What A Travel Writer Takes On Every Trip

Published on February 20, 2022
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Traveling, especially if you do it frequently, can become quite a hassle. This is due to the fact that it can always be tough to try to figure out what to pack when heading on a trip. That’s why Rebecca Carhart, who is a travel writer, compiled a list of must-haves when packing for a trip. She shared her advice on what she can never travel without with Travel + Leisure, and we think that it can truly help everyone who is unsure of what to pack.

Things You Should Pack

Things You Should Pack

Away The Carry-On Suitcase

This suitcase is the perfect carry-on bag because it’s company enough to fit into the overhead bin, but it still fits everything you need. Carhart shared: “In fact, I’ve been on two-week-long European trips with just this and a tote and have been fine.” She continued: “However, my favorite feature of the suitcase is the built-in charger.”

Away The Carry On Suitcase

Away The Carry On Suitcase

LeanTravel Compression Packing Cube Set

Packing cubes are always a great idea, especially if keeping your bag is a struggle for you. These are also perfect to add into the Away suitcase. As Carhart says: The tops of the cubes are mesh, so I can see what’s inside and don’t have to waste time opening them all to find what I’m looking for. Plus, they lay flat and don’t take up too much room in my suitcase.

LeanTravel Compression Packing Cube Set

LeanTravel Compression Packing Cube Set

iPad Mini

Taking an iPad with you is a great way to keep you entertained while at the airport, on the plane, and on any other long journey like a train or cab ride. Make sure you load it up with audiobooks, e-books, downloaded Netflix shows, and podcasts before you get onto the plane.

IPad Mini

IPad Mini

Ostrich Pillow Go

When it comes to long haul flights, you should try to make it as comfortable as possible. Carhart says that “it’s so comfortable that I’ve even started bringing it with me on train rides and road trips. Not only does it provide the ergonomic neck support I need to sleep on a plane without waking up in pain, but its hook and loop closure also makes it fully adjustable, so I can find a custom fit.”

Ostrich Pillow Go

Ostrich Pillow Go

Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings

When it comes to travel clothes, comfort is always the first priority. Carhart says: “They are my go-to travel pants because they are equal parts flattering and comfortable. The four-way stretch material moves with me, while the high-rise waistband always stays put, so I don’t have to constantly adjust myself. Aside from wearing them on travel days, I also wear them during workouts, while running errands, and for sightseeing. I love the solid black pair because they are versatile enough to coordinate with everything in my suitcase.”

Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings

Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings