Last year I barely traveled at all and suffered a serious case of wanderlust. This year, things have changed already: I'm traveling almost every single month until June, and I'm pretty excited about it. As any frequent traveler knows, its good to have your essentials gathered together so that when its time to pack, you're not running around frantically trying to get things together. I leave mine in carry-on, so I always have them handy for long or short trips. So what makes up these "essentials?" I've come up with a few based on my domestic as well as international adventures over the past several years, and best of all, these are ALL under $50.
Top row: Underwear Pouch (to keep your foundation garments protected because good bras cost $50+); fun passport case; universal travel adapter (for international travel); lip balm + tint to hydrate in dry airplanes.
Middle row: Bright scarf (to brighten up your outfits, keep you warm on airplanes, and keep you decent if you are visiting a religious monument); monogrammed luggage tags (to help you identify your black bag from everyone else's black bag); mini first-aid kit (just to be safe).
Bottom row: Cozy slippers (for long flights and to rest your feet after a long day of walking); skin care (these are my FAVORITES; three different makeup artists have commented on my skin since I started using them); kindle fire for your beach reads!
Do you have any favorites that I'm missing?