The Holiday Travel Season is Here
Yesterday Ryan and I were driving home from running errands and we were talking about all of the things we need to get accomplished next week. As I rattled off our laundry list of to-dos he interrupted me and said, “THEN it’s Thanksgiving!” I just gave him a blank stare. Thanksgiving?! The week after next? No. Not possible… take your jokes some where else, Sir.
I truly thought he was kidding until I pulled out my phone to correct his mistake. Then I realized he was right. I stared at my phone’s calendar, praying for the dates to change, but there it was in black and white, the week after next,”Thanksgiving”.
Here’s the deal, I’m not panicking because the holidays are here and I have so much to do… That’s always the case. It’s just that I’m not mentally prepared! I want more time to dream about Thanksgiving recipes, pull down decorations, and watch Hallmark movies. Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday (I realize I say that every holiday, but really, this one’s it!) and I want to soak in every bit of it. So, after a minor panic attack yesterday I vowed to add some fun “Thanksgiving-y” things to my to-do list and really get into the holiday spirit!
More on that to do list tomorrow, but today I thought we could start with the basics.
What to pack this travel season!
During the holidays we do a lot of weekend trips, which means I forget everything. I am queen of packing for a 5 day trip because I just bring everything I own. But on a weekend trip I tend to “wing it” and that never goes well. You can always find me at 10pm at the nearest drug store grabbing contact solution… it never fails.
So this is a list of the weird yet oh-so-nifty travel essentials you need to make those quick weekend trips with family go a bit more smoothly. Because let’s face it, Aunt Susan never has an extra charger lying around….
Tech & Chargers
The Mophie Charger
If there is one thing that has changed our travel game it’s this charger. On long travel days this one I own will get 2-3 recharges, so you never have to panic when the phone battery goes red!
Seriously, it is worth every single penny and will save you a thousand heartaches. GET. IT.
I always, ALWAYS forget my phone charger… it never fails. But honestly it doesn’t really matters because there’s never enough outlets to charge all my things at grandmas house anyways! This solves that problem. HA!
Carry-ons & Bags
Away Travel Carry-On
This carry-on has changed my life in so many ways. It’s a breeze to wheel through the air port and has no problem fitting in the overhead bins. I am always SHOCKED at how many days worth of clothes it can hold. The stowaway battery charger is an added bonus! It truly is the BEST. I have a goal to own the whole set one day soon!
Also, they are now offering monogramming… so it’s a no-brainer!
Never Travel Without
I keep coming back to this because it’s that good. It’s perfect for a long day in the car or hopping through air ports, plus it’s adorable with jeans and heels or tennis shoes. This is one piece you won’t have to pack, but you’ll be so glad you brought!