Style, When in

What’s in My Carry-On

What’s In My Carry-On

During these unprecedented times, I’ve had to rethink and revamp my carry-on bag for when I travel. As you will see, I have eliminated quite a few things and added some travel necessities. Here’s a sneak peek at my travel bag:

  • Sakroots Tote: These bags are the perfect size for travel and fit perfect under the seat in front of you on the plane. There is also space for additional items needed for long haul flights. You can find my tips and tricks for those flights here.
  • Face Masks: 1 to wear through the airport and on the plane and 1 for just in case….
  • Sunglasses: A pair of “sunnys” are always in style!
  • Tablet: Perfect for inflight entertainment and listening to my favorite jams.
  • Hand Sanitizer: This is a necessity! TSA is now allowing up to a 12oz size bottle of hand sanitizer per person in your carry-on. Don’t leave home without it.
  • GermKey: The perfect tool to keep you from touching dirty surfaces. Use it for door handles, touchscreens, buttons, etc.
  • Earbuds: So you can hear the inflight entertainment or drown our the snoring person next to you.
  • Scarf: This scarf opens up into a shawl which is perfect because it always feels so cold on the plane.

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Family, Style, Surviving Chaos

The Value of Reading

Times have definitely changed…..we’ve had to re-evaluate our priorities, change our mindsets, and hone in on our patience and endurance. Now that we are spending a large portion of our time at home, we (especially me) have discovered more free time than we previously had before. I’ve managed to squeeze in more reading time….not that I had that much before! As you all know, I am an avid reader (check out my favorite books of 2019 post) and will pretty much read any genre.

Reading has always been something I have loved and cherished; a easy way to escape all the chaos in our daily lives. But there are so many more reasons why reading is good for you. Reading literally exercises your mind and body… increases your blood flow and improves the connectivity in your brain. It literally makes your smarter! That’s a win win win! Your writing, vocabulary and spelling also improve; your work colleagues will be impressed! Reading also increases your cultural knowledge, especially with books set in other countries or written by authors from other countries. These are just some of the ways reading is good for you. With that being said, I am sharing my reading challenge for 2020; I’ve managed to check off a few items 3 months into the year. What books are you reading that meet this challenge? Happy Reading!

2020 Reading Challenge

Christmas Decor 2019

Table Place Setting

  • Mistletoe Dinner plate (linked here)
  • Mistletoe 10″ Round Serving Bowl (linked here)
  • Mistletoe 18″ Oval Serving Platter (not pictured but linked here)
  • Napkin Rings (linked here
  • Table Runner (linked here)
  • Place Mats (similar here)


The Traveller’s Wife Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming…… Are you ready?? I am so excited to create the first ever The Traveller’s Wife Christmas guide! After a loooong year of traveling, my favorite traveler is need of some much needed rest, relaxation and a restock of his favorite travel items. So we put our heads together and curated a globally inspired list of our favorite items that not only helped make traveling easier but also made chaos survival at home a breeze. What better way to say “Merry Christmas” than with specially curated travel gifts. Check out our list:

Conquest Maps

Calling all travelers!!!! Looking for the perfect map to document all your adventures, then Conquest Maps are the perfect gift. Conquest Maps specializes in pin board and poster wall maps to document all your travel adventures. Ordering is so simple…

  1. Choose your map region: US, World, Caribbean, State, etc
  2. Choose your map style: they have 7 different styles (they are all gorgeous!)
  3. Customize: customize the legend including text, push pin colors and push pin style


Even though Levenger is known for its high quality journals and notebooks, have you checked out their travel section? These are our top 3 travel items from Levenger! My husband loves his passport ticket wallet, especially since he will visit 2 or 3 countries in one trip and the tech roll up keeps all the cords for all his gadgets neat and organized. The earbuds are a life saver for me with all the things floating around my purse. The best part…..all are made of genuine leather and come in an assortment of colors. Talk about durability! We own all 3!

Aphrodite Jewelry

Based in Germany, Aphrodite Jewelry makes watches, bracelets and necklaces. These unique gifts can be customized with different charms and worn as bundles with their watches or separately. Also, use my code “travellerswife35” for 15% off! These are the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

Le Grand Verre Wines

Le Grand Verre Wines provides a way to discover wines directly from France. All their wines are hand-picked from sustainable farms, vetted by chefs and sommeliers, and from family and women-owned wineries in France. With options from bold and fruity reds, refreshing whites and roses and even special holiday packages there is is something for everyone. This is the perfect gift for a wine connoisseurs that keeps on giving.

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

The uniquely portable Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated while traveling. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the travel-friendly Nomader® water bottle can be folded-up or collapsed flat to save on space, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle.  With 10 different colors to choose from and TSA approved, these water bottles are the perfect gift for any traveller.

Nomader Water Bottle


Known as “the worlds most comfortable shoe” Allbirds are the perfect travel shoe. Made from New Zealand merino wool, Allbirds shoes are comfortable, simply designed (for men, women and kids), moisture-wicking, cozy and are made for life’s adventures. Additionally, the entire shoe is made from recycled materials from the laces down to the packaging. What better way to love mother earth.

Allbirds Loungers

Dagne Dover Carryall

Extra long weekend? You need an extra large weekender. Whether you’re taking a planned vacay or extending your Sunday into Tuesday, their extra large Landon Carryall has the most room of all its smaller siblings. It has a dust bag for shoes, a leash for keys, and a pouch for any other goodies you can’t travel without. And what’s a weekender without a removable crossbody strap and two sneaky zipper pockets that keep your unmentionables from being, well, mentioned? And if you’re thirsty, there’s a place for your bottle (of water or wine).

Landon Carryall

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