Every traveler needs the essentials: a suitcase, a good pair of shoes (or twelve) and ambition. But with so many brands and products out there trying to fight their way onto your "essential" list, it's difficult to know which will just be extra baggage. That's why we've compiled a list of our favorite things to have on hand wherever we decide to go.
1. Matte Black Tieks
If you're a traveler who has never had a foot cramp, congratulations. But for the rest of us, looking good often means lots of pain. That's why we love to pack some foldable flats in our bags for when our feet just need a break. But these aren't like those disposable shoes you can pick up at any store; these are full-grain Italian leather and are actually adorable and super comfortable.
2. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones
On long trips, you can never predict who's going to sit next to you. That's why it's helpful to shut out all the noise. All of Bose's products are high quality and help to transport you to that zen of near silence that we all have wanted but could never achieve. Until now.
3. Henri Bendel Passport Case
Passports can be easily lost, since they're so small and tend to blend in with your bag. That's why we love to wrap our passports in luxury. The West 57th Passport Cover is vibrant and functional in Medium Pink. The inner fold has essential pockets for your cards and such. And you can even get it monogrammed!
4. Somme Institute Mobile Travel Kit
One of the most irritating things that can happen at the airport is your expensive moisturizer being confiscated at the TSA. (Trust us, it's happened too many times.) To combat the pressure of knowing what's TSA-compliant, we say, let someone else do it for you. This unique travel skincare kit contains travel-sized products including a cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and SPF. Anytime you need a touch up, this kit has you covered.
5. Samsonite Omni PC 20" Spinner
Wheels are the way to go. Instead of hauling a huge duffel and dragging it on the floor through the airport, make sure your carry on doesn't have to be carried. This little wonder has a sturdy micro-diamond exterior, lightweight spinner wheels and has a TSA lock. You can organize all of your stuff inside with the cross-straps, and make sure it all stays in place.