Top 10 Must-Haves for the Frequent Travel Therapist


There is not much to dislike as a travel therapist when you’re making great money, traveling the nation, and building your resume with unparalleled training and experience. However, relocating every 13 weeks can be a little daunting. Make the most out of your travel therapy journeys with these 10 great travel companions!

1.) Headphones

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No trip will ever be the same with a good set of headphones. Escape the travel hustle and bustle and get lost in the therapeutic sounds of your favorite musical artists. Check out beats by dr. dre or Frends for great sound with a fashionable twist!

2.) Durable Luggage

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If you’re packing up every 13 weeks for a new assignment, you’ll want luggage that is going to endure the path it takes to follow you to your destination. It should be sturdy enough to withstand being dropped from at least 3 feet and protect valuables you are toting inside of it. eBags offers a plethora of luggage options with substantial reviews to help you pick the perfect travel gear for you.

3.) Pick-Me-Up Kit

Help! I'm Hungover Kit

Don’t let the name of this Help! I’m Hungover Kit… fool you. After a long plane ride on a red eye in coach class—crammed between strangers—you’re going to wish you had this! Stocked with facial cleansers, energy-boosting mouth spray, eye cream, and dry shampoo that are in TSA-approved packages, you’re going to look and feel as though your trip was a piece of cake.

4.) Travel Journal

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Whether it is on paper, in a word processor, or through personal snapshots—document your journey! These are memories in the making. It is so easy to get wrapped up in everyday life that in 10 years, you’re going to be happy you have this to look back on. Let’s not forget those at home and that you have met along the way. Connect with people no matter where you are by posting on your favorite social media site.

5.) Germ Fighters

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 This may seem like an obvious must-have, but it’s really that important! Think about the amount of people going in and out of the airport and rest stops—it’s a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Let this serve as a friendly reminder to pack your Airborne®, antibacterial wipes, and hand sanitizer. Start your new assignment on a healthy foot!

6.) Laptop Privacy Shield

3M Screen Protector

So, you’re in the air on your laptop typing a personal message to a friend back home and in your peripheral vision, notice your neighbor’s eyes are fixed on your screen. Keep your personal activity private in the air with a 3M Privacy Shield.

7.) Reading Material

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A book or magazine can really help to pass the time while en route to your new destination. With smartphones and e-readers, you can lighten your literary load. Pop on your headphones and feed your brain with words of wisdom.

8.) Travel Pillow

Travelrest Pillow

Say ‘goodbye’ to the toilet seat-shaped travel pillows you typically see in the airport shops. The Travelrest Travel Pillow has a unique shape that provides unmatched support and comfort for only $26.95.

9.) Sleep Mask

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It’s tough to get some shuteye on a plane but make it easier by bringing your own sleep mask. The goal is to make your travel experience as comfortable as possible. Drown out that obnoxious reading light next to you and rest easy.

10.) Chewing Gum

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You might be surprised to know that chewing gum has several useful benefits. Gum isn’t just for freshening your breath. Chew gum to help relieve stress, heartburn, and acid reflux. It also helps clean your mouth, reduce your appetite, pop your ears, and even increase memory retention!

Author: Allied Travel Careers

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