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What Our Team Is Packing for Their Holiday Travels

photo: Adam Szafranski for The Venue Report
Whether going near or far, to warmer or cooler climates, one thing is for sure: we will be overpacking. In our eyes, one can never be too prepared, right? As we gear up for our final travels of 2018, we're packing some our absolute team wide favorites (this Aesop hand balm) along with some new, exciting finds. Some of us are traveling home for the holidays and some of us are traveling to distant locales with our favorites in tow. 

From airplane skin saving salves to walk-proof, stylish sneakers, here's what The Venue Report team is overpacking for their last hurrah of 2018. 
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Glossier Balm Dotcom

"Protect your lips from being chapped with Glossier's multi-purpose lip balm and skin salve. You can apply it not only on your lips but also on other dry patches.​"
Buy here for $12 →
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Apple Airpods

"The perfect travel companion en route to your destination."
Buy here for $159 →
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J.Crew Abingdon Weekender

"Perfect for a short trip home or a weekend trip to escape the family for the holidays."
Buy here for $228
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hims Everyday Moisturizer

"Stay hydrated while traveling in the cold, dry winter days (& all that holiday partying that will be had)."
Buy here for $18
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Madewell Cuffed Beanie

"​This unisex beanie can be dressed up with a fancy sequin dress or a velvet suit at a Christmas party or dressed down with jeans and a tee when grabbing drinks with your hometown friends."
Buy here for $35
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Travel Blow-Dryer

"Don't feel scrooged while traveling for the holidays. The key to braving the holiday brouhaha is packing light, without sacrificing your beauty and wellness routine. Since you can't fit your entire bathroom vanity into your suitcase, try these travel-friendly sized gems out for size. 'No more hotel blow dryers,' the slogan of the Drybar Travel Blow Dryer, says it all. This travel blow dryer is compact but with all the power of your favorite giant blow dryer that takes up way too much room in your suitcase."
Buy here for $135
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Stan Smith Adidas Sneakers

"Leave it to the old classics to be the most comfortable walking shoes of all time. We recently went to New Orleans and I wore these retro beauties as we walked 15+ miles each day. My feet never hurt and the classic design coordinated with every outfit (I sported them with both maxi dresses and jeans). They even sparked conversation with fellow travelers who remembered them from 'the good 'ol days.' I have traveled across the globe and these are by far the comfiest travel shoes I have found to date. Old school is clearly the best school."
Buy here for $75

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Skin Care Collection by Drunk Elephant

"We all love a good 10 step Korean skincare routine, but while traveling they take up way too much suitcase real estate. Enter the The Drunk Elephant Travel Kit: $99.00 comes with 8 travel sized products including: a jelly cleanser, day and night serums, sunscreen and more. The bonus is that the products are amazing, cruelty-free and crafted with all CLEAN ingredients (no sulfates, perfumes or any of that other icky stuff)."
Buy here for $99
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Saint Rita Parlor Parfum

"After a recent visit to the latest Palisociety installment, Palihotel Seattle, I was gifted the most divine perfume as a part of their custom product line. Comprised of over 18 essential oils, it is the perfect balance of musk and sweetness I've come across to date. Ever since, I haven't left the house without my new signature scent."
Buy here for $80
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RAEN Sunglasses

"Whether you are traveling to warm sun soaked beaches for the holidays or mountains covered in snow, sunglasses are an absolute. My current got to? The Benson, by RAEN. All of their frames are handmade from renewable, durable (and extremely good looking) resources that come in the perfect fit."
Buy here for $185
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Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

"​Winter is rough. Aesop's Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm not only relieves dry skin but it smells amazing. Make sure you get the 75mL tube so you can get it through TSA!"
Buy here for $31
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Light Triclimate Jacket from North Face

"I bought this jacket last year before heading on a Winter adventure through Europe and it saved my life. This year I'm heading to San Francisco and will for sure need some extra insulation when walking around the city and wine tasting my way through Napa Valley.​​"
Buy here for $349
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Core Pack by Topo Designs

"I recently bought this awesome everyday backpack from Topo Designs and I have to say it is now my go-to bag while traveling. The top compartment is a great place to store my wallet and phone with easy accessibility, and the main compartment can hold all of my camera gear.​"
Buy here for $129

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