Travel Checklist: Overlooked Items You Need to Remember

Travel season is underway and whether you’ll be flying, driving, or taking the train there are some often over-looked items that you will want to remember before you embark on your next adventure. I’ve listed some items that I’ve discovered are worth bringing…



If you are a light sleeper, earplugs can be a life-saver! They block out airplane noise, crying babies, strange hotel sounds, and nearby traffic, and take up little room.

Healthy Snacks

Never be without food – good, healthy food – while traveling! Top picks include DIY trail mix, almonds, and water! Bring a reusable water bottle to fill up once you’re past security and to take with you whenever you go sight-seeing or out for the day.

Extra Socks

There is nothing as uncomfortable as cold feet when you’re trying to sleep in a bed that’s not your own. Or as gross as walking around an hotel room in your bare feet. And don’t forget how cold it gets in the airplane during the flight. Extra socks are easy to stash in your carry-on, a side pock, or inside your packed shoes.



If you’re travelling, especially within Europe, this little tool will save your hair appliances and other North American devices from doom!


Copy your itinerary, passport, etc.

You should make a copy of your itinerary and essential documents to leave with a trusted friend or family member as well as have copies of important documents in a secure place in case you lose your passport or something is stolen.


Plastic Bags

Extra grocery bags, zip-top bags, and other plastic bags can be handy for transporting wet swimsuits, separating dirty clothes from clean, keeping your shoes from getting dirt into your suitcase, and for protecting your items from liquid-filled containers that may burst en route.


Dry Shampoo

This is a life-saver for freshening up your hair after a long trip or on days when you don’t feel like washing and styling again.



A small flashlight that fits into your pocket may come in use during travel, at the hotel, or in case of emergency.


Hand Sanitizer

Between the airplane, subway, cab, hotel lobby, museum, and a myraid of other places you’ll be exposed to your fair share of germs and bacteria. Protect yourself and keep sickness at bay with simple tools like hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or natural cleansing solutions.


Baby Wipes & Tissue

These will always come in handy, so keep a small pack in your purse or bag.


Traditional Checklists:

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