Welp. It looks like the Traveling Brown Girls Blog Carnival is back in town! This time, travelista extraordinaire Monique White Rubin of Mo Travels is serving as Carnival Host just like past hosts April, Carol and yours truly.
|Monique White Rubin, Carnival Host|
Monique is an American expatriate that's been living in The Netherlands for over 13 years and most recently, we mixed business with pleasure in a Go With Oh apartment during World Travel Market London. And while she's a traveling runner that rocks a wicked running skirt, today she's donning her Carnival hat and collecting stories from other Traveling Brown Girls like me that boast our Top 5 Travel Necessities No Travelista Should Live Without. =) Here goes nuffin...
1. A wrap.
It might be 100+ degrees outside, but step inside an airport or have a seat on an airplane for 5 minutes, and you'll likely be searching for something to keep you warm. For the life of me, I don't know why it's always so cold on airplanes, but I have two really nice wool wraps from Cairo to choose from and ultimately bundle up in, and I believe every travelista should have a wool wrap. Whether I'm traveling to the Caribbean or through Iceland, I just don't leave home without it.
2. An awesome toiletries kit.
Joy Mangano of HSN fame should really
pay me give me some type of discount for my frequent testimonials about her fantastic Better Beauty Case because I absolutely love it! Two out of the four compartments separate from the bag via velcro strips and I love that I can roll it up and keep it moving. I keep one fully stocked at all times so I don't have to spend time packing and unpacking. I haven't seen or used anything better. Ever.
3. Pocket Wi-Fi
Besides the obvious technology - cell phone, laptop, camera, etc. - ever since I
4. Cute Sneakers
Staying in shape is important; ergo working out when I travel is important too, right? I always bring gym clothes and a pair of cute sneakers with me when I travel. Doesn't mean I always use them; but at least I bring them. #teehee
5. A passport.
I know this is a no-brainer, but hey...I've got a thing for passports. *Eye twinkle*
So now you know mine. What about you? What necessities are a must-have in your travel life?