Not Packing These Travel Essentials Could Ruin Your Next Trip


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At the risk of sounding dramatic, there are many things that are capable of ruining a trip, but the good news is that some of them can be avoided—namely, what you pack. As you know, traveling can be uncomfortable and difficult, but it can also be (somewhat) easy and fun. Since so much is out of your control when traveling, we highly recommend seizing the opportunity to control whatever you can, whether you're traveling by plane, train, or automobile.

You probably know from experience that arriving at your destination without certain travel essentials can, well, suck. And while, hopefully, nothing would be significant enough to ruin your trip, we think that having these all-important travel essentials on hand the next time you travel (which might even be this week!) can make your travel experience infinitely more enjoyable. Keep scrolling to shop the 20 essentials that you definitely don't want to forget to pack.


Packing Cubes

Hand Sanitizer

Portable Charger

Eye Mask


Hands-Free Bag

An Extra Bag




Smart Luggage Tag


Walking Shoes

Shoe Bags

Jeans With Stretch


Blister Remedy


Next up: the shoe trends everyone will wear to the airport in 2019.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.