Prior to her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle often shared her excellent life advice on her blog, The Tig. There, she even paired up with the cosmetic company Birchbox to not only curate a box of her own, but to also share her travel advice.
“Pack your favorite multi-use stick and face spritz for a quick touch up on cheeks, lips, face when you land,” Markle shared, adding that she only packs items that are multi-functional. This way, she explained, she always has extra room in her carry-on.
Furthermore, Markle said she loves to layer dryer sheets between her shirts, skirts, and dresses while packing. “Clothes will smell fresh when you arrive—and especially when you return home!” Sounds like a hack well worth the $8 a pack to us.
As for when she lands in a new location, Markle said there’s nothing better than connecting with locals (and we couldn’t agree more). To do so, Markle suggested you “find a great cooking class with a local chef, or an art or dance class” to connect with your new destination.
One thing you’ll never see Markle traveling without is hand sanitizer. “I’m no germaphobe, but when I get on a plane I always use some quick hand wipes or a travel sanitizer spray to wipe it all down: that includes the little TV, the service tray, and all the buttons around your seat,” she wrote on The Tig. “Sure, the person next to you may give you a side eye, but at the end of the flight, you’ll be the one whistling dixie with nary a sniffle.”
And, of course, because Markle is rather health conscious she also revealed that she never travels without a probiotic in hand.
“Always travel with a high strain probiotic, and hydrate like you’re dying of thirst – because even if you’re not, for your body – the thirst is real,” she said. “This dynamic duo of probiotics and agua will keep your gut health in check and honestly stave off jet lag if you’re globetrotting on your travels.”
While Markle is certainly a seasoned traveler, we bet her future grandmother-in-law the Queen has plenty of advice to offer her as well.