5 Items To Add To Your Travel Packing List

*This is a collaborative post.    Are you ready to travel but not sure what to pack? Don't worry - we've got you covered! This blog ...

*This is a collaborative post.  

Are you ready to travel but not sure what to pack? Don't worry - we've got you covered! This blog post will discuss five items that you should add to your packing list before hitting the road. These items will help make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable, so you can be ready for anything.

A comfortable pair of shoes

You'll likely be doing a lot of walking while on vacation, so it's crucial to pack a comfortable pair of shoes you can wear all day - Allbirds make incredible and sustainable options that are perfect for pretty much anything not formal. Plus, you can throw them in the washer so they're great for so many activities. I have them in multiple colors and they're my go-to travel shoes. A good pair of walking shoes will help you avoid blisters and sore feet. If you're planning on doing any hiking or exploring off the beaten path, make sure to pack a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes that can handle rough terrain - these are the best thing I could've done for my ankles when hiking. You might also want to pack a dressier pair of shoes for nights out or special occasions. But don't forget to break them in before your trip! Nothing ruins a night out like painful blisters.

A hat & sunglasses

Whether you're traveling to a sunny destination or not, it's always a good idea to pack a hat and a pair of sunglasses. They can help protect your eyes from the sun and keep you from squinting all day long. If you're traveling to a cold climate, make sure to pack a warm hat that will keep your head and ears cozy. Sunglasses are not just for sunny days! They can also help shield your eyes from the glare of the snow. If you forget to pack a hat or sunglasses, don't worry, you can usually buy them at your destination. But it's always nicer to have your own. I tend to have a cheap pair to take on trips, so if I lose them it's not a big deal.

Your favorite snacks

No matter where you're traveling, it's always a good idea to pack your favorite snacks. By packing some of your favorite snacks, you can have something to munch on whenever you get hungry. This will help you save money and avoid getting hangry. Snacks can also come in handy when traveling with kids. If they get cranky or restless on the plane or in the car, a few snacks can help tide them over until the next meal. I keep some snacks on hand to make sure I'm prepared if my blood sugar drops - this is especially helpful when being particularly active!

Any necessary extras

This one depends on your personal needs and preferences. If you require any medication for a medical condition, make sure to pack enough to last the entire trip. Since I have diabetes, I have a travel case I carry everything along in - it's helpful to have bags that are clear for things like this if you're flying so there's less trouble at the checkpoints. And don't forget to keep any prescriptions in their original containers with your name on them.

It's also a good idea to pack any essential toiletries that you might need, such as contact lenses, toothpaste, or shampoo. When I fly though, I tend to wait until I arrive at my location to purchase small items I'll need, so I don't have to worry about the liquid rule or what's allowed on flights. 

And if you're a smoker, don't forget to pack your vape! Smoking cigarettes is not allowed in many places, so a geekvape aegis boost can come in handy. Vaping is also an excellent way to save money since cigarettes can be pretty expensive. 

...And don't forget your chargers for phones and other electronics!

A travel pillow

If you're taking a long flight or road trip, a travel pillow can make all the difference. It can help you get comfortable and fall asleep, even if you're crammed into a small space. Travel pillows come in many different shapes and sizes, so it's easy to find one that suits your needs. They can be inflatable, memory foam, or even bean-filled. And they don't take up much space in your luggage, so there's no excuse not to pack one! I typically loop mine around the handle of my "personal item" bag for a flight. Easy peasy.

These are just a few things that you should pack for any trip. Of course, there are other items that you might need to pack depending on your destination and the activities you have planned. But this list will help you get started on packing for your next trip.

What do you always pack that I may have forgotten?

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  1. I went on a trip with my best friend recently, & she travels with a body pillow! I confess that I teased her relentlessly for this.