your holiday travel packing list.

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it’s no secret i love to travel. when the opportunity presents itself, i’ll be on a plane, train or bus headed to somewhere new. between five weeks in europe and a spontaneous week in mexico, i know the first step to a successful journey is a well-packed bag.

whether you are travelling to escape the cold or visiting family during the holidays, forgetting something important can put a damper on the fun. that’s why i have put together this handy list of items you may have forgotten to pack.

documents: keep your passport, itinerary, booking reference codes and insurance forms close! preferably in your purse or carry on, since a misplaced bag at the airport could leave you stranded. make sure to back up your documents with an online copy. use a secure place like Google Drive that can be accessed from anywhere in the world – and i give both digital and hard copies to my dad.

comfortable shoes: no matter what you’re travelling for, you can bet you will be doing lots of walking; in five weeks i covered over 310km across europe. make sure to pack a comfy pair of shoes that will keep you going all day. sometimes you have to put fashion aside, but your feet will thank you.

RestoraLAX: traveler’s constipation is very common because of the lack of physical movement while in transit, stress and change in diet. RestoraLAX is an easy way to restore your body’s natural rhythm. you can easily dissolve RestoraLAX into your favourite hot or cold drink – there’s no grit or taste!

insulated water bottle: not only will you save money by bringing your own water along, but it’s also a helpful reminder to stay hydrated. it’s always important, but this is especially important if you are going somewhere hot or will be doing lots of activities.

earphones: other people’s noise is one of my least favourite things. that’s why i always make sure to pack my favourite pair of earphones. you can zone-out and enjoy yourself on the journey, chill-out on the beach or even block out the commotion of other travelers during the holidays.

allergy meds: you’ve probably packed your vitamins, deodorant, glasses and toothbrush, but did you pack your allergy medication? going to a different climate or environment can expose you to potential allergens and make for an unpleasant trip. Claritin Rapid Dissolve gives you 24-hour, non-drowsy allergy symptom relief, so you can enjoy every second of your vacation. these dissolve instantly on your tongue so you don’t need water. from the ocean to the mountains, you can take it anywhere!

i hope you enjoy your next vacation and don’t forget to show me the photos!

this post is sponsored by Bayer. to make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.