5 Items You Should Keep With You When You Travel
Whether you’re doing a cross-country road trip or taking a quick flight up the coast, odds are you have a “go-to” bag of travel essentials. From a quick snack to headphones, a book, even an emergency box of bandaids, these are the items you always need to have within reach.
- Mints or Gum
If you’ve ever had the joy of sitting next to someone on a plane or in a car that had bad breath, you know exactly why this made our list. Keep a single pack of Tic Tacs, Altoids, or gum in a small pouch with your other essentials.
- Tylenol or Advil
Another staple for our travel list is Tylenol or Advil. Whether you’re battling a splitting headache, aching muscles, joint pain, or something else entirely, you’ll want to have some pills on-hand.
- Extra Layers
Especially if you’re traveling by plane, you can expect the temperature to drop a few degrees while onboard. If you tend to get cold easily, make sure to pack a lightweight extra layer that you can easily store in your carry-on. We recommend a zip up hoodie or cardigan instead of a pullover sweatshirt or sweater. That way, you aren’t elbowing your fellow neighbors while trying to get warm.
- A Crowd-Friendly Snack
Delays happen, and travel doesn’t always go according to plan. So if you find yourself hungry (or let’s be real, “hangry”) without a snack, you’ll want to have something on hand. But if you’re traveling in groups—whether it’s with your friends or strangers—try to find a “crowd-friendly” snack. This means no potentially dangerous allergens (let’s keep an eye out for our peanut-allergy peeps!) or particularly fragrant smells (leave the “everything bagel” seasoning at home).
- Washawaze Dissolving Soap Sheets
If you’re making a quick stop in the airport bathroom or a rest stop along the route, you need an easy way to wash your hands. Just 1-2 squares of Washawaze’s dissolving soap sheets and a splash of water will give you a silky, moisturizing hand soap. The perforated design makes it easy to use a little, or a lot, depending on what you need. A full sheet is enough for a full body wash, and a few squares are perfect for shampoo or shaving.