While filming a new season of Goodtaste, I sure do a lot of travel. From the coast to New Orleans and everywhere in between, our team is always on the go. To make sure that I stay fresh, rested, energized and organized, I rely on a few essentials to keep me going. Here, my 6 travel must-haves.
1. Soothing Eye Mask
I just LOVE this lavender eye pillow that I picked up at Becker Vineyards while visiting for a shoot. The beautiful scent of lavender is so relaxing, it puts me right to sleep, even when I’m hopping from hotel to hotel. Becker Vineyards offers a whole line of quality dried lavender products. Find them online HERE.
2. Monster Cookies
I always travel with these Monster cookies from Bird Bakery on hand…always! I pop them in a Ziplock bag and they last for days. Bird’s oatmeal cranberry cookies are also delicious for a quick bite after a long day. Get the recipe on Goodtaste!
3. Best-Ever Granola
Speaking of on-the-go snacks, I can’t live without KITCHUN’s No Grain-ola, made by a group of women in Austin, Texas. My favorite variety is the Holy Coco-Cocao, loaded with nuts, seeds, coconut chips and vegan-friendly chocolate. Order it online or pick up a bag at your local H-E-B.
4. A Chic Pouch
I recently discovered an adorable store in San Antonio called Feliz Modern. I adore this embroidered pouch that I use to keep all of my notes, pens and my phone in one place when I’m on the go. Bonus: it feels good to support a local business!
5. A Dose of Vitamin-C
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Traveling also means that I’m exposed to a lot of different allergens and strains of sickness. So, I always travel with Emergen-C packets – the powdered form of Vitamin C. Dissolve them in water and ward off any bugs! You can find these at your local H-E-B or Central Market.
6. Stay Hydrated
I never leave my house without a cold bottle of sparkling Topo Chico and, when we’re on the road, I’m desperate to find one wherever we are! I love the peppery little effervescent bubbles. It’s beyond refreshing!
This Rocky Road-inspired Chex mix from The Kitchn will satisfy your sweet and salty cravings. Make it in big batches, then portion into jars or resealable sandwich bags so everyone in the car has their own.