My Travel Essentials

It’s a little over 2 weeks from my big birthday celebration in Vegas but y’all I’m soo excited for a long girls weekend! Then in the spring we are taking the kids to Disney World for the first time (shhh it’s still a surprise) so I’ve had travel on my brain. As I’ve been posting some of my purchases I realized you do too! Many of you are planning for warm weather vacations and long weekend getaways.

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite travel items. I tried to throw in some items for overseas and warm weather just in case you are lucky enough to be headed someplace tropical. On January 21st the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum resort collection launches and it has so many great mix and match pieces that will be easy to put together so today I’m going to tell you about all the “other” stuff to grab.


Long Sleeve Sweater Duster Cardigan  This lightweight cardigan is perfect to layer over a tee when it gets a little chilly on the plane or when one of my kids needs an extra layer. 

Heat Resistant Silicone Travel Pouch This silicone pouch I originally got for going to the gym so I didn’t have to wait for my curling iron to cool down before putting it in my gym bag. Since it works so well it also comes with me on every trip because you know I’m bringing my GHD!

Plugbug Duo Since I bring my computer everywhere there are times when I’m out fo plugs and still need spots for my phone and watch so this plug allows for three devices to be charging at once. This set also comes with adapters for pretty much any where you might be headed in the world.

Travelon Anti-Theft Cross-Body Bucket Bag  This bag I have used over and over while traveling because it is super lightweight, can pack flat but when out and about with kids it holds 2 Funtainer water bottles, snacks, wallet, sunglasses, small blanket and 2 kids iPads. I got it in a neutral grey so both my husband and I can carry it. It also has a ton of safety features for international travel. 

Makeup Junkie Bags You may not have heard of these TX based bags but once you buy one you might never go back! These have a waterproof interior (so you can easily clean) and unzip down the center to pop open and see all your stuff. The shape is PERFECT for packing with my cubes, I have the medium size.


Tile Mate & Slim Set Now I will say I have not used these yet but I had friends with lost luggage to Disney AND to Europe so I’m not taking any chances. Slip a tile into your suitcase and although the bluetooth only has a specific range the technology can link you to other people in a network to locate your item even if it’s out of your range.

No Jet Lag Homeopathic Remedy Now I know this will not be for everyone but if you are going overseas this homeopathic no jet-lag pills made a HUGE difference for us when we traveled to Italy. 

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 Portable Charger Someone is always low on phone battery on vacation and this lightweight charger is our go-to. We love it so much we grabbed one for everyone we knew for Christmas presents. 

Madewell transport camera bag This classic leather bag is perfect for my daily purse when I just want a few things with me. It’s a great color and shape where you don’t look like an obvious “tourist” as well.

Sonia Kashuk Weekender Makeup Bag This makeup bag is the perfect size to fit all my travel size toiletries including hair care, skin care and some sunscreen. 

Apple Airpods I know there are a ton of noise cancelling headphones and such but these are my absolute favorite because while traveling with kids I feel like about every 5 min someone is trying to talk to me and since they auto pause when you take one out its a lifesaver! 

TravelWise Packing Cube System Once I went to packing in cubes I am NEVER going back! These hold so much, keep outfits organized and fit well into so many bags. This version comes in a ton of colors and although they are affordable I’ve had mine for years with no issues. 


CalPak 22″ Spinner Suitcase This lightweight hard size suitcase is the perfect carry-on size. It has a built-in lock, expandable and 4 spinner wheels. I grabbed the rose gold for my birthday getaway but if you want a set of 2 we also have this set by Nordstrom and the smaller bag is the same size.

CalPak Under Seat Soft Sided Carry-On Suitcase This bag fits perfectly under the seat in front of me but carries a TON!

Isotoner foldable slippers I got these a few months ago for travel but they are so comfortable I wear them around the house all the time. Who wants to Wal on gross hotel carpet these are machine washable, fold in half for easy travel and comfy!

Wet Bikini Bag I always bring a wet bag on vacation because it seems that someone always has a wet bathing suit as we are heading home. This time it might be from me lounging in the spa hot tub!!  

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  1. 1.8.20
    Tanya said:

    I have an underseat bag and just love it. I bought it for a trip on Frontier air and now use it all the time.