To be honest, many of us love traveling. Too bad that we love only that part. Sometimes we want to cancel the trip when it comes to packing, or even when we think of travel pains and aches. No one is immune to these challenges. It is fun to travel, it is pain to pack. You will spend three hours packing and still find that you forgot some very crucial things like your travel pillow.
However, don’t despair, help is here. It is not a secret that celebrities do way better when it comes to traveling. They are used to it. It is their job. It is not like us who travel once a year, or even once every two years.
From the best first-class flights, to fancy hotel rooms, and luxury airport lounges, we'll just be being honest with our consciences by admitting that we don't travel like these A-listers – at least not all of us. And of course, these celebrities are not immune to some of the common travel pains like improper packing and effects of climate change. They also lose their luggage sometimes and suffer airport dehydration.
But they travel so frequently until they become travel pros. They spend lots of their time in hotels or in the air. And while you may not be able to travel first class as they do, you can travel like the rich and famous with these celebrity travel hacks.
24 Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Cate Paltrow is an award-winning American actress who has traveled almost every corner of the world. She says, in her own words that "Over the years, I have gotten really good (if I do say so myself) at packing for trips without checking luggage. The trick is to think it through before you go, pack key interchangeable pieces, and to not be afraid to wash clothes at the hotel." In addition to that, Gwyneth Paltrow drinks lots of water before a flight, and Vitamin C to boost her immunity.
23 Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria’s Brookstone Travel Pillow has its own cult kind of a following. She even swears by it. Meaning you should have a travel pillow that you trust and love. You can’t get like hers though, it is a discontinued product. Other tips from this American producer and actress is that she always makes sure she has some pair of socks packed. There’s cold in planes. The most important of all is that she goes for a run immediately after landing to beat jet lag.
22 Jade Johnson
Jade Johnson is a Canadian born travel blogger. She has been traveling since she was 20 years old, and she's still traveling. She has so far visited 49 countries and has lived in 7. Jade is concerned about hiking of plane tickets when they smell that you’re about to book a flight. And as of such, she advises you to put your browser in an incognito mode when researching flights from the internet. By so doing, you can double check flights headed your route, and make the right choice.
21 Kate Upton
Kate Upton is talking to travelers who have a plane phobia. She says that every time she gets on a plane she must break out. She will do whatever it takes to keep her skin nourished, and one way of doing so is by wearing a face mask. While on long haul flights, she will wear a sleeping face mask, and a quick one of 10 minutes, immediately after she lands. Kate Elizabeth Upton is an American model, and actress.
20 Lionel Richie
Musicians travel a lot. And Lionel Richie has done all sorts of travel. He, however, loves to be surrounded with the feeling of a home. He told Forbes that he never forgets to park his favorite candle that he lights in his hotel suite to surround himself with a familiar scent. He will not leave his portable keyboard and voice recorder behind as well, he loves to record immediately an inspiration strikes. He reminds you to tape the lids to your shampoo bottle, hair conditioner, and body lotions to avoid leakage.
19 Keryn Means
Keryn Means is speaking to travelers who want to combine traveling and parenting. She says that you don't have to give up your passions because of parenthood. She says in her own words, "Traveling with a few creature comforts from home is never a bad idea, especially if you are traveling with kids." She allows her kids to carry with them their favorite stuffed animals. Like Lionel Riche and his candle, Keryn Means carries a portable sound machine that creates a home environment wherever she goes.
18 Drew Barrymore
In a few words, Drew tells parent travelers to “try not to have the 18 shopping bags and duffel bags and purses and all those things. It's messy." According to the American producer and actress, traveling with kids is never easy. She always wants to bring everything. To minimize what each one carries, she has bought some burton bags for her children, if whatever you want to carry can fit in there then it’s okay, come with it.
17 Courteney Cox
It can be very dehydrating on planes, and Courteney Cox knows that. As a result, she has made it her culture to always travel with a clean face. She told InStyle Magazine that it makes her feel much better. She also tells you to drink tons of water before a flight. About taking good care of your face? Cox is not the only celebrity who'll advise you to do the same, Kate Upton, Alicia Keys, and many other starlets wear moisturized masks while on the flight.
16 Chris Oldfield
Chris Oldfield is a world traveler, and he is also a travel advisor. His tips include traveling on a budget, and ethical travel among others. Chris Oldfield advises on parking light to avoid the frustration of baggage fees at the airport. According to Chris, lost baggage is so much of a norm, and he tells beginner travelers to expect it far more often than they had thought. Carry a carry-on bag only, if you can manage that. It saves a lot of frustrations and hidden baggage fees.
15 Chrissy Teigen
This American model and a mum took to Twitter in 2017 before leaving for a European holiday. She shared a very fantastic travel hack that many travelers out there have never thought of. How would you feel anyway, if you reached your destination and found 10 shirts and only one pair of trousers in your suitcase? Her holiday lookbook detailed all her outfits. She says if a printed lookbook is not easy to manage, start a holiday wardrobe board on Pinterest instead.
14 Julianne Hough
From Julianne Hough’s website, she says that during long haul flights, either in the middle of the flight, or some minutes before landing she must refresh her skin with an invigorating cleansing pad. She does that to remove excess oil and any feeling of grossness. She wants you to carry the single sealed pads. “Because they’ll never dry out, you only take what you need, and you know they’re clean enough to touch your face." Another great tip from Julianne Hough is, fly make-up free.
13 Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel may have the best travel hack you’ve ever heard of when it comes to packing. She is said to have changed her packing style ever since she got married, and became a mom. She believes in interchangeable clothes. Her advice is that, when traveling, pick a color scheme, and stick to it; Black, white, and grey, for example. This makes your life easy as you can wear everything with everything. This is a great piece of advice, especially for flight lovers.
12 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Her face is ever luminous. During a time when she moved back and forth so much, she realized that she was making a mistake in her packing. She packed a lot, and never wore the clothes. So she challenged herself to pack less. She decided to be a little bit more organized and started packing four colors – from clothes to shoes, and her accessories. If you want to try this hack, Rosie packs navy blue, white, grey and black. With the shoes and everything else.
11 Rebecca Minkoff
Wow! This packing hack is just out of this world. Have you ever thought of rolling your clothes instead of folding them while traveling? This superstar stylist wants you to try that. She says it is not just because of freeing up some space in a briefcase, it also minimizes wrinkling of your clothes. The celebrated fashion designer designs for some big names in Hollywood, including Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, and Anna Kendrick. We have to admit that Rebecca Minkoff knows how to pack.
10 Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss is an American model who travels across the nations of the world for work. She says fitness is her number one priority irrespective of her destination. She's a model, and that entails smiling for the camera every now and then. Her travel hack? She never leaves behind a couple of weights or a resistance band. She will do a quick workout in her hotel suite before stepping out to the public. Her advice is that if you can't carry your weights, get a hotel with fitness services.
9 Gigi Hadid
Another supermodel, but in the fashion industry. Hadid tries all she can to avoid checked baggage. And of course, being fashion supermodel, she has an enviable wardrobe, but she will not bring a 20-ton briefcase full of clothes on her trips – she only carries the must-haves. Instead of a briefcase, she squeezes her must-carry in her carry-on. According to Gigi Hadid, this will save you a lot of time at the airport, and give you peace of mind.
8 Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is super good when it comes to travel preparations. She knows what to carry, what to wear, and what matches with everything. One of her best travel hacks is what she packs; silk crepe shirts and some high-heeled and flat shoes. She says silk crepe shirts don't crease, and you can wear them with any type of shoe. She also packs a couple of nice tuxedo jackets and some cigarette pants. She also likes to keep fit, she carries her trainers wherever she goes.
7 Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles wants you to bubble wrap your toiletries. She personally does this to ensure nothing leaks and causes damage inside of her briefcase. She prefers using zip-locked bags with a bubble-wrap lining. You can also use a TSA-approved container to store the stuff after wrapping them. This way, like Stiles, you can protect fragile things like make-up kits and skin care products. Being 37 years today, Stiles must have stepped foot in almost every nation of the world, since she started acting at 11 years.
6 Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is more concerned about her health than anything else. And who isn't? She says long haul flights and long travel days are a great challenge to her immunity. The American screen star and a businesswoman says, “so I take Emergen-C to help stay healthy during my trips." Another very crucial must-have for Jessica is an Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray. The spray keeps germs off her body while traveling. She says there are many chances of a common cold and other infections while on an airplane.
5 Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West, an American TV personality, a businesswoman, and a socialite. She has some hacks that you would want to copy. She says, "bag everything so that you don't dirt your designer outfits". She packs some makeup kits and dirty shoes that she already used in the morning. To ensure they don’t interfere with her expensive designer dresses, she ensures every individual item is independently bagged. “I put everything in bags! Shoes go in shoe bags to protect the rest of my clothes,” she says.
4 Lindsay Ellingson
Travel is wide, and I never knew there's a jet-setter with this kind of a travel hack. Her concern is veered on the safety of her valuables like mobile phones, and PDAs. After she has left her big bags in the hotel room and now out on sight-seeing strolls, she ditches her money purse for a fanny pack. She can also use a handbag that looks like a fanny pack. This ensures that her valuables are always in front of her.
3 Kate Hudson
If you’re a celebrity, you know you don’t choose when a camera flashes before you. So you have to stay in shape all the time. And that is why Kate Hudson cannot forget her workout weights irrespective of where she is traveling to. Now that you won’t always find a hotel with a gym at the rooftop or at the basement, the Fabletics co-founder depends on fitness apps to stay in shape. Wow! She says you can also use your wine bottles as weights before you open them.
2 Vanessa Williams
It seems Vanessa Williams is an emergency packer if there's such a person. She advises you to throw into your travel bag some neutral outfits in case you don't have enough time to select a whole bunch a week’s or two outfits. Vanessa says that whites would do perfectly well since you can put them on with any other color. "Pack a lot of white-sweaters, Ts, linen pants. They'll work with anything!" she says. She recommends white because of its practicality.
1 Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate wants to feel grounded in her new location, and that’s why she always unpacks immediately after she arrives at the hotel room. It makes a lot of sense, you should try it. She stows everything away at the hotel room. And by hanging the clothes and arranging her toiletries afresh, Christina Applegate feels so much at peace and organized. It makes it easy for her to plan her tomorrow’s outfits and relieves her clothes of the dreaded creasing caused by folding.