It’s no secret that I love the finer things in life. So I’ve found a way to take a few little luxuries with me wherever I go.
Are there things you wish you could bring on vacation, but they just don’t seem practical? If you look hard enough you just might find some travel-friendly alternatives. Here are a few little luxuries I take along on all of my travels. And the great news is that each one can comfortably fit inside a carry-on.
Do you get headaches often? Or maybe you have a lot of allergies. Either one of these could be a recipe for disaster when you’re traveling. I’ve found burning essential oils in a diffuser/humidifier helps reduce the symptoms. During the day, try a few drops of lemongrass to clear the air or lavender to provide a little allergy relief. Peppermint overnight while you sleep will help alleviate headache pain so you feel refreshed when you wake up.
Collapsible Pour-Over Coffeemaker
You know how when you’re in Europe and you ask for a coffee but you get something that only vaguely resembles one? Well, you can avoid caffeine withdrawal by simply packing a collapsible coffeemaker. Just pop the coffeemaker overtop of a mug and away you go. It’s a great way to satisfy your coffee cravings while on the road.
Travel Yoga Mat
Yoga is great for the mind, body, and soul. And it’s the perfect way to keep fit when you travel since it doesn’t require a lot of gear. In fact, most hotel or cruise ship gyms provide exercise mats you can use for your yoga practice. But for yogis with a regular practice, you probably think of your mat as a sacred space. Using the same mat as someone else simply isn’t appealing. Why not pack a lightweight or foldable yoga mat made specifically for travel? Or take along a yoga mat towel to cover up the shared mats at the gym. It can also double as an airplane blanket.
Do you have a signature scent you like to douse on in the morning? You’ve shelled out the big bucks for the good stuff, so the last thing you want to do is shell out more money for the roll on. But packing the full-size bottle can be a pain. It’s either too large to carry-on, or it could break in your checked bag. Luckily, there is a fabulous alternative. You can fill a mini atomizer with perfume from your standard-sized bottle. Pop it in your purse, and you’re good to go.
These little luxuries make every vacation feel just a bit more amazing. What are your nonessential travel essentials? Use the #wanderlustwayfarer on Instagram to share pictures of the little luxuries you can’t live without while you travel.