by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin

Whether you're traveling by plane, train, ship, or car, there are just some things you need to carry with you at all times while traveling. These personal travel bag essentials will keep you cool and comfortable under the pressure of travel and get you one step closer to relaxation!

Personal Identification

  Zip ID Case, Vera Bradley, $12  Zip ID Case, Vera Bradley, $12

Having easy access to your ID is a good travel practice, you just never know when you might need and you absolutely don't want to lose it! A small ID case that clips on to any bag (or belt) is a must for any traveler.


  Facial Cleansing Wipes, Simple, $5.99  Facial Cleansing Wipes, Simple, $5.99

Traveling can be a long and sometimes messy process. I always travel with (travel-sized) toiletries in my bag. Facial and body wipes are a must in long road trips, and a toothbrush is great for a 14+ hour flight. You don't have to carry a bottle of shampoo with you, but these small comfort items can make a big difference in your journey!


  If you leave the country, keeping foreign as well as domestic cash is a must!  If you leave the country, keeping foreign as well as domestic cash is a must!

Nearly every shop in the world accepts cards these days---the keyword being 'nearly'. There's nothing like being left out of a cash-only bar or finding out your bank froze your accounts because they didn't expect you to travel. Keeping a controlled amount of cash on hand is an easy way to get you out of a pinch!

So what do you think? Did I forget anything? Let me know in the comments below!