This is a sponsored post written for ZzzQuil. I was compensated for this post as part of the Vicks Ambassador Network but all opinions are my own.

I travel a lot for work, so I’ve learned a thing or two about packing the essentials, especially during the summertime. Below you will find four summer travel tips I live by, created in partnership with Vicks ZzzQuil.

1. Travel Size

You might be wondering what that means. The TSA allows up to 3.4 ounces of liquid per carry-on bottle. Thankfully, most brands already carry travel size versions of their products, so it should be fairly easy to find. However, if you can’t find them, most stores sell TSA-Approved bottles that you can fill up-to 3.4 ounces. For the summer time I always have with me a small bottle of sun screen lotion. You never know when you’ll get caught out in the sun with no shade.

Packing Light

2. Sleep is Key

One thing I’m sure of is the amount of sleep I need to feel like a human being: 6-7 hours minimum. I travel so often that my body doesn’t know what time-zone it’s in. Wherever I end up, whether it be domestic or international, I always pack ZzzQuil in my bag. It is the non-habit forming sleep aid for those occasional nights I can’t sleep. It helps me wake refreshed, so I get the most out of my travel experience. You can find ZzzQuil in liquid and liquicaps at your local pharmacy. For 1$ off, click here.

Hotel Room in Nashville
I always pack ZzzQuil in my carry-on

Editor’s Note: I’ll be taking over the @ZzzQuil Instagram this Friday (July 29th, 2016). Make sure you follow them for more travel tips.

3. Separate Shoes

There are three types of shoes I will usually bring with me during the summer: sandals, slip-ons, and dress shoes. I like having options, but can understand if that seems like too many shoes. No matter what, don’t leave out the dress shoes for your evening attire. Also, think about bringing bags to cover your shoes. This will help keep the dirt off of your clothes, as well as the smelly odors coming from your kicks.

4. Carry essentials

Don’t carry too many things with you. Chances are, if you’re traveling during the summer you are going to be in hot climates. Carrying a heavy bag will lead to additional sweat and discomfort. There is nothing worse than back and shoulder sweat from lugging around a heavy bag. For me, it’s usually my camera equipment that weights me down, so I tend to bring one good lens instead of my arsenal of equipment.

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