Travel Accessories for Women

This summer my husband and I have committed to a few weekend getaways for just the two of us. Believe it or not, we’ve never traveled without kids before, so for us it’s going to be very different to be away without a little one in tow! We aren’t going anywhere too far, just weekend getaways to Newport, RI (about 25 minutes away!) and Cape Cod (about an hour away!), but we’re BEYOND excited about being away and getting some couple time. I’m all about finding Travel Accessories for Women that keep me stocked up!

Travel Accessories for Women

Travel Accessories for Women

When we’re traveling with the kids, we take about 7-8 bags – no joke – there’s at least one bag for everyone! My husband always laughs at my over packing, but it’s a system that works for me when we’re with the kids. I’m all about extra packing because I want to make sure I have back-ups of everything and then back-ups of the back-ups! Traveling without the kids is a bit easier because I’m not worried about packing everything and the kitchen sink. I will say though, regardless if I’m traveling with or without the kids, there are certain essentials that I ALWAYS have on me for summer travel. I have my quick go-to essentials that make my summer packing quick, easy and very routine. It’s all about knowing and having your Travel Accessories for Women.

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What do I always bring with me?

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I have 6 things that I won’t leave home without when we’re heading out for a summer trip:

  1. Sunblock – This is a definite go-to for me. I actually bring the highest number sunblock I can find. I’m all about protecting my skin under the hot summer sun. Wherever we travel in the summer usually revolves around the beach or a pool, so we’re always out in the hot sun. As I’ve gotten older, my skin has begun to burn a lot quicker, so I really need to make sure I’m on the sunblock from sun up till sun down when we’re traveling. I’m going to be honest right here – this is a true part of Travel Accessories for Women!
  2. Lightweight scarf – I’m obsessed with a summer scarf! I love pairing one with a tank or tee with some shorts. Since you never know when you’re going to hit some serious air conditioning, I always like to make sure I have a layer that I can wrap around my neck or shoulders. Always, always, always a summer travel essential!
  3. ZzzQuil – When I’m away my sleeping habits are always thrown off! Whether I’m with the kids or not, getting a solid night sleep while I’m away is essential because I need (and want!) to be fresh and ready to conquer each new day. For when I need it, I have ZzzQuil, a non-habit forming sleep aid that’s just for sleep, so I get the sleep I need to enjoy my travel experience. Adjusting to a new bed, time changes, different room temperatures or traveling with extra people can always contribute to the occasional bad sleep, so I’m fully prepared for anything now, thanks to ZzzQuil.
  4. Velcro curlers – I hate doing my hair when I’m away. I have found the best way to keep my hair looking good is to put Velcro curlers in my hair before bed. I don’t like to travel with all my hair accessories, so this is the easiest fix for me! I pop them all in my hair right before bed, sleep on them and then in the morning I have “blown out” looking hair. They work are hair miracle workers for me.
  5. Moisturizing Lotion – I’m all about yummy scents when it comes to my lotion. Cocoa Butter is my absolute favorite! I always love to travel with it because it keeps my skin smooth as can be, adds extra moisture and just smells delicious! Since I’m usually in shorts/summer dresses or bathing suits, smooth skin is essential!
  6. Tinted Lip Gloss – When I’m traveling in the summer, my makeup routine is always very minimal. With the hot sun, I hate adding tons of makeup to my face because it always feels so heavy on my skin. I apply very basic pieces – bronzer, mascara and ALWAYS a lip gloss with a rose or brown tint. I’m not a lipstick wearing girl in the summer, I’m all about the shimmer and shine with my gloss. You will never find me without a lip gloss on a summer trip. It always makes me feel pretty, but also is making my lips smooth, too!

Hope you enjoyed this list of my Travel Accessories for Women.

Summer is a lot easier for me than the winter is and I love it. I always feel much more carefree in the summer and you can easily see this through my packing!

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 7.21.16
    Danielle said:

    I definitely have to print this coupon. My boyfriend uses ZzzQuil any time he’s having a hard time sleeping. I never thought about taking it on trips though. I’ll have to keep that in mind for our next trip.

  2. 7.21.16
    Jeanette said:

    So far any and all sleep medications do not do anything for me, in fact I stay awake longer LOL. I have not tried this one so I might have to because insomnia sometimes drives me crazy LOL.

  3. 7.21.16
    Tara Noland said:

    Good for you for being so organized!! I am kind of fly by the seat of my pants gal. I am blessed not to have insomnia too bad but if I did I would be heading for this for sure!!

  4. 7.21.16
    Kathy said:

    I think that’s a great list. Water and sunscreen are always on my list. Those have always been the two most important things for me to pack in summer.

  5. 7.21.16

    Your essentials to travel with are super similar to my wife’s musts haves. It is crazy the difference in traveling with and with out kids, enjoy your get-aways this summer!

  6. 7.21.16

    Totally agree with the lightweight scarf. I totally use scarves for keeping warm on cool, summer evenings but also as an essential for layering.

  7. 7.21.16

    Ooooh…. I’m putting your must haves on my travel list. I always always forget something important so I’ve learned I have to have a list. Thanks!

  8. 7.22.16
    Amy Desrosiers said:

    I too can never get a good night’s sleep when I am not in my own bed. Soon I will be traveling for the first time in years without my kids…I might need some!

  9. 7.22.16
    Ann Bacciaglia said:

    Thanks for the coupon for the ZzzQuil. I always have some for those sleepless nights. I usually have a hard time sleeping on vacation. ZzzQuil helps me get the rest I need.

  10. 7.22.16
    gingermommyrants said:

    I hate it when I can not sleep. It always happens when I have a big day coming up. I will have to pick up some ZzzQuil to try.

  11. 7.25.16
    Ash Sears said:

    I also travel with lots of bags! You never know what you are going to need and especially with kids it is so important to double up on what seems like everything.

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