While the husband and I are eagerly awaiting our annual winter staycation, I know many of you will be traveling to spend the holiday with more-or-less loved ones, cabana boys, or the Ghost of Christmas Past. Here are my three tried and true travel tips to help you survive your journey in top form:
1. Make sure you have a pair of socks in your carry-on and pack one more for the trip back. I also highly recommend having one extra pair just in case you step into something nasty on the floor of the plane. People do travel with their kids, you know. As for a nice big scarf, despite the temptation of cashmere to keep you warm during the flight, I'd suggest a washable material. I have an uncontrollable desire to boil and disinfect everything after a plane ride.
2. Speaking of germs, don't forget a mini hand sanitizer in your travel baggy, right next to a pack of wet wipes. Keep it out, use it as needed, and try to avoid rubbing your eyes (or touching your face in general). We don't like to think of it, but germy hands+ eyes= spreading infection.
3. Frequent sanitizing also means you need to remember a travel size hand cream. Also make sure you have a lip balm and a good moisturizer you can apply as frequently as you want. Do remember that this is the worst time to try on new products, even if you just got the most darling gift set. Stick to the tried and true so you don't find yourself with a skin emergency while away.
Have a safe trip and a joyous holiday!
Photo by Francesco Scavullo for Harper’s Bazaar, February 1956 via myvintagevogue.com.