Check out our Friday Favorites and see what we’re each shopping for this week! Today is all about our trip to Atlanta for the Haven Conference last month.
Since launching our blog several years ago we’ve traveled for conferences, retreats, and design jobs.
We’ve been traveling more each year and even applied for TSA pre-check last year so we don’t have to wait in those long security lines any more.
It’s been so much fun going to conferences and networking with other bloggers from all around the country.
Not only do we attend these events and get the opportunity to learn more about growing our business, but we also teach classes about blogging too.
The Haven conference is held in Atlanta, Georgia every year and since it’s only about four hours from us in North Carolina we drive there.
Whether we fly or drive there are several things we both like to use when we travel for Simply2Moms.
Now let’s check out our faves & be sure to leave us a comment at the end and tell us what you can’t live without when you travel.
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Not having to check a bag saves us time at the airport so we both try to fit in carry-on suitcases.
But sometimes it’s hard to fit everything we want to take with us in a small suitcase.
I mean seriously, the struggle is real.
How will we know which outfit we want to wear each day?
AnnMarie was skeptical about packing cubes at first but she trusted Anne’s advice since she had been using cubes for years and ordered this set for herself.
Boy was she shocked to see just how much fits in each and how much neater everything looked.
This set of five packing cubes has different sizes and a laundry bag to keep everything in your suitcase organized.
When traveling for work you want to look your absolute best, are we right?!
Although hotels usually have irons and ironing boards, we always worry about their condition.
No one wants to wind up with a stain on their nice clothes from an old iron.
Tuck a small portable steamer in your bag so that you can easily get rid of any wrinkles that may happen in those packing cubes.
And we think steaming is so much easier than ironing anyway!
Using an all-in-one toiletry bag rather than several small bags is more efficient and saves space.
AnnMarie loves this water-resistant bag from Amazon she got several years ago because it holds everything needed for several days in one place.
And it has a super cool hanging hook so she can hang it in the hotel and all her toiletries are easily accessible.
Why do hotels have towel bars in the shower?
Don’t you think your towel would get wet hanging in there when you shower?
At least it’s a good spot to hang your loofah!
Small body poufs are perfect to take along with a travel-size bottle of body wash when away from home.
You never know if there will be an outlet nearby so don’t get stuck with a dead phone!
This portable charger is great because it’s so small it can easily fit in a purse, briefcase, or even your pocket.
The best part is that it plugs directly into your phone…no cord is needed!
We always bring our laptops when we go away because after all, they are business trips.
A padded laptop sleeve bag will protect your device when traveling.
This case has a slim design with an outside pocket to hold headphones, pens, or a notebook.
Have you heard of the hot water challenge?
Anne started the challenge a few weeks ago and AnnMarie quickly joined in.
But even if you don’t drink hot water bringing an insulated water bottle or cup is a good idea when you’re away from home.
We don’t know about you but we both experience some swelling when we travel.
Ahhh…the beauty of aging! LOL!
Anyway since we drink lots of water, both cold and hot, we never leave home without a big cup.
This giant insulated handled cup by Stanely holds 40 ounces…now that’s a whole lotta water!!
Both of us follow Trim Healthy Mama so we brought a few snacks with us in case we got hungry between meals.
These Atlas bars are a good meal replacement in a pinch too.
We’ve been known to have one for lunch when we’re working together and don’t want to take a break to eat.
If you’ve been around Simply2Moms for a while you may already know that we love wine!
There’s nothing better than relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of a long day of learning and teaching.
I know we could use the plastic cups left in hotel rooms but it feels nice to drink our wine out of our own glass, so we always pack an unbreakable cup for wine.
The Yeti insulated wine tumbler keeps our white wine chilled and comes with a lid so no more spills.
We had an amazing business trip & can’t wait to travel to our next conference in just two months.
What have you been shopping for this week? Have you found anything amazing?
We’d love to hear about it….just leave a comment below!
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