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When I heard BlogHer 2017 was going to be held in Orlando, it brought enough excitement for me to overcome my social anxiety and buy a ticket as fast as I could pull out my credit card. Spending the weekend learning with some amazing women in the middle of a city that is packed with family fun on every corner has me thrilled!  I have been planning since I bought my ticket; which sessions to attend, what outfits to wear, how to get there without getting car sick, and of course, what attractions to visit before and after the conference.


Must Bring Items for BlogHer Orlando

While my suitcase will be packed full of the usual travel must haves such as cute outfits, swimsuits, makeup, toiletries and some snacks for the hotel room, I also pack a conference tote that doubles as my travel bag.

In my travel/conference tote these are my must have items that will get me through the long drive over to Orlando and keep me on the top of my game during the conference.

  • Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals: I get motion sickness when I travel. Whether I’m flying, driving, or boating I always get that yucky feeling.  And I already know that the drive to Orlando will surely cause me to get car sick along the way.  The thought of showing up to the resort, with three children in tow, after having to pull over on the side of a hot and humid Florida highway does not sound like the way I want to start this exciting weekend.  However, I also can’t show up feeling groggy and in need of a nap. Luckily Dramamine® introduced me to their first non-drowsy solution to motion sickness, Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals, which have been a game changer when I travel.
  • A Neutral colored scarf: my husband likes to crank up the AC in our car making it feel more like we are back in Boston than in Florida. So, I need something to throw on in the car.  Hotel conference areas are also cold so I like to have an extra layer available during the day.
  • Notebooks and Pens: I am old school when it comes to notes. My heart flutters for a pretty new notebook or finding a pen that writes perfectly.
  • Smart Phone: this is a given, right? I can’t imagine a day without my phone as a blogger, but if there is a time you’re going to need it most, I would say it’s at a blogging conference.  From taking pictures and posting on social media to following all your new friends, you’ll need your phone constantly.
  • Extra Battery: even the latest phone models are unlikely to stay charged all day at a conference and being close to an outlet isn’t always an option so pack an extra power bank. Honestly, I’ve packed two.
  • Business Cards: you exchange a lot of business cards at blog conferences. With meeting brand reps at the expo and new bloggers to follow, business cards are being passed out all over the place.
  • Energy bars: for when you get a little hungry between meals and don’t feel like going all the way back to your room.
  • Gum: you will be eating, drinking, and talking with brands and new friends all day. The easiest way to freshen up your breath quickly is with a piece of gum.
  • Laptop: I know it is a divided issue on whether you need to bring your laptop to the conference. A lot of bloggers like to take notes on their laptop and have it with them all day.  While it’s not a necessity for me inside the conference, I do like to have it while traveling and inside my hotel room so that getting work done is still an option.
  • Power strip: you will be in rooms with hundreds of bloggers and only a few outlets. If you think you’ll need to use a wall charger for your laptop or phone, bring a power strip.  Also, if you’re sharing your room with other bloggers (or children who have just as many devices as a blogger) A power strip is a necessity.  You’ll want to be sure your phone and power banks are fully charged for each morning.
  • Camera: at past conferences I only used my phone for pictures and while phones can take great pictures, they never seem to come out as crisp and bright as when I have my camera. However, lugging a DSLR camera around a conference didn’t seem like fun either; this year I have a mirrorless camera that gives me those crisp images with a quarter of the weight, so it is on my must pack list.
  • Small cross body bag/wristlet with ID, some cash, and credit cards: At BlogHer, I will be trying to sneak in some pool time with the kids during conference days and exploring more of Orlando after the conference.  So having a small bag that I can pull out with all my essentials in it is perfect.


With my tote packed and organized with everything I need, I know I will feel confident throughout the conference.  Then when it is time to hit the town with my family, I can throw my phone, gum and Dramamine® Non-Drowsy into my crossbody bag and be ready for all the attractions.  I am counting on the leading brand in motion sickness prevention to get me through Orlando, where the city’s Ferris Wheel is 400ft tall and the fastest roller coaster goes 73 mph!

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    June 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm (2 months ago)

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    my must have traveling items are water and snacks, and some lip balm.

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  4. Cheryl B
    June 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm (2 months ago)

    I must have my cellphone while traveling.

  5. Kelly D
    June 13, 2017 at 1:30 am (2 months ago)

    My must have item is my ipod.

  6. Steve Weber
    June 13, 2017 at 4:13 am (2 months ago)

    My must travel item is my phone charger.

  7. Lisa Brown
    June 13, 2017 at 11:06 am (2 months ago)

    my must-have travel item are a few books; I will go stir crazy, if I cannot keep my mind on something.

  8. Julie Wood
    June 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm (2 months ago)

    I must have some magazines, water, and headphones with my favorite music.

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    June 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm (2 months ago)

    I take gum on the plane to pop my ears.

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  12. Elena
    June 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm (2 months ago)

    Lip balm is my must have item

  13. Madonna
    June 13, 2017 at 3:42 pm (2 months ago)

    Now days my must have item is my kindle fire.

  14. Will G
    June 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm (2 months ago)

    I can’t leave home without my laptop.

  15. heather
    June 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm (2 months ago)

    When traveling my must have item are hand wipes.

  16. Jessica Todd
    June 13, 2017 at 9:22 pm (2 months ago)

    I like to have a good book for down time when I am travelling.

  17. OFG
    June 14, 2017 at 8:25 pm (2 months ago)

    Tylenol in case I get a headache.

  18. Dana Rodriguez
    June 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm (2 months ago)

    I have to have my laptop when I travel.

  19. Vincent
    June 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm (2 months ago)

    No I will not be attending BlogHer this year.
    We’re planning a camping trip, a road trip and some trips to the ballpark.

  20. Sheryl
    June 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm (2 months ago)

    My iPad is a must especially on long cross country flights. Somehow I forgot it on a recent trip 😩

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    June 16, 2017 at 10:51 pm (2 months ago)


  22. Gina M
    June 16, 2017 at 10:55 pm (2 months ago)

    I have taken Dramamine before to help with motion sickness. I also try a fizzy drink, closing my eyes, and concentrating on something in the distance.

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  23. Madeline
    June 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm (2 months ago)

    When I travel I absolutely must have something to read!

  24. Margaret Smith
    June 17, 2017 at 12:50 am (2 months ago)

    My must haves is water, gum, lip gloss and sunglasses. Thanks so much.

  25. Rachel
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    My must have items when traveling is sanitizing wipes, gum, a neck pillow and lip balm.

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  27. latanya
    June 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm (2 months ago)

    my cell phone charger

  28. Jen
    June 18, 2017 at 6:29 pm (2 months ago)

    I have to take my favorite lip balm when I travel.

  29. Susan Smith
    June 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm (2 months ago)

    I like to have a good book when I am travelling.

  30. Mita
    June 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm (2 months ago)

    I like to have a good book to read.

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    My must have item for travelling is a scarf. Save me a few time on the plane when it was too cold.

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    I hate being cold so a cardigan! And chocolate for emergencies 😉

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    My must have item when traveling would be my phone. I don’t really use my phone that much, but I like to have it in case of emergencies. I try to remember to bring my phone charger, as well.

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