Just a few quick things that you don't want to travel without.
1. Comfy Shoes
If your family is like mine, then you probably get more steps in on vacation than any other time. For me the perfect pair of flip flops is a must. I've tried several but nothing holds up to my Vionics. Designed by a podiatrist with orthaheel technology it provides such comfort that they have replaced most of my flip flops.
2. Jewelry Case
When packing my clothes I always try to organize my jewelry with each outfit and when that doesn't work, I use to throw it all in my luggage only to get angry when it is tangled when I arrived. I love this jewelry case, the magbag, because it comes it various sizes and holds so much despite being thin as a magazine.
Never leave home without protecting your skin. I love raw shea butter but you can't carry a tub of it around. I was happy to discover Nature's Gate Sun care. Fragrance free, paraben free, phthalate free, oxybenzone free, and cruelty free- basically free of everything that you don't want on your family. I love how easy it is to apply and that it actually hydrates the skin.
4. Travel Towel
The Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite is a towel, blanket, sun-protective sarong and more. This quickly drying silky towel is perfect for when you don't have a cover up and want to pop into a restaurant for a quick bite. It doesn't attract sand, so you will not need to worry about bringing sand into your room or car. I love that I can use it repeatedly without having to worry about any musty smells thanks to the odor control fabric.
5. Protect your luggage
Nothing beats watching the luggage belt go round and round to discover that your bag is not there and no one knows where it is. Blue Ribbon Bags gives you extra piece of mind when traveling. If your bag is not found within four days, they reimburse you $1000 no receipt or questions asked. This service can be booked directly through your travel agent or by logging on the Blue Ribbon Bags. For a limited time, neighborhood friends can try this service for free. Just email Agent@blueribbonbags.com and provide your first and last name, airline confirmation number, originating airline details and place Promo101- MyMommysNeighborhood in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email back letting you know you are covered. You can find more details at http://www.blueribbonbags.com