It seems like everyone I know is experiencing wanderlust at the moment. The freedom of summer and the knowledge that fall is not too far away seems to have everyone itching to just go. I travel pretty frequently, and today I wanted to share with you all my go-to travel essential. This is something that I carry with me on every single trip I take – no exceptions. My number one travel essential is a poncho.
When you’re traveling, a poncho can be so many things. Spread out, it’s the blanket beneath you while you’re at the beach. Over your head, it’s an umbrella to shield you from sudden rainstorms. Rolled up, it’s the pillow that comforts you during long, non-stop flights. Wrapped around you, it keeps warmth in, dust out, and adds an extra, beautiful layer to your outfit.
I once traveled for a summer through lots of different climates. I honestly never knew what each day would bring, but my poncho was forever my saving grace. Even during shorter trips, like the regular 2-hour bus rides I take between Philly and New York, I always make sure to take a poncho along. When someone or something else is controlling the climate – whether it’s mother nature outside or the airline crew up in the sky – you can never be sure what to expect. But, from my experience, I can honestly say that a poncho will never let you down!
What’s your number one travel essential? We’d love to know!
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