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Flight Essentials For Healthy Travel

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Staying hydrated is one of the most important things to do on a plane.  Airplanes make skin super dry by sucking all of the moisture.  A facial mist spray is the perfect way to rehdryate your skin.  On a flight to Asia, the airline I was flying provided a facial mist along with other products in the restrooms.  You never know which airlines will do this, so take a bottom of this Evian facial spray, or even this Rose water along.

Other than hydration, one key to staying healthy while traveling on a plane is to eat healthy.  The options in an airport for in-flight snacks are not necessarily the most healthy.  Pick up some of these RXbars.  You literally can read every ingredient in them on the packaging. 

Have you figured out this is mostly a “how to stay moisturized” post?  This really is the number one problem for me when flying.  I never leave my house without my favorite chapstick.  This one is the best! 

Hydration starts with drinking tons of water.  The Copper H20 water bottle has tons of heath benefits.  Copper water bottles help balance your body’s pH levels because the water naturally becomes alkaline water.  The copper is also known to be self-sterilizing, helps the digestive system and it doesn’t hurt that this one is super well designed.  Fill it up before you board the plane! The longer the water sits in the bottle, the more alkaline it will become.

I’m just throwing this Pinch Provisions cute little travel kit into the mix because it’s got a ton of plane essentials that will help your mental and physical health including hand lotion, lip balm, an eye mask, backup headphones, a deodorant towelette and so much more!

Following in the "stay hydrated" theme, one of the best ways to put some moisture back into your skin besides a facial mist, is a face or eye mask. Just throw on a mask for 10 minutes on that long flight.  Don't worry about the stares you may get, it'll be worth saving your skin in the end!  If a full face mask isn't your thing, try out an under the eye mask instead!

I always travel with a pack of wipes.  I really like these Kleenex wipes because they’re more like thicker towelettes.  Best part is you can find these under a dollar in the travel section at Target.  You never know when the the bathroom runs out of soap.


*Sponsored Post: Some items in this post were sent to me complimentary. All opinions are my own.

The 'Forget Me Not' Packing Checklist

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In the midst of packing for my trip to Bali in a few days, I keep thinking I'm going to forget something.  I mean, I have that thought most every time I travel.  And, I'm not talking about clothing or shoe options, I'm talking about the essentials.  Like have you ever forgot your passport and remembered when you're already on route to the airport to travel abroad?  Well, I thought I would put this handy dandy (and oh so nicely designed - if I do say so myself) for you to use when packing for a trip.  I hope it helps you and actually prevents you from having to turn the car around last minute.

Happy Packing and traveling!

Yours Truly // Shannon

Top 10 Travel Essentials

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If you don’t follow my instagram, maybe you aren’t aware that I’m going on an epic cross country roadtrip next week.  I think its finally setting in that I’m going to be spending a hundred hours cooped up in a car and I am so excited!  I’ve always wanted to drive across the states to see what the heart of this country really looks like.  I think I’m also slightly anxious since I feel like I’m going to forget something or am missing some vital information.  I’m sure the sole reason I’m feeling like this is because I created our itinerary and did tons of research months ago.  So basically, I’m really over prepared and am stressing for no reason.  Well, I can reasonably stress about the fact that I’m not going to be checking any bags to get out of the airport as quick as possible.  I just have to figure out how to pack my purse, backpack, duffel bag and sleeping bag along with everything I need for 10 days into 1 bag and 1 personal item per airline regulations. No biggie, right?

As I have been packing, I started thinking about what are my go-to, must bring travel essentials.  I definitely have a set of items that I bring to make my travel life that much easier.  I think my favorite on the list has to be the Belkin Mini Surge Protector.  I don’t know about you but finding multiple outlets in my hotel room is sometimes a huge hassle.  This is awesome because it has 3 outlets and 2 usb plugins.  Perfect for my camera, GoPro, phone, portable phone charger, extra camera batteries and whatever else needs to be charged.  Never go searching behind the nightstands and hotel beds again!  Wisps are a must for those long flights where you wake up and just need to brush your teeth.  These ones are no water needed.  Melatonin is a must for traveling to different time zone.  Your body naturally produces melatonin which makes you sleepy.  This gives you that extra nudge.  These travel bottles are the best.  They don’t leak!  I hate when you arrive and unpack and your shampoo leaked all over your other toiletries.  And finally, I always keep a Bounce dryer sheet or two in my suitcase, especially were your dirty laundry is.  Trust me, it works.

Yours Truly // Shannon