Top Travel Must-Haves

If you’re one of the 100 million people traveling this holiday season, we bet you’re packing your bags soon. Traveling as a family of four, we are always on the hunt for products that will ease the trip (and our sanity!). So we did the research, tried and tested, and came up with our top 5 travel must-haves. Now you can worry about more important stuff…like relaxing, drinking hot chocolate or hitting the slopes.


Courtesy of Filson.com
48-Hour Duffle | Filson | $475

This bag is the perfect size for a holiday weekend. It’s stylish, but oh-so practical. Made with rain-repellent Tin Cloth and durable Bridle Leather, it will keep your items dry and protected. Plus, it’s compact enough for plane, train or automobile travel and includes several pockets for your travel documents, cell phone, and more. Filson is known for their product longevity, so this will be your go-to bag for years to come. Bonus – it’s made right here in Seattle. #ShopLocal!


Courtesy of TravelSmith.com
TSO Clothing Cubes | Travel Smith | $19+

Attempting to stuff clothes into a suitcase for at least two changes per day (probably more if you have kids!) takes skill. This was always the struggle when preparing for a trip until we discovered the TSO Clothing Cubes. We now refer to these as the holy grail of packing. You can fit more in your bag and keep your clothes organized! You can get cubes for t-shirts, socks, underthings and dirty laundry!


Courtesy of Amazon.com
Skooba Design Cable Stable DLX | Amazon | $34

Traveling with electronics is a given. You’ll likely bring your laptop, iPad, phone, charger, headphones, and more. But can you ever find what you’re looking for at the bottom of your bag? The answer is a (frustrated) “no”. Enter the most brilliant way to keep your portable electronics, cords, chargers and adapters safe and organized – the Skooba Design Cable Stable. With space available for 15 gadgets, we bought two – one for the kids and one for us!


Courtesy of Amazon.com
olloclip iPhone Lense | Amazon | $80

If you told me I could take my holiday family photos using my iPhone, I’d say you were crazy. But seriously, this thing is amazing! Gone are the days of lugging around a huge camera. The olloclip lens features four advanced quick-change lenses: Fisheye, Wide-Angle, 10x Macro and 15x Macro. It weighs less than an ounce and easily clips onto your phone for super high-quality images! Photo-obsessed moms (me!) rejoice!


Courtesy of b-glowing.com
Hydra Mist | Grown Alchemist | $31

After a day of traveling, I’m probably tired. I may have two kids on my hip while making my way through the airport. My blowout is literally blown out. But my skin is on point. A girlfriend recommended Grown Alchemist Hydra-Mist, and it has been my saving grace to keeping at least something fresh – my face.

Holiday travel should be fun – not stressful! These must-haves can help make your trip a breeze, whether you’re jet-setting to the Bahamas or making the drive to grandma’s house.

For more of our favorite items, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.