1. Rolling right along
This overnight rolling bag by Crescent Moon is perfect for quick trips away from home. Features include a 20" telescoping handle and high tech roller wheels . There are two separate sections divided by a mesh material that makes finding items much easier and ventilates the interior. The top section is accessible by two full-length zippers that allow complete access to the section, while the bottom portion is accessible via zippers that run around the sides. Available in Blue/Chocolate or Orange/Chocolate for $149.99 at www.crescentmoonyoga.com.
2. Fun stash
These adorable mod vinyl cosmetic bags will make you want to travel even if you're just stashing cosmetics in your handbag. Lorelei Kito Bag is available in three different colors; Small $30, Large $35 at www.loreleinyc.com.
3. Skin care on the road
Traveling can be hard on your skin, so make sure that you pack a skin care kit that will soothe and nourish your skin. Christopher Watt Esthetics has a wonderful travel kit geared for every skin type: dry, normal, oily, or sensitive skin. Not only is the kit tailored to meet the specific needs of your skin, but the actual products are fantastic and free of artificial fragrance and color. My favorite kit (for sensitive skin) contains Sensicalm Facial Cleansing Gel, Sensicalm Azulene Toner, Lavender Body Wash, Lavender Body Lotion, a Soothing Azulene Hydrant, Sensicalm Hydragel Mask, and Firming Azulene Eye Crï¿½me. Christopher Watt Esthetics Travel Kit $35 at www.cwestore.com.
4. Hip meets healthy
If you love water with a slice of lime or cucumber and want a convenient way to have that experience on the go, then Hint's line of naturally flavored bottled waters water with zero calories and zero sweeteners will give you a healthy way to stay hydrated with great taste. Go to www.drinkHINT.com for more information.
5. Be a travel pro
Travel in fast forward with Travelpro's lightweight full frame construction.This collection is the height of organized packing and is 20 to 30% lighter than traditional luggage. After a decade of dominating the market with their signature black Rollaboard, Travel Pro's Runway Collection now offers several fashion colors perfect for female executives. Travelpro's superior features include whisper wheels, water resistant lining, a removable garment bag, and a slew other conveniences to make your trips smoother. For more information go to www.travelpro.com.
6. Keep track of time
Traveling internationally? This clock never needs resetting...even passing through multiple time zones. The first radio-controlled World Travel Alarm is a compact clock that automatically switches to regional transmitters in the USA, UK, Western Europe and Japan, so you don't need to reset it when traveling from one continent to the next. Stay up to the minute with the dual-time feature and 12/24 hour format, a soft-glow back light and signal strength indicator. Travel clock is $22.90 at www.normthompson.com.
7. Be cool
This line of women's sleepwear is made from a silky soft moisture-wicking fabric. They take up next to no room in your suitcase will keep you as warm during a cold blast as they will keep you cool in a tropical climate. Cool Sets come in a variety of styles from casual classics, lacy, and even a little racy. The collection of gowns, sleep shirts, camisoles, PJ's, crop pants, and shorts come in a rainbow of colors from pastels to jewel tones, and of course classic black. For more information go to www.coolsets.com.
8. Wrapped up
Relax in total luxury when you travel with this exquisite silk and cashmere luxury blend lounge robe from Kashmere. Loose fitting and taking very little luggage room, this black robe makes traveling in style a luxury you can't afford to miss. Black silk-cashmere robe $129 at bluefly.com.
Cashmere slippers are great for travel because they will make you feel pampered wherever you go. This pair of charcoal slippers are 2-ply cashmere inside and out. Acorn Cashmere Slippers $64.20 at www.normthompson.com.
10. Neat & tidy
Dirty laundry never looked so pretty! This line of hand-embroidered linen bags imported from Vietnam also includes travel bags for your shoes, purses, belts, etc. Laundry bag $40 and Corset Lingerie bag $30 at www.lblacquerwaredesigns.com.
11. Light & roomy
Providing enough space for a 5-7 day trip, this 26" super-light upright has a removable garment sleeve with self-enclosed hanger hook. Briggs & Riley Travelware is known for its high-quality and stylish luggage designed to make your trips more comfortable, productive, and hassle-free. They offer a lifetime warranty that even covers damage caused by the airlines. Briggs & Riley 26" Superlight Upright (18"x16"x9") is $325 at www.briggs-riley.com.
12. A frog's leap away
These adorable travel cosmetic bags are covered with a black check frog pattern and are as practical as they are pretty. Anna William Handbags lets you "design" your own bags by selecting from different fabrics and styles. Wellsely Clutch with ribbon closure and Travel Cosmetic Bag at www.annawilliam.com.
13. Holistic gets jet set
Packaged in a chic minimalist metal box that can be easily stowed in your carry-on bag, the Dr. Hauschka Jet Set Kit features essentials for the savvy traveler. The kit includes Facial Toner, Hand Cream, Rejuvenating Mask, Eye Solace, and Rosemary Leg & Arm Toner and is $21.50 at www.peacefulcompany.com.
14. Road diva
Just because you're on the road, your nails don't need to look like road kill! Burton's Crystal Files Travel Set is a perfect gift for road warriors and high flyers, featuring a 4.5" Rainbow Crystal File you can tuck in your purse. Crystal Files are made of the finest Bohemian crystal and are kinder to both the body and to the environment. Road Diva Travel Set is $24.99 and available at select spas and www.crystalfiles.com.
15. Unwind with a travel spa
Glospa luxury bath and body products just created the perfect travel kit which includes a travel size body wash, body butter, bath whip, and a candle and matches. The kits come in three scents: green tea and jasmine, lavender mint, and honey butter. Go to www.glospa.com for more information.
16. Weighing in
No need to worry about weight fluctuation when you're traveling. You can easily tuck the Fold-A-Weigh Scale by Joy Mangano in your bag--it folds to a convenient 10"x10" and will help you stay on track while you're traveling. Fold-A-Weigh Scale by Joy Mangano $29.95 at www.hsn.com.
17. Be prepared
If you're heading out on a road trip or merely keep this backpack in the trunk of your car, The Ready Freddy.com Emergency Kit has everything you need in case of an emergency all in one place. This compact kit includes a flashlight, cell phone re-charger, radio/lantern, candle & matches, a 12 function tool, emergency gas shut-off, emergency food supply, emergency water supply, work gloves, duct tape, rope, emergency blankets, whistles, ponchos, trash bags, dust masks, an 84 piece first aid kit, and pen, paper, and playing cards. The Ready Freddy.com Emergency kit is $149.95 at www.readyfreddy.com.
It's been said that no matter where you go, there you are. Why not be there in style?