- someone who looks and acts particularly fierce while traveling
The key to mastering the art of being a travel diva is having key items in your bag to help you improvise in any situation. Traveling may be rough on your skin, hair, and body, and even mind, but you don’t have to let it show ;). For the holidays, spoil your favorite travel diva; which can absolutely mean you boo, with any of these items below, or make a goodie bag with things that they’ll actually use (unlike the other 99.9% of goodie bags filled with crap most people just throw out).
Body butter is the universal fixer upper, much like coconut oil below. The reason? Depending which kind you get, body butter is like a triple threat; it helps you smell fresh, prevent chafage (key word: #chubrub), and keeps your skin glowing. 4 Oz. will be enough to get you hooked and make it a staple in your travel bag.
If you’re running around the world without applying SPF, you’re just not winning. And no, I don’t mean that you need to splatter your face with a thick coat of “Banana Boat” sunblock that’ll make you look and feel like a lifeguard on duty. A face lotion with SPF 30 will do the trick to keep your skin healthy. CeraVe is perfect because of it’s small size, and non-greasy finish.
Portable Travel Mirror + Tweezers
Portable mirrors are good for more than just the vein reason of prepping for a selfie. While getting ready in hostel bathrooms, you’ll find that there’s most likely a massive line for the 7am, 8am, and 9am slots. To avoid waiting to do makeup, tweeze, or check for eye crust, save time and use your own nifty mirror that stands on it’s own, this one even comes with diva lights!
I think it’s safe to say that Selfie Sticks have upgraded from being the underdog dweeb of travel accessories to becoming one of the most frequently used travel gadgets. This is especially important for a travel diva who will take solo trips frequently, and might need to snap photos from more than just an arms distance.
Travel Sized Coconut Oil
Chapped lips? Dry scalp? Tangled hair? Ashy skin? Dark circles? Makeup remover? Split ends? Bland food? Only a few reasons to have a travel size container of coconut oil on your person at all times.
We all like to go out and look fierce, what we don’t like is coming back limping because the shoes you used raped our feet. To avoid ruining memorable nights out due to foot pain, pack these bad boys in your bag and you’ll always be prepped for a shoe swapparoo.
Portable Cell Phone Charger
This little gadget will save you from having your phone die right before the most breathtaking scene happens and you need to snap a picture, or share to social media. Best part is that it’s tiny, rechargeable, and cheap!
A Scratchable Map
Gifting a travel diva with a scratch off map is fool proof. What better way to remind yourself how huge the world is to physically scratch off every city and country you’ve been to?
This is one of those gifts that my mother got me that I thought would be utterly pointless, but after traveling for one month straight in Europe and accumulating receipts, ticket stubs, and foreign currency, this little guy became my best friend. It’s a nifty little filer to keep you organized amidst all the travel commotion.
If you just wanna keep your passport from getting damaged, and keep the mystery alive so other travelers won’t know where you’re from, get a nifty little passport protector.
Cause if these won’t have you feeling like Queen Bey on a world tour, I really don’t know what will. Except you’ll be showering in train station bathrooms and eating bread and cheese everyday. Still fierce though.
Foldable Water Bottle with Clip
Gotta stay hydrated, and pack as light as possible, which is what makes this water bottle is PERFECT. You can squeeze it inside a day bag if empty, or clip it onto a carry on for when you’re on the move.
Who knew traveling made your eyes so frickin’ dry, red, and irritated? Not to mention those rare times when you arrive in a country that randomly gives you allergies. It happens, and when the itchiness strikes, you’ll be ready to look fresh with white eyes with some eye drops.
Trust me, carrying wipeys is never a bad idea. Especially when backpacking. #Stankbegone.