As moms, we’ve all been there. With just days-maybe hours-to go before a trip, we’re running around trying to make sure all of our children’s bags are packed. But inevitably, packing our own bags always seems to come last. So while the kids are perfectly prepared for anything that comes up on worldwide adventures-from fighting off airplane colds to multiple layers for combatting climate changes-we generally save about five minutes to pack a bag for ourselves.
Whether it’s a long distance European vacation or a couple of hours on the road to visit family, I reach for a few must-have items that I’ve found always come in handy. Not only will you be organized, prepared and ready to tackle any unforeseen hiccups, you’re sure to look and feel fresh and chic no matter your destination. Click on the slideshow above for my travel essentials, and bon voyage!