I like to make things easier on myself.
No running around and feeling stressed or uncomfortable for no good reason.
That's why I have certain items I don't leave home without, especially when going on a trip.
1. Camelbak 1 Liter water bottle.
This thing is indestructible and really convenient. The bite valve is
way better than the screw-on top. So handy in airports and in the car
when you either don't have access to water, or it costs a fortune to buy
some. Plus, reusable is almost always better than disposable in our books.
Because you never know when there will be a crying baby (that's not
yours) next to you, or a street sweeper outside your door at 4 a.m. I
like these silicone ones because they stay put. They're not for
everyone, though. If you're apprehensive about sticking gooey things in your ears, then avoid these. If you're trying to get some peace and quiet, these are for you. Another alternative is wax earplugs. They're pretty
good. Just make sure you don't push them in too far. There is
such a thing as "past the point of no return" with earplugs...
3. Smartwool Socks.
Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Totally. I love my Smartwools. I have
several pairs for several occasions: everyday use, running, cycling,
hiking. The reasons they're so fantastic: they're soft,
they're cushioned, they dry quickly, they keep your tootsies warm, and
they LAST. Plus, who doesn't like quirky striped socks? :)
4. Nice sunglasses.
This is assuming that you don't lose your sunglasses as often as you lose hair ties or loose change (I'm looking at you, Dad). Quality sunglasses will protect
your precious eyeballs when it's sunny, when you're hungover, or when
staring at an eclipse (ok, maybe not that last one).
again, these are expensive, but worth it. I prefer polarized brown lenses. Makes colors really pop and
you can see for milezzzz. Also, glass lenses are far superior in
clarity AND way more scratch-resistant than plastic lenses. Take my
word for it.
LARABAR or a ripe Fairtrade banana.