THE 8 ESSENTIALS EVERY TRAVELER NEEDS

THE 8 ESSENTIALS EVERY TRAVELER NEEDS

Traveling wise is a fine balance of carrying just the right amount of stuff of decent quality and practical use. Savvy road warriors will love these travel essentials that are just the ticket, whether you’re headed out on a weekend getaway, cross-country voyage or international expedition.

1. Stackers Makeup & Jewelry Travel Case ($40)

This handy, two-in-one leather case holds cosmetics on the top and jewelry on the bottom. There’s ample space for makeup musts, and the velvet-lined lower half transports earrings, bracelets and necklaces safely and securely so that untangling your accessories isn’t part of unpacking. Available at The Container Store.

The Container Store
3637 Peachtree Road
Atlanta 30319
404.963.9602
containerstore.com

2. Dansko Jenna Ankle-Strap Ballerina Shoe ($140)

Comfort versus style has long been a conundrum for the fashion-conscious traveler, and this Dansko shoe easily takes you from shopping to a five-hour walking tour to dinner out. The perfect addition to your travel wardrobe, it’s appropriate for both cobblestones and the airplane cabin and pairs nicely with a range of ensembles. Available at The Walking Company.

The Walking Company
Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.816.9330
walkingcompany.com

3. Nixon Baby Alpaca Throw ($295)

Jet off in style with this pretty alpaca throw. Plush but not too fussy, it offers a classy way to nod off at 30,000 feet. It’s fairly thin yet ideal for warmth and comes in a variety of vibrant colors. Plus, alpaca is the new cashmere. Available at Jonathan Adler.

Jonathan Adler
The Shops
Buckhead Atlanta
3051 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30305
404.367.0414
jonathanadler.com

4. Tumi Patrol Reversible Packable Travel Puffer Jacket ($245)

This practical yet stylish puffer jacket is two coats in one, and a travel pillow to boot. Stay toasty in on-trend camo as you board the plane, then turn the coat into a neck rest inflight. Easily fold and store the jacket when you arrive at your destination. On the return home, reverse the coat for a brand new look. Available at Tumi.

Tumi
Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.816.1844
tumi.com

5. Burberry Medium Rucksack ($995)

Cruise through the airport hands-free with this durable canvas and leather backpack that’s not only dependable and spacious, but looks great, too. It boasts comfy shoulder straps and three exterior pockets for easy access to items such as your cellphone, sunglasses and wallet. Plus, since it counts as a personal item, it adds to your carry-on arsenal on flights. Available at Burberry.

Burberry
Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.231.5550
burberry.com

6. Muzik One Wireless HD Smart Headphones ($299)

Every traveler needs a good pair of noise-canceling headphones, and this intuitive and stylish wireless set is so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them. It features incredible HD sound and custom programmable hot keys that let you control, play or share your favorite music with one touch. Available at Brookstone.

Brookstone
Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.841.9004
brookstone.com

7. Frontgate Monogrammed Leather Luggage Tags and Passport Holder ($129)

Distinguish your roller bag and identification with these fashionable and functional personalized luggage tags and passport holder. The slim leather passport jacket features left and right pockets to keep boarding passes and other papers easily accessible so you won’t have to go digging for them at the last minute. Available at Frontgate.

Frontgate
Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.841.7170
frontgate.com

8. Briggs & Riley Transcend VX Wide Carry-On Expandable Spinner ($429)

Wide-body carry-ons are the latest luggage trend and an ideal choice for travelers determined to never check bags again. The shorter and wider configuration offers up to seven days’ worth of clothing thanks to a cavernous interior and clever expansion that increases capacity by more than 30 percent, then compresses back to original size for easy overhead storage. Available at Mori Luggage & Gifts.

Mori Luggage & Gifts
Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.231.0074
moriluggage.com

STORY: Jessica Dauler