What are Your Travel Must-Haves?


As I have been packing up this morning for a very quick jaunt to Los Angeles for a fun meeting with Marshalls, I’ve been thinking ‘What are your travel must-haves?’ Especially for short trips.

Travel must haves for women on a quick over night trip.

I was laughing with my husband as I was packing, because the trip is for one night, but you can’t really tell that, given how heavy my suitcase is. And, I am doing some shopping while I am there, so I have a suitcase inside an empty suitcase. 🙂 A girl’s gotta be prepared for good finds!

Here are my travel must-haves for a quick trip:

  • Reading material for the plane and airport 
  • Cash (for food, taxis)
  • Makeup/Toiletries
  • An extra outfit in case I change my mind about the one I brought
  • Medications
  • Tech stuff – phone, video camera, cords, sd cards (I’m leaving my baby, aka laptop, at home. Will I survive?!)
  • I’m a scent girl, so I don’t go anywhere without my Atomizer

I think that about sums it up! Now it’s your turn? What are YOUR travel must-haves?

Do you love to travel? Here are some places we have visited and love:

fredericksburg trip

Our trip to Fredericksburg, Texas

denver cheesecake factory

Our trip to Denver, Colorado

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Our Port Aransas, Texas trip

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  1. My must haves for travel:
    Nikon D7000 with following lenses:
    Tamron 70-200 F2.8
    Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.0
    Nikon 50mm f1.8
    Chapstick, Snacks, Tablet – for reading and games, Sweatshirt for the plane, and a water bottle.
    The rest- I like to travel light, carry-on for all trips if possible.

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