Travel Survival

Traveling is the best. I love nothing more than researching a new place, finding all the hidden gems, the coolest spots, and the stores I have to hit up. I love arriving in a brand new (to me) place, eating all the specialty foods, walking unfamiliar streets, just soaking in the vibe of a new place. I love everything about travel...except for the actual travel part. Which is where this list comes in handy. These things have gotten me through many a long, boring flight, and onto my exciting new destination refreshed and ready to hit the ground running.

This American Life

Reliably fascinating and entertaining story telling.

Flannel Blanket Scarf for Women | Old Navy

Super soft and comfy, but cheap enough that you can buy a billion. It gets cold in NY, but I get bored. So I have a million scarves of many colors, pepping up my winter look. *Excellent for freezing planes.

CHICMODA Collapsible Foldable Water Bottle

It’s great to carry a reusable water bottle, but I hate having to deal with it when I’m done. This thing rolls up and takes very little space in your bag when you’re done.


A good leather jacket is a necessity. For the price, the quality of this leather jacket is excellent. I’ve had mine for years and it just gets better with age. *A must for pretty much any trip. Light enough for a summer night, easily layered.

Trtl Neck Pillow

Markedly less silly looking than all other travel pillows, this guy just looks like a not that stylish scarf. Plus it provides more support than the inflatable kind.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top Unisex Shoe.

The ultimate classic. *Travel necessity. Small, comfortable, stylish enough (kinda anti-stylish. A shoe-neutral.)

Full | Dry Volume Blast™

This gives your hair a great boost, and it smells so so good. *Travel necessity – all bets are off when you’re traveling, with unknown water quality and fewer hair tools and such. This is a life saver.

Weleda's Skin Food

This stuff is a life saver. It’s very think and oily- don’t use it on your hands before you need to touch anything. But it does it’s job very well, and I use it for everything. It’s my plane secret. I keep it in a mini pot in my purse and use it under my eyes to keep from drying out. Bonus- it adds a dewy glow.

Nuun Watermelon Electrolyte Tablets

These fizzy tablets are a great post workout hydration fix. Most of them taste great, they are low cal, and they are super refreshing. They got me through this hot summer.

Producer by trade, shopper/traveler/reader by passion.