The holidays are a time of travel. Everyone is busy going to and from friends and family. While it’s great to see everyone and spend time celebrating with the ones you love, travel can be one of the most stressful parts of the season. My family usually travels by car, but we have also traveled by plane for the holidays, and both are stressful for different reasons. I have found that having the right things in my tote bag (I used my longchamp for this one) can help makes the time in the car or in the air much more enjoyable.
These seem like no brainers, but you would be surprised how easy it is to forget them. Time always goes by faster when you have these for work or entertainment. Don’t forget chargers and headphones!
A great playlist
Especially essential if you’re the driver. I couldn’t survive my six hour drive home without one!
Books and Magazines
These are great if you don’t feel like being plugged in. Challenge yourself to finish a whole book during the trip.
School Work or Work Work
Even though it’s vacation time, I hate wasting valuable time when I have things to do. A six hour drive or flight is the perfect time to catch up on emails, homework, or start studying for finals.
Drinks and Snacks
I can’t go on a long car ride without a diet coke and a pack of crackers. You never know when carsickness or hunger could strike! If you’re flying be sure to buy these after you go through security so they won’t be thrown away.
Nothing is more miserable than being trapped in a car with the sun blazing in your eyes with no way to block it. Be prepared!
Small toiletry bag
I keep mascara, lipstick, and moisturizer in my bag for touch ups and dry skin. I also keep Advil, my epi pen, extra contacts, and daily medication with me as well- it gives me much more peace of mind than having it in a bulky bag that would take time to dig through when in need. If you’re flying be sure to have the right sizes and that you’re allowed to carry said medication on flight.
Have your travel plans, tickets, and schedule on hand to prevent any mishaps or confusion!
Light Jacket or Blanket
I am becoming more and more cold natured the older I get. These are a must!
When all else fails, just catch up on your sleep. You deserve it!
What are your travel must haves? Let me know!