Summer is the busiest time to travel. Whether you’re packing for a family vacation, visiting relatives or exploring new parts of the world, make the trip an easy and stress-free experience with some travel essentials.

I’ve compiled a list of tried and true travel items that I can’t leave home without. Check out my top travel essentials.

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Notepad + pen

One thing about PR girls is that we can never completely unplug. Bring a notepad and pen with you to write down blog post ideas or a to do list

Portable Charger / External Battery

Some airports don’t have places to plug up electronics. If they do it’s usually full, so an external battery is essential. It gives you the freedom to charge anywhere so you don’t become a “wall-hugger”. I recommend investing in a battery that can charge your phone and iPad/ laptop at the same time.

Toothbrush

After the airline snacks, coffee, and maybe a nap it’s nice to be able to brush your teeth. It gives you a nice, clean feeling no matter what (name that slogan).

Make-up

There are times when you will have to go straight to work after getting off the plane. Instead of traveling in your make up, bring travel sizes of your favorite products. If you can’t find them ask for a sample.

Snacks

Keeping a few healthy snacks in your bag is great especially if you don’t have time to get anything to eat. KIND and Go Picnic are great!

Headphones

A good pair of headphones is a must. Listen to a podcast, music or audio book. They also double as ear plugs.

Sleep mask

Catch up on some zzz’s. It can be worn on road trips or even on the train.

Baby Wipes

These are great for removing make up, wiping down seats, washing your face, and cleaning your hands.

Good Book

Utilize your flight by catching up on some reading. Girl Boss, Bossy Pants, and If You Have to Cry Go outside are great reads.

Slippers

During long flights it’s nice to kick off your shoes and relax. Pack slippers to keep your feet warm and for those trips to the bathroom.

Tip: If you can, pack a change of clothes in your carry on just in case the airline loses your luggage.

These items allow you to not only enjoy the journey but to make the most of your travel time. And as any PR girl knows, multitasking is a must.

What are some of  your essentials? Tweet me using the tag #travelmust. Happy travels!

xo rachel

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