vertigo.

    11. A passport wallet that'll keep everything you need in the same place, so you won't have to anxiously rifle through your stuff. It also has RFID-blocking technology to help protect against identity theft.

    the front of the wallet and the wallet open

    12. A memory foam neck pillow that'll make the journey a lil' more comfortable, so you can stay well-rested no matter what position you're in. Thanks to the adjustable drawstring, you can make it as snug as you'd like.

    someone sleeping on a plane with the neck pillow on

    13. And a travel blanket that'll keep you warm 'n' snuggly on your red-eye, so you won't have to miss your bed too much. And when you're not using it, you can stuff it into the carrying bag that'll double as a pillow.

    14. A set of packing cubes that'll make enough room for you to squeeze in all of your little must-haves. They'll also help keep everything organized, so you'll know where everything is at all times.

    a before and after image of a luggage with and without the packing cubes

    15. A handy portable fan that's also a flashlight and a power bank. One full charge has up to 21 hours of cooling time, which you'll appreciate if you're heading somewhere hot and can't stand the thought of overheating.

    16. A pack of disposable bedsheets if you can only snooze soundly knowing you're the only one who has slept on your linens. They'll fit on most hotel beds and reviewers say they lasted them their whole trip without ripping.

    someone putting a pack of disposable bedsheets in their luggage

    17. A pack of ultra-conditioning Burt's Bees lip balms if airplane air chaps the heck out of your pout. They're made with kokum butter, shea butter, and cocoa butter for some serious hydration, so you won't arrive with crusty, dusty lips.

    18. A pair of Sony over-ear headphones that have excellent noise-cancelling abilities if you want to drown out your surroundings and lose yourself in the music. They have up to 30 hours of battery life and with just a three-minute charge, you'll get three hours of playback time.

    19. A pack of disinfecting wipes if you don't love the idea of ~germy~ armrests or other surfaces in your vicinity. It'll kill up to 99.9% of bacteria, meaning you can leave things a little cleaner than you may have found them.

    20. A bottle of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer mist sunscreen if you're going somewhere sunny, because the last thing you want to deal with on vacay is a sunburn. Since it's in a spray bottle, it'll be totally effortless to apply.

    three spray bottles with different SPFs beside each other

    21. And a stick of face sunscreen that'll protect your precious visage without being too harsh or thick. It's also reef-friendly, so it won't harm the planet if you decide to take a dip in the ocean.

    A person holding a stick of face sunscreen

    22. A packing checklist that'll help keep your usual pre-trip panic under control. It lists off all of the important things you won't want to be without, like documents, toiletries, and basic undergarments.

    a person filling out the checklist

    23. A pack of hydrocolloid bandages that'll have you covered just in case you get any nicks or blisters on adventurous excursions. And they're waterproof, so you won't have to worry about them slipping off in the communal pool.

    24. A pack of melatonin gummies with L-Theanine that'll help you maintain a healthy sleep cycle while you're away from home. Reviewers say it doesn't leave them feeling all groggy when they wake up, either.

    My photo of the gummies with the text "most productive bedtime snack ever?"

    25. A pair of itty-bitty sound-blocking earplugs that are pretty much invisible, so people won't even know you have 'em in when chatting you up. They'll reduce certain frequencies that might cause overstimulation without totally cancelling out noise.

    26. And lastly, a portable door lock that'll provide an extra layer of safety if you've seen way too many movies about sketchy Airbnbs (guilty). It's super easy to install and you won't need any tools, either.

    You packing your entire house JUST to be safe:

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