What I Cannot Travel Without

To travel is to live. Traveling opens up your eyes to new cultures, people, and experiences. While I love traveling I always need to have a few key items with me which are essential to the trip. These are the items I cannot travel without:


Headphones are key. Whether you’re at the beach, on the airplane, or on the train, you’re able to block out any unwanted noise and fully relax. Travel can be stressful and pretty hectic at times so headphones can be a lifesaver. I’ve tried so many different pairs over the years and not too many have lasted long. Between over ear, noise cancelling, Bluetooth, or ear buds only about two have ever made a difference. I particularly enjoy my Sudio and Apple headphones for their quality and persistence. These two brands have lasted me the longest and look the most aesthetic. Unlike many other manufacturers, Sudio designs and manufactures all of their earphones in-house, which ensures that every product retains its high quality and reliability. My Apple headphones came with my iPhone so they perform well and meet my standards.

iPhone 5c

Of course, my iPhone is on this list. I cannot travel yet leave the room without my phone. I am currently using the blue iPhone 5c, but am looking to get a newer phone. It acts as an all in one: camera, texting, phone, the internet, weather, etc. It is quite reliable if you take care of it and will last for years. My iPhone is able to store thousands of pictures, music, and apps. It definitely comes in handy during the day when travelling.

Jord Watch

Traveling with a watch is essential! Not only is it a great fashion accessory drawing my whole outfit together, but it is always reliable and helpful. Whenever I can’t use my phone, my watch is always there. Lately, my JORD watch has been stealing the show. JORD makes some incredible watches made out of species of wood. They created timepieces meant for a modern lifestyle, yet using the highest quality crystal, wood, and movements. JORD values sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living because the value of a watch is greater than just telling time.

I ordered the Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Smoke JORD wood watch and absolutely love it. This gorgeous, automatic watch is beautifully crafted if I do say so myself. It is sophisticated as I can’t keep my eyes off of it when wearing. The watch pairs up nicely for a casual day out, important business meeting, or a romantic date night. Triple win! So often we see watches with metal or leather bands, but rarely do we ever see any wooden watches out there. I feel that wooden finishes are so much more versatile and unique.

NOW CLOSED: Okay it’s giveaway time! I am so excited to share with you that my friends at JORD and I are giving away a $100 gift card to one of my readers! I know what you’re probably thinking, “I never win giveaways” but don’t worry I got you covered. Every entrant will still receive a $25 gift card to JORD just for entering- pretty cool right? 

Romoss Battery Pack

A battery pack is a must on the road. My phone is my number one gadget for texting, taking pictures, sending snap chats, and so on. Unfortunately, though my phone dies rather fast so I always need to have a battery pack on me. This has helped me out so many times such as when I needed to access maps, call someone, or write down something important.

Right now I’m using Romoss Premium Sailing 4 which charges at lighting speed. With its sleek look and elegant white finish, this battery pack is the most durable and efficient device I’ve ever used. It is a pretty large power bank which takes up a lot of room, but for all it does I’ve made it work in my luggage. Unlike others I’ve used in the past this battery has dual out-put USB ports, with two options for charging speeds. This is an essential it can charge my iPhone about 5 times. I received it as a gift from my partner for Christmas but it can be picked up online or at a computer store.

Neck Sleeping Pillow

I need to be comfortable while traveling. This is a must. A simple neck pillow for sleeping usually does the trick. On flights, buses, trains, and automobiles I love whipping out my inflatable nick pillow which makes me feel so much more comfortable and relaxed. With this pillow, I never have to worry about neck pain again. It allows cushioning of neck for maximum relaxation, what more could I need! I love bringing it travelling with me because I can blow it up on the road as it is so compact and light.

I actually picked up this pillow at the dollar store but I’ve seen them at department and travel stores as well. They are relatively inexpensive for basic types. You could also opt for a head pillow with full support if you are looking for all around comfort. Mine is dark blue suede so it never gets too dirty and doesn’t stand out too much.

What are some items you cannot travel without? Let me know!

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. As always, all opinions are my own.


  • Ali Rost March 2, 2017 at 3:09 am

    This is such a timely post. We’re getting ready to leave for spring break in just a couple of weeks and I always love to read what everybody else tucks away in their suitcases. ps: the little bird on your hand made me smile!

    • My One Big Planet March 2, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      I love reading these before I depart as well! Hope you have an amazing vacation!

  • Elise March 1, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Love the watch!


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