Travel Essentials x Thread Wallets

This post is sponsored by Thread Wallets. Thank you to Thread Wallets for sending me the product to make this post possible.  All opinions are my own.

Picture this: you're in the line for airport security and open your wallet to get your ID out. You can't find it because your wallet is so full of random receipts and one too many loyalty cards. You sit down on the plane and dig through your backpack for 15 minutes before you can find your headphones. All of a sudden, you're starving. You proceed to spend $20 on a bottle of water and a bag of chips. These stressful situations have happened to all of us, me included. Have you dealt with similar situations? Travel is not meant to be stressful. Sometimes it's for business, sometimes it's for pleasure, but it's never so you can have more stress in your life. It's no secret that I LOVE to travel. I am always dreaming of new destinations and planning my next trip. Traveling all over the world has helped me come up with a list of my all-time favorite travel essentials that will have you enjoying your trip more and stressing less.

Thread Wallets
Guys, Thread Wallets are seriously life changing. They make the cutest lanyards, wallets, and phone cases. My favorite combination is the wallet and lanyard. You can store up to 20 cards and cash in one of these bad boys. They are so compact and keep all of your stuff together. Plus, they come in the cutest patterns ever; there is something for everyone! When I travel, I use my Thread Wallets slim wallet with the matching lanyard. They don't have this exact print on their website anymore, but they have a bunch of other cute ones! I love this floral print for Spring and Summer. I keep my credit cards, Starbucks card, my ID and some cash inside. Thread Wallets are such high quality. I never worry about my cards or money falling out and getting lost. My slim wallet is my number one travel essential!

Sunglasses are not only a necessity for cute Instagram pictures, but they protect those eyes. I'm guilty of having like 100 pairs of sunglasses so I can choose a pair that matches my outfit best. There are hundreds of sunglasses brands out there. I, personally, am a sucker for cheap sunglasses.  The less I spend on each pair, the more pairs I can get! I bring 2-3 pairs on every vacation. I usually bring one expensive pair for pictures, and two cheap pairs for swimming/activities (that way I'm not sad if they get lost or broken). I have the cutest pair of black aviators from Quay that I bring for my expensive pair, and a few cheap pairs from Target/Forever 21!

Travel Cosmetic Bag
You need somewhere to stash your favorite beauty products when you're on-the-go, so be sure to pack a functional makeup bag. I always bring an obnoxiously big Victoria's Secret zipper bag or my new Yosoo Makeup Bag. My mom got me a Yosoo bag for Christmas and it has come in so handy! It's a cylindrical shape with a drawstring on top. I've seen it all over Facebook and Pinterest so I was so excited to try it out! HERE is a link to it if you want to see what I'm talking about. It fits so much stuff and has tons of pockets on the inside so you can stay organized. I love the thick material that it's made of. It keeps all your beauty products safe! I've even used this as a tiny little camera bag. It has tons of uses! Other than my makeup bag that I bring for cosmetics, I also bring one in my carry on. I use a small makeup bag or zipper pouch. Inside, I have wet wipes, hair ties, touch up makeup, gum, pens, and chapstick inside. This tiny bag filled with random stuff has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion.

Water Bottle
I'm not about to pay $10 for an airport water bottle. I love bringing my own empty water bottle when I fly or one full of ice water when I'm driving somewhere. Another idea is to ask for an ice water if you stop somewhere to get coffee. It's free, and there's nothing more refreshing than an ice cold glass of water. I love Camelback water bottles for travel. They are super durable and high quality, so they won't get broken if they get banged around.

Buying food on trips can be a huge expense. Whether I'm headed on a plane, in a car, or on a cruise, I always have a bag full of snacks. An obvious benefit of this is that you don't have to spend a ton on money on food. It's also awesome because once you eat all the food on vacation, you have a ton of empty space in your bag to bring stuff back that you bought! Some of my personal favorite snacks to bring with are granola bars, beef jerky, goldfish, and fruit snacks.

Headphones and Adapter
Raise your hand if you're still annoyed that Apple changed the headphones jacks on iPhones. I seriously never remember to bring my adapter with me and it is so annoying! Since I always like to keep headphones on me, I came up with the perfect solution. I use my old apple headphones with a normal headphone jack and my adapter to make them fit my iPhone 7. I just keep the adapter attached to the headphones when I travel and can take it off if needed. I do this instead of using my iPhone 7 headphones because some airplanes have DVD players on them. That way, my headphones fit my phone and the DVD player, and I don't have to travel with multiple pairs of headphones! I also have a really good hack for keeping your headphones from getting all tangled up. I use a mini binder clip from any office supply store to store them. I just roll my headphones up and put the clip on the side and it works perfectly!

Honestly, this is an everyday essential. When I'm on-the-go, I like to either stop somewhere to buy coffee or drink prepackaged bottled ones from the grocery store. I love the bottled Starbucks Frappuchinos and also the new Starbucks Cold Brew bottles! If I stop somewhere, it's usually Starbucks (obviously) or Dunkin. Sometimes I try small local coffee shops, but those are never in airports and usually don't have drive thru's.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post about my all-time favorite travel essentials. Nomatter where you're headed next, take these tips with you to have the best trip ever. Thank you again to Thread Wallets for working with me on this post. You can check out their website HERE. They are super affordable, so you can buy a bunch!

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