At The Everygirl, we love to travel—but seriously, who doesn’t? Visiting friends, exploring new cities, and taking time to ourselves is honestly the best. Traveling can be the perfect way to unwind your mind and grow as a person. Whether you’re heading to Italy for a European adventure or flying to Miami for a beach weekend getaway, it all sounds fantastic. Can we come with?
The only part that doesn’t sound totally fantastic is actually getting there. Long security lines, hassling with several bags, strangers coughing in your face, freezing airplanes—we’ve all been there. The good news? We’re here to help.
Today on The Everygirl, we’re sharing the travel essentials we swear by to make your experience a little more enjoyable. Whether you’re a traveling beginner or an expert at the airport, these are the travel essentials everyone should have. Put these in a checklist for your next trip to travel like a pro!
Prefer to have your luggage with you at all times? We don’t blame you. This carry-on makes running through the airport a total breeze with its smooth wheels and comfortable handle. Bonus: it has a USB port built into it that will charge your electronics for you, which means no more sitting on the airport ground outside of the bathroom near the only available outlet.
This genius suitcase has a built in weight detector, so you never have to stress about packing too much. Instead of pulling out your bathroom scale in a panic, all you have to do is lift the bag by the handle and a small tab will turn green or red. Green means pack that extra outfit and red means it’s time to edit. This amazing bag is also equipped with two inches of optional
Pack everything you need for a mini getaway in the three compartments of this weekender or loop it onto the handle of your suitcase for a longer trip. You can also carry on hand, over the shoulder, or as a crossbody.
If you’re looking for a little more organization than a standard duffel, this option is perfect for you. Just to name a few of the features: it is water resistant, has a padded laptop insert, and has a place for your shoes. This bag is the definition of traveling smart.
One of the biggest challenges of travel is fitting everything you want to bring into one suitcase. These packing cubes will help you do it with ease—and a lot more organization.
This hanging makeup bag eliminates having to dig through the deepest depths of a giant, unorganized makeup bag that’s usually travel protocol. You’ll be able to see everything you brought with you and avoid your foundation opening and leaking all over everything you brought.
Gone are the days when all of your necklaces end up tangled in a knot. This high-quality velvet organizer is a life-saver for all of the pieces you
choose to bring with you when you travel.
This leather tote will be your favorite accessory both in travel and your day-to-day life. This is the only tote you’ll ever need, and it can fit all your essentials (including a laptop).
One of the hardest parts of traveling is staying organized—the best intentions can turn into rummaging through a purse full of wrappers and knotted earphones in the search for your boarding pass. This organizer fits into your bag to keep all of your essentials visible and easily accessible. Genius.
Avoid the added stress of misplacing your electronics during your travel day. Keep them safe in this universal case that stores and protects small electronics, power adapters, and memory cards.
Travel often includes carrying all of our credit cards, and easy organization and accessibility of them is a must. This wallet can fit easily into your bag while keeping all of your cards tucked neatly into one place.
A portable charger is an absolute must for travel. Keep this in your purse and never worry about your phone before the plane takes off again.
Quickly charge your phone, AirPods, or iPad with this extra long charging cord to avoid having to sit awkwardly on the floor next to an outlet.
This sleep mask does the impossible: makes plane sleep an option—yes, even if you’re in the middle seat.
If you have trouble sleeping on a flight, you will love this sleeping mask. Its lightweight and comfortable design makes it easy to fall asleep and listen to your favorite tunes (or white noise) at the same time.
We love AirPods for many reasons while traveling, but we especially appreciate their ability to connect on their own. This is essential for when you’re too busy or don’t have an extra hand to connect your Bluetooth.
You shouldn’t have to listen to music on the highest volume to drown out the sounds around you. These comfortable and wireless headphones are perfect for sleep, noise sensitivity, and flights.
These magnetic capsules are the perfect solution to all of the travel-sized toiletries floating in your bag. Store everything from face serums to dainty jewelry and never worry about them getting lost or leaking.
This is at the forefront of our holy grail skincare, and we absolutely can’t live without it during travel. Lather this mask on when you get on the airplane, and kiss dry, tired travel skin goodbye.
A mask to help with maskne? Sign us up. Wear it under your mask during a long travel day to help treat and soothe breakouts, blemishes, and chafing.
Airplanes are breeding grounds for germs that turn into colds that ruin your trip. Cut your losses and carry these individual packs of hand wipes with you for the moments you could use a hand wash but don’t want to run to the tiny airplane bathroom.
If we didn’t know we Amazon-Primed these to ourselves, we’d think they were the high-end ones we usually shell out much more cash for. These are the most comfortable, versatile leggings you’ll ever own. Kiss your high-end leggings goodbye.
These super comfortable slip-on sneakers are perfect for travel—they’re lightweight, easy to pack, and won’t give you any pesky heel blisters.
Our editors can’t stop raving about how comfortable these shoes are. They are perfect for trips when your itinerary is filled with walking. Or just wear these in the airport in case you need to run to catch your flight. Either way, you’ll love how lightweight and comfortable these shoes are.
Suitcases and carry-ons mean wrinkly clothes, no matter how you fold them. Never deal with a broken hotel room iron again and meet your new best friend: a handheld steamer.
You don’t need to sacrifice amazing hair while you’re traveling. This mini hair dryer packs the same punch as a full-size but is tiny enough to fit in your carry-on.
This pouch will carry your hot tools so you’ll never be caught swiping the hotel hand towels again. It’s heat resistant, so it’s perfect for on-the-go use.