What to Pack: Travel Essentials For Your Next Destination

Traveling to a new city or country can be very exciting. You’ve spent months picking the perfect destination and the activities you plan on doing while there and you’re ready to explore and meet new people. There’s only one thing left to do and it’s the one thing we all dread – packing. Whether traveling for a weekend or a week long vacation, packing the right items can tend to be a challenge and stressful, especially if you are a last minute packer. Here are 3 travel essentials for men and women to help simplify the process. And don’t forget to have your en route essentials handy such as your ID (passport, visa, or driver’s license), credit cards, and reservation information!



Goodhope Cosmetics Travel Overnight Toiletry Organizer

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  1. Beauty Bag

 A good beauty bag is a always must when traveling anywhere. Make sure that it is compact and has compartments to easily locate your beauty must haves. Creating a list of your beauty basics (i.e. sunscreen, lip balm, eyeliner, deodorant, etc.) and buying them in travel size is always helpful!


Zara Printed Maxi Dress
Zara Printed Maxi Dress

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2. Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are the perfect go-to for the day of travel because it’s comfortable and cute (you never know who you might bump into!). It’s versatility is another reason why it should be in your bag.  You can wear it to tour your destination, as a cover up to the beach, or to dinner. The possibilities are endless!


Sperry Sneakers
Sperry Top-Sider Seacoast Sneaker

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3. Comfortable Shoes

You might be tempted to pack a ton of your cutest heels and understandably so because who wants to compromise on style right? Comfort can also be cute, and your feet will thank you later for packing comfortable shoes for your next trip. Loafers, sneakers, ballet flats, and even some sandals are durable and perfect for sightseeing and touring.



UNIQLO Heattech T-Shirt
UNIQLO Heattech T-Shirt

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  1. T-Shirts

T-Shirts are staples within any man’s wardrobe so when traveling, you should never leave home without one. You can never go wrong with a simple white tee! This multi-purpose item can be worn under a button down, vest, or as a standalone to the many places you will explore!

harrys winston personalized shaving kit
Harry’s Winston Personalized Shaving Kit

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2. Shaving Kit/Razor

You definitely want to look your best when away from home, so a shaving kit and razor for grooming is necessary. Depending on your preference, you may opt for a battery-operated razor or a disposable when traveling, but pairing it with a great shaving kit  with all the cleansing and nourishing products you need will make for a good clean shave!


River Island Chino Pants
River Island Chino Pants

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3. Pants

Jeans are heavy and take awhile to dry, so opt for a pair of chinos in several colors, which can conveniently go from dress down to dress up style.


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3 thoughts on “What to Pack: Travel Essentials For Your Next Destination

  1. This is so amazing , this post is really helpful I have a trip coming up and I’m going to use your advice and pack lots of maxi dresses


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