The Traveler



Why You Need an Emergency Toiletry Kit

Can the word "toiletries" ever be seriously paired with "emergency" in a real sense? Most definitely, especially as we hit the height of winter sickness. Keeping a toiletry kit stocked with emergency travel items is a lifesaver for life's unexpected incidents. Take this past weekend for example. Traveling with my five-year old niece, she complained of a sudden sense of lethargy and upset stomach. Five minutes later, the stomach bug reared its ugly head with all of the nasty implications. Dealing with a sick child is stressful enough at home, when you are surrounded by medicinal creature comforts. But on the road, a lack of needed toiletries can wreck havoc on an already messy situation. Our answer? Keeping a fully stocked...

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DIY Coconut Oil Spray

Everyone loves a good DIY beauty hack. Especially for travel, when space is at a premium. How to take some of your favorite beauty must-haves on the road? Start with a few key ingredients, a spray bottle, and a little shake. Et voila - an on-the-go DIY Coconut Oil Spray you can take anywhere. Here is what you will need: Travel Size Spray Bottle Water Coconut Oil Make sure your spray bottle falls below the 3.4 TSA liquid allowance so you can easily pack in your carry-on. Take a look at our refillable bottle options, each of which adheres the TSA carry-on guidelines. Next up comes the coconut oil. And when it comes to coconut oil, organic is best. This is...

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How to Plan the Perfect Summer Road Trip

  Ahhh Summer.... the perfect opportunity to schedule a road trip with favorite friends and family. What better than to enjoy the open road without a care in the world? Make the most of your adventure by following some of our go-to travel tips.  Plan not to plan What should you plan for? Having money on hand and essential, potentially life-saving, goods. Meaning a First-Aid Kit, water, snacks, flashlights - you know the drill. And, a person at home to keep abreast of your travels in case something goes awry. But do not plan your next steps too far in advance. Let the road guide you. For what’s the fun of feeling rushed to your next destination when the whole...

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Tips to Elevate Your
Delta Basic Economy Flight

The rise of "Basic Economy" fares by the big airlines may save you some money, but the fare class does not come without its own hiccups. As a follow-up to my earlier post about United's Basic Economy fare, I share some tips to elevate your next Delta Basic Economy flight. Comparing United and Delta, I would choose Delta every time - and now you'll see why I make the distinction. Follow these three travel tips for a better Delta Basic Economy experience: Travel Tip #1:Become a Delta/American Express Credit Card Holder If you are a frequent flyer, or someone who is a smart credit card user, racking up dollars on a Delta/American Express Credit Card is a quick way to...

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Create a DIY Flight Amenity Kit

Sharing a small space with a handful of strangers is taxing. Add in the stress of delayed flights, lost luggage, and weather uncertainties and the entire experience can quickly devolve into nightmare territory. But take control of your flight (and actually, any travel experience) by planning ahead and taking much-needed necessities with your own DIY Flight Amenity Kit. Because really, who wants to be stuck at 30,000 feet with a raging headache and a talkative passenger at the rear? A Tylenol and a pair of earplugs could have easily solved the problem at hand, so come prepared for all contingencies. Our Pack Simply bag is designed for easy storage in your backpack, suitcase, or purse. Fill with your favorite flight...

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