Over the last couple of months, I’ve been fortunate to do quite a bit of travelling. Since October, I’ve gone to Vancouver, Montreal, and the Cayman Islands. Tomorrow, I’m heading down to Florida for a few days. I’m really looking forward to the trip, because it’s been downright cold in Toronto.
Despite the fact that I’ve been travelling more often, I’m horrible at packing! I envy those of you who are “expert packers.” Whether I’m packing for 1 night, 1 week, or 1 month, I always struggle. For me, the hardest part is knowing what I’ll want to wear in advance. These are tough decisions, people!
I’m travelling to Florida with only a carry-on, which is not easy to do. How people travel for 2+ weeks in Europe with only a carry-on is still a complete mystery to me.
Inspired by my trip, I wanted to share some products that I love for travelling (and why I love them). Best of all? All of these items are available on Amazon.ca. A lot of these would make great holiday gifts. 😉
Here are some of my travel must-haves:
I went years without having a proper carry-on suitcase. I got this suitcase just before my trip to Vancouver a couple of months ago and it was a total game-changer. This suitcase is lightweight and holds a lot more than you think it would. If you’re undecided about what type of luggage you would like to get, you can always check out places like luggage shop London for some more ideas.
There’s nothing worse than bringing jewelry with you on a trip, only to find that it’s a tangled mess when you get to your destination. Having a proper place for each piece will save you a headache later.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of using these before…but if you’re trying to save on space in your bag, give these a try. I’ve used these for storage at home and they work like a charm!
This is probably one of the most boring travel-related purchases, but once you have a dedicated liquids bag, you’ll wonder how you ever travelled without one. I used to use a ziplock bag for my liquids, but usually by the time I went home, the bag was ripped or missing. Get one of these and keep it with your carry-on luggage. It will be one less thing to think about next time you travel.
Okay, maybe it doesn’t have to be “cute,” but it’s really helpful to have a documents holder, so you can keep all of your important papers in one place.
If you’re travelling with a carry-on only, you won’t need a luggage scale…but if you’re checking a bag, having this will save you a ton of unnecessary stress (and money). If you know the weight limit in advance and weigh your bag at home, you can adjust what you’re packaging accordingly. That way, you won’t need to start throwing out bottles of shampoo and moisturizer at the airport to avoid paying overage fees.
I bought one of these from another site a few months ago…and paid about triple the price. UGH. But, I use it all of the time and I’m very happy to have it! It’s perfect for makeup, hair products, combs, brushes, anything, really!
What are your travel must-haves?
This post was written in collaboration with Amazon.ca. As always, all opinions are my own.