All relationships take some work, whether they’re personal or professional. If you’re in a long-term relationship, you likely know that keeping the spark alive and connection strong takes planning and effort on both ends of the relationship. One popular way for couples to stay connected and make memories is by getting out of town together.
Vacations are a great way to keep the fires burning, from short weekend road trips to a little romance while traveling the world. Whether you’ve already got a getaway planned or are brainstorming the best destinations for couples, there are essentials that every woman needs in her suitcase. Keep reading for some important items you don’t want to leave at home.
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The Right Intimates
In our day-to-day lives, we want to be comfortable, but when you’re heading on a trip with your partner, the right intimates are comfortable and inspire confidence and intimacy. Some people can set the stage for a fiery connection with just their undergarments. Whether you’re up for black lace or something more demure, buying yourself some intimates that make you feel attractive is a must before your trip.
The Little Black Dress, better known by its acronym, the LBD, is a must in any woman’s closet. While you may have already purchased some beautiful dresses or outfits for your trip, your LBD is still essential as you already know you look and feel great in it. Who knows what adventures you’ll get into on this trip, so having an outfit that always meets the dress code is key.
The Right Tools in Your Toolbox
While there’s an appeal to packing minimally, one area you don’t want to minimize is the daily tools you use to feel beautiful. Maybe you skimp on makeup at home but always use a professional flat iron and hair dryer – bring it!
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Perhaps you always throw your hair into a messy bun but wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without a full face of makeup; bring your makeup! You don’t want to be without the right tools on vacation; instead, you always want to be selfie-ready! And, let’s face it, your friends and family back home want to see updates on your social media with all the fun you’re having.
Unless you and your partner are TTC (trying to conceive), you want to ensure you’ve got everything in your luggage that can prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Now more than ever, women need to take control of their reproductive health, so whichever form of birth control you choose, make sure you’re ready to play it safe, no matter how much fun you have on your trip.
Whether you’re paying for the trip, your partner paid, or you went dutch on tickets and accommodations, this trip is about showing your significant other how much they mean to you. A romantic surprise present for your partner is another way to show them how much you care.
Take their tastes and style into account when shopping, and you don’t have to splurge, but a tasteful gift and romantic note go a long way in expressing your feelings.
You could be flying to a far-off destination or hopping in your car for a weekend road trip, but nothing dampens the mood like being hungry. Prevent blood sugar crashes and promote mood boosts with healthy snacks for travel. If you like to be prepared, you can pack extra food in your hotel room once you arrive.
My favorite travel snacks:
- Sahale Snacks gourmet fruit and nut mixes.
- Pop Art Popcorn – unique flavors, not your average popcorn!
- Bare Apple/Banana/Coconut Chips – a great way to get some fruit.
Who knows? You two may not even leave the room after you arrive, so having late-night snacks at the ready can come in handy! Your partner (and you) will appreciate the foresight in this department, even if it’s not the most romantic item on your packing list.
While there are plenty of other essentials for a trip, like your passports, emergency cash and contact numbers, daily prescription medicine and supplements, and swimsuits, ensure you add the above items to your luggage before hitting the road, you’re guaranteed to be ready for anything.
The last thing you want to do when trying to rest and connect with your partner is to scramble for something you should have included in your suitcase.
Happy trails, you two!
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