If you are planning to travel domestically or internationally, there are a number of essential items that will make your trips stress-free, worry- free and enjoyable. Whether you are on a two or eight-hour plane ride, endlessly waiting at the airport, relaxing at the hotel and finally hanging out at the beach, pool or the bar we all need special travel gear to get through the days and the week. Here is my list of travel essentials in time for planning your next trip.

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  Beginning with packing, there are several toiletry travel bags to suit your needs 

1. If you plan to check in your luggage, BAGSMART Toiletry Bag Travel Bag with Hanging Hook, Water-resistant Makeup Cosmetic Bag Travel Organizer for Accessories, Shampoo, Full Sized Container Toiletries is perfect for longer trips-$22.99 for the medium size and in a variety of colors. A different version by the same company is available for men below.


2. For men,there is the BAGSMART Toiletry Bag Travel  for Men,Organizer Dopp Kit Water-resistant Shaving Bag for Toiletries Accessories $19.99 in Black if you are looking for enough space to hold all your toiletries and shaving supplies in an organized fashion.


 3. For Carry-On Luggage for Women and Men highly recommend —3pcs Lermende TSA Approved Toiletry Bag with Zipper Travel Luggage Pouch Carry On Clear Airport Airline Compliant Bag Travel Cosmetic Makeup Bags for Men Women – $9.98.  This allows you to use more than one when you don’t want to check in your luggage.

Once on the way to the airport on to your final destination, here are essential items you will need to make the trip more comfortable especially on those long flights.

 4.   These straps come in handy when you are carrying over two pieces of luggage. Luggage Straps,Two Add a Bag Suitcase Strap Belt,Adjustable Travel Attachment Accessorie  for connecting up to three luggage together- $9.99.  I hate when I lose these straps on a trip. 



  5.  The versatility of this travel pillow is unique for you neck, back and legs especially on long flights ( believe me, not just another travel pillow). Travel Pillow – Twist, Memory Foam Travel Pillow – Head, Chin, Neck Support Flight Pillow – Best for Long Travels on Airplane, Car, Bus or Home – Complete Set with Sleep Mask, Earplugs and Storage Bag   $24.99  


6. Sleep Mask for Women /Men, 100% Blockout Light Eye Mask for Sleeping 3D Contoured Blindfold. Upgraded Eye Cover with Adjustable Strap, Eye Pillow Soft Comfy Eye Shade for Nap Travel Night Shift- $13.99  (will not mess up your makeup).


7. If you are looking for a more effective ear plugs than the usual ones to reduce noise you may want to go for the Noise Reduction Ear Plugs by Loop – High Fidelity Hearing Protection Protection for Concerts, Motorcycles, Drummers, Work and Noise Sensitivity- $27.95


8.  However  for music or videos as well as noise reduction  go for –Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones, 40H Playtime, Hi-Res Audio, Deep Bass, Memory Foam Ear Cups, for Travel, Home Office -$49.99


9. Another Choice for listening to music or listening to video by the same company is the Soundcore by Anker Life A1 True Wireless Earbuds, Powerful Customized Sound, 35H Playtime, Wireless Charging, USB-C Fast Charge, IPX7 Waterproof, Button Control, Bluetooth Earbuds, Commute, Sports -$49.95


Other important electronic gadgets to carry with you to power up when at the airport or at your final destination.

10. Today we need our smartphones for just about everything and staying powered-up is even more critical when you are on the road and not near an outlet. Highly recommend Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-Speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More- $31.99

 11. Today, besides carrying a toiletry travel bag, this is just as essential —LZVTO Electronic Cable Organizers Travel Electronics Accessories Digital Gadget Storage Case Pouch Tool Bag for USB Charger,Hard Drives, Earphone, Charging Cords -$11.99



12.  Traveling internationally requires carrying one of these gadgets if you intend to use any of your electronics –EPICKA Universal Travel Adapter One International Wall Charger AC Plug Adaptor with 5.6A Smart Power and 3.0A USB Type-C for USA EU UK AUS – $23.29


 Once you have arrived at your destination ready to relax and enjoy yourself, you just may need any of these other essentials to make the trip manageable.

13.  Crushable Havana sun hat UPF 50+ Sun Protection- $33.95 can easily be folded without damaging its shape, making it easy to travel. Just make sure you measure your head and purchase the right side.



14. If you don’t want to depend on what is available at the hotel or airbnb you may want to consider getting ScorchedEarth Microfiber Travel & Sports Towel Set by Scorched Earth – Quick Dry, Super Absorbent, Compact, Lightweight – for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Beach, Yoga, Swimming – Includes 2 Sizes + Carrying Bag & Clip – $14.95  

15. Mosquito Guard  Repellent Bands / Bracelets (20 Individually Packed Bands) Made with Natural Plant Based Ingredients – Citronella, Lemongrass Oil and Geraniol. DEET Free.-$14.95  A life saver if you are sensitive to these buggers.


16.  Waterproof Phone Pouch Floating by Cocod , 2 Pack IPX8 Waterproof Phone Case Dry Bag Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max/11 Pro Max/XR, Galaxy S21 Ultra/S20/Note 10 Up to 7″ for Beach, Travel, Pool, Kayak – $10.98 


17.  Water Shoes for Women and Men, by DigiHero Quick-Dry Aqua Socks Swim Beach Women/ Mens Shoes for Outdoor, Surfing, Yoga Exercise-$9.98



18. Women’s Cover Up Shirt V-Neck Swimsuit Beach Bikini Beachwear Button Down Bathing Suit S-3XL by Ekouaer available in large sizes and in a variety of colors – $28.39   Love this !

19. Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Essential Messenger Bag, Cross-body bag in slash-proof construction featuring adjustable cut-proof strap and logo plaque at front with Locking compartments. Strap Length- 25 – 45. RFID-blocking card and passport slots with removable LED light.-$37.74




   Remember, having a good time that is safe requires to both plan and pack all essentials that also makes the trip comfortable…..  Bon Voyage and don’t forget to take photos.