My Favorite Things

I was a bit inspired for this post by a friend from work who did the first big closet purge after being on the road. She works on similar tours and spends long stretches living out of her suitcase like we do. However she is facing some other milestones; an upcoming birthday, her boyfriend is starting his new career, and she is at year one on the road. This led to some inspired evaluation of her closet and dresser. Josh and I did our major purge more than six years ago when we moved out of our house but, I can relate. We still seem to get rid of items at every turn, where does it all come from? I’m certain that this subject has come up before but upon starting this job we got some great advice from a couple who at the time was starting their eighth year. Toss till it hurts.

After this many years living out of suitcases there are a few things I just can’t live without. A while back I read a great post by a gal who spent years as a traveling nurse. She listed her must haves, while my list is very different I thought it would be fun to share.  Unlike many other travelers, I don’t fly often; all of my belongings are in the truck vs a hotel or apartment, and we only serve the US and Canada.

Here are a few things that I can’t travel without:

Lululemon Still pants – A girl, and well fellas too, needs that “go to” pair of loose fitting comfortable pants. This might be the one thing that makes an all day airport delay tolerable.


Personal Portable Humidifier – We actually have two, a heavy duty model for the peak of winter or when sick, and a smaller “cap” style for when you start using the heaters in hotel rooms.


Tocca Cleapatra Hand lotion – This is a luxury but worth it. The light formula is very effective with a fresh scent.


Say Yes to Tomato Facial wipes – These gems have saved me many times when I needed a refresh or while camping. This formula is a blemish fighter and I think cleans pores out better.


Comfortable Headphones – I adore YurBuds, they are made smaller for women’s ears.  Being able to tune out or even tune in just makes your sometimes overly public life gain some privacy.


Airless Pump Bottles – Have you ever flown and upon opening your toiletry bag find is a mess from a bottle having popped open.  These babies say you from that happening.


***This is part of a series of posts called “Travel Tuesday“, each covering topics unique to our lifestyle***

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