3 Things To Help Overcome Homesickness While You Travel

When you travel as much as I do sometimes you can feel a little homesick. Here are a 3 things I do to help me feel at home:

  1. Photos – I like to bring at least one photo with me and have it at my bedside. Sometimes its of my nephew and sometimes its a family photo but no matter the photo it makes me feel closer to home.
  2. Snacks – Snacks from home always make me feel a little better while I’m traveling. It’s like bringing a small piece of home with you that won’t take up too much space when you want to bring souvienrs home.
  3. Room Spray/Defuser – I have a peppermint room spray and peppermint essential oil I use in my defuser while I’m home. I’ll bring my room spray or travel defuser with me so my hotel room can smell like home. It’s a little touch that makes me feel like I’m not so far away.

What are things you bring to make you feel closer to home when you’re traveling?


5 Summer Travel Must Haves

It doesn’t matter where I am traveling to there are a few essential travel must haves that I always bring with me during the summer months.

Swimsuit: First this I always back is my swimsuit! You never know if there will be a beach, pool, or hot tub calling your name. A swimsuit will always come in handy when the temperature starts to rise.

Hydro Flask: It is always important to stay hydrated. Having a hydro flask or water bottle helps to cut down on the amount of money you spend buying bottled water. A flight attendant, waiter, or water fountain can will up that water bottle in a snap.

Hair Ties: When the temperature goes up, so does my hair. I need to travel with my hair ties so I can throw my hair up into a ponytail or a quick messy bun. Having my hair up helps me to feel just a bit cooler on those sunny days.

Hydrating Spray: A quick spritz from a hydrating spray will help you feel refreshed on a warm day or while traveling long haul. Evian Facial Spray is my favorite.

Dry Shampoo: When it’s hot my roots tend to get greasier faster than usual. Having my dry shampoo around helps me to refresh my hair throughout the day without having to take a shower and restyle my hair. My go to dry shampoo is “No Drought” by LUSH.

Those are my 5 summer travel must haves. What are yours?

Travel Smart: 5 Things To Pack For Your Flight

I travel for a living and even sometimes I forget something that has me shaking my head. Whether I am traveling for work or for fun I will not leave home without these 5 things.

  1. Chargers – In our society it is hard to stay disconnected from our electronics for too long so I make it a point to always pack the chargers for all of my electronic essentials (cell phone, laptop, tablet, GoPro). Not all aircrafts will have chargers but it is usually pretty easy to find an outlet in the airport.I also like to travel with my Mophie charger. It comes in handy when I am ending a long travel day and my cell phone is running on low. It helps me to give my phone some extra juice when I have to make a call or text when I land.
  2. Entertainment – It is always important to have some sort of entertainment with you when traveling. Even if it’s only a short flight you never know when mother nature will have other plans and keep you at an airport longer than you anticipated. I like to keep with me a book, my tablet, and a coloring book with pens or colored pencils.
  3. Important Documents – This is a biggie! You will always want to make sure you have your ID and/or passport with you before head out the door of your house or hotel room. You will not make it past airport security without proper identification. It is also handy to have your itinerary either printed or saved on your phone to make the check in process easier.
  4. Water Bottle – You will not be able to bring a full water bottle through security but if you bring an empty one you can always fill it at a water fountain or have a lovely flight attendant fill it for you. It is a good idea to stay hydrated on your flight and I never leave without my hydroflask. It keeps my water cold for hours and I feel better about using one less plastic water bottle.
  5. Extra Set of Clothes – Sometimes unexpected delays occur (usually mechanical or weather related) which may lead to you spending more time at the airport than anticipated. I like to bring an extra set of clothes in the event I want to change or just get tired of what I’m currently wearing.

These are my 5 never leave home without travel items.