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Travel Necessities Guide
Here are items that I have with me during any kind of travel!
These are great gift options for the travelers in your life or ones to ask for during holidays or celebrations! This page will change quarterly as I add on new products that I know would be helpful to others going abroad.
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Would you know what to do in the event a loved one died away from home?
I know people who have experienced this unfortunate situation and it is NOT easy or cheap for the family to bring their loved one home. This plan provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones as you travel abroad.
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A Sand Cloud beach towel is one of the most versatile beach towels available. They wick water and sand away from your body as well as roll up tight for any packing situation. You can use them as a towel, a sarong, a scarf, a wrap, or a blanket. They are especially useful when you're traveling to different climates. Grab one now and don't leave home without it!
(c)Photo from Sand Cloud website
Am I a sucker for a World Map design? Yes!
Do I also value useful fashion? Yes!
Here's what I LOVE about this travel scarf - the variety of color means it can be an accessory for ANY OUTFIT. Additionally, knowing that I can carry my important items with me but WEAR them is a game changer. It's a large piece of fabric that I can use as a scarf, shawl, or head covering...which are ALL essential uses when traveling - especially to a Muslim country.
There's nothing worse than being stranded somewhere without a charged phone so a portable charger is necessary for your safety as well as convenience. This portable charger is slim for easy packing, has versatile charging options, is very safe with its safety options like temperature control, and designed with great durability and scratch resistance.
Water is life - especially when you're traveling in areas that may not have potable water. LifeStraw has filtered water bottles that I highly recommend. Each one is equipped with a 2 stage filtering system along with these great features:
ADVANCED WATER FILTRATION. Protects against, microplastics, chlorine, organic chemical matter and sand, dirt, cloudiness and more; improves taste
MADE TO LAST. Long-lasting membrane microfilter lasts up to 4,000 liters and the activated carbon filter lasts up to 100 liters of water with proper use and maintenance
RIGOROUSLY TESTED. Reusable, durable and BPA-free, independently lab tested to meet protocols established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NSF International/ANSI
THOUGHTFUL AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN. 22 oz capacity. Every fill avoids single use plastic bottled water! Easy to use, easy to clean bottle and cap are dishwasher safe once the filter is removed.
YOUR PURCHASE HAS IMPACT. One purchase, one child, one year of safe water
These are a GAME CHANGER and a MUST HAVE when it comes to international or domestic travel right now. Airtags can track anything you connect them to so your bags, keys, purse, or backpack. They will give you peace of mind that, even if your bags don't get on your flight, you know where they are because you can SEE where they are. If you have an iPhone, you can connect your airtags to the phone and find your items in a couple of taps on the phone. Click the picture above to get your set for peace of mind!
I also recommend purchasing holders for them.
Click here for airtag holder options.