Travel essentials when packing for a vacation

Krysta Anderson
Krysta Anderson

September 28, 2021

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It is so important to take some time off for yourself. And nothing says self-care more than a vacation. Maybe you’re up for a quick staycation with your close family members or friends. You might be down for a quality baecation. Or you’ve decided to take your sojourn to the skies, vacating your country to the great unknown. Whatever your destination, there are probably a few requisite items that will be joining you on your trip. We asked some readers to share their travel essentials.


Throwing shade for all to see, drama teacher and master’s student Shelly-Ann Sibblies basks in the bliss of her all-inclusive hotel stay in a matching swimsuit and cover-up.

Drama teacher and master’s student Shelly-Ann Sibblies is a lover of travelling. She gets excited by discovering the hidden gems of her island and doesn’t hesitate to fly out when necessary to see friends and family overseas. If the trip is local, you can definitely find at least one swimsuit, a pair of shades, and sandals in her luggage. “Water is a must for my staycation. So a hot swimsuit to accentuate my body is always handy. And I can’t be in the sun without my shades,” she told Flair.


Financial processor, Tesha Stanislaus, ensures that once she has booked her vacation, several hair changes and make-up are packed and ready.

Financial processor Tesha Stanislaus explained that once she books a vacation, the first things on her list to pack, aside from outfits, are hair (wigs) and make-up. “They are essential for me because my appearance is very important. Hair and make-up makes me look and feel good. So once that’s set, pun intended, I’m good,” she said.


Entrepreneur and host Tameka Hill is all about capturing timeless moments in exciting countries like Slovenia with her trusty travel sidekick, her camera.

Entrepreneur and host Tameka Hill revealed that her phone is her essential item for any trip, especially those in other countries. She said that happiness may be found in beautiful experiences, but they also go by in the blink of an eye. So these adventures must be documented at the moment. A mobile device, inclusive of a camera, assists with this mission. “When captured by a photograph, moments of happiness can be felt over and over again; memories are never never lost,” she added.


Operation manager Kajha Escoffery rocking her travel pièce de résistance, her yellow party dress.

Operations manager Kajha Escoffrey works hard all year round, so when she can get some downtime, her vacation essentials include bathing suits, sunblock, black undergarments, hair gel, and versatile shoes that can be worn on more than one occasion with any special outfit. But her pièce de résistance would have to be party dresses. “If it is an all-inclusive hotel, they normally have theme nights and clubbing after, so I want to make sure that I enjoy every aspect of the vacation and look the part, too. That’s where party dresses come in,” she said.

Krysta Anderson


Krysta Anderson

Tackles sex and relationships with honesty and openness. For months, she took readers on a journey of self-exploration with personal dating column 'Single but Iffy to Mingle'. Now she's ready for an even bigger adventure.

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