Essential traveling items every woman should have

Women are traveling more, heading to exotic destinations and doing adventurous activities on their own or with friends. According to a recent survey, 46 percent of women said that they want to explore the world, as it gives them a sense of freedom and independence. And while travel requires patience and proper planning, it also means packing well to ensure that you have everything that you need for your trip.

Unfortunately, some of us have a tendency to overpack, and while it may be reassuring to have several extra outfits or toiletries on hand, taking and carrying too much stuff may put a damper on your trip. To lighten your load without compromising convenience, you’ll need to pack wisely and take certain items that serve multiple purposes. Here are some genius travel essentials that every woman should have.

Multipurpose sanitizer

If you’re going on a plane, you might want to disinfect your seat and other surfaces before settling in for your flight. A study has found that certain parts of a typical commercial airplane are teeming with germs and bacteria, and seatback trays, head rests and seat belt buckles are some of the hot spots that harbor the most bacteria per square inch. 

To avoid getting ill while traveling, you’ll need to bring a multipurpose sanitizer that you can use for cleaning your hands and the seatback tray before and after meals.

There are quite a few multipurpose disinfectants available on the market, such as Sunytizer Multipurpose Sanitizer, Purell Sanitizing Hand Wipes, and Treeology Advanced Multipurpose Sanitizer Mist. If you can’t find any of these products, using 70 percent isopropyl alcohol in a fine mist spray bottle can also work to effectively kill sickness-causing bacteria and keep you healthy while traveling. 

Convertible clothing

Multiway clothing has been around for years, and if you head over to Pinterest, you’re likely to see pictures of cardigans that can be worn as a dress or a blouse, or a long skirt that can function as a dress or a coverup. Figuring out how to convert some pieces can be tricky, and while you can buy convertible clothing from Etsy or Amazon, there are other pieces that you can bring on your trip that will look right for a day at the beach or for dinner at an elegant restaurant.

A button-down shirt dress can be worn as it is, function as a bikini coverup, or tucked into jeans for a casual daytime look. Meanwhile, an oversized plaid button-front shirt can be worn like a jacket if you layer it over a plain shirt and jeans, but you can also wear it as a dress if you button it up and add a belt. 

Multi-use makeup

Instead of bringing your entire makeup kit, pare down your beauty loot to just a few items. For traveling, pack a foundation or BB cream with built-in sunscreen, mascara that doubles as a brow product, and a multipurpose makeup stick or cream that you can use on your eyes, cheeks and lips.

Some of the best multi-use products that you can try include Superface Multi-Lightful Blush and Highlighter Stick, Tata Harper Volumizing Cheek and Lip Tint, Bobbi Brown Rouge Pot, Stila Convertible Color, and Nars the Multiple. 

Pack smart and travel light by bringing these essentials on your trip. Not only will you have lots of room in your bag for souvenirs, but you’re sure to stay healthy and look great while you’re on holiday.

About the author;

This article was written by guest author  Sara Jones.