I’m about to embark on three weeks of travel—heading from Boston to DC to see some friends, and then up north to Maine to WWOOF (do farm/gardening work a few hours a day in exchange for room and board) on a small organic farm. I’m so excited for this trip and am going to posting a few more things about my WWOOF-ing experience, but first I wanted to talk about some of my essential travel products.
- A quick breakfast. I can’t tell you how many times I left to catch a bus/train/plane assuming that I’d have time to grab breakfast at the station, and ended up with either zero options or zero time. It’s so much easier and cheaper to prepare something the night before that you can grab on your way out the door. Here I have some Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Cinnamon Ancient Grain granola in a mason jar, ready for me to add vegan yogurt to in the morning to eat en route.
- A waterbottle. When I traveled and studied abroad for a semester, I quickly learned that water is not always easy to find on the road. I love this one liter bottle from 24bottles, because it’s so lightweight and holds enough to last me several hours.
- Accessible deodorant. Keeping deodorant on a carry-on bag can really make all the difference. Particularly if you wear natural deodorant (which you should!) you’ll want to reapply before arriving at your destination and giving your loved ones a hug.
- A bar of soap. Travel is a time to be low maintenance—one quality bar of natural soap works for your body, face, and hair. Bar soap is especially useful if you’re traveling on a plane and can’t bring large containers of liquid on board.
- A menstrual cup. Obviously this doesn’t apply if you aren’t a person who menstruates, but a menstrual cup is a lifesaver for traveling with your period. No worrying about counting out tampons or pads, no need to change it every few hours, and you can’t accidentally run out of it. If environmental reasons can’t convince you to make the switch, your own convenience should!
What are your healthy travel essentials? Let me know below!