I need travel in my life like I need food to eat or air to breathe. Yes, it is a luxury, but it is a necessity for this Aquarian who forever has wanderlust. I recently got this amazing atlas and am bookmarking all the places I want to visit.
As I get older and have tried more things in my life — especially travel accessories in this case — I realize that not only do I want my trips to be curated and lovely, but I want the things I pack to be that way too. I need helpful, packable products that allow me to enjoy my vacation instead of worry about what I brought and whether it will be the right thing, will hold up, etc.
Um, and yeah, I want these things to also be pretty. Aesthetics are up there as a close second to food and travel in my book — I blame my Taurus rising sign for that one. But look below at the little collage. I mean…yes, please. Need it all. (And I have already purchased this, this and this.)
Love To Travel? 16 Pretty Amazon Must-Haves To Buy For Your Next Trip
I’ll also be honest here… I love trying out all the things. I love finding new products that solve problems, big or small. I love deep-diving on Instagram Reels to watch people pack their gorgeous monochromatic/neutral-palette/pastels-only accessories into their beautiful luggage/packing cubes/toiletry bags. It’s so relaxing to me.
I hate unpacking after a trip, but packing is so satisfying! If you’re like me, I think you’ll like this little roundup of items that make packing more beautiful, simple and fun!
They should honestly put me on BAGGU posters because I adore all of its products. Haha. They’re just so cute and well-made and in such fun prints. The packing cubes are wonderful for making travel so easy (and I swear they allow me to pack more in my bags and suitcases) and the new metallic plaid is just the best!
Biossance products are a team favorite, and this is not only a great skincare travel set, but it’s also a great way to try out some of the best-performing products! It’s also available on Biossance’s site, and it has great reoccurring sales. This Bright Skin Discovery set is also a favorite of mine!
OK, yep, just ordered this makeup-brush holder too. Such a smart way to keep makeup brushes contained and not smushed in with the rest of your toiletries.
I got this handy mirror last week, and it is awesome. I wear glasses and cannot see without them to apply my makeup anymore (no one wants that mess on vacay, haha), so I got this little guy. It comes with a magnifying mirror that suctions to the main mirror for close-ups, and you can also plug it in for the added light feature.
I have this infinity pillow and adore it! (But I wish I’d gotten this cuter color than my dark gray.) It’s SO soft and actually comfy to travel with. I switch to a large tote bag to use as a purse, so I can stuff this into it for the plane!
These adapters are game-changing for home AND travel charging — plus, for my Apple watch and MacBook, which no longer work with USB. Bonus: They’re pretty too!
This ultrathin portable power bank is much lighter and smaller than all the other chargers I hate carrying around! While this one doesn’t charge super-quickly, it holds the charge well and is so conveniently sized.
I have a similar, smaller jewelry/makeup bag, and I love the idea of this one, which has space for brushes or other messy items on the bottom. This would make a great gift for your traveling friends or college students — or honestly anyone who goes places and needs to bring along makeup.
I’ve had this newer Kindle Oasis size/shape for couple of years now, and it’s so thin and easy to hold. I adore it. Gosh, I wish I had the rose gold, though!
I can’t wait to use this for my next trip. I got this shoe bag to use in the suitcase to contain my shoes, but it also slips over the handle of your rolling luggage using the strap on the back. It’ll be great for car trips too, leave me more room in my duffle bag AND keep things cleaner.
OK, yes, this is slightly gimmicky, but it’s way cute and fun. This fan/power bank would be a good travel charger for the kiddo too. But yeah, I have this. And honestly, as someone who is perimenopausal, I love it haha.
This travel backpack is one of the few things from this roundup that I don’t own, but it looks amazing. It has a shoe compartment, a 15-inch laptop compartment, a wet compartment, an anti-theft zipper pocket for valuables, a main compartment and an insulated side-zip pocket. Right? So good.
This foldable Bluetooth keyboard is really slim yet nice to type on and is so convenient for on the go. It comes with a phone-and-tablet holder, allowing you to skip bringing the heavy laptop for short vacations.
I take another B-complex vitamin that I find better for actual daily energy, but what I love about these apple cider vinegar capsules are the digestive properties of ACV in a much more palatable form! I take them with meals most days, but they’re especially nice for travel when you’re eating out a lot.
Best lip balm ever. Lip Slip is actually healing and not addictive for your lips (like so many other types you can become reliant upon). I put this on after brushing my teeth a.m. and p.m. and have the best results. No other balms work for my lips (which take up a lot of real estate on my face, haha). I’ve tried them all!
Stasher bags are not only great in the kitchen to reduce single-plastic use, but they’re so helpful for travel too. They keep all the toiletries contained, just in case there is a leak issue en route. Love this stand-up option that will sit on the bathroom counter when you’re at your destination.
And there we have it, folx. I think I could probably muster up one of these pretty travel posts almost monthly. I love them so much.
If you have any favorite travel accessories, as always, leave ’em in the comments to share with the community here. Y’all always have the best recs. Until next time…
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