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. They are small, so they don’t take up a lot of room, and they can each serve multiple purposes.
I use these at home pretty much on a daily basis anyway, so why would I ever travel without them!? Add these three items to your packing list, too!
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These are the three things I always travel with:
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 skin that’s extra dry at night, usually on my face or around my eyes, when hotel or hostel air dries me out.
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!
I am not a gum chewer, so instead, I prefer minty candies like Certs or Pep-O-Mint Lifesavers. Not only do 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 a nice gesture to offer one to your plane, train, or bus neighbor, as well.
What are some things that you must have with you when you travel? Share in the comments below!
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