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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. 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:

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 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!

3. Peppermint Candy

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.

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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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