Now that Thanksgiving is over we are officially into the holiday season. With that comes traveling for the holidays. Traveling can be hectic during this time of year. I think it is important to have a few go to items when you are traveling. Here is my list of essentials.
Camera I have a passion for photography, and bring a camera wherever I go. I have a Nikon D7100, and will bring my Iphone too. Bringing my camera helps me preserve memories and experience places in a new way. For me bringing a camera is a travel necessity.
Lip Balm When it comes to beauty products I keep it pretty simple. Unless I’m attending an event, I forgo the makeup and expensive hair products. But there is one thing I can’t go with, lip balm. My favorite is Burt’s Bees original. The peppermint calms me, and the formula keeps my lips nice and soft.
Road Atlas We live in a world of GPS and maps at our fingertips. Yet there are still wild places where cell signals drop out, leaving us adrift. It is important to have a set of maps for these. I have also found GPS routes can be unreliable. Once my father and I were coming back from Virginia on I-95. The GPS tried to send us through The Bronx at 11:30pm because “It will save you five minutes.” We didn’t follow its advice because we knew better. Maps give you the knowledge to make more educated travel decisions.
Books I simply can’t go anywhere without books. As an avid reader during free moments I enjoy reading. They are great to have on hand for unforeseen events. If you break down, or face a flight delay it gives you something to do. I am always reading, and always bring my books on any adventure.
Journals Often when traveling inspiration can strike me. I record landscapes and other interesting things I see. When I return home, I go through these journals and pull inspiration for new stories. Thats why I make sure to put notebooks into my travel bags. Then I am prepared when inspiration strikes.
So these are the things that I won’t leave home without. Hopefully you enjoy this list. I would love to hear some of your travel essentials. Im so thankful for my readers. To anyone traveling, I hope your travels are smooth.
Until next time ~