My Travel Essentials List


I love travelling, and I love trying out travel gadgets, and perfecting my collection of travel must-haves.

I get asked for recommendations quite a lot via social media and comments, so I thought I’d create a list of my travel must-haves to refer people to! These are my tried and tested travel companions!

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Carry-on suitcase for weekend trips

I love this carry on suitcase, it’s soft, looks great, and fits so much! I prefect soft cases for carry-on cases, as they’re easier to fit into the overhead compartments or under the seat.

Herschel Highland Softside Spinner, Ash Rose, 36.0L/21.5-Inch
  • Black and white striped fabric liner
  • Retractable three-stage locking trolley handle

In-hold suitcase for longer trips

This is the in-hold luggage suitcase I’d recommend, it’s a great choice and ticks all my boxes. It’s hard shell, 4-wheel, stylish, eye-catching (important so you don’t lose baggage in the claim area!).

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Samsonite 24 Inch Winfield 2 Fashion Spinner - Deep Blue
  • 24" SPINNER LUGGAGE maximizes your packing power and is the ideal...
  • PACKING Dimensions: 24.0" x 16.5" x 11", OVERALL Dimensions:...

Travel backpack (I love anything by Fjallraven!)

I just LOVE Fjallraven backpacks. They’re super stylish, but also colourful and full of personality. There’s literally a colour to suit everyone. Also just generally – the bags are a great size and shape for travelling with.

Fjallraven - Kanken Classic Backpack for Everyday
  • ICONIC: Same classic Kanken design since 1978. Stash everyday...
  • PRACTICAL: Meet the material: Vinylon F. It has a weird name but...
Fjallraven, Kanken Mini Classic Backpack for Everyday
  • ICONIC: Meet the mini version of our classic Kanken. Same design,...
  • PRACTICAL: Meet the material: Vinylon F. It has a weird name but...

Travel headphones (noise cancelling)

I will only use Bose headphones now, once I switched I couldn’t use any others – they’re so incredibly good. Planes are so noisy and being able to have peace and quiet on the plane really helps me relax. The silence that the Bose headphones provide also really reduce my anxiety on flights too.

These are both seriously amazing choices…

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple Devices, Black
  • Compatible Devices: iPhone, iPad and iPod models
  • Included Components: QuietComfort 20 headphonesApple devices, 3...
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Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700, with Alexa Voice Control, Silver Luxe
  • Keep your phone in your pocket and your head up to the world with...
  • Turn any space into a workplace — With powerful noise...

Travel make-up bag

My favourite travel make-up bag is this drawstring, lay flat bag. These styles of bags are soooo handy, especially in hotels. You can just lay flat all your make-up and be able to see everything you need!

Lay-n-Go Drawstring Makeup Bag – Pink Chevron Design, Deluxe 22 inch - Travel Cosmetic Bag and...
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL, PRACTICAL – Raised outside lip keeps items...
  • STYLISH, DURABLE, WASHABLE – Quilted stitching design is...

Packing cubes

If you haven’t used packing cubes before… what have you been doing? They not only organise your suitcase, but make packing easier and space-saving too.

The ones below are the best I’ve used as they feature a compression zip too – meaning you save even more space in your case. They’re so good!

NEW - Compression Packing Cubes | Triple Zipper | Seperate Clean & Dirty Compartments w/Flexible...
  • FLEXIBLE SEPARATE CLEAN & DIRTY SIDES: Air-breathable for fresh...
  • 40% MORE: Compression zipper allows you to pack more efficiently....

Travel neck pillows

I’m not a fan of the micro-bead or memory foam neck pillows, I much prefer the wrap around (scarf style) or the ‘prop-up’ style. I own both of the pillows below, and love them both, they’re super comfy and supportive without being bulky.

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trtl Pillow - Scientifically Proven Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow - Machine Washable (Grey)
  • The TRTL PILLOW is a SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN travel pillow to keep...
  • SUPER SOFT fleece combined with a unique hidden internal SUPPORT,...
Huzi Infinity Pillow - Home Travel Soft Neck Scarf Support Sleep (Grey)
  • INFINITY PILLOW - The patented travel pillow designed for all...
  • VERSATILE DESIGN - Adjust the portable neck pillow and find your...

Comfy travel shoes

I have two go-to brands for city breaks and travelling (you know those kind of vacations where you NEED a super comfy pair of shoes). My absolute go-to brands are Skechers and Crocs. I’ve never bought a bad pair of shoes from either of these brands and they’re comfy, supportive and stylish too.

This little pair of sneakers are one of my absolute favourite pairs of shoes. I have this pair in 5 COLOURS (I’m that obsessed). I wear them everywhere. They have memory foam in the sole too – so comfy for hours on your feet.

These boat shoes are also perfect for long days on your feet, they’re a little more supportive than the sneakers above (the soles are a bit thicker) but they’re not quite as versatile. But still a winning pair of shoes that I adore.

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Skechers Performance Women's Go Walk Lite-15430 Wide Boat Shoe,navy,5 W US
  • Lightweight, responsive 5Gen cushioning
  • Skechers Goga Max high-rebound insole for maximum comfort

And then, of course, Crocs! And no, Crocs don’t have to be those hideous clunky sandals. They actually have some gorgeous simpler styles, with the same comfy materials and foam soles.

I own all the pairs below and love them all. They’ve seen me through 10 hour days in Disneyland and walking the entire length of Manhatten! These are seriously some of the comfiest sandals and shoes you can buy for your feet!

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Crocs Women's Sexi Flip-Flop, Black/Black, 4 M US
  • T-STRAP ITALIAN DESIGN: The Sexi Flip-Flops for women feature a...
  • ICONIC COMFORT: From everyday wear to date night, these t-strap...
Crocs Women's LiteRide Mary Jane Sneaker | Slip On Sneakers for Women
  • SLIP-ON SNEAKERS FOR WOMEN: Get invigorated with these superbly...
  • ATHLETICALLY INSPIRED COMFORT SHOES: Women's shoes created for an...
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Crocs Women's Reviva Slip On Sneaker, Black/White, 4 M US
  • REVIVA SNEAKERS FOR WOMEN: Reenergize and put more bounce in your...
  • ALL-DAY COMFORT SHOES: These are the slip-on shoes for women with...
Crocs Women's Serena Open Toe Summer Sandal | Casual, Comfortable Dress Shoe Flat, Black/Black, 4 M...
  • FEMININE, STYLISH AND ESSENTIAL: A fabulously feminine treat for...
  • ELEGANT SANDAL STRAPS: Ankle and upper foot straps designed for a...