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Ever since I was a kid, and as far back as my memory recalls, I’ve been inquisitive, adventurous, and introspective. While other kids were playing video games, I devoured a series of Nancy Drew books. While other kids were watching cartoons, I sat mesmerized by the adventures of Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, John Wayne, and Dean Martin in classic black and white movies. The adventures I read about in books and watched on TV allowed me to learn about faraway places like London, Italy, and France and places closer to home such as New York, Montana, California, and Texas.
Books and television ignited a wanderlust in me that has only grown with age. For me, traveling is a balm to my soul and mind. Traveling to different places feeds my adventurous spirit and mind. It also makes me feel outright happy. Needless to say, I travel as often as I can. Whether it’s a destination in the same state or across the nation, traveling is something I’ve yet to grow tired of.
As a frequent traveler, I’ve fine-tuned my packing skills over the years. Although I was once an over-packer, I’m now a light traveler. Where I once folded my clothes in the suitcase, I now roll them. There is one aspect of traveling that hasn’t changed, however. No matter where I’m going or what I’ll be doing, there are five things I always take with me. Thankfully each item is small enough to fit into my purse or carry-on.
My 5 Must-Have Travel Essentials
- Hand sanitizer
One of the things I don’t want to happen when I travel is to get sick. It’s just the worst. In an attempt to prevent illness, I always have a small TSA friendly bottle of hand sanitizer with me. FYI: I’ve been known to share it on airplanes. 😉
They’re not just for fresh breath! If my stomach gets upset while eating local fare at a restaurant, during a turbulent plane ride, or from drinking too much coffee, I pop a few mints in my mouth and within minutes, my upset tummy is gone. I keep a container everywhere: in my purse, in my car, in the kitchen, and at my parents’ house.
3. Incontinence Pads
I’ve never been shy when it comes to discussing my experience with adult incontinence. It’s been an issue for me ever since I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Because I refuse to allow incontinence to interfere with my wanderlust, I always have incontinence pads with me.
I’m currently testing out the new TENA® Intimates™ Overnight Pads I found at my local Walmart.
The new TENA intimates™ includes a soft top layer, that quickly wicks fluid away from the skin which helps me feel fresh and clean. They’re designed for comfort and made for performance, which means incontinence won’t stop me from missing out on things like traveling.
If pads aren’t your thing, you can also find TENA® Intimates Overnight Underwear™ at your local Walmart or online. Whichever you choose, it’s important for adult incontinence sufferers to keep living life. In other words, do your thing.
On 3/4/2018 there will be a Full-Size Insert in your local newspaper that will allow you to get $5 Off Any One (1) TENA Overnight Underwear Product. The offer expires 3/18/2018 and can only be redeemed in-store.
4. Scarf wrap
Weather conditions can change quickly and I like to be prepared. By carrying a scarf wrap with me, I can protect myself against a chill in the air, rainy weather, and use it as a pillow on the plane. Not that I’ve done that or anything. LOL
5. Hand lotion
As previously mentioned, I’m a frequent hand sanitizer user. Combine that with frequent hand-washing and you end up with dry hands crying out for moisture. Hand lotion keeps my hands from looking chapped and it helps ward off that annoying dry itchiness.
Whatever brand of lotion I carry with me, always make sure it’s unscented. I don’t want to irritate those around me with an annoying perfume smell.
It’s been many years since the travel bug bit me but I’m still that same inquisitive, adventurous, and introspective girl. No matter what life throws my way (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, incontinence), I refuse to compromise my love for adventure.
What are your must-have travel essentials?