I haven't shared a favorite thing in a while, so I thought it was about time. Since I just got back from vacation I am doing a whole series of favorite things…all of which are my must-haves for travel! 

Here is the first of the series:

Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow

Ok, ok, I know this favorite thing is a bit goofy. Especially since these things have been around for bajillions of years and no one seems to use them, but I'm telling you…it's a life saver!
I have always travelled with one (I literally travel with two now that I am married). It's the only way to possibly get sleep on a plane especially, but also makes sleeping in the car easier. 
In fact…anywhere you have to sleep while sitting up, this is the only answer!
Why I love it:
  • First of all, it's a super cheap travel buddy. You can get them as low as $3 many times. 
  • It's effective. I hate hate HATE the “bobbles” you get when drifting off to sleep sitting up, and your head suddenly drops and wakes you up. Nothing worse, I'm telling you. This just makes sense.
  • It's itty bitty. The one I have is inflatable (I highly recommend that!) and has a tiny little carrying pouch. I always leave it in my carry-on bag so I have it for easy access.
  • It works for car seats. On this vacation my son ACTUALLY fell asleep in the car (a miracle!) thanks to this baby. Once I had it around his neck he fell asleep within minutes, actually. I will now never leave home without it!
So, make fun of me if you will, but “invest” in this little gem and you will get more shut-eye on vacay, thus allowing you to get the most out of every minute. Try it and let me know what you think!