I’ve logged a ton of frequent flyer miles as of late. First there was my brother’s wedding in Hawaii, then there was a friend’s wedding in Ireland, and then there were all of those personal trips sprinkled in between. In other words, I’ve spent more time packing and unpacking than I have organizing my room. I’ve always been the type of person who plans every outfit before taking off; the night before a trip, I typically stay up late planning and taking photos of each look so I know exactly what I packed and what I’m going to wear each day.
Along with this packing ritual, I always pack essentials you can score from Amazon, like this $25 steamer I discovered from our market editor, Nicole, and these $9 socks that are life changing for long flights. These are the items I always make sure I’m stocked up on before my trip because they make such a difference while I’m on the plane or settling into my hotel. The majority of my travel must-haves all ring in at under $20, so I highly recommend adding these to your next packing list.