Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th and if you want to show your school spirit and gratitude for our educators and school professionals, a thoughtful gift is a great way to do so. See our Teacher Appreciation Week gift inspiration below.

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If you want to make a whole week of it, doing a color a day for your teacher with each color having some kind of “theme” is a fun idea. Kristy did this for her daughter’s teacher! For red, the first day, it’s all about the teacher….the things she likes and things to spoil her with for the days she’s not teaching. Items include a Bogg bag, apple candle, Sol de Janeiro kit, and a self-care book.

Tag: “ Roses are RED & Apples are too! You’re the best teacher ever, we’re so thankful for you.”

Orange, day two, is focused on recognizing the growth she’s given the students. She also loves to garden, so this is perfect! Orange items include drinking glasses, a succulent, a personalized planter, a mister, and a seed kit.

Tags: “ ORANGE you just such a SUN-sational teacher!“ and “Thank you for helping us grow!“

Day three is yellow, a bright and shining color, so these items show her that she’s the star to the kids. Yellow gifts include a tote, lip balm, hand sanitizer, paper weights, a t-shirt, an essential oil pen, a pillow for the reading corner, and a coffee mug, of course!

Tags: “Thank you for being the STAR that taught them to SHINE“ and “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.”

Green, day four, is a day for the classroom! These gifts are things she can use in and around like classroom, like a utility cart, Sharpies, a label maker, a pencil sharpener, a journal, essential oils, and modular seats for the kids.

Tags: “Thank you for your Commit•Mint Involve•mint Encourage•mint Invest•mint” and “Green with envy are those who wish they had you for a teacher!“ 

Blue, the final day, is for all things lunch!! Items include a lunch carrier, a mini to-go Crockpot, a Bentgo container, a snacks bag, a sand art light that’s great for lunchtime relaxation or meditation, and a Stanley tumbler.

Tags: “Just something out of the blue to say we appreciate you!“ and “We appreciate you a whole bunch, so please enjoy some lunch!“ 

And if you’d rather do one gift on Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7th), a gift bag stuffed with self-care goodies is always a hit! Grab a tote and fill it with Sharpies, this cute acrylic desk sign, a canvas pouch with keychains, body scrub, body wash, lip balm, a lip mask, face masks, and a facial scrub!

blue green orange and red rainbow design decoration

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th and if you want to show your school spirit and gratitude for our educators and school professionals, a thoughtful gift is a great way to do so. See our Teacher Appreciation Week gift inspiration below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

If you want to make a whole week of it, doing a color a day for your teacher with each color having some kind of “theme” is a fun idea. Kristy did this for her daughter’s teacher! For red, the first day, it’s all about the teacher….the things she likes and things to spoil her with for the days she’s not teaching. Items include a Bogg bag, apple candle, Sol de Janeiro kit, and a self-care book.

Tag: “ Roses are RED & Apples are too! You’re the best teacher ever, we’re so thankful for you.”

Orange, day two, is focused on recognizing the growth she’s given the students. She also loves to garden, so this is perfect! Orange items include drinking glasses, a succulent, a personalized planter, a mister, and a seed kit.

Tags: “ ORANGE you just such a SUN-sational teacher!“ and “Thank you for helping us grow!“

Day three is yellow, a bright and shining color, so these items show her that she’s the star to the kids. Yellow gifts include a tote, lip balm, hand sanitizer, paper weights, a t-shirt, an essential oil pen, a pillow for the reading corner, and a coffee mug, of course!

Tags: “Thank you for being the STAR that taught them to SHINE“ and “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.”

Green, day four, is a day for the classroom! These gifts are things she can use in and around like classroom, like a utility cart, Sharpies, a label maker, a pencil sharpener, a journal, essential oils, and modular seats for the kids.

Tags: “Thank you for your Commit•Mint Involve•mint Encourage•mint Invest•mint” and “Green with envy are those who wish they had you for a teacher!“ 

Blue, the final day, is for all things lunch!! Items include a lunch carrier, a mini to-go Crockpot, a Bentgo container, a snacks bag, a sand art light that’s great for lunchtime relaxation or meditation, and a Stanley tumbler.

Tags: “Just something out of the blue to say we appreciate you!“ and “We appreciate you a whole bunch, so please enjoy some lunch!“ 

And if you’d rather do one gift on Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7th), a gift bag stuffed with self-care goodies is always a hit! Grab a tote and fill it with Sharpies, this cute acrylic desk sign, a canvas pouch with keychains, body scrub, body wash, lip balm, a lip mask, face masks, and a facial scrub!

Summer will be here before we know it and we’re already dreaming of all the ways we can update our wardrobes with the best styles of the season. From social festivities to days at the desk, and vacations by the water to early morning runs, Walmart has everything you need to make this a summer of fashion-forward moments. See our Walmart summer fashion inspiration below.

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Summer = party time! Grad parties, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and holiday soirées…summer is the season of celebrations. Make sure you’re party ready with one of these gorgeous getups.

Maybe you’re all work and no play. Which is okay, but don’t ignore the benefits of a healthy work-life balance! These dresses will have you looking chic in the office, and they can definitely be worn to date night after, too!

Pool days, beach trips, and lake vacations. Whatever your preferred form of water-centric recreation, get yourself a swimsuit to rock that will steal the show.

Don’t forget your coverup! These will come in handy when you’re trying to enjoy your liquid lunch at one of those “no shirt, no shoes, no service” places.

And if you’re team #summerbod, grab a few workout pieces that will make you excited to get your sweat on.

rear view of woman sitting on a rock

If you’ve had enough of the cold weather and the shorter days of sunlight, a tropical beach vacation may be just what you need. If your trip to paradise is already planned, it’s time to start figuring out what you’re going to wear! And if you’re still only dreaming of warmer weather, maybe these dreamy beach looks will be the inspiration you need to get that vacation booked! See these bright, beautiful bathing suit looks from Walmart below.

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A fashion-forward bathing suit, a cute coverup, a beachy tote bag, a stylish pair of sandals, and a floppy sun hat or sleek watch will have you ready to lay back in your lounge chair beside the waves and soak up the sun (or nap in the shade, if that’s more your thing). Just add a piña colada and you are set for the ultimate day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Play some beach games, take a dip in the water, or have a sandy photoshoot…whatever vacation activity you choose, you’ll look good doing it.

Shop the Vacation Looks

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals
Chevron Tote Bag
Chevron Tote Bag
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Black Dot Coverup
Black Dot Coverup
Straw Sunhat
Straw Sunhat
Strappy Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Striped Straw Bag
Striped Straw Bag
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Floral Kimono
Floral Kimono
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Watch
Watch
Snakeskin One Piece
Snakeskin One Piece
Pull-On Shorts
Pull-On Shorts
Knit Tunic
Knit Tunic

If you’ve had enough of the cold weather and the shorter days of sunlight, a tropical beach vacation may be just what you need. If your trip to paradise is already planned, it’s time to start figuring out what you’re going to wear! And if you’re still only dreaming of warmer weather, maybe these dreamy beach looks will be the inspiration you need to get that vacation booked! See these bright, beautiful bathing suit looks from Walmart below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

A fashion-forward bathing suit, a cute coverup, a beachy tote bag, a stylish pair of sandals, and a floppy sun hat or sleek watch will have you ready to lay back in your lounge chair beside the waves and soak up the sun (or nap in the shade, if that’s more your thing). Just add a piña colada and you are set for the ultimate day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Play some beach games, take a dip in the water, or have a sandy photoshoot…whatever vacation activity you choose, you’ll look good doing it.

Shop the Vacation Looks

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals
Chevron Tote Bag
Chevron Tote Bag
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Black Dot Coverup
Black Dot Coverup
Straw Sunhat
Straw Sunhat
Strappy Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Striped Straw Bag
Striped Straw Bag
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Floral Kimono
Floral Kimono
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Watch
Watch
Snakeskin One Piece
Snakeskin One Piece
Pull-On Shorts
Pull-On Shorts
Knit Tunic
Knit Tunic
an island with cottages and beach chairs

If you’ve had enough of the cold weather and the shorter days of sunlight, a tropical beach vacation may be just what you need. If your trip to paradise is already planned, it’s time to start figuring out what you’re going to wear! And if you’re still only dreaming of warmer weather, maybe these dreamy beach looks will be the inspiration you need to get that vacation booked! See these bright, beautiful bathing suit looks from Walmart below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

A fashion-forward bathing suit, a cute coverup, a beachy tote bag, a stylish pair of sandals, and a floppy sun hat or sleek watch will have you ready to lay back in your lounge chair beside the waves and soak up the sun (or nap in the shade, if that’s more your thing). Just add a piña colada and you are set for the ultimate day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Play some beach games, take a dip in the water, or have a sandy photoshoot…whatever vacation activity you choose, you’ll look good doing it.

Shop the Vacation Looks

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals
Chevron Tote Bag
Chevron Tote Bag
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Black Dot Coverup
Black Dot Coverup
Straw Sunhat
Straw Sunhat
Strappy Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Striped Straw Bag
Striped Straw Bag
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Floral Kimono
Floral Kimono
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Watch
Watch
Snakeskin One Piece
Snakeskin One Piece
Pull-On Shorts
Pull-On Shorts
Knit Tunic
Knit Tunic

If you’re planning on traveling this season for a family vacation, business, a girls’ trip, or a romantic weekend away and you’re in need of some new luggage, now is the time to take of advantage of these hot holiday deals on suitcases at Walmart! See some of the best deals below.

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This sleek 18″ softside pilot case is perfect for a quick trip away! Fit all the essentials in this carry-on piece and travel with ease.

This rose gold 20″ hardside rolling suitcase is an ideal luggage piece for a girls’ trip! Pack your best outfits, most stylish shoes, and all your toiletries in this pretty piece and stand out from the crowd.

This 21″ softside rolling suitcase is functional and durable, making it great for business travels. It’s also small enough to use as a carry-on so it’s convenient for any and all of your travel needs.

This 25″ hardside rolling suitcase is sophisticated and efficient. It’s a little larger than a typical carry-on bag so it’s good to use for a longer trip when you need to pack just a bit more!

This 28″ hardside spinner suitcase has lots of interior storage compartments, making it easy to keep all of your packed items neat and organized.

This 32″ compactible rolling duffel bag can fit a ton of stuff with its roomy interior, and then simply compacts for easy storage when it’s not being used.

This 2-piece rolling suitcase set is perfect for a romantic weekend away. Pack both of your clothes in the larger suitcase and shoes and toiletries in the second, smaller bag.

This 3-piece luggage set comes with a 24″ upright, a 22″ duffel, and a boarding tote. Use just one piece or use them all on your next trip away!

This 5-piece luggage set is great for a family vacation! Three different-sized suitcases, a boarding tote, and a matching utility bag give you all the space you need to pack everything for your next trip with the fam.

And for the kids, these adorable 3-piece luggage sets give them a place of their own to pack their clothes and favorite travel toys or companions, plus a matching neck pillow for additional comfort!

black and green luggage bag on brown carpet

If you’re planning on traveling this season for a family vacation, business, a girls’ trip, or a romantic weekend away and you’re in need of some new luggage, now is the time to take of advantage of these hot holiday deals on suitcases at Walmart! See some of the best deals below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

This sleek 18″ softside pilot case is perfect for a quick trip away! Fit all the essentials in this carry-on piece and travel with ease.

This rose gold 20″ hardside rolling suitcase is an ideal luggage piece for a girls’ trip! Pack your best outfits, most stylish shoes, and all your toiletries in this pretty piece and stand out from the crowd.

This 21″ softside rolling suitcase is functional and durable, making it great for business travels. It’s also small enough to use as a carry-on so it’s convenient for any and all of your travel needs.

This 25″ hardside rolling suitcase is sophisticated and efficient. It’s a little larger than a typical carry-on bag so it’s good to use for a longer trip when you need to pack just a bit more!

This 28″ hardside spinner suitcase has lots of interior storage compartments, making it easy to keep all of your packed items neat and organized.

This 32″ compactible rolling duffel bag can fit a ton of stuff with its roomy interior, and then simply compacts for easy storage when it’s not being used.

This 2-piece rolling suitcase set is perfect for a romantic weekend away. Pack both of your clothes in the larger suitcase and shoes and toiletries in the second, smaller bag.

This 3-piece luggage set comes with a 24″ upright, a 22″ duffel, and a boarding tote. Use just one piece or use them all on your next trip away!

This 5-piece luggage set is great for a family vacation! Three different-sized suitcases, a boarding tote, and a matching utility bag give you all the space you need to pack everything for your next trip with the fam.

And for the kids, these adorable 3-piece luggage sets give them a place of their own to pack their clothes and favorite travel toys or companions, plus a matching neck pillow for additional comfort!

Everyone deserves a little rest and relaxation now and again, especially during the holiday season when things can be so chaotic and stressful. A quick weekend away does the body and mind wonders, and some quality time in a peaceful place with your loved ones is definitely worth the investment. The Frugal and Thriving team took a girls’ getaway to the Woodloch Resort in the Poconos and we had the most restful, restorative weekend. See our trip details below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

A birthday is as good a reason as any to take a trip, right? As most of you may know, our leading lady Kristy recently turned 36, and we decided a girls’ weekend was the best way to celebrate her and this new year to come! We booked a Girls’ Getaway package at Woodloch Resort, which included a two-night stay in beautiful accommodations, four meals at the resort’s clubhouse (two breakfasts and two dinners), a spa credit, and an extensive list of recreational activities and entertainment. We planned to have a good balance of fun and relaxation during our two days at the resort.

We arrived late Friday afternoon, checked in, and headed straight to the luxury spa for our treatments. This spa was GOR-GEOUS….a secluded sanctuary nestled away in the middle of the woods. Complete with waterfall jacuzzies, a swimming pool, men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms, fireplace lounges, an outdoor horizon-edge whirlpool, and SO MUCH MORE, we felt like we were walking into heaven. The facilities were quiet, pristine, and slightly magical with the surrounding views of the woodlands. Fun fact: Woodloch’s spa at The Lodge was voted as a Top Destination Spa in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards (among a ton of other awards and accolades). But – the world!! One visit to this place and you’ll easily see why. The best part? The Lodge even has accommodations so you can stay right here. That’s on our list for the next girls’ trip.

Our package included two dinners and two breakfasts. We expected to have to grab a light lunch at one of the many restaurants on the sprawling property – we were wrong. The breakfast (pictured above) was served family-style and holyyyyy food. This was for only three people! Fluffy eggs, crispy bacon and sausage, fresh fruit, deliciously seasoned potatoes, and sweet scones and pastries were all included in this indulgent spread. Needless to say, we stuffed our faces and didn’t even think about lunch come afternoon. Dinners were served a la carte from a specially curated menu of seasonal dishes and those were equally delectable. The salmon dish with spinach and kale, raisins, and olives was a favorite entrée, while the grilled Mediterranean salad was the perfect option for a lighter dinner. And everyone knows dessert is the most important part of a meal…the homemade ice cream was melt-in-your-mouth ahhhhh-mazing. We definitely regretted not bringing home gallons of that…at least now we know for next time.

Saturday was our one and only full day at the resort and we wanted to take complete advantage of it! After our hearty breakfast, we spent some time exploring the vast acreage and finding hidden little gems around the property for lots of fun (and silly) photo shoots. The scenery was stunning with the expansive, glistening lake outlined by endless trees…we were lucky enough to get some end-of-season leaf peeping in and the vibrant colors of the changing foliage were simply majestic. After a few hours of exploration, we grabbed our “Weekend Vibes” tote, posted up on one of the many outdoor decks overlooking the water, and set up a picnic around this adorable firepit. We were fortunate enough to have this scenic area all to ourselves, although with all the snacks we brought, some company to share with would have been very welcomed!!

Rosemary crackers, pita bread, baklava, olives, fruit spreads, caramel-filled chocolates, pretzels, and more cheeses than we even knew what to do with were packed in our basket. We grabbed the Picnic Gift Basket from Harry & David to bring along as well, and the chocolates were courtesy of Kristy’s mother-in-law who knew we would need a little something sweet after all of that savory! The fire kept us warm, the food kept us full, and the picturesque surroundings kept us in awe.

Speaking of being in awe, about half an hour into our quaint al fresco afternoon, while completely absorbed in spending time catching up, laughing, and counting our blessings, Kristy looked up to find this breathtaking double upside down rainbow. This was the most unique rainbow any of us had ever seen! It continued to get brighter and bigger for about 10 minutes and then slowly dissipated into the sunny blue sky. It was fleeting and ephemeral, yet left a lasting impression of good fortune and fate aligning all around us. We may have been feeling just a tad emotional, but the experience was really something special to be shared in that moment.

After our picnic we decided to try out an escape room. None of us had ever done one before, and we were both curious as to how it worked and excited to give it a go! We chose the Wizard of Oz-themed escape room because it was slightly less difficult than the Clue-themed one. We figured it was better to give ourselves a fighting chance of making it out…you get 60 minutes to solve all the clues and unlock the room. The best time to beat was 25 minutes. I voiced that I thought we could do it in 12 (I’ve always been a little ambitious and just a bit competitive). Not really knowing what to expect, we walked in, got locked in, and the timer began. No more than three minutes into our escape and we were ready to use our first of only two hints. It was a lot more challenging than we anticipated! Thankfully our escape room attendant was on our side, and gently guided us in the right direction when we got a little stuck so we didn’t have to use our clues right away. With a little teamwork, a handful of help, and a lottttt of laughs, we made it out with 10 minutes to spare – so much for finishing in 12 minutes!! This was by far one of our favorite parts of the trip, and now we’re ready to do even better next time around.

Sunday morning came way too soon, and we were having a hard time getting ready to say goodbye. Our two bedroom, two bathroom condo was already feeling like home and none of us were eager to leave our newfound haven. Kristy and I had some work to catch up on after pretty much an entire day off (we’re always thinking about you guys!!), but it was a much-needed reset. Even after a forgotten suitcase, a long drive, and a weirdly ominous polaroid found in our living room that was giving total “Blair Witch Project” vibes, this trip was one of the best weekends we had in a long time, and we’ve decided to make girls’ weekend an annual event. Getting to spend some time away with the people closest to you is a huge blessing, which we certainly don’t take for granted, and making it a priority is something we’re now conscious of. We got to celebrate a birthday, friendship, and the start of many wonderful things to come. We couldn’t ask for anything better.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed our getaway recap…what were your favorite parts? Where are you planning your next getaway and who are you bringing? Let us know! xoxo

Everyone deserves a little rest and relaxation now and again, especially during the holiday season when things can be so chaotic and stressful. A quick weekend away does the body and mind wonders, and some quality time in a peaceful place with your loved ones is definitely worth the investment. The Frugal and Thriving team took a girls’ getaway to the Woodloch Resort in the Poconos and we had the most restful, restorative weekend. See our trip details below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

A birthday is as good a reason as any to take a trip, right? As most of you may know, our leading lady Kristy recently turned 36, and we decided a girls’ weekend was the best way to celebrate her and this new year to come! We booked a Girls’ Getaway package at Woodloch Resort, which included a two-night stay in beautiful accommodations, four meals at the resort’s clubhouse (two breakfasts and two dinners), a spa credit, and an extensive list of recreational activities and entertainment. We planned to have a good balance of fun and relaxation during our two days at the resort.

We arrived late Friday afternoon, checked in, and headed straight to the luxury spa for our treatments. This spa was GOR-GEOUS….a secluded sanctuary nestled away in the middle of the woods. Complete with waterfall jacuzzies, a swimming pool, men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms, fireplace lounges, an outdoor horizon-edge whirlpool, and SO MUCH MORE, we felt like we were walking into heaven. The facilities were quiet, pristine, and slightly magical with the surrounding views of the woodlands. Fun fact: Woodloch’s spa at The Lodge was voted as a Top Destination Spa in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards (among a ton of other awards and accolades). But – the world!! One visit to this place and you’ll easily see why. The best part? The Lodge even has accommodations so you can stay right here. That’s on our list for the next girls’ trip.

Our package included two dinners and two breakfasts. We expected to have to grab a light lunch at one of the many restaurants on the sprawling property – we were wrong. The breakfast (pictured above) was served family-style and holyyyyy food. This was for only three people! Fluffy eggs, crispy bacon and sausage, fresh fruit, deliciously seasoned potatoes, and sweet scones and pastries were all included in this indulgent spread. Needless to say, we stuffed our faces and didn’t even think about lunch come afternoon. Dinners were served a la carte from a specially curated menu of seasonal dishes and those were equally delectable. The salmon dish with spinach and kale, raisins, and olives was a favorite entrée, while the grilled Mediterranean salad was the perfect option for a lighter dinner. And everyone knows dessert is the most important part of a meal…the homemade ice cream was melt-in-your-mouth ahhhhh-mazing. We definitely regretted not bringing home gallons of that…at least now we know for next time.

Saturday was our one and only full day at the resort and we wanted to take complete advantage of it! After our hearty breakfast, we spent some time exploring the vast acreage and finding hidden little gems around the property for lots of fun (and silly) photo shoots. The scenery was stunning with the expansive, glistening lake outlined by endless trees…we were lucky enough to get some end-of-season leaf peeping in and the vibrant colors of the changing foliage were simply majestic. After a few hours of exploration, we grabbed our “Weekend Vibes” tote, posted up on one of the many outdoor decks overlooking the water, and set up a picnic around this adorable firepit. We were fortunate enough to have this scenic area all to ourselves, although with all the snacks we brought, some company to share with would have been very welcomed!!

Rosemary crackers, pita bread, baklava, olives, fruit spreads, caramel-filled chocolates, pretzels, and more cheeses than we even knew what to do with were packed in our basket. We grabbed the Picnic Gift Basket from Harry & David to bring along as well, and the chocolates were courtesy of Kristy’s mother-in-law who knew we would need a little something sweet after all of that savory! The fire kept us warm, the food kept us full, and the picturesque surroundings kept us in awe.

Speaking of being in awe, about half an hour into our quaint al fresco afternoon, while completely absorbed in spending time catching up, laughing, and counting our blessings, Kristy looked up to find this breathtaking double upside down rainbow. This was the most unique rainbow any of us had ever seen! It continued to get brighter and bigger for about 10 minutes and then slowly dissipated into the sunny blue sky. It was fleeting and ephemeral, yet left a lasting impression of good fortune and fate aligning all around us. We may have been feeling just a tad emotional, but the experience was really something special to be shared in that moment.

After our picnic we decided to try out an escape room. None of us had ever done one before, and we were both curious as to how it worked and excited to give it a go! We chose the Wizard of Oz-themed escape room because it was slightly less difficult than the Clue-themed one. We figured it was better to give ourselves a fighting chance of making it out…you get 60 minutes to solve all the clues and unlock the room. The best time to beat was 25 minutes. I voiced that I thought we could do it in 12 (I’ve always been a little ambitious and just a bit competitive). Not really knowing what to expect, we walked in, got locked in, and the timer began. No more than three minutes into our escape and we were ready to use our first of only two hints. It was a lot more challenging than we anticipated! Thankfully our escape room attendant was on our side, and gently guided us in the right direction when we got a little stuck so we didn’t have to use our clues right away. With a little teamwork, a handful of help, and a lottttt of laughs, we made it out with 10 minutes to spare – so much for finishing in 12 minutes!! This was by far one of our favorite parts of the trip, and now we’re ready to do even better next time around.

Sunday morning came way too soon, and we were having a hard time getting ready to say goodbye. Our two bedroom, two bathroom condo was already feeling like home and none of us were eager to leave our newfound haven. Kristy and I had some work to catch up on after pretty much an entire day off (we’re always thinking about you guys!!), but it was a much-needed reset. Even after a forgotten suitcase, a long drive, and a weirdly ominous polaroid found in our living room that was giving total “Blair Witch Project” vibes, this trip was one of the best weekends we had in a long time, and we’ve decided to make girls’ weekend an annual event. Getting to spend some time away with the people closest to you is a huge blessing, which we certainly don’t take for granted, and making it a priority is something we’re now conscious of. We got to celebrate a birthday, friendship, and the start of many wonderful things to come. We couldn’t ask for anything better.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed our getaway recap…what were your favorite parts? Where are you planning your next getaway and who are you bringing? Let us know! xoxo

Sometimes a little reset is much needed, and while taking a week vacation is definitely ideal, a weekend getaway can be just as refreshing. These six travel destinations are perfect spots for a quick trip, whether you’re going with the family, with your significant other, with the girls, or solo. Find which one speaks to your soul and get planning…your destination awaits.

Lake Champlain, Vermont

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Lake Champlain is the 6th largest freshwater lake in the United States and is nestled between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. With plenty of outdoor recreational activities available like hiking, golfing, and boating, this gem of a lake is a great spot for a relaxing family weekend getaway. Stay near (or in) the city of Burlington and also take the time to explore the arts and culture of this quaint college town with its cobblestone streets and historic landmarks.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Hike and chase waterfalls at Ausable Chasm. This sandstone gorge is located in Keesville, NY, a little over an hour drive from Burlington, but the scenery is worth the trip.
  • For the arts and antiques fanatics, visit Shelburne Museum. This popular tourist attraction is the largest art and history museum in northern New England, with 45-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds comprised of 39 buildings and 22 gardens, among other attractions.
  • Shop and dine at the Church Street Marketplace in downtown Burlington. This outdoor shopping and dining mall is a National Register Historic District and has been named one of the Great Public Spaces in America.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

green grass on sand overlooking body of water

Myrtle Beach is a vacation resort on the Atlantic coast known for its golf courses, beautiful beaches, and Southern hospitality. Spend a long weekend soaking up some sun, shopping and dining at the beachfront boardwalk, and exploring the city’s natural wonders. Home to various waterparks, amusement attractions, and one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels, Myrtle Beach is the perfect destination for family fun.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Make memories at Broadway at the Beach. With everything from shopping and dining to attractions like zip lining, an aquarium, and various games and mazes, this outdoor amusement area is full of adventures waiting to happen.
  • Fly high on the SkyWheel. This 187-foot tall observation wheel towers above the oceanfront boardwalk, giving you a rare and absolutely unforgettable view of the breathtaking high-rise hotel skyline and bright blue Atlantic water.
  • Explore nature at Myrtle Beach State Park. This 312-acre nature wonderland is a quiet escape from the busyness of the beaches. The park provides educational opportunities, a nature trail, and some of the best fishing in the area, along with gorgeous ocean views.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is the best choice for girls’ getaway, as it has no shortage of parties and events! The distinctive nightlife, music scene, and cuisine are just a small part of this city’s rich history. Explore world-class museums, take a tour of the extraordinary homes, and browse antique shops. Grab your girlfriends and get ready for a weekend of bar-hopping on Bourbon Street and making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Drink, dance, eat, and shop on Bourbon and Canal Streets. The party never stops on these famous streets located in the French Quarter, and if you want a little side of history with your main course of fun, check out this guided New Orleans Cocktail History Tour.
  • Tour a plantation. Learn about plantation life, see antique farm equipment, and marvel at the grandiose architecture. Bonus – some of the plantation tours available also include a ride on a swamp boat! See NOLA tours here.
  • Get jazzy at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. This music museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of jazz music, starting in the city where it was born.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Sedona, Arizona

brown mountain painting

Head to Sedona, Arizona to find yourself in an oasis in the middle of the Arizona desert. This little piece of paradise is filled with mystery, history, and breathtaking scenery. Adventurers will feel called to these red sandstone formations which are ideal for hiking, biking, and spiritual exploration. If you’re itching for a solo trip, Sedona is the place to be.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Have a photoshoot at Cathedral Rock. This natural sandstone butte on the Sedona skyline, with a summit elevation of 4,967 feet, is one of the most-photographed sights in Arizona. While this hike is on the difficult side in some places, and more of a rock climb, adventurers who are feeling up to the challenge will be handsomely rewarded with spectacular views.
  • Browse art and grab a bite to eat at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. This internationally renowned village boasts an outstanding collection of galleries, shops, and dining establishments, and has been a Sedona landmark since the 1970’s. Tlaquepaque means the “best of everything,” and this village certainly does not disappoint with its vine-covered stucco walls, cobble-stoned walkways, and magnificent arched entryways.
  • Stargaze and be on the lookout for UFOs. Sedona’s low light pollution and high altitude make it a premier spot for experiencing the magic of the night sky. While you’re guaranteed to spot constellations and maybe even a couple planets, you never know what else you might encounter surrounded by the gorgeous and mysterious red rock formations.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Yellowstone National Park, Montana

america close up daylight geyser

Yellowstone is regarded as America’s first (and probably most famous) national park, and for good reason. Known for its stunning wildlife and unique hydrothermal wonders, particularly Old Faithful, one of its most popular geysers, Yellowstone makes for a camping experience like no other. Comprised of lakes, rivers, canyons, and mountain ranges in an area of more than 3400 square miles, the exploration possibilities are endless. Lodges, campgrounds, and campsites are scattered around the park so you can stay in accommodations that fit your precise travel needs.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Visit the Upper Geyser Basin (home to Old Faithful). About an hour drive from Gardiner, MT, this two square mile area contains the largest concentration and nearly a quarter of all the world’s geysers.
  • Explore the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces. Walk on boardwalks above the steaming hydrothermal features or take a drive around the vibrant travertine terraces, which are constantly changing.
  • Go hiking! Explore one or more of the many trails of the park and look for wildlife, check out a few waterfalls, and maybe find some evidence of glaciers.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Napa Valley, California

grapes vineyard vine purple grapes

World-famous Napa Valley is loved for its pristine vineyards, elite wineries, and luxurious hotels and is considered one of the premier wine regions of the world. Great for a couples weekend, Napa Valley boasts plenty of things to do like winery tours, hot air balloon rides, and relaxing spa days. Surround yourself with the lush greenery and fresh air and feel all your worries drift away. The top-quality wine may have a little something to do with that too, though.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Sip wine at a winery. You can’t visit one of the most famous wine regions in the world and not tour a winery (or three). Take in panoramic views while sampling delicious wines and learning about the wine-making process. If you want to get a little exercise during your stay, opt for a biking winery tour.
  • Have a spa day. Book a massage, a facial, or a body treatment and relax in the hot springs as you feel at ease surrounded by the beauty of Napa Valley. Check out spas in Calistoga here.
  • Take a hot air balloon ride. Experience the stunning views of the valley from high in the sky and appreciate the scenic vistas of wineries, geothermal hot springs, and mountain ranges.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Flights/Car Rentals

If you’re booking a flight to your destination, check out these sites to find the best flight prices:

And if you need to rent a car when you arrive, these are a few great car rental companies:

If you need travel essentials for packing, or a cute travel outfit, we’ve got you covered!

Thanks for reading! What long weekend getaway are you planning?

woman looking at the map

Sometimes a little reset is much needed, and while taking a week vacation is definitely ideal, a weekend getaway can be just as refreshing. These six travel destinations are perfect spots for a quick trip, whether you’re going with the family, with your significant other, with the girls, or solo. Find which one speaks to your soul and get planning…your destination awaits.

Lake Champlain, Vermont

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Lake Champlain is the 6th largest freshwater lake in the United States and is nestled between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. With plenty of outdoor recreational activities available like hiking, golfing, and boating, this gem of a lake is a great spot for a relaxing family weekend getaway. Stay near (or in) the city of Burlington and also take the time to explore the arts and culture of this quaint college town with its cobblestone streets and historic landmarks.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Hike and chase waterfalls at Ausable Chasm. This sandstone gorge is located in Keesville, NY, a little over an hour drive from Burlington, but the scenery is worth the trip.
  • For the arts and antiques fanatics, visit Shelburne Museum. This popular tourist attraction is the largest art and history museum in northern New England, with 45-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds comprised of 39 buildings and 22 gardens, among other attractions.
  • Shop and dine at the Church Street Marketplace in downtown Burlington. This outdoor shopping and dining mall is a National Register Historic District and has been named one of the Great Public Spaces in America.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

green grass on sand overlooking body of water

Myrtle Beach is a vacation resort on the Atlantic coast known for its golf courses, beautiful beaches, and Southern hospitality. Spend a long weekend soaking up some sun, shopping and dining at the beachfront boardwalk, and exploring the city’s natural wonders. Home to various waterparks, amusement attractions, and one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels, Myrtle Beach is the perfect destination for family fun.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Make memories at Broadway at the Beach. With everything from shopping and dining to attractions like zip lining, an aquarium, and various games and mazes, this outdoor amusement area is full of adventures waiting to happen.
  • Fly high on the SkyWheel. This 187-foot tall observation wheel towers above the oceanfront boardwalk, giving you a rare and absolutely unforgettable view of the breathtaking high-rise hotel skyline and bright blue Atlantic water.
  • Explore nature at Myrtle Beach State Park. This 312-acre nature wonderland is a quiet escape from the busyness of the beaches. The park provides educational opportunities, a nature trail, and some of the best fishing in the area, along with gorgeous ocean views.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is the best choice for girls’ getaway, as it has no shortage of parties and events! The distinctive nightlife, music scene, and cuisine are just a small part of this city’s rich history. Explore world-class museums, take a tour of the extraordinary homes, and browse antique shops. Grab your girlfriends and get ready for a weekend of bar-hopping on Bourbon Street and making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Drink, dance, eat, and shop on Bourbon and Canal Streets. The party never stops on these famous streets located in the French Quarter, and if you want a little side of history with your main course of fun, check out this guided New Orleans Cocktail History Tour.
  • Tour a plantation. Learn about plantation life, see antique farm equipment, and marvel at the grandiose architecture. Bonus – some of the plantation tours available also include a ride on a swamp boat! See NOLA tours here.
  • Get jazzy at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. This music museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of jazz music, starting in the city where it was born.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Sedona, Arizona

brown mountain painting

Head to Sedona, Arizona to find yourself in an oasis in the middle of the Arizona desert. This little piece of paradise is filled with mystery, history, and breathtaking scenery. Adventurers will feel called to these red sandstone formations which are ideal for hiking, biking, and spiritual exploration. If you’re itching for a solo trip, Sedona is the place to be.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Have a photoshoot at Cathedral Rock. This natural sandstone butte on the Sedona skyline, with a summit elevation of 4,967 feet, is one of the most-photographed sights in Arizona. While this hike is on the difficult side in some places, and more of a rock climb, adventurers who are feeling up to the challenge will be handsomely rewarded with spectacular views.
  • Browse art and grab a bite to eat at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. This internationally renowned village boasts an outstanding collection of galleries, shops, and dining establishments, and has been a Sedona landmark since the 1970’s. Tlaquepaque means the “best of everything,” and this village certainly does not disappoint with its vine-covered stucco walls, cobble-stoned walkways, and magnificent arched entryways.
  • Stargaze and be on the lookout for UFOs. Sedona’s low light pollution and high altitude make it a premier spot for experiencing the magic of the night sky. While you’re guaranteed to spot constellations and maybe even a couple planets, you never know what else you might encounter surrounded by the gorgeous and mysterious red rock formations.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Yellowstone National Park, Montana

america close up daylight geyser

Yellowstone is regarded as America’s first (and probably most famous) national park, and for good reason. Known for its stunning wildlife and unique hydrothermal wonders, particularly Old Faithful, one of its most popular geysers, Yellowstone makes for a camping experience like no other. Comprised of lakes, rivers, canyons, and mountain ranges in an area of more than 3400 square miles, the exploration possibilities are endless. Lodges, campgrounds, and campsites are scattered around the park so you can stay in accommodations that fit your precise travel needs.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Visit the Upper Geyser Basin (home to Old Faithful). About an hour drive from Gardiner, MT, this two square mile area contains the largest concentration and nearly a quarter of all the world’s geysers.
  • Explore the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces. Walk on boardwalks above the steaming hydrothermal features or take a drive around the vibrant travertine terraces, which are constantly changing.
  • Go hiking! Explore one or more of the many trails of the park and look for wildlife, check out a few waterfalls, and maybe find some evidence of glaciers.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Napa Valley, California

grapes vineyard vine purple grapes

World-famous Napa Valley is loved for its pristine vineyards, elite wineries, and luxurious hotels and is considered one of the premier wine regions of the world. Great for a couples weekend, Napa Valley boasts plenty of things to do like winery tours, hot air balloon rides, and relaxing spa days. Surround yourself with the lush greenery and fresh air and feel all your worries drift away. The top-quality wine may have a little something to do with that too, though.

Where to Stay
What to Do
  • Sip wine at a winery. You can’t visit one of the most famous wine regions in the world and not tour a winery (or three). Take in panoramic views while sampling delicious wines and learning about the wine-making process. If you want to get a little exercise during your stay, opt for a biking winery tour.
  • Have a spa day. Book a massage, a facial, or a body treatment and relax in the hot springs as you feel at ease surrounded by the beauty of Napa Valley. Check out spas in Calistoga here.
  • Take a hot air balloon ride. Experience the stunning views of the valley from high in the sky and appreciate the scenic vistas of wineries, geothermal hot springs, and mountain ranges.

Need more ideas? Plan your trip here.

Flights/Car Rentals

If you’re booking a flight to your destination, check out these sites to find the best flight prices:

And if you need to rent a car when you arrive, these are a few great car rental companies:

If you need travel essentials for packing, or a cute travel outfit, we’ve got you covered!

Thanks for reading! What long weekend getaway are you planning?

The excitement of going on a trip always begins with, “What am I going to wear to the airport??” – for me at least. I want to be comfortable yet look chic, in case I happen to run into my favorite celebrity and have an opportunity for a quick photo…am I the only one who thinks this? Well anyway, when you’re traveling, whether by plane, train, or automobile, comfort is key. We’ve put together a few different looks we love that are stylish and snuggly for whatever your travel plans may be. Take a look below.

Business

If you’re going on a business trip, you may not have much time after your arrival to freshen up for meetings or business lunches. These clothes are professional but won’t make you feel stuffy during a long day of travel, and will have you ready to roll right into that super important presentation you spent the whole ride prepping for.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.

Blazer | Flats | Mock Neck Tank Top | Dress Pants | Briefcase | Watch

Classic

If you’re going away with the fam, a classic look is great for airport travel. Comfy layers are perfect for temperature changes, especially if you’re getting on a chilly plane (it’s always SO cold on planes!). These jeggings and v-neck tee are cute and comfortable, and this cardigan comes in a bunch of different colors and has pockets for quick and convenient storage.

Earrings | Purse | V-Neck Tee | Jeggings | Cardigan | Sandals

Feminine

For a girls’ trip, really play up the femininity with bright colors, floral patterns, and mixed fabrics. A maxi t-shirt dress with a jean jacket is a great look paired with a tassel necklace and slip on sneakers. Grab a pair of fun sunglasses and a patterned weekender tote and you’ll be ready for whatever girls’ weekend may bring.

Weekender Tote | Jean Jacket | T-Shirt Maxi Dress | Sunglasses | Necklace | Slip-On Sneakers

Sporty

If you’re traveling solo, sporty is a favorite look to rock. A cropped sweatshirt with textured leggings gives just the right balance of style and comfort, and a ball cap means you can throw your hair in a low bun or ponytail and be on your way. Dress the look up with simple jewelry, adorable sneakers, and a multipurpose backpack.

Baseball Cap | Cropped Hoodie | Leggings | Necklaces | Backpack | Sneakers

Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorite travel outfits to wear?

wing of airplane flying against sunset

The excitement of going on a trip always begins with, “What am I going to wear to the airport??” – for me at least. I want to be comfortable yet look chic, in case I happen to run into my favorite celebrity and have an opportunity for a quick photo…am I the only one who thinks this? Well anyway, when you’re traveling, whether by plane, train, or automobile, comfort is key. We’ve put together a few different looks we love that are stylish and snuggly for whatever your travel plans may be. Take a look below.

Business

If you’re going on a business trip, you may not have much time after your arrival to freshen up for meetings or business lunches. These clothes are professional but won’t make you feel stuffy during a long day of travel, and will have you ready to roll right into that super important presentation you spent the whole ride prepping for.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.

Blazer | Flats | Mock Neck Tank Top | Dress Pants | Briefcase | Watch

Classic

If you’re going away with the fam, a classic look is great for airport travel. Comfy layers are perfect for temperature changes, especially if you’re getting on a chilly plane (it’s always SO cold on planes!). These jeggings and v-neck tee are cute and comfortable, and this cardigan comes in a bunch of different colors and has pockets for quick and convenient storage.

Earrings | Purse | V-Neck Tee | Jeggings | Cardigan | Sandals

Feminine

For a girls’ trip, really play up the femininity with bright colors, floral patterns, and mixed fabrics. A maxi t-shirt dress with a jean jacket is a great look paired with a tassel necklace and slip on sneakers. Grab a pair of fun sunglasses and a patterned weekender tote and you’ll be ready for whatever girls’ weekend may bring.

Weekender Tote | Jean Jacket | T-Shirt Maxi Dress | Sunglasses | Necklace | Slip-On Sneakers

Sporty

If you’re traveling solo, sporty is a favorite look to rock. A cropped sweatshirt with textured leggings gives just the right balance of style and comfort, and a ball cap means you can throw your hair in a low bun or ponytail and be on your way. Dress the look up with simple jewelry, adorable sneakers, and a multipurpose backpack.

Baseball Cap | Cropped Hoodie | Leggings | Necklaces | Backpack | Sneakers

Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorite travel outfits to wear?

The past year has certainly been lacking in trips and family vacations for most of us. As we begin to return to some semblance of normalcy, we at Frugal and Thriving are certainly looking forward to booking that first weekend (or week) away! While some of us may still be in the “dreaming of paradise” stage, we want to make sure you’re prepared with all the travel essentials when you finally do reach the planning phase. So if you’re traveling solo, with the family, or for work, we’ve put together a list of items that will make your trip enjoyable from beginning to end.

Traveling Essentials
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This hardside, lightweight suitcase from Kenneth Cole is stylish and dependable with tons of functional features that will allow you to travel with ease.

These durable luggage cubes are great for keeping all of your clothes and shoes separated and organized.

This toiletry bag lets your sort all of your cosmetics and toiletries into different pouches, and comes with a built-in hook so you can hang your bag with convenience, saving space.

These perfume atomizers let you take your favorite fragrances on the go. The high quality aluminum shell is resistant to damage and the sleek look is ideal for keeping in your handbag.

This handheld portable steamer will help your clothes stay fresh and keep you looking sharp by removing wrinkles from any type of fabric quickly and delicately.

These foldable hangers are versatile and slip-proof, allowing you to hang your clothes wherever you go.

This waterproof and shockproof laptop carrier is light and easy to carry. The high quality canvas comes in unique, fashionable patterns so you can match your bag to your personal style.

This portable charger is compatible with multiple devices and delivers a powerful charge with a compact design.

This bi-fold travel wallet is RFID blocking and has plenty of slots to hold all of your different cards. Made from genuine leather with a buckle snap, this wallet is perfect for travel and for everyday use.

This silk sleep mask is made of hypoallergenic and breathable material that is great for sensitive skin, and you can rest assured that this mask will completely block bright light, helping you catch some zzz’s wherever you may be.

Traveling with Kids

These cute kids luggage pieces will have your young traveler ready to pack and hit the road! These are water-resistant, durable, sturdy and long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear.

Function meets fashion with this multipurpose diaper bag. The large capacity backpack comes equipped with a portable changing pad, stroller straps, a pacifier case, a zipper wipe pocket, a key loop, and 5 insulated pockets, making it easy to quickly grab what you need when you’re on the go!

This Mickey Mouse diaper bag hook is just darling for a family Disney trip! Hook it on your stroller and easily hang all of your bags in one place.

These reusable snack bags help to reduce waste by eliminating the use of single-use plastic bags. Pack all your snacks for your kiddos (and you!) in these adorable washable zipper bags and never worry about running out of plastic bags again.

These triple insulated stainless steel water bottles will retain the temperature of your beverage so your cold drinks stay cold and your hot drinks stay hot. They are lightweight and shatterproof, making them great to bring along on any kind of trip.

These Sippin’ Spouts allow you to turn any bottle into a sipper for your little one. The small size make these convenient to carry in your bag at all times.

This diaper bag dispenser can be hooked onto a purse handle, backpack strap, or belt loop for quick access to diaper disposal bags. Use them for dirty diapers, doggy doodoo, or even trash.

This baby wipe dispenser is refillable and the zip-locking pouch keeps wipes from drying out.

This travel first aid kit is great to have handy because as we all know, accidents happen! Be prepared for any bumps and bruises with this compact kit that can fit in your purse or diaper bag.

This neck pillow is cute and comfortable for kids. The ergonomically designed pillow offers neck and head support for those long plane or car rides…and doubles as a toy!

These kids headphones are compatible with almost all electronics and come in a variety of colors. The soft padded cushions and adjustable head strap make these super comfortable and they fold up for compact storage. A group favorite!!

Vintage Suitcases

The past year has certainly been lacking in trips and family vacations for most of us. As we begin to return to some semblance of normalcy, we at Frugal and Thriving are certainly looking forward to booking that first weekend (or week) away! While some of us may still be in the “dreaming of paradise” stage, we want to make sure you’re prepared with all the travel essentials when you finally do reach the planning phase. So if you’re traveling solo, with the family, or for work, we’ve put together a list of items that will make your trip enjoyable from beginning to end.

Traveling Essentials
Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.

This hardside, lightweight suitcase from Kenneth Cole is stylish and dependable with tons of functional features that will allow you to travel with ease.

These durable luggage cubes are great for keeping all of your clothes and shoes separated and organized.

This toiletry bag lets your sort all of your cosmetics and toiletries into different pouches, and comes with a built-in hook so you can hang your bag with convenience, saving space.

These perfume atomizers let you take your favorite fragrances on the go. The high quality aluminum shell is resistant to damage and the sleek look is ideal for keeping in your handbag.

This handheld portable steamer will help your clothes stay fresh and keep you looking sharp by removing wrinkles from any type of fabric quickly and delicately.

These foldable hangers are versatile and slip-proof, allowing you to hang your clothes wherever you go.

This waterproof and shockproof laptop carrier is light and easy to carry. The high quality canvas comes in unique, fashionable patterns so you can match your bag to your personal style.

This portable charger is compatible with multiple devices and delivers a powerful charge with a compact design.

This bi-fold travel wallet is RFID blocking and has plenty of slots to hold all of your different cards. Made from genuine leather with a buckle snap, this wallet is perfect for travel and for everyday use.

This silk sleep mask is made of hypoallergenic and breathable material that is great for sensitive skin, and you can rest assured that this mask will completely block bright light, helping you catch some zzz’s wherever you may be.

Traveling with Kids

These cute kids luggage pieces will have your young traveler ready to pack and hit the road! These are water-resistant, durable, sturdy and long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear.

Function meets fashion with this multipurpose diaper bag. The large capacity backpack comes equipped with a portable changing pad, stroller straps, a pacifier case, a zipper wipe pocket, a key loop, and 5 insulated pockets, making it easy to quickly grab what you need when you’re on the go!

This Mickey Mouse diaper bag hook is just darling for a family Disney trip! Hook it on your stroller and easily hang all of your bags in one place.

These reusable snack bags help to reduce waste by eliminating the use of single-use plastic bags. Pack all your snacks for your kiddos (and you!) in these adorable washable zipper bags and never worry about running out of plastic bags again.

These triple insulated stainless steel water bottles will retain the temperature of your beverage so your cold drinks stay cold and your hot drinks stay hot. They are lightweight and shatterproof, making them great to bring along on any kind of trip.

These Sippin’ Spouts allow you to turn any bottle into a sipper for your little one. The small size make these convenient to carry in your bag at all times.

This diaper bag dispenser can be hooked onto a purse handle, backpack strap, or belt loop for quick access to diaper disposal bags. Use them for dirty diapers, doggy doodoo, or even trash.

This baby wipe dispenser is refillable and the zip-locking pouch keeps wipes from drying out.

This travel first aid kit is great to have handy because as we all know, accidents happen! Be prepared for any bumps and bruises with this compact kit that can fit in your purse or diaper bag.

This neck pillow is cute and comfortable for kids. The ergonomically designed pillow offers neck and head support for those long plane or car rides…and doubles as a toy!

These kids headphones are compatible with almost all electronics and come in a variety of colors. The soft padded cushions and adjustable head strap make these super comfortable and they fold up for compact storage. A group favorite!!