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Before the shelter-in-place order went into effect, I would travel a lot. In fact, I’d always compare my flight itineraries to George Clooney‘s in Up in the Air. And, after 18 months of staying put, I’m finally kick-starting my travel schedule. (A wedding here. A work trip there. Believe it or not, I’m actually writing this story from 35,000 feet in the air.) When it comes to packing my suitcase for the first time in months, I wasted no time restocking the travel essentials I swear by.
Going somewhere? Before you depart, scroll through my go-to travel essentials, which runs the gamut from in-flight tech to game-changing skincare. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling via plane, train, or automobile, these picks will make your time away from home a lot easier.
Make no mistake, just because traveling is somewhat resuming doesn’t mean the world is back to normal. It’s important to assess the risk, follow CDC recommendations, and mask up. After all, nobody wants to have a worry-filled vacation.