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Britney Eschelman

Assistant Editor

Here at Hotels Above Par, Assistant Editor Britney Eschelman knows a thing or two about last-minute packing her suitcase and jet-setting off to the next destination, be it canyoneering around Bryce Canyon or sightseeing around Madrid. From toiletry must-haves to wardrobe staples, here’s her essential packing list.

From $30

With the possibility of missing luggage, having a reliable and recognizable bag tag such as the Luggage Tag-Bisque from LEVEL 8 keeps me at bay if I have to check a suitcase.

From $280

I use the fashionable and functional Travel Pack backpack by Nomatic to hold all my easy-access commodities. In addition to its sleek design, the expandable bag provides a plethora of organizational pockets, a dedicated laptop sleeve, and a hidden compartment for coveted items.

From $305

An oversized button-down collar shirt is a must-have staple clothing item to pack regardless of season. This Lolo high-collar top from Noble 31 strikes a balance between drape and structure, allowing it to stand alone or layer under sweaters if the temperature is chillier.

From $64

In the running for the most critical item in my suitcase, this timeless Little Black Dress is a wardrobe essential. Most recently displayed during my last trip to Italy, where I wore it during an aperitivo hour, I like to dress up Sunday Ritual’s sleeveless Emilia Black Dress with a pair of heels for the evening or dress it down with a pair of sneakers for the daytime.

From $78

Adding a stylish touch to every outfit, I love to wear a pair of the yellow-gold Midi Drew Hoops from Bing Bang NYC. They’re the perfect-sized earrings that aren’t too heavy and are still casual to wear while traveling.

From $42

Regarding travel skincare, keeping my skin refreshed is of utmost importance. The Light Moisture & Brightening Duo by Cocokind comprises a simple two-step vitamin C glow serum and texture smoothing cream that provides lightweight hydration to improve skin tone gently.

From $37

This Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer by BareMinerals duals as a skin moisturizer and skin tint with SPF 30. As a base shade, it keeps my face hydrated with a healthy-looking glow, allowing me to wear minimal makeup during my travels.

From $18

Discovering Honest Beauty’s Get Clarity Foaming Acne Cleanser was game-changing for my skincare toiletries. It easily washes away makeup, dirt, and excess oil from the skin while helping fight acne and prevent breakouts.

From $22

I carry this dynamic power adaptor compatible with most European countries; it’s super lightweight and doesn’t take up space in travel bags.

From $28

Since I constantly use my phone during every step of my travels, I like to have a portable charger — this one from Nimble Champ Pro is my favorite. Its slim size makes it easy to carry — plus, the device charges within 30 minutes or less.

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