Destinations, Food, Style
The Must-Have Travel List
By Danielle Pointdujour
Travel is a lifestyle, not a luxury. Nothing has accelerated my personal growth and expanded my horizons more than traveling around the world. With that being said, I spend a ton of time on planes–and with each trip, I find things that I simply can’t live without. No matter how near or far the destination, a girl’s must-haves are non-negotiable. Check out what’s on my must-have list, and maybe some of my faves can become your faves too.
Ever since I received this this bag for my birthday, my whole travel world has been changed. I don’t even remember my life in travel before the O.G. came along; actually I do…it sucked! This bag is super lightweight and has pockets and compartments for everything including your computer and iPad, phone, passport, keys and snacks. As if all of that weren’t enough, it has a side pocket for your favorite pair of heels…score! Now if I could only get my hands on a red one!
When I travel, I’m usually walking around for hours at a time. As much as I love my Nikon DSLR camera, it’s my Canon Powershot SD880 that takes all of the wonderful memories I capture for family and friends. It may not be as fancy as a DSLR, but it’s not as heavy either! It’s compact size and lightweight frame make it perfect for travel and the 10 megapixels and 3” LCD ensure that you’ll take amazingly crisp shots every time.
The best part about getting on a plane is knowing that you’re heading somewhere spectacular. The worst part…actually getting there. Being stuck on a packed plane for 8+ hours and having to contend with the changes in the air can wreak havoc on the skin. One spritz of Evian will have your skin feeling refreshed and glowing in no time.
Of all the things on my must have travel list, this is the one thing I would probably trade the others for. Judge me if you want, but I can’t take a quick trip to Miami without a bag of these somewhere on my person and they’ve become more important on international trips when I need a little reminder of home.
So, what’s on your list?
Armed with a fully stamped passport, Danielle has been called “The Hotel Whisperer” for her strategic engagement of some of the top hospitality brands in the world. In addition to being an Editor for Travel Noire, her travel writing has appeared on sites such as EBONY, JET, Parlour Magazine and Clutch. In short...she's awesome.