"A sturdy suitcase is the most essential item when traveling. I recently bought a hard case carry on. I've never understood designer suitcases because they're just going to get beat up over the years!"
"A mini steamer is a secret tool I always travel with. I have a huge pet peeve about wrinkled clothing and I've burned one too many dresses using a hotel iron.”
“Not just a travel essential, a life essential.”
"The only thing worse than losing your luggage is losing your passport. A bright colored holder helps me keep track of it at all times. It’s also easy to spot in a messy bag."
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"I bring a pair of running shoes wherever I go. Running is the best way to explore a new city and stay active."
“I need music around me at all times.”
"It's so easy to catch something on planes so I always take my vitamins (really, it's my excuse for having candy in the morning)"
"A hairstylist friend gave this to me and I always have it with me and cocoon up on flights!"
When you spend 25% of your life on planes, you learn how to make the best of the long haul. Here's how I get through a flight from Paris to Tokyo with 2 hours of sleep.
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