Travel Essentials for Women on Their Period
Posted byAlicia Trent
Summer means vacation season! Time to grab your friends, family or partner and take that much-needed getaway while the weather’s perfect. But remember, it’s always possible to have an unexpected visitor on your trip: your favorite Aunt Flo. That’s why packing travel essentials for women on their period is a must before you set sail. Check out these suggestions when preparing your emergency period travel kit.
Opt for Options
Because vacations can be unpredictable (Hey, who wants to go skydiving?), it’s important to pack a variety of feminine products in your emergency travel kit. Such travel essentials for women should include a mix of tampons of all sizes and pads that range from panty-liners to overnight pads. When active during the day, it may be helpful to go with a tampon, but a pad may work best during overnight hotel stays. Important: Don’t forget to bring your travel kit (or a smaller version) with you during the day! It’s possible you may need to make several changes if “things get heavy.” Make sure your kit is portable.
Grab a Working Wardrobe
Despite your best efforts, “accidents” happen. Perhaps turbulence on the plane prevented you from a bathroom break or the line for the beach restroom was one beach bum too long. Whatever the reason, make sure your emergency travel pack includes a few extra pairs of underwear and an additional pair of shorts or pants. No one needs to know why you suddenly changed from your summer dress into jeans at noon. Wardrobe changes keep life exciting.
Heed the Heating Supplies
Many women are used to using an electric blanket or warming pad to soothe cramps and bloating during their period. Just because you’re skipping town doesn’t mean all your heating weapons must be left behind. Among travel essentials for women on their period is a small heating pad that is battery-operated or that easily pops into a microwave. If these items are not possible to bring, an easy hack is to pack some disposable hand warmers. These instantly warm up by shaking and can be placed over clothing. Remember, do not put hand warmers under your clothes or directly on skin.
Follow these tips and you’ll be well-armed to conquer any period emergency that occurs on vacation and ready to tackle all the fun in the sun you can handle!
- Posted by Alicia Trent
- On July 11, 2017