It’s always advised to store your valuables in your carry-on bags, such as iPads, jewelry, and even medicines. But what about when your valuables are only valuable to you? For me, it’s my favorite tea, shampoo, neck pillow and eye mask, and perfume. While they may take up unnecessary room, I never trust these in my checked luggage because I’d go crazy if they got lost!
PG Tips Tea
I first discovered my love of PG Tips Tea (yes, specifically this brand) when I stayed with relatives in London. I was always a coffee drinker prior to that but since my first breath of life I haven’t turned back. I brought back a gallon bag full of tea with me to Santiago de Compostela, where I was living, and I haven’t turned back since! Nowadays I literally keep a little sandwich baggie full of tea in my suitcase and take it everywhere I go. I even brought it on my recent trip to India (I know, the land of delicious chai) as the thought of taking a chance of not having PG Tips available is awful. There’s nothing I look forward to more in the mornings than my cup of tea and this doesn’t change anywhere I go!
Lush’s Karma Komba Shampoo Bar
I’ve been a bug Lush fan for years, but specifically I need to keep the Karma Komba bar with me when I travel. It’s shampoo, it’s perfume, and it’s a spill-proof miracle all in one. I’ve had times where I think I’ll just use the hotel’s shampoo just to be disappointed and regretful that I didn’t bring my Lush along. The bars aren’t cheap, either, and this is the main reason why I’ll never risk putting it in my checked luggage with other toiletries.
Cabeau Memory Foam Neck Pillow and Earth Therapeutics Eye Mask
I don’t care about the amount of space this pillow takes up in my boarding bag; I never travel anywhere without my Cabeau pillow and Earth Therapeautics eye mask. I always wondered what was the secret to sleeping well on flights until I discovered this beautiful duo. The pillow has raised sides and locks securely in the front so I don’t get weird neck cramps in that stiff seat and the eye mask doesn’t press against my eyes and blacks out the bright airplane lights so it’s like I’m sitting in pitch darkness!
Acqua di Gioia Rollerball
I’m not too much of a perfume girl but I do love the scent of Acqua di Gioia, so even though I’m way too cheap to buy the big bottle version, their rollerball is what I toss in my boarding bag because it’s just such a perfect accessory. The only risk is it breaking, of course, but it seems to be a pretty solid bottle.
Aside from other basics, these are some of my most important items that I always travel with! They help me get through the stress of traveling and ease me into my new environment (especially the tea!). What specific items do you always take along on your travels?