I recently put together a back-to-school guide for moms; besides, after all the kid-infused back to school shopping, it’s nice for moms to take some me-time to indulge. As I was writing the piece, I came to realize a lot of these fall finds are also great for the traveling mom, so thought I’d share them with you.
Here are 8 travel finds I'm loving for fall.
Radiate positivity + protection with MantraBand
This Hamsa necklace is my everyday go-to, and it simply makes me feel better. Wear this as a reminder you’re protected. Whenever I’m on the road, it’s nice to have a spiritual reminder I’m safe; plus, this particular reminder is uber stylish.
The chain is simply stunning and hits your neck at a perfect length, and the charm comes with an “I am protected” imprint on the back. MantraBand’s “My Path” collection is designed with symbolic pieces to inspire, empower, and guide you in your journey. These pieces help bring you strength, peace, and clarity, as does the new mini Mandala collection.
Get robo help around the house with Yeedi
Yeedi, creators of innovative robot vacuums, recently launched the first 2-in-1 robot vacuum/mop: the Yeedi Vac Max. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, meet the first robot to fully clean the entire home, including all hardwood and carpet. Whenever I get home from a trip, my house becomes instantly scattered with laundry and things to unpack. Having this little guy is nice because I don’t have to do the mopping and vacuuming upon my return.
It features sensor-based Visual SLAM mapping technology for an accurate GPS map view to clean the whole floor with no fuss. Powered by an industry-leading suction power of 3000Pa and a long 200-minute battery life, this ultra vac comes with an app for smart control. After Yeedi maps the room, you can select areas to clean and where to avoid through the app. The app also lets you schedule cleanings and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Dress your walls in photographic memories with Mpix
After summer, I’m sure your phone is stocked with vacation photos. Instead of choosing your fave to frame, consider showcasing an array via a Modern Metal Collage from Mpix. My 20x30 framed metal collage beautifully displays 48 of my beloved travel photos, allowing me to relive my memories every time I walk in my hallway. Metal makes pictures pop with rich color & enhanced image clarity. Complete your print with a vibrant glossy finish or a glare-reducing matte finish. Your treasured photos will transform into an eye-catching piece of high-quality contemporary wall art.
Accessorize with Petunia Pickle Bottom
Upgrade your accessory A-game with Petunia Pickle Bottom. I’m all for the sleek and chic multi-functional Pivot Pack. Offering clever carrying straps, well-placed pockets, and insulated compartments, this flexible bag easily converts to the whims of any adventure, from backpack to tote. (Plus, it can fit snacks and lunches for on-the-go picnic’ing.) As a bonus, it’s easy-to-clean, flaunting leatherette with premium hardware and genuine leather trim.
Self-care with Dr. Dennis Gross skincare
As moms, we often forget to prioritize ourselves, but I found a beautifying solution that’s simple, fast, and gratifying. Dennis Gross Skincare is based on Dr Dennis Gross’ professional experience as a clinician, practicing dermatologist and researcher. Long story short: their products work. It may seem like magic, but it’s in fact, science.
After spending so much time in the sun, it’s nice to rely on products to that help reduce spots and sun damage. The Extra Strength Alpha Beta Daily Peel changes your skin instantly and for life. Because it gently lifts away dead skin, your fresh, high-functioning and more vibrant skin cells come to the surface and make the most of any products you apply. Plus, it’s super convenient to bring on vacay (they’re pads, not a face wash.)
Pair your peel with the Vitamin C Lactic 15% Vitamin C Bright & Firm Serum, a powerful antioxidant-rich serum that visibly improve signs of aging. (Use this if you have concerns of dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness and elasticity.) And finally, for an A-list everyday hydrator, go for the Alpha Beta Daily Moisturizer- an essential that replenishes your skin barrier while visibly renewing your complexion with AHAs and BHAs.
Snooze soundly with Yogasleep
I’m sure many of your kids sleep or have fallen asleep to the soothing sound of white noise machines, but did you ever think of trying one for yourself? Sleep experts say such machines help you get a better-quality sleep by masking environmental or outside noises. For over 50 years, Yogasleep has been the gold standard in white noise machines, and they offer a bunch of pint-size travel options. The Go™ Travel Sound Machine is super small and super affordable with a long-lasting battery life. Plus, it has a bunch of soothing options like a stream, rain, white noise, ocean and more. This is also great for kiddos restless to fall asleep in hotel rooms!
Road trip with Little Unicorn
Ideal for road-trippers, I’m all for Little Unicorn’s Outdoor Blankets. The Outdoor Blanket stores conveniently in your car and its easy-to-carry handle and over-the-shoulder strap makes carrying from place-to-place a breeze. Featuring a unique folding system, the blanket rolls out and folds up in seconds, and it’s built from long-lasting, water resistant, machine washable material. Ideal for grassy outings and the beach!
Shake it up with Ice Shaker
For on-the-go mamas, surrender your plastic water bottle for something more fancy: an Ice Shaker. This premium insulated bottle brand comes from former NFL Fullback and dad, Chris Gronkowski. Ice Shaker offers stainless steel double wall vacuum insulated bottles that are designed to keep drinks cold no matter the temperature outside. Perfect for protein shakes, and available in a wide range of styles and sizes, I recommend the Pink/Mint Ombre Shaker Bottle.