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5 Quick Holiday Travel Tips and Essentials!

It’s that time of year when we all start prepping for our holiday travel plans, so I’ve teamed up with Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to help you get perfectly packed bags! Having traveled so much this year, there have been triumphs and plenty of  a few missteps when it comes to my recent packing experiences. (Hello, Key West packing snafu.) So, I’m sharing 5 super easy holiday travel tips and essentials that I’ve learned along the way in today’s post!

See all 5 holiday travel tips and essentials in today’s full post!

Jordan Hefler

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1. Use an efficient weekender bag or carry-on.

Packing for winter trips is the absolute HARDEST for me. As an avid overpacker, there has to be a strategy in place for fitting all of those coats, scarves and boots! Which is exactly why a generously sized weekender bag and/or carry-on bag is a must. For weekend trips, I love my faux leather weekender bag because it fits a ton but keeps me from packing unnecessary items.

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2. Save space by wearing layers.

If I still can’t manage to fit quite evvverything that I want to bring into one bag (which is quite often), I’ll pull out bulky layers and wear them as my travel outfit. I love a good poncho for travel because it can double as a comfy blanket for the car/plane!

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3. Believe in beauty products with staying power.

I’m the queen of excessive beauty products (no surprise, I’m sure), so traveling means sticking with the ones that will last 24/7. Over time, I’ve come to trust and rely on certain products that have become my on-the-go essentials including Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. I have used this brand ever since college and am a believer in the all-day protection it offers! With Dove Dry Spray, you can literally shake, spray and go with no worries! It goes on instantly dry, offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, plus added skincare benefits – perfect for those sleeveless vacation looks!

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4. Pack shoes that are as cute as they are comfy.

Shoes that serve double purposes are a must for travel days. I love the leopard print slippers in today’s post that can be worn as stylish flats for car and airplane travel. Get through airport security in style and in no-time! I like to keep foldable flats and and shoes like this easily accessible while I’m traveling.

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5. Always bring something to keep you busy!

Make use of your time while you’re in the car or on the plane by bringing along things to pass the time. I always bring my planner and notebook in my carry-on so that I can still keep myself busy if there isn’t any wifi/electrical outlets available!

What are your favorite holiday travel tips and essentials? Share in the comments!


Dove Dry Spray c/o

Sole Society poncho c/o | Sole Society Lacie weekender bag c/o

Sole Society Wes midi booties c/o

similar white jeansFree people tunic – my favorite!

Henri Bendel sunglasses c/o | Henri Bendel gold jewelry case c/o

Ray-Ban all black aviators 

T3 curling wand c/o | T3 hair dryer c/o

Birdies leopard smoking slipper c/o

photos by Jordan Hefler

Thank you to Dove Dry Spray and Simply Stylist for partnering on today’s post! As always, all opinions and styling are my own. 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Kara

    Winter packing is definitely the hardest! Love these tips 🙂

    December 9, 2016 at 9:56 am
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