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10 Things to Pack for a Wellness-Inspired Getaway

Whether you’re headed to a beachfront yoga retreat, a countryside wellness oasis, or you’re just checking in to a hotel with a really great spa, pack (or download!) these things in your suitcase to kick up the feel-good factor on your next vacation.
Water Bottle 
Perhaps the number one wellness rule? Stay hydrated, which is easy when you remember to bring a reusable bottle when you travel. (Plus, it’s good for the environment.) Hydroflask’s 24 oz. bottle comes in a dozen colors and has a special double-wall insulation that keeps water cold and your bottle condensation free.
Journaling has its benefits, from increasing memory to evoking mindfulness. On a retreat focused on inspiring the mind, body, and soul, jot down your thoughts and experiences in this Rifle Paper Co. Travel Essentials Journal, which features lined pages with location and date prompts at the top of every page.
Be it a SUP yoga session in Hawaii or an afternoon lounging by the spa pool in Thailand, sun protection is key. Lather’s Daily Defense Facial Sunscreen can easily be tossed in your carry-on, it packs an SPF 30 punch, and it’s free of any parabens, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances and colors.
Shave Cream 
Tenzing Skincare’s Adventure Pack makes shaving on the road easy – the travel-size kit comes with pre-shave oil, an aloe-infused shave cream, and a face moisturizer packed with grapeseed and açaí oil.
Beach Bag 
You’ll need a bag for toting towels, workout gear, books, and more between your hotel room and the spa or fitness center. The Valerie Beach Bag from JadeTribe packs easily in a suitcase and adds a fun pop of color to your vacation wardrobe.
Hawaii’s Andaz Maui at Wailea resort recently teamed up with Southern California brand Show Me Your Mumu on a capsule collection of kimonos, tunics, and dresses that are perfect for post-spa lounging. This Peta Tunic can switch easily from day to night in more casual locales.
Essential Oils 
Calm in-flight nerves, freshen up post-workout, or wind down after a day of sightseeing with Tisserand’s Aromatherapy Travel Survival Kit. A trio of .03-ounce roll-on applicators are custom-blended for sleep, energy, and travel.
Yoga Pants
Bring a pop of color to sunrise yoga class with these Tahitian Salutation Yoga Pants from Athleta. Bonus: A hidden pocket will house your room key.
Travel Apps 
The Insight Timer app for iPhone and Android features more than 8,000 guided meditations, from quick mindfulness breaks to 20-minute deep-breathing exercises. Download a few for the plane ride, or choose from several ambient noise options to play if you have trouble falling asleep in new places.
Face Oil 
Add Jurlique’s Skin Balancing Face Oil to your carry-on survival kit; your skin will stay hydrated at 30,000 feet while enroute to your next wellness getaway.

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