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Blond Wayfarer’s Travel Essentials

travel essentials

Greetings, fellow travelers!

You’re probably wondering what items I can’t live without when I leave the comfort of my apartment and hit the road. On this page, I’ve compiled a list of all my favorite travel supplies. Updating this list will be an on-going process so make sure to check back.

Favorite travel gear includes much loved bags and luggage, beauty products, cameras, and carry-on essentials. Use the menu to easily jump between categories.

Happy shopping, wayfarers!

Note: All product links on this page are affiliate links. If you choose to purchase a product, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Bags and Luggage

eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible

My eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible was my first backpack ever. Aw, the memories! Easy and durable with lots of pockets.

Tumi International Carry-On Luggage

Tumi makes excellent luggage; to make a bold statement, they’re my favorite brand. I absolutely love their hardside international carry-on luggage. Mine has my initials on it to make it special and easy to find.

Tumi Voyageur Capri Crossbody

The Tumi Voyageur Capri Crossbody has fifteen million pockets. I’m not kidding. Front u-zip pocket with phone pocket, flat zip pocket, back open pocket with magnetic snap closure, top zip closure, adjustable crossbody strap, decorative mirrored tag. Yay.

Beauty Products

Origins Checks And Balances – Frothy Face Wash

You gotta take care of your beautiful skin when you travel. My skin’s pretty sensitive, so I use Origin’s frothy Checks and Balances to wash after a long day trekking around a new city. So soft.

Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Makeup Palette

Six color palettes for neutral eyes. I love Urban Decay’s naked basics, because it’s easy to pack and the colors go with absolutely everything and anything. Perfect for the road!

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45

Dr. Jart’s premium beauty balm is one of the best multi-task makeup products on the market. And if you roast like me, the SPF 45 is a godsend. I don’t leave the country without it! Dr. Jart’s comes in two colors: light-medium and medium-deep.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

This is my favorite mascara of all time. I always use it when I’m traveling, because the super long lashes last all day, especially when it’s paired with Lacome’s Cils Booster enhancing base.

Smashbox Blush Rush – Passion

Need a little blush to glow in your travel photos? Smashbox makes my favorite blush. Subtle and great for those pictures.

Burts Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm

I don’t like lipstick and gloss much, because it makes a mess (or maybe I’m doing it wrong, who knows). However, I love Burts Bees tinted lip balm, because it adds a little color and keeps your lips hydrated.

Christian Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Awakening Lip Balm SPF 10

Wanna splurge a bit? Then this is the lip balm for you. I absolutely love the soft pink color, the SPF, and hydration on my lips. Favorite lip balm ever.

Pink Travel Brush Organizer

And, of course, we need a bag to organize all of our makeup brushes. I love this cute travel bag – especially because it’s pink. Yup, I adore pink. You couldn’t tell?

Cameras

Canon EOS Rebel T5 EF-S 18-55mm IS II Digital SLR Kit

My current camera! I’m not a skilled enough photographer to warrant a $2000 camera, but still thought it was time to invest in a DSLR. Easy to use and reasonably priced. Plus your photography will leap to the next level.

Canon PowerShot SX400 Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom

Not ready for a DSLR? Check out Canon’s PowerShot SX400 “point and shoot” camera! I’ve used this camera for years. You take great quality photos and it’s very durable. I dropped mine constantly and it lasted.

Ona Bags The Bowery Camera Bag (Field Tan)

And, of course, everyone needs a camera bag to store their photography gear! Ona’s handmade bags allow easy access and keeps your camera perfectly safe from harm.

Carry-On Essentials

Tumi Portable Phone Charger

My favorite charger is my Tumi Portable Phone Charger. You have four charges on this thing. Seriously, not only does this portable charger have enough energy for long flights, but it also lasts all day while you’re sightseeing. A must have.

Travel Bottles Set with Leak Proof Silicone Bottles TSA Approved

Don’t forget liquid restrictions when you bring soap and shampoo! These squeezable and re-fillable bottles make going through security an absolute breeze!

Travel Mate Memory Foam Pillow

Economy seats are super uncomfortable. I’m sorry but I’ve yet to find an economy seat that’s cozy enough for my high standards. And feeling uncomfortable? Not good if your stomach’s already in knots. Make sure to bring a memory foam pillow along for the ride to relax those tense neck muscles.

REM Sleep Mask Kit

Are you someone who easily falls asleep in a place that isn’t a bed? Lucky you. Send me your secrets! For the plane, don’t forget a comfy eye mask and ear plugs, and drift off into blissful sleep in your new dark, quiet surroundings.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you’re like me, then noises coming from the plane’s engine are enough to make your palms sweat. Ew. Don’t want that. Invest in a pair of noise cancelling headphones to block out any offending sounds. Then you can enjoy your favorite movies without fretting over whether or not the engine’s gonna fail.

Kindle E-Reader

If you’re reading my blog, then you know I’m a total book junkie! An e-reader, such as a Kindle, is absolutely essential for those long plane rides!

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