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Travel Essentials: Must Have for Your Travel First Aid Kit

I often travel for work and although we usually bring a first aid kit, I usually like to pack my own personal first aid kit. Making your own travel first aid kit is easier and cheaper than you think. Here are some of the basics you should include: 1. Neosporin or a similar antibiotic cream Use on minor cuts and abrasions. 2. Anti-itch cream For bug bites like mosquitos 3. Burn gel or aloe gel Great for sunburns or other first degree burns 4. Anti-inflammatory cream Good for sprains or lower back pain 5. Diarrhea relief This is always good to have just in case you’re hit with Montezuma’s Revenge and you eat or drink something that doesn’t agree with you. 6. Anti-diarrhea pills Imodium is great 7. Pain pills (Ibuprofen or acetaminophen) For headaches, aches and pains, hangovers, etc. 8. Motion sickness relief For the boat rides and bumpy bus or plane rides 9. Benadryl or other…

12 Things to Do Before You Travel

I am the queen of procrastination, so whenever I have a trip coming up, I usually wait until the last couple days before the trip to get anything and everything I need for it, unless it’s clothes. But if you’re the frantic, last-minute traveler/packer, then you probably don’t even think about what needs to be done to prepare for your trip because “you have so much time before you travel”. After several business trips, I finally made a list of 12 things you should do (at least a week) before you travel. TRAVEL PREP 1. DO RESEARCH If you haven’t already done so, research your destination. Find out about the local customs and holidays that might be observed during your trip. Research the best means of transportation and all the do’s and don’ts of your destination country. 2. CHECK THE WEATHER You might need to pack an umbrella or some extra layers…

Travel Beauty Essentials

I’m packing for another business trip and wanted to share my travel beauty and hygiene essentials. I usually prefer to check my luggage when traveling because I don’t want to deal with lugging it around in the airport. However, when it comes to my beauty essentials, I pack those in my carry-on. I never want to be caught in a situation where my luggage is lost or my flight is delayed and I am left without the essentials. And because I travel frequently, I like to keep my toiletry bag always stocked with necessities, so when I’m ready to go on my next trip, they’re already packed. Here’s a list of beauty essentials to pack when traveling: HYGIENE Body wash or soap Body lotion Deodorant Toothbrush and toothpaste FACIAL CARE PRODUCTS Kiehl’s Face Wash I’m addicted to this face wash and most of Kiehl’s other facial products and come in…

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck – Dallas, TX

Working long hours on show site can be very exhausting, so having a good restaurant or two in your hotel, comes in very handy. Thankfully the Hyatt Regency Dallas had several dining options, so one night my co-workers and I decided to check out Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. I’d seen lines at the hostess desk for the restaurant, so I hopped on my trusty Open Table app and made a quick reservation for three. Thirty minutes later, we walked up to the hostess desk and were greeted by the most friendly and knowledgeable host. He gave us a little history on the restaurant and the city of Dallas, then ushered us to the elevator. Five Sixty sits 560 feet atop the Reunion Tower and offers a 360-degree view of the Dallas skyline. So if you’re afraid of heights, you might want to skip this restaurant. But if you love a great view, then you will…

Ellen’s Southern Kitchen – Dallas, TX

Its been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, breakfast happens to be the most skipped meal of the day for me, except for when I’m traveling. Whenever I travel, I like to find at least one good breakfast spot to try out. While in Dallas, Ellen’s was the chosen spot. Ellen’s Southern Kitchen came highly recommended by my friend Tiara who always eats there when she’s in town for a Cowboys game. Early Saturday morning, I met my boss and teammate at Ellen’s for breakfast. Word on the street is that it’s best to get there before 9 a.m. on the weekends. Anytime after 9, you’ll end up having to wait for a table. We arrive at 8 a.m., walked right in and were promptly seated. I started with a caramel macchiato, extra caramel. It was the perfect amount of caramel and caffeine to…