By Eva Whalen

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It’s the small things that can make-or-break our trips at times, and these three items will add benefit to wherever you roam:

Having a passport holder that has slots for credit cards and bills, too, renders everything easier and more organized when you reach into your purse or pocket. Eco Friendly Papers is an artisan cooperative in Rajasthan, India, that creates gorgeous leather products from cows that died of natural causes. The artisans use hand tools to emboss patterns and creative flourishes, and the items are fair trade products and tanned without chemicals. Make a difference in the world with your passport holder! Visit to peruse the offerings.

Water is essential – especially on hikes, city treks, beach-combing excursions, long flights, and in hot climates when you need to stay hydrated. The Aladdin Earthscapes series of water bottles is a premium collection inspired by nature, and the lovely, 20-ounce bottles are leak-proof, have a two-way lid, and feature a vacuum insulated stainless steel interior that keeps drinks cold for 10 hours, and iced 18 hours. They’re also car-cup friendly. Aladdin’s Earthscapes has partnered with The Nature Conservatory to conserve the lands and waters across the Emerald Edge — the largest intact coastal rainforest on Earth, stretching 100 million acres from Alaska to Washington. Invest in this!

Nothing can leave you feeling more vulnerable on the road than a cold sore or fever blister breakout, so pack ABREVA, which contains 10% Docosanol cream in order to quickly cure the outbreak. Smaller than a lipstick, it fits easily into a pocket and provides peace of mind while you’re away from home and exploring new places. Find it at your favorite drugstore – it may very well end up feeling like a godsend when you’re out on the road.

Happy Trails!

Originally published September 2017



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