The cold weather and early sunsets makes us long for an escape. Therefore, when planning a getaway, most of us just want to pack a bikini and toothbrush and go. However, what about the always-forgotten essentials?

Here are a few must-haves for your winter travel that you probably forgot to pack, but will be dying to have when you reach your destination. These products are quick fixes for any problem that could arise, from essential jewelry, to PMS bloat, to the sniffles.

Don’t Let Your Cramps Keep You From Partying! One thing we dread having on vacation is our periods. Menstrual cramps don’t need to keep you in bed during this getaway. Girl Uninterrupted, is a fresh, new and all-natural approach to PMS relief composed of an all-natural blend of essential amino acids and herbs that have been specifically formulated to directly address the more common symptoms of PMS, such as nausea, headaches, cramps and bloating. It also comes with a mirrored compact to check your makeup while carrying your hot pink vitamins. Girl Uninterrupted can be purchased at for $10.00/one month supply.


If You Catch Island “Fever”: Whether the nightclub music has you screaming all night or you’re fighting off the sniffles, Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy OralSpray will make you feel better. The spray is formulated with zinc gluconate, the same effective active ingredient found in the best-selling, clinically proven and #1 pharmacist recommended Cold-EEZE lozenges. The effective proprietary formula reduces the duration of the common cold. You’ll be set for prom and the parties that follow! Available at major retailers for $9.95.

Be Prepared!: It’s best to always be ready in case an accident should arise. If you have a medical condition, consider wearing a Hope Paige Crystal Medical ID Bracelet when you hop in the ocean. They are waterproof and can list your exact medical condition should an emergency occur. It’s one less thing to worry about when you’re on vacation. Design your own or choose a pre-designed bracelet on the Hope Paige website. $29.95 and up on

Keep the Bikini Bod on Vacay: While you’re enjoying the delicious hotel food, keep up your workout routine. DailyBurn brings fitness and nutrition to members, anytime, anywhere, by streaming HD-quality workouts in a variety of disciplines from dance and high-intensity cardio to yoga, kettlebells and strength training. From your computer and TV to your tablet and phone, your workout experience and nutrition advice is only a click away. Free 30 day trial then $10/month at


Keep Your Lips Picture Perfect: Smile for the camera—you have some great photo opps! suki® Lip Repair Butter is a unique long-wear lip-saving balm that effectively helps to prevent & to heal chapping, leaving lips soothed, soft & sensuous – all year long. With its delicious grapefruit scent, this clinically-proven emollient blend of jojoba oil, calendula, chamomile & waxes is a silky smooth formula that repairs & quenches dry, cracked lips, while protecting against future dehydration. Unlike many other lip products that seem to be “eaten or licked off” in a matter of minutes, lip repair butter is remarkably long-lasting, providing a moisture-packed matte finish throughout the day. Lip Repair Butteris available at Whole Foods nationwide, specialty boutiques, spas & online  for $10.95.

Happy travels!

Deanna Durbin is an Intern at Chic Galleria. She is a senior at the University of Washington and is currently working towards obtaining a Communication degree. She loves coffee, writing, and seeks to work in fashion PR. You can follow her on Twitter at @DeannaMDurbin

Financial compensation was not received for this post. Products was graciously provided by the brands. Opinions expressed here are my own.