Packing Essentials for Every Woman Traveler
months of planning, you've finally booked the vacation of your
dreams and the only thing on your mind now is the suddenly menacing
suitcase that lays empty on your bed, sneering at you. Has it
always been this small? While you were hunched over your computer
plotting, planning and booking your marvelous trip - your suitcase
must have been busy shrinking.
will you do? Relax - because ROAD & TRAVEL has
put together their list of packing essentials for
the even the most discriminating female traveler.
All you have to do is scroll below to find the best
of the best when it comes to scrunchably small, convenient
and useful travel necessities.
Laptop Tote and Carry-On
You've seen her at the airport - the frustrated multi-tasker
who's struggling to make it to her terminal in time,
a laptop case swung around her shoulder, handbag in
right hand, mocha latte in left, and carry-on dragging
behind. Worse yet, you've seen her clamoring down
the plane's aisle, unknowingly knocking elbows and
side-swiping innocent passengers, eyes locked on the
seat next to yours. Nobody wants to be that woman.
Keep things simple with the new MobileEdge Milano
tote, specially designed to hold and protect your
precious laptop with Saf-T-Cell technology, while
keeping cell phone, wallet and all the other necessities
on hand. Complete with a removable wristlet for cosmetics
or loose change, we gaurantee that this bag will be
the end of your carry-on chaos.
this and other styles at MobilEdge.com
T3 Featherweight Tourmaline Hair Dryer
Feather-light, foldable and packed with professional power, this blow dryer exceeds all expectations. Created using breakthrough Tourmaline technology that uses a semi-precious mineral to dry hair more quickly while eliminating static at the same time, the T3 Ionic Hair Dryer for Travel guarantees a smooth, silky finish that beats any hotel dryer hands down. Using the T3 meant that we were out the door ten minutes ahead of schedule. Less time blow-drying means more time exploring; and who wouldn't like that?
more information, visit www.sephora.com
- the wrinkle-free, warm weather, cold weather, washable
solution for all of your traveling woes. Silk! Luxuriously
soft knit silk, to be more precise. Available in camisoles,
underwear, leggings, robes and everything else that's
comfy for travel - these pieces by Kim Allen Silk
can be squeezed into the tiniest of suitcase gaps.
The best part (yes, there's more) is the washing directions:
just squeeze a little bit of your hotel shampoo sample
into a water-filled sink and rinse. Hang overnight
to dry and you're set to go. Does it get any easier?
shipping worldwide at www.kimallensilk.com
The most daunting of all tasks when it comes to travel
packing is made simple with Magellan's Quilted Cosmetics
Train Case. Compact and accordion-style, the kit is
equipped with a large, roomy bottom, four trays, sleeves
for mascara, pencils and brushes, and zippered pockets
to create space for all of your bottles, from lotion
to hairspray - and kept our beauty goodies more organized
on the road than they are at home! The soft microfiber
cover is removable, but helps to keep your contents
safe on a bumpy ride and cleans easily with a damp
cloth. Stylish, practical and it even has a cushioned
more information, visit Magellan's.com
McAlpin Travel Towel 3-in-1
There are plenty of soak-it-up, super travel towels
out on the market - but not many that can realistically
double as a sarong, travel blanket and pretty wrap.
That's why we like Anne McAlpin's version that is
soft and supple enough for the bathroom while strong
enough for the beach at the same time. And to prove
that good things do come in small packages, this towel
folds down to an incredibly slim size and comes with
a handy mesh tote for storing. Not only will you save
yourself space, you'll feel good buying Anne McAlpin's
Travel Towel - 30 percent of all sales go to the Breast
Cancer Research Foundation.
more information, visit PackitUp.com