Top 8 Items To Make Your Travels Easier, Safer & Healthier

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I just got back from a grueling trip to Europe. After thousands of miles of travel, I have found some great items that have really helped me out. They have kept me safe, sane, healthy, and fresh. All of these items are super easy to use . Here is a list of my "Great Eight" from this adventure:

1. The Rack Trap: This darling little pocket is the perfect little piece of equipment for women on the road. It acts like a smooth wallet that slips right up against your bosom. No way you are going to get pick pocketed wearing this number.

2. ChicBuds: These cute ear phones are detailed with genuine Swarovski Crystals transforming, what was once simply functional, into ear candy. I am a big fan of the retractable cord and clip.

3. Jurlique Soothing Mist: A gentle soothing mist, infused with the living energy of rose to calm, tone and soothe. Ideal for rebalancing sensitivity, long plane rides, stinky cabin mates, refreshing hotel linens and stale air.

4. La Fresh Travel Towelettes: These are single-use personal wipes that are convenient, lightweight, easy-to-use, and a great alternative to bottles and tubes that often "explode" in luggage/purses causing a great mess. No hassle through security.

5. n•a•p® Travel Flight Kit: Brookstone's awesome travel u-pillow, cushioned eye mask are the best that I have found. They use a super cozy material and the inflatable u-pillow and eye mask surround your head, neck and face so you can disappear for the harsh glare of cabin lights. Get your own earplugs though, theirs suck.

6. The FIIP Video Camcorder: This is a super easy camera to use and you can just plug it into your computer to download your videos and charge the camera off the USP port that flips out of the video camera (but, you need to take your computer when you travel though!)

7. Emergen-C: these small packs of vitamin-C are a great way to keep your immune system strong while traveling. Pop a pack into your bottled water for a whopping 1000 mg of vitamin-C.

8. Melatonin: Yes, I pronounced circadian rhythm wrong in the video, I had jet lag, darling. One of the best ways I found to stop the treacherous symptoms of jet lag is to get your system back on track with a little bit of help from natural melatonin. It is a natural sleep aid. You don't wake up groggy the next day. I take it on planes.