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Renaissance Girl is a Chicago lifestyle blog by Laura Notorangelo for every person who loves to explore and find new travel destinations, restaurants, recipes and events.

5 Products to Make Your Next Trip More Comfortable


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5 Products to Make Your Next Trip More Comfortable


We all know it-traveling is hard! The planning, the flights, the driving, the scheduling, the spending, phew! It can get stressful, so it's important to practice self-care for your  next trip. That way, you won't feel like you need a vacation from your vacation.

I never realized that you can organize your sunglasses, for the purpose of easily find them while packing. OYOBox organizes frames stylishly so you can find the perfect pair of shades for the perfect trip. More functional than tossing frames in a box or drawer.

One of my favorite tricks is to bring along a soothing candle to hotels to make a nice ambiance. This soy candle from archipelago botanicals is a hand-poured with natural oils like bergamot, lavender, orange, lemon and eucalyptus. The 70% soy wax base allows it to burn longer and cleaner, for 90 hours to be exact. Great for unwinding from those long trips.


If you're like me, you drop your phone. A lot. Doesn't matter the place; the beach, city sidewalk, the ocean, you name it! Luckily, the Element Cases are nearly indestructible. The polished alloy crowns and wood side rails absorb any impact while keeping your phone in great shape. 

Traveling wears us out, as our adrenaline is pumping more often. Plus, the dry air of a plane can really dehydrate your skin. Oxygenetix is a breathable moisturizer and foundation that safely covers dry skin, acne scars, rosacea and other skin conditions.

Finally, wouldn't you want a shirt that makes you more fit? A long shot, I know. But Active Edge claims to fight inflammation & pain, improve sleep & help the body perform at a more optimal level. Use it for traveling, long flights, road trips and sleeping.