Travel Essentials by Reginia Cordell

The holidays are high tide for travelers. We’re here and there squeezing in last minute travel obligations, seeing our families and friends, and most importantly using those travel points or miles before they expire. If you’re like me, there are a few essentials that must accompany you on every journey. If it’s by plane, train, or automobile, I must have these essentials.

  • Large Travel Tote

After months of hunting, I finally found a large travel tote to my liking. During my European Tour this past summer, I really wanted one of these. Instead, I settled on an Adidas Sport Tote that served its purpose but it wasn’t very cute. This will be my first time traveling with this bag, so I will certainly report back to let you know if it’s a definite yay or nay. If you’re looking for something similar, I found it at the local Forever 21. I didn’t check to see if it could be found online.

  • Electronics

After a few hours in the sky, my main mode of travel, things can get a bit boring. Our trek to Malaysia is about 7 hours or so from Abu Dhabi, so being entertained is important. I always bring along my iPad mini for reading, Canon Powershot for quick snaps, portable charger, and of course my iPhone 5.

  • In-Case of Lost Bag Pack

Thank goodness it has only happened to me once and once was enough; the dreaded missing or lost bag. It happened when I went to Madrid last year. As I shared before, there’s something amiss in both airports in Paris. I’ve heard of more tales of missing luggage from Paris that thought to be real. And so it happened to me; a missing bag in Paris. Well, it wasn’t missing per say but on the wrong plane. Luckily, it was due to arrive on the next flight into Madrid so I hung around the airport until it arrived. Some aren’t so lucky, so I always carry my “In case of lost bag pack”.

Inside my pack are: clean undies, soap, toothpaste, cotton balls, q-tips, feminine products, lotion, body spray, vaseline, and deodorant. If my stuff is misplaced for a day, I certainly don’t want to pall around the city smelling like lost causes and decades or burdens. That’s just unladylike.

Of course, glued to my person are travel docs, my wristlet, and passport.

What are your travel essentials?

 

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