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What’s in my emergency travel kit?

While packing a bag for a travel segment for Houston Life (tv show I host), I thought it was the perfect time to share my travel emergency favs.


I always have a quart ziplock bag packed with the following:

GoMacro mini bars – They’re a great source of protein and all natural. From gluten free to vegan these bars meet all dietary restrictions. Plus I’m a brand ambassador and it’s always nice to have a bar to share! I usually have 3-4 minis in my carry-on.

Two Leaves and a Bud Better Rest Tea – I found these organic teas while living in Colorado. They’re based in Basalt, near Aspen.  The Better Rest Tea is part of my seeking slumber routine at home and the individually wrapped pyramid shaped tea bags are perfect for on the road too.  I love the soothing blend of chamomile, peppermint, hops and valerian.

Yogi Tea Muscle Recovery Green Tea – I’m a green tea drinker and this is favorite, especially after a workout or hike.  Plus I like a tea with a purpose.  The green tea is chocked full of antioxidants along with soothing herbs like tumeric and devil’s claw to support recovery, and it’s topped off with bright floral notes of lemongrass and rose petal.  Individual packets make it easy to take this tea on the go.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – Pomagrante Oil is my fav, but truthfully I love them all. Just in case I forget to drop one in my travel purse, I always keep one in my emergency kit.  I’m also a huge fan of the shimmers (especially rhubarb). Why not get a little pop of color while ultra hydrating your lips?!?!

Tissues – Because you never know when you or someone sitting next to you might need one!

Phone charger and car charger – Just in case I forget to put one in bag.

Nighttime and Daytime Cold & Cough Teas – I just get the Walgreens brand.  You’ll find them with the Thera-flu and Alka Seltzer tea packets in the cold, flu and sore throat products.  These have been lifesavers in a pinch, especially if I get stuffy at night.  I also use the nighttime one the first night I head up into the mountains.  Altitude can make you stuffy and the first night can be really tough to sleep.  The nighttime tea is just enough to help get a restful night.  One of each is enough to get me through until I can get to a store to stock up on a trip if I need to.  They taste good, are soothing, and ultra easy to travel with.  Plus the nighttime tea won’t leave you groggy the next day.  

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