The Travel Essentials We Swear By

At The Everygirl, we love to travel — but seriously, who doesn’t? Visiting friends, exploring new cities, and taking time to ourselves is honestly the best. Traveling can be the perfect way to unwind your mind and grow as a person. Whether you’re heading to Italy for a European adventure or flying to Miami for a beach weekend getaway, it all sounds fantastic. Can we come with?!

The only part that doesn’t sound totally fantastic is actually getting there. Long security lines, hassling with several bags, strangers coughing in your face, freezing airplanes — we’ve all been there. The good news? We’re here to help.

Today on The Everygirl, we’re sharing the travel essentials we swear by to make your experience a little more enjoyable. Whether you’re a traveling beginner or an expert at the airport, these are the travel essentials everyone should have. Put these in a checklist for your next trip to travel like a pro!

 

Away

The Bigger Carry-On

This genius suitcase has a USB port built into it that will charge your electronics for you, which means no more sitting on the airport ground outside of the bathroom at the only available outlet.

CALPAK

20-Inch Rolling Carry-On

The most stylish suitcase you'll ever own — you'll actually look forward to packing your things in this sleek carry-on.

Amazon

Packing Cubes

One of the biggest challenges of travel is fitting everything you want to bring into one suitcase. These packing cubes will help you do it with ease — and a lot more organization.

iSteam

Travel Steamer

Suitcases and carry-ons mean wrinkly clothes — no matter how you fold them. Never deal with a broken hotel room iron again and meet your new best friend: a handheld steamer.

Everlane

Classic Tote

This leather tote will be your favorite accessory both in travel and your day-to-day life. This is the only tote you'll ever need, and it can fit all your essentials (including a laptop)

Foregoer

Purse Organizer Insert

One of the hardest parts of traveling is staying organized — the best intentions can turn into rummaging through a purse full of wrappers and knotted earphones in search for your boarding pass. This organizer fits into your bag to keep all of your essentials visible and easily accessible. Genius.

Sole Society

Faux Leather Travel Wallet

Travel often includes carrying all of our credit cards, and easy organization and accessibility of them is a must. This wallet can fit easily into your bag while keeping all of your cards tucked neatly into one place.

Amazon

Portable Charger

A portable charger is an absolute must for travel. Keep this in your purse and never worry about your phone before the plane takes off again.

Summer Fridays

Jet Lag Mask

This is at the forefront of our holy grail skincare, and we absolutely can't live without it during travel. Lather this mask on when you get on the airplane, and kiss dry, tired travel skin goodbye.

Slip

Pure Silk Sleep Mask

This sleep mask does the impossible: makes plane sleep an option — yes, even if you're in the middle seat.

Wet Ones

Antibacterial Hand Wipes

Airplanes are breeding grounds for germs that turn into colds that ruin your trip. Cut your losses and carry these individual packs of hand wipes with you for the moments you could use a hand wash but don't want to run to the tiny airplane bathroom.

Amazon

High-Waisted Legging

If we didn't know we Amazon-primed these to ourselves, we'd think they were the high-end ones we usually shell out much more cash for. These are the most comfortable, versatile leggings you'll ever own. Kiss your high-end leggings goodbye.

Dr. Scholl's

Slip-On Sneaker

These super comfortable slip-on sneakers are perfect for travel — they're lightweight, easy to pack, and won't give you any pesky heel blisters.

Amazon

Hanging Travel Makeup Bag

This hanging makeup bag eliminates the digging through the deepest depths of a giant, unorganized makeup bag that's usually travel protocol. You'll be able to see everything you brought with you, and will avoid your foundation opening and leaking all over everything you brought.

Sephora Collection

Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes

There's nothing worse than post-travel makeup, where your mascara is flaked under your eyes and your foundation is left to nothing but a few patchy spots. You don't need to wait until you get back to your hotel to take it off — keep these super-refreshing wipes on you and cleanse on-the-go.

Kristen Ess

Compact Pro Dryer

You don't need to sacrifice amazing hair while you're traveling. This mini hair dryer packs the same punch as as a full-size, but is tiny enough to fit in your carry-on.

Amazon

Heat-Resistant Curling Iron Pouch

This pouch will carry your hot tools so they don't need to be free falling through your carry-on. It's heat resistant, so it's perfect for being on-the-go.

Sole Society

Faux Leather Duffel Bag

This is the perfect weekend trip bag — it's both versatile and functional. It'll fit everything you could ever need for your trip, and you'll look chic while carrying it.

Beis

The Weekend Bag

If you're looking for a little more organization than a standard duffel, this option is perfect for you. Just to name a few of the features: it's water resistant, has a padded laptop insert, and a place for your shoes. This bag is the definition of traveling smart.

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