FYI: This post is sponsored by Davids Cookies. All opinions are honest and my own.As exciting as vacations are, preparing for one can end up being overwhelming (especially when there’s one million things to check off on your to-do list before the big day). Whether you’re in it for the long haul or taking a quick trip across state, I rounded up up a few of my travel essentials that will hopefully make your journey a whole lot easier. I’m also partnering with Davids Cookies on today’s post to show you how perfect their selection of fresh baked desserts are for trips like these so rest assured, you won’t be leaving on an empty stomach. Keep reading to get the 411 on what to pack and munch on…
When you’re traveling, it’s understandable to want to document every single thing but it can really take away from the overall experience. Instead of pulling out your smartphone every few minutes to edit a photo for the gram – use an instant camera! It’s quick, easy, and there’s just something extra special about having physical images to personally look back on. They’re also much more in the moment, which is a refreshing break from all the overly filtered and staged shots that we’re exposed to on social media. When your trip comes to an end, you’ll have a whole bunch of polaroids that you can either hang up on your wall or showcase in a scrapbook!
Snacks, snacks, + more snacks
Sometimes the food on a flight just isn’t enough so I like to pack a few extra snacks with me to indulge on. Luckily, Davids Cookies has a wide range of delicious bite sized treats to choose from. My personal favorites are Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Chocolate Chip Brownies (as shown above) because they automatically satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and are super easy to take on the go. They even have individually wrapped treats that you can easily pack into your carry on. A great thing to note about all of their products is that there are no added preservatives, fresh upon delivery, and they even offer gluten free options. Check out all the delicious goodness here. The process is simple: Order a tin (or two) via their website and expect a delivery at your doorstep within two days (perfect if you have a trip quickly coming up and want ultimate freshness!)
Take care of your skin!
Changing environments both within the flight cabin and your new destination can have a crazy effect on your skin. Like many other people, my skin becomes heavily dried out so bringing skincare items that give you a boost of hydration like a face mask, lip moisturizer, face lotion, and a refreshing mist are much needed. When you’re boarding off the plane and headed to an area where you’ll be exposed to a ton of harsh sunshine (even on cloudy days), sunscreen is your best friend! Trust me, your skin will thank you by the end of the trip. Lastly, don’t forget to make sure that all of your liquid products follow TSA policy to avoid having to throw them out (because let’s be real, skincare is expensive!)
If you get major anxiety during flights like me, I can’t stress how important it is to dress comfortably! Bring an extra pair of accessories like an oversized scarf, eye mask, and cozy socks. Oftentimes, the plane ride can be a chilly one, so having these all handy can really make your experience much more comfortable. Wherever you’re headed, make sure to also check the weather report beforehand to get an idea of what type of clothing pieces to bring. I’ll be heading to Seoul in a couple weeks, where temperatures will be 84 degrees and up so you’ll find me in floppy hats, shorts, and sunnies!
And there you have it – all my essentials for having a fun, stress-free Summer vacation. If you have any tips of your own that you would like to share, feel free to mention them in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to check out Davids Cookies and treat yourself to some sweet treats on your next vacay!
xo, Donna Belle