Packing Tips

Three Things I Always Travel With

Whether I am flying six hours to California or just taking the ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend I always travel with these three items. I pretty much use these at home on a daily basis anyway, so why would I ever travel without them!?

These are the three things I always travel with:

1. Aquaphor

Aquaphor is a magical ointment in a small tube that can be used for literally anything. I mainly use it as a lip balm, but while on the road it can be used on paper cuts or minor burns to help them heal faster. I also use it on extra dry skin at night, usually on my face or around my eyes, when hotel or hostel air dries me out. Available on Amazon.

2. Tennis Ball

I use this on almost a daily basis to help work knots out of my back. When laid on, a tennis ball creates the perfect amount of pressure to massage sore spots in your back from long days of walking, sleeping funny in a top bunk at a hostel, or lugging your mistake-of-a duffel bag around town. It can also cure boredom while waiting for public transportation! Available on Amazon.

3. Peppermint Candy

I am not a gum chewer, so instead, I prefer minty candies like Certs or Pep-O-Mint Lifesavers. Not only to they freshen my breath until I’m reunited with my toothbrush, but they also provide temporary relief for motion sickness — especially on tough plane descents. It’s also a nice gesture to offer one to your plane, train, or bus neighbor. Available on Amazon.

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I never travel without a tennis ball, Aquaphor, and Certs. Read on to see why these are the three things I ALWAYS travel with.



  • Reply
    December 12, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    I can’t travel without a tennis hat, TONS of lip gloss and/or liquid water enhancers (like Mio, etc). These things are a must for me to be comfy LOL

    • Reply
      Brittany Quaglieri
      December 13, 2015 at 5:47 PM

      Yes! I always pack one or two Crystal Light singles, too. I don’t often order anything other than water when I travel (with the exception of beer!) so they add a little variety to my meals.

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