I missed day 6 of the Blog-tember Challenge and since it was all about music, I really wanted to share the playlist that I’ve been currently listing to. I read somewhere that calming songs are good to listen to while flying and since I’ve been frequenting the airport a lot lately, I decided to make my own semi-calm travel playlist. [Read more…]
Did I mention that I was going to overload you with all you need to know about prepping for a trip or vacation? Today I’m sharing travel beauty and hygiene essentials. I usually prefer to check my luggage when traveling because I don’t want to deal with lugging it around in the airport. So that means I usually don’t have to worry about making sure my toiletries are TSA 3-1-1 compliant. However, I do keep some toiletries in my personal carry-on and I’ll be sharing those details with you tomorrow.
But for my Mexican vacation, I won’t be checking my luggage. I travel fairly often for work or visiting my family, so I keep a lot of travel size products and containers around, which is coming in very handy for my trip tomorrow. I like to keep a lot of these products packed in my toiletry bag, so when I’m ready to go on my next trip, they’re already packed. [Read more…]
It’s a week before your upcoming trip and you’re probably eager to start your trip. If you’re like me, you’re running errands to make sure you have all the necessities you will need while away. If you’re the frantic, last-minute traveler/packer, then you’re probably not even thinking about what needs to be done to prepare for your trip because “you have so much time before you travel”. Either way, here’s a list of 12 things you should do (at least a week) before you travel. [Read more…]
In preparation for my Mexican holiday, I’ve been reading up on a lot of material. And after a friend’s recent trip to Central America and bout with Montezuma’s Revenge, I decided a travel first aid kit was a must.
Making your own travel first aid kit is easier and cheaper than you think. Here’s some of the basics you should include:
1. Neosporin or a similar antibiotic cream
Use on minor cuts and abrasions.
For bug bites like mosquitos
3. Burn gel or aloe gel
Great for sunburns or other first degree burns
Good for sprains or lower back pain
This is always good to have just in case you’re hit with Montezuma’s Revenge and you eat or drink something that doesn’t agree with you.
Imodium is great
For headaches, aches and pains, hangovers, etc.
For the boat rides and bumpy bus or plane rides
9. Benadryl or other anti-histamine pills
10. Tweezers and mini scissors
For blisters, cutting gauze or surgical tape, etc.
A first aid kit essential for cuts or grazes. This Johnson & Johnson kit is great because it comes with the remaining items and comes with a small carrying case
12. Alcohol wipes
I also included Tums in my first aid kit because heartburn is so uncomfortable and it totally disrupts my sleep.
Extras – the items below aren’t necessities, but it doesn’t hurt to add them to your kit if you’d like.
- Oral rehydration salts – a great fluid replacement when dealing with dehydration from diarrhea and other illnesses
- Moleskin – to prevent blisters if you’re going to be walking or hiking a lot
- Activated Charcoal Tablets – to prevent a hangover, neutralize food poisoning or prevent diarrhea
- Probiotics – the good bacteria in your body that supports your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. My mother swears by these.
I made my own travel first aid kit over the weekend using some supplies I already had at home and a few things I picked up at Walmart and the Dollar Store. The dollar store is great supplies like anti-itch or burn cream and I even found Emergen-C there. I also scooped up a couple of travel beauty essentials there as well. I found these packing cubes earlier this year at TJ Maxx for under $10 and the medium size one is perfect to store all my first-aid supplies in.
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The planner in me has been going crazy. As I mentioned earlier, my travel plans are winding up instead of down. I had plans to go on a road trip to Florida as an end of the summer vacation, but that fell through. BUT my brother came through with an even better plan and now, next week, I’ll be on my way to Mexico for vacation. I’ve been researching everything from “How to Pack a Carry-On Suitcase like a Pro” to Carry-On Essentials to How to Create a Travel First Aid Kit. After researching the trends of travel hashtags on Instagram, I’ve came up with some tips for using travel related hashtags and the best ones to use for engagement and likes, so I’m sharing them below.
I am SUPER excited. I’ve never been to Mexico and I’ve been wanting to visit Cabo for a while now, so I know this vacation will be great. Not to mention I haven’t been on a real vacation in at least 3 years, so this trip is LONG overdue. In preparation for my trip I’ve been hitting the gym at least 3 days a week or walking around the lake near my house, which ends up being 2 – 3.5 miles a day. I FINALLY got a Fitbit, so if you have one too, we should be friends. If you’re interested, leave me a comment below and we can link up.