The 5 Travel Essentials We'd Never Leave Home Without

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The older that we get, the more often we find ourselves craving some creature comforts. But the more that we travel, the more that we find ourselves reaching for the same items. After all, traveling doesn’t have to be uncomfortable and grueling.

The 5 Travel Essentials We'd Never Leave Home Without

Packing cubes

Consider these guys your holy grail of packing. While we highly recommend these cubes for any suitcase, they are especially useful for keeping organization in check when you’re traveling to multiple locations — these cubes help keep dirty clothes separated from clean. Packing cubes are also a great way to keep your items sorted if you’re traveling with multiple people or children. And, in a pinch, these handy cubes make for the perfect space-saving tool for an already too-full suitcase. Set of 6 packing cubes, $25, available at amazon.com

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The 5 Travel Essentials We'd Never Leave Home Without

Apple Airpods

Too loud neighbor? Eager to listen to a new podcast? There is no more space-friendly option for your carry-on than the Apple Airpods. Lightweight, easy to use, and with a long battery life that come in their own charging case, they’re your best travel friend. Apple Airpods, $179, Available at Amazon.com

The 5 Travel Essentials We'd Never Leave Home Without

Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo

One of the hallmarks of extended time on a plane? Greasy hair brought on by hours in a flying canister of canned air. Keeping a small can of dry shampoo in your bag is the easiest way to spruce up your locks when you land. Bonus: Not Your Mother’s is about as budget-friendly as they come! Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo Pack of 2, $9, Available at Amazon.com

The 5 Travel Essentials We'd Never Leave Home Without

Simple Face Wipes

Keeping your face clean can not only keep your skin clear, but keep you from getting sick during travel as well. These wipes are exactly as they say: simple. Free of fragrance, these hypoallergenic wipes leave your face feeling refreshed and clean. As a bonus, they’re available in larger quantities on Amazon. Simple Face Wipes, Pack of 3, $12, Available at Amazon.com

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The 5 Travel Essentials We'd Never Leave Home Without

Too Faced Hangover Rx Moisturizing Primer

Even though this is listed as a primer, Hangover Rx makes for the perfect travel size moisturizer. Healthy skin is hydrated skin and hours in an airplane can wreck havoc on your skin. A small dollop is all you need for a moisturizing facial refresh and it doubles in your makeup kit as an oil-free primer. HangoverRx Primer, Available at Sephora.com.

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5 Travel Essentials We'd Never Leave Home Without