Your Must-Haves for Surviving a Long Commute, Drive, or Flight

Assemble this travel survival kit stat—it can help save your sanity!


( Everyone can agree that traveling is fun, but long trips can take their toll on you. Because of all the preparations you need to make, not to mention the heavy traffic, you’re already exhausted even before your journey begins. To make sure your trip is relatively comfortable and stress-free, pack these essentials:


A mini-personal care kit

You don't want to look disheveled or smell funky as you make your way to your destination. Keep a handkerchief, a comb, breath mints, hand sanitizer, moisturizer, and, perhaps, a small bottle of cologne in a pouch or case. It needn’t be bulky—travel-sized miniatures are available everywhere.


Sleeping aids

You can always catch up on sleep during long trips. Have your neck pillow, mini-blanket or big scarf, eye mask, and earplugs ready.



Power banks, chargers, and earphones

Keep your phone and gadgets juiced up at all times so you can keep yourself connected with your loved ones by providing them periodic updates on where you are. Listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks; or watch videos, shows, or movies. Make sure you use earphones so you don't annoy fellow travelers who may want some quiet time.


Water and nourishing snacks

Keep your energy up and don't arrive starving at your destination. Keep hydrated and munch on healthy snacks such as granola bars and fruit rather than sugar-laden drinks or processed junk food. Just remember to pace yourself; restroom breaks may come few and far between during your journey.


Feel-good essentials

There may be times when you won't feel well while in transit, so have over-the-counter medicine like aspirin or paracetamol on hand. Include a bottle of a soothing essential oil, like Danarra Roll-On Aromatherapy Oil, to help you relax during your trip.

Danarra Roll-On Aromatherapy Oil has been especially formulated to help people on the go deal with a variety of discomforts. Infused with fine fragrances, Danarra comes in six variants—Lavender (Relaxing Sleep), Green Tea (Clear Mind), Young (Cool & Fresh), Classic Menthol (Destress), Flowery Citrus (Energy Giving), and Sport (Mood Booster). They each help you feel better after a stressful day of traveling. 


Ultimately, these in-transit must-haves will ensure that you'll hit the ground running when you get to your destination.


Danarra Roll-On Aromatherapy Oil is available in Mercury Drug stores nationwide. Check out Danarra's Facebook and Instagram for more information.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Danarra.