Travel might still not be back to normal, but that just means now is the perfect time to finally build that ultimate travel kit that you have always wanted. These kits work to keep you safe, healthy, and looking fabulous wherever you go. There are so many simple solutions that you just don’t yet have, and now is the perfect time to build one.
Wait for sales or ask for some items as part of your Christmas list. Either way, when the new year comes and vaccinations start to really get under way, travel is going to be given the green light before you know it. When it does, you’ll want to have this ultimate travel bag ready to go:
The Right Sunglasses (and Accessories)
It doesn’t matter what time of the year you go; sunglasses are important. As this guide from Advance Eye Care Center explains, there are many types of UV radiation that can damage your eyes: UVA, UVB, and UVC. Though the ozone layer works to protect us from UVC, the other types of UV light can hurt your eyes and skin, causing serious damage if you aren’t careful.
UV-filtering sunglasses are imperative to protect your eyes from that damage, and if you are a parent you need to invest in the same UV-filtering glasses for your kids, too.
Multiple Types of Sunscreen
The fact is sunscreen is not a one-size fits all item, and just like any other skincare item, doesn’t work for everyone. In your everyday routine and in your travel bag you will want to have the best sunscreen for your skin. This means having a face sunscreen that feels light and doesn’t look greasy. It means having sunscreen for your body. In your travel pack, you will want to include one extra item: reef-safe sunscreen. Regular sunscreen actually chokes and kills coral, damaging reefs and making it hard for marine life to adapt. By having reef-safe sunscreen for when you are going swimming, you can protect the natural beauty of your destination.
Unless there are travel-sized versions of the products you currently use you will want to find empty and reusable travel toiletry bottles and tins so that you can fill them up with the products you use at home. There’s no reason to sacrifice skincare for travel!
Safe and Secure Carry-On Baggage
The size restrictions on carry-on baggage keep getting smaller, which is why it’s important to update your carry-on baggage to reflect these new sizes. You want your items to be well-packed and, most importantly, easily accessible. Sunscreen, sunglasses, toiletries, and more all need to be within easy reach through security and for comfort purposes, so a well-designed travel bag is a must.
Additional Accessories for Easy Travel
There are so many little accessories that will make it easier to travel on planes, so make sure you have them:
- Hat clip
- Important documents folder
- Reusable water bottle (ideally collapsible)
- Reusable coffee cup (ideally collapsible)
- Reusable and breathable face mask
Your travel bag should make it easy to be on the go. Plane travel can be done in style with the right go-bag at your side!