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Travel Must-Haves for Women

Travel Tips & Tricks: 5 Items All Women Need While Traveling

Ladies, summer is the perfect time for traveling. But whether you’re headed to the 597 square miles of Oahu or the 3,000 miles of Ireland coastline, you have some serious packing to do. And it’s no secret that packing can be an absolute nightmare — from choosing the right clothes to trying to fit everything into your bag, packing can be a long process. So to ensure packing, and your actual trip, go well, here are 5 things all women need while traveling – these travel tips & tricks are a must. You will want to invest in these.

Travel Must-Haves for Women

We’re not talking about the right dress or shoes. These are the essentials you will need to ensure your travel plans go as smoothly as possible. Ready for the must-have travel tips & tricks?

A Great Toiletry Bag

Zuca TSA-Approved Toiletry Bags

Whether you’re going on a quick weekend trip or a month-long excursion, there are going to be a lot of toiletries you’ll need. And while it can be tempting to simply throw your toiletries into your bag, you’ll regret this later on. So make sure you find a great toiletry bag, preferably clear for TSA purposes, that can properly store all of your toiletries. Consider one that has compartments for easy organization or one that you can hang on the bag of a door to clearly see all of your items. You can even get a separate bag for medications, like pain killers, prescription meds, or other pills for premenstrual syndrome or allergies. Zuca has great travel options for your health and beauty travel needs. A good toiletry bag can make a big difference. Their Utility Pouches are fully-lined with durable, easy to clean clear vinyl ideal for organizing your beauty products and the Zuca Flyer Packing Pouch Set includes five packing pouches of various sizes and a one quart TSA compliant toiletry bag.

Packing Cubes

Mumi color-coded Travel Packing Cubes

Speaking of organization, packing cubes are a must-have. Not only can it be difficult to fit all of your clothes and belongings in your bag, but it can be impossible to keep them organized. Fortunately, packing cubes can keep your items organized and neat. Packing cubes can fit in almost any suitcase or bag and you can easily separate your clothing with them — consider using one cube for heavier clothes, one for lighter clothes, one for underwear and socks, and one for accessories. This way, you’ll be able to easily find whatever you’re looking for. The above Mumi Packing Cubes (set of 5) is a wonderful, versatile color-coded option. Each lightweight cube is designed to save space and simplify packing (and unpacking) to maximize luggage space, travel organized, and reduce mess. We love it even more because you can personalize them.

A Quick-Drying Towel

Laguna Blue Quick Drying Antibacterial Towels

You never know when you’re going to need a towel — whether you’re camping, at a hostel that doesn’t provide towels, or if you decide to randomly jump into a stream you happen to come across, having a towel on hand is always a good idea. This is especially true if you’re one of the 58 million people who go to a gym every year and you may need to dry off after a workout. Having a quick-drying towel will keep you dry and moving quickly. We love Laguna Blue, the smart towel. Not only is it quick-drying, but these 100% microfiber fabric towels are also antibacterial.

A Safety Alarm

Sabre Personal Safety Alarm

When you’re traveling, you want to remain as safe as possible. For burglaries and similar crimes, police report only being able to solve 13% of cases due to lack of evidence and witnesses. Thus, it’s important to enact smart safety precautions, especially when you’re in unfamiliar territory. This is true of traveling in groups, avoiding suspicious situations, and keeping personal security equipment. And while pepper spray or mace may seem like good items to have on hand, they’re not legal everywhere. There are two great options from Sabre that are great options. The above Sabre Personal Alarm with Clip & LED Light is easy to activate. With one press of a button, it blasts an attention-getting 120 dB alarm audible up to 600 feet (185 m) away. It also boasts an LED flashlight with on, slow flash, and fast flash modes. It’s weather-proof and clips to clothing, bag, waistband, etc.

Sabre Personal Safety Alarm Keychain

The even more discreet Sabre Personal Alarm with Key Ring boasts the same attention-getting 120 dB siren, is sleek, compact and its modern keychain attaches to your backpack, purse or keys for convenient, instant access; just pull its metal chain from device to sound 120 dB alarm. You can’t go wrong with either of these personal safety alarms. So consider having a personal safety alarm on you. All you have to do is press the button and a very loud sound will go off, alerting anyone near you to your location so they can help if you’re in danger.

Shoe Bags

Mumi Travel Shoe bags

You’re most likely bringing a few different pairs of shoes on your trip, especially if you have a lot of different activities planned. But when you wear your shoes outside, they get dirt and other debris on them. And if you just throw them in your bag as is, they’re going to get all of your clothes and belongings dirty, too. This is why you should have a shoe bag for each pair of shoes you’re bringing. Shoe bags simply slip over your shoes to contain whatever mess they’ll make — this can also help you keep your shoes together and organized. You can coordinate your Mumi Shoe bags (seen above) with your packing cubes for your stylish color-coded travel needs.

Traveling is a great experience and you’re probably getting excited about your upcoming trip. So keep these items in mind to make your trip hassle-free and truly amazing.

Get Organized with PurseN’s Handbag and Travel Organizers

Keeping your handbag organized can sometimes be a great task, and help is usually needed, otherwise, you’re emptying your purse on various surfaces trying to find that one item that most likely fell to the bottom of your bag, but what if you could help yourself be and stay organized…in the most chic way? You can with the amazingly chic accessories from PurseN, a collection of stylish accessories that are designed to keep a woman’s purse beautiful on the inside. PurseN’s handbag and travel organizers collection’s offerings include organizer inserts, unique makeup bags, jewelry and toiletry organizers, lingerie travel bags, laundry bags, eyewear cases, and even tech organizers.
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We love these items for their necessity and for the fact that they come in a variety of wonderfully bold colors and prints. If you want, all your organizers can be in one beautiful print, but do it quickly because they don’t last long. The Handbag Organizers, their signature item, comes in two sizes – small and medium, to fit any sized handbag (it expands to maximize space in larger handbags), and features ten total compartments to keep you organized at all times.

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As a lover of pink, we have our eye out for the above pink and black lace print. We especially love the coordinating Ooh-La-La Lingerie Travel Bag, which features two mesh pockets to keep your bras and panties in place, and a hidden hook for hanging on doors and/or in the closet. Another item, which makes a great gift for anyone young and old who takes medication or vitamins is the Pill Organizer.

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The Pill organizer is an origami-inspired case that’s perfect at home and traveling. It and fits perfectly in the PurseN Handbag Organizer, and features eight individual compartments to organize medications, supplements, and vitamins, with built-in and removable pockets that are labeled with days of the week.

Does your handbag need a bit of organizing? Know someone who would benefit from PurseN’s Handbag and Travel Organizers? We’re sure you do. Why not give them the gift of stylish organization.

TECH NEWS: Pre-Order TYLT’s Award-Winning Energi 2K Travel Charger on Kickstarter

We’ve swooned over TYLT and their amazing products for a while now, some of which we’ve shared with you. Their ALIN Screen Protector currently protects the screen on our smartphone, their VÜ Wireless Charger is a visual and charging wonder, and we have our eyes on the Y-CHARGE Dual USB Car Chargers. TYLT is expanding their modern tech accessories with a launch of a new travel charger that will be an essential gadget to everyone who travels, whether it be across the country, the world or to your local Starbucks or workspace. TYLT recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its highly anticipated Energi 2K Travel Charger (pictured below). Utilizing the company’s game changing, patented technology, the brightly colored Energi 2K travel charger, available in four colors, is an affordable 2-in-1 USB, wall charger that also doubles as a portable battery for on-the-go charging.

Previously unveiled at the 2014 CES show, where it was named a Best of Show Finalist by iLounge and one of Travel + Leisure’s Best New Travel Gadgets for 2014, the Energi 2K charger will double your phone’s battery capacity. Along with it’s other features (see below), we see this must-have charger as the most convenient travel charger available.

The boldly-hued battery packs boasts the following features:

  • An early bird Kickstarter price of $20.00, a 50% discount from the $40.00 retail price 
  • A foldable AC wall prongs that allows you to recharge anywhere
  • Internal, rechargeable 2,200mAh battery 
  • Passthru charging, charges your phone first then the internal battery of the Energi 2K
  • Universal USB port
    1 amp circuit for rapid charging 
  • LED battery status indicator
  • Auto shut off to save power
With two previously successful Kickstarter campaigns for their Energi+ Backpack and the aforementioned, VU Wireless Charger, this latest launch from TYLT is already gaining fans in the Kickstarter community. TYLT is seeking $50,000 for UL testing fees and an initial production run and plans to deliver product to backers in July 2014. 
We are definitely looking forward to adding this newest device to our mobile commuting arsenal, there’s nothing worse than not being able to send a text/email or take a great phone and your phone battery dies.