Packing Guide: 5 Travel Essentials | Mysa Home Styling | Interior Design & Styling | Minneapolis Minnesota

Since I just finally got around to writing about our two weeks in Italy, I thought I’d share some of the things that we found super helpful to bring with us on our trip. These are all things that we didn’t previously have, but that I am so grateful that we got for our travels. Shoutout to my super travel-savvy friend for all these recommendations!

Portable Charger

We used this EVERY SINGLE DAY. We were using my phone as a map, camera, translator, and more… so let’s just say that the charge did not last for long! Having a portable charger solved all our would-be problems, making charging on-the-go easy! We also brought a tablet that we watched TV and movies on during long train rides or at night and it was definitely handy to be able to charge it when we needed to.

Massage Lacrosse Balls

These massage balls were a God-send at the end of a long day of walking! We only brought along one, and would roll them on the ground with our feet which felt heavenly! Sometimes if we made it back to our Airbnb in the middle of the day I’d do a quick roll to re-fresh my feet for evening walking. If you think you’ll be doing a lot of walking on your trip, I’d definitely recommend these!

Flexible Water Bottle

Foldable water bottles are the best thing for traveling light, which was a high priority for us. Plus, as you drink, you’re rewarded by getting more space in your bag, so it’s a win-win! We loved these bottles… just make sure that the water is potable wherever you’re going.

Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are my new best friend for big trips, especially since we were traveling with backpacks rather than luggage! I thought that these were overly-hyped, but let me tell you, the hype is right. I loved being able to pack my shirts in one, pants in another, under garments in another… it made the multiple times we had to pack and unpack throughout the trip so much smoother.

Adjustable Wrist Strap Hand Lanyard

This little thing came in handy so many times! Since I was using my phone as a camera, having a wrist strap made it so we could take photos and selfies over water, cliffs, tall buildings, and all other manner of dangerous locations! 😉 It was also nice when I had my phone out to be able to secure it on my wrist so it didn’t get stolen or dropped.

Those are my five suggestions for travel must-haves! What are some of yours?

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