Top 6: Items I Take While Traveling

I’m ready for the beach.

This is a much different post than I usually write, but since I still have two months until my family’s vacation (we usually go in the middle of June but since a coworker above me requested it first, we moved it to August) I was in the mood to do a travel post.

I’m also a little stuck when it comes to book/TV/movie reviews as I’m catching up with shows and starting new ones. There are some movies (Rocketman specifically) I want to see but haven’t had the time.

Maybe you also carry these with you or maybe they’ll inspire you for your next trip, but I did try to include some that are a little different.

Header Photo Credit: Dino Reichmuth


I started carrying a kuboton a few years back when I wanted a knife for self-defense. I carried pepper spray in college but found it too bulky and a knife may take too long to get out. Kuboton’s are legal to carry (in the US) and are slim enough to fit in your bag. You can get one that’s pointed or not but are great to stab in the eye or neck and most come as keychains.



Squatty Potty (Portable)

When I discovered there are portable squatty potties I got so excited. I highly recommend squatty potties in general, going to the bathroom becomes so much better and easier, but when it came to traveling I always had issues. They basically lay flat, so you can put it on the bottom of your suitcase and it doesn’t take up much room.

portable squatty potty travel

Shower Cap

Since I’m someone who doesn’t have to wash their every day, and sometimes I dye the ends, it’s simple enough but also easy to carry. Sometimes it can be hard to maneuver in hotel showers and it can help save time.

Potpourri Spray Bottle 

Especially if you’re traveling/staying with a lot of people. I don’t know if this one needs a huge explanation. There’s a lot of different brands that make travel-sized spray bottles.

poo-pourri travel bottle


Cloth Makeup Removers/Face Wipes 

If you’re out late and don’t feel like washing your face a quick swipe of one of these can still save your face. Of course, the cloth is more environmentally friendly but it’s whatever you prefer.

cloth makeup removal travel


Portable Water Filter

I already use one at home and even though I always recycle the water bottles I take when traveling, I’d rather just use my own water bottle. My mom discovered these when searching Amazon and they’re small enough to pack in your bag. One filter can last up to three months.

portable water filter travel


Honorable Mentions

  • Probiotics (I like the gummy ones)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Portable stain remover
  • Power adapter

What items must you take while traveling? 

beach travel

primo gif

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7 thoughts on “Top 6: Items I Take While Traveling

  1. Cee Arr @ Dora Reads says:

    I feel like those stabby things wouldn’t be legal in the UK… *looks it up* nope. Offensive weapon. Not legal to carry. (You’re not allowed to carry *anything* categorised as an offensive weapon – you can own them (in the case of guns, if you have a license,) but you can’t carry them around with you.)

    Rocketman is awesome! I hope you get the chance to see it 🙂

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  2. Bexa says:

    This is such an interesting post with so many gadgets I’ve never seen before! The water filter looks so useful for travelling and probiotics are such a great idea! These are all fab suggestions, I hope you have an awesome trip in August, thanks for sharing Meagan! ❤ xx

    Bexa |

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