Happy Wednesday! I’m so excited that this week is half-way done because I’m flying out to Chicago on Friday morning for rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago! I’m really looking forward to this racecation weekend for a few reasons:
1. The food in Chicago is AMAZING. The pizza alone puts a smile on my face.
2. I get to meet a lot of bloggers in person. I consider these women friends even though I haven’t met most of them in person yet.
3. Chicago has so much to see and do. It’s really a great city!
4. Did I mention the food?!
As with every racecation, I have to make sure that I pack smart since I’m only taking a carry on suitcase. No matter if I’m driving, flying or taking the train to a race location, there are always products that always find their way into my suitcase. Last year I posted my 5 Travel Essentials for Racecations, and today I thought I would do a part 2 to that blog post!
Great Lakes Gelatin
I’ve been using these collagen products for almost a month and I love them. Luckily for me, their products come in convenience packs so I can take the product with me when I travel! I usually drink tea everyday so it’s nice to have this to add to my tea on the plane or even to a bottle of water as I’m walking around a race expo.
Let’s be honest, if you’re on a flight and it doesn’t have a TV, what do you do to pass the time? I Luckily I enjoy reading a good book! Right now I’m currently reading ‘The Year of Yes’ from Shonda Rimes and it’s excellent. Maybe I’ll finish it this weekend?!
I don’t know anyone that enjoys paying for airline food. Not only is it expensive, but most of the time it doesn’t taste that great either. Last year I started filling a ziploc bag with healthy snacks. Some of my favorites include cashews/almonds, a granola bar, plain greek yogurt and jerky. I also always travel with fruit – usually strawberries, a banana or an apple. If you don’t have time to pack a snack bag, you can usually find healthy options at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts too.
When you’re trying to utilize your suitcase space, packing cubes are the way to go. The set I purchased (photo below) has 3 different sizes. I love that I can use one cube for running gear, another for “regular” clothes and the last one for misc items. The packing cubes help me keep everything together and it saves me SO much space in my carry-on suitcase!
I’m a bit of a germaphobe so I always travel with Clorox wipes. I’ll use these to wipe down the remote, doorknobs and headboard in my hotel room. They also come in handy if you have to use the restroom on the plane or train. I just feel like it’s SO easy to catch germs when you’re traveling so why not do your best to get rid of germs if you can!
What are your must-have items when traveling?