Certain items are worth keeping close at hand whenever and wherever you travel. To make sure you’re prepared for any situation you’re likely to encounter while traveling, always pack the following six useful items in your carry-on:

1.Travel-size Insect Repellent

 The last thing you want when you travel is for your trip to be ruined by bug infestations and bites. Prepare to protect yourself from that inevitability with our Picaridin bug repellent like Proven Repellent. As a DEET-free mosquito repellent, Proven Repellent was recently voted “Best Bug Spray” by CNN!

2. Important Documents

 Always keep your vital travel documents where you can access them whenever an authority requests to see them. You’ll also want certain travel docs close at hand to help remind you where you need to be and when. These include:

  • Tickets and boarding passes
  • Passport and driver’s license or state photo ID
  • Visa or proof of payment for an electronic visa (if applicable)
  • Copy of your transportation and accommodations plans

3. Bath and Body Items 

It can be challenging to stay clean and feeling fresh while traveling. To help yourself continue looking and feeling yourself when you travel, keep the following bath and body essentials easily accessible:

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Glasses or contact lenses and appropriate cleaning and care materials (lens wipes, saline solution)
  • Hand lotion and sanitizer
  • Face or bath wipes or a washcloth and liquid soap
  • Chapstick

 4. Sleep Aids

It can also be challenging to get needed rest among all the distractions related to travel. Bring these items to help you sleep through all the bustle and maintain your mental clarity, emotional calm, and physical strength:

  • Eye mask
  • Earplugs
  • Pillow and a light blanket
  • Oral sleep aid

5. Nourishment 

You don’t want to have to rely on the nutritionally-deficient snack food and overpriced meals you have to choose from when you travel. Instead, bring some nutritious food and drinks with you to keep your body properly fueled and cared for, like these:

  • Bottled water or a reusable water bottle to fill
  • Preferred snacks or meals
  • Electrolytes packet

6. Layers 

The temperature can change dramatically while you travel. Whatever you choose to wear for the trip, bring a lighter layer (like a t-shirt) and heavier layer (like a jacket) to help you stay comfortable when it gets colder or hotter than your current outfit can accommodate. Consider bringing a change of socks and underwear as well, to help you stay feeling clean and fresh when you arrive at your destination.