Pack This. Not That. Our Top 11 Travel Must-Haves

by Marika Flatt on October 22, 2019 in Gift Guide, Lifestyle, Travel,
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We love curating and testing out the best in travel products, perfect to stash in your bag for any fall or holiday travels on your calendar. From comfy (and beautiful) apparel to the latest in tech, here are our excellent eleven for air travel or road trips. 

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The Hailey Dress, from Favor’s Maria Stanley Collection

For most trips, you want a lightweight, fancy dress that works for day or night. This chic knee-length dress is perfect for dressing up or down, running around town or for a high-end dinner. This miso colored dress could be worn to a wedding or to a business meeting or even something in between. Not only is it adorable but it’s also very comfortable and comes with front pockets. $328

Cindy Karen Jetsetter Clothing

Cindy Karen grew up with her parents working in a small airport and that inspired her wanderlust. Her clothing brand is absolute perfection. Made to be uber comfortable while jetsetting, it is beautiful enough to step off that plane and be ready for anything—a business meeting, a special dinner, or a fun day exploring a new city. I’m in love with the Cape Town Slacks on the Go, black sleek and comfortable pants with an elastic draw-string waist, a loose and flowy fit and my new favorite pants for any occasion. Pair them with the Seattle Soft & Sultry sleeveless black turtleneck top–an incredibly versatile top to wear alone or under a jacket. And, the D.C. Professional & Whimsical dress is inspired by the powerful women who work in D.C. This black flowy dress is both feminine and professional. Easy to dress up or down, this will be your go-to little black dress. $98-$180

JLab Headphones: #1 True Wireless Headphones

A good pair of wireless headphones are essential for travel. The JLab Wireless Headphones are sleek and stylish and best of all they don’t break the bank! They come with a case that charges them for up to 6 hours of non-stop use. Whether you’re working out on your trip, taking phone calls to keep up with work or just jamming to your favorite tunes in the car on a road trip, these wireless headphones ensure a high quality sound for all your travel needs. $49-$69

Chatbooks’ Monthly Minis

After every trip, it’s fun to have a physical photo album to remind you of all the fun. Chatbooks’ Monthly Minis is a 30-page photo book subscription made just for kids! This kid-friendly photo book series is perfect for documenting family vacations. Subscribe to get 30 photos every month in a mini book for mini hands. Alternately, if you want to just create one album, Chatbooks makes it really easy- put the app on your phone, load the pictures from that specific time period and edit from there. Prices vary

Low Loveseat from Kelty

This cuddle couch is perfect for camping with your sweetie! Its lower base ensures you aren’t towering over your campfire, aka better s’mores access. From sturdy material and reclined seating, to insulated cup holders, this chair will be your fave spot at your campsite. It’s also easy to tote around in a compact carrying case. $99.95

Mixcder E7 Headphones

For every plane ride or road trip, you and your family need a pair of good headphones. With deep bass, a built-in microphone and Active Noise Canceling (ANC), these headphones block out ambient noise for a totally immersive experience. So, whether it’s to cancel out that seatmate on the plane or train or watch your movie in the car, these colorful headphones are a must. $59.99


When you travel, you want to make sure you have access to a great workout. Classpass is the most flexible gym membership where you can take classes from over 20,000 different types of gyms in over 20 countries– no matter where you’re visiting. Since there are so many different classes to choose from, over 5 million, there is always an option on the road. Sign up now for a free 2 weeks. From $9/month

Pelican Dayventure Backpack Cooler

The perfect way to bring all your delicious essentials with you on your travels! Its lightweight design and comfortable padded straps make it so easy to throw on your back for that perfect backpacking/ camping picnic or beach day trip. To keep your items cold, there is a leak-resistant zipper with a waterproof seal providing extreme insulation. You’ll want to pack this cooler for every road trip. $250

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Gaming Headset

Admit it, you want your kids to be distracted by electronics on a road trip. (We’ve also seen the beauty of a peaceful night when we let our kids game after dark so we can have a quiet dinner in the condo.) With up to 20 hours of battery life, the new Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Gaming Headset is a dream come true for any gamer! They combine a high-fidelity audio experience with max comfort thanks to its adjustable ear cups and plush memory foam pads, creating the most ideal headphones for a gamer. The detachable mic and up to 60-foot distance are winning features, too. $79.99


It’s fun to have new clothes to take on a trip. But we run out of time. Sign up for  DAILYLOOK’s styling experience and fashion subscription box where you receive curated looks from personal stylists to upgrade your wardrobe in the most convenient way possible. Use the code TXDAILYLOOK20 to get $20 off your first styling! Due to the variety of your box, you can have workout clothes to daily casual “fits” to dress-up outfits for a nice dinner out, all in your box, delivered to arrive right before your trip. From $100

United by Blue

From t-shirts to camping and home gear, United By Blue, is a responsible apparel company known for its dedication to making a measurable impact. Each product sold helps remove pounds of trash from oceans and waterways. So load up on t-shirts, hoodies and gear for your next camping trip and do good at the same time. From $38

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