Save Big on Travel Essentials: Amazon Prime Day Deals for Travelers

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The Amazon Prime Day Sale for 2023 is on July 11th and 12th. If you’re not familiar with Amazon Prime Day sales this is a 2 day window when Amazon offers massive discounts on millions of products in every category you can think of. If you don’t belong to Amazon Prime you can get a free 30 day trial here.

It is a fantastic opportunity to stock up on items you already use and love, and to pick up some wishlist items at brilliant discounts. You can buy things out of season, such as clothing, rainy day gear, winter coats etc, as well as current season items. If you are a traveler, whether one with an upcoming trip in the next few months or one with plans for next year or beyond, this is a great time to purchase items for your travels. It’s also a good opportunity to pick up some Christmas shopping well ahead of time, at a great price!

If you belong to my newsletter you will recognize many of the following products as my favorite travel items that I talk about all the time. Others are new things currently waiting in my shopping cart for July 11th!

Gadgets and Devices

apple air tags

Absolute MVP for anyone who uses Apple devices! I swear by my Apple AirTags. They have brought me so much peace of mind on international flights, from being able to see my suitcase made it onto the flight to being able to find it once we land. On my most recent flight my suitcase was put on the wrong luggage carousel, but thanks to the AirTag I found it within a couple of minutes. Buy a 4-pack or buy individually. See prices here.

portable travel fan

Travel device MVP #2. This small, portable hand-held fan is the top of every traveler’s most valued player list and was a lifesaver this summer in Italy on boiling hot days. With its USB charging port there are no batteries needed, and the charge lasts a surprisingly long time. See Prime day pricing here.

best travel steamer for international travel

MVP travel device #3. If you belong to my newsletter you’ll already know I bought this Conair Travel Steamer before heading to Italy in February. It is easily one of my best travel buys ever. During my May and June Glam Italia Tours I used it most days and it was a game changer! Several of my tour travelers had purchased it too and loved theirs as well. This steamer is small enough and lightweight enough to pack easily, but powerful enough to steam multiple clothing items per water change. I won’t travel without it! See Prime Day pricing here.

kindle paperwhite

For avid readers (like me) Kindles make fantastic travel companions! You can store more than 5000 books on a Kindle, so you always have endless books to read, without the bulk and weight filling up your suitcase. I do all my reading on my Kindle and would be lost without it. Buying books on a Kindle is very inexpensive – anywhere from 99cents to $9.99. You can also subscribe to Kindle Unlimited and get as many books as you want for free with your monthly subscription.

If you prefer to consume audio books, you can check out Audible pricing and a free 30 day Audible trial here.

I’ve had my Kindle Paperwhite for a few years now and swear by it. I bought it during a Prime Day sale, so got great pricing. See this year’s Prime day pricing here.

Multiple generations of Apple AirPods are expected to be available in the Prime day sale. See pricing here.

Even though I have all Apple products I wound up buying Beats Studio Buds on a previous Prime day sale. I wasn’t sure I’d like wireless headphones and was worried I would lose them. The Beats Studio Buds have been great and of course, cost much less than the Apple ones.

I’ve been using a hairdryer brush similar to this one (but in full size) for a couple of years now and always wish I had it with me when I travel. I just discovered this travel sized Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium version and have it in my cart ready for Prime Day. The Nano Titanium technology gives you a smooth blowout instead of the frizzy mess many travel dryers leave you with. I’m excited to try it! See Prime day Pricing here. My regular travel hairdryer is by the same company and is fantastic. You can see it here. I’ve been using it for years and it’s still going strong. It may be tiny but it is professional strength and dries my masses of hair quickly and smoothly.

I also have this travel sized flat iron in my Amazon cart. I bring a regular size curling iron when I travel but don’t want to take up the space or weight of a second full sized hair tool. I will be using this travel sized flat iron to tame smaller sections (like under my pony tail) that a curling iron is too big for. Check Prime Day pricing here.

iPad Amazon Prime Day deals

iPads are handy to have when traveling. Check the Apple iPad 9th Generation with bionic chip for Prime Day sales discounts. See price here.

See more travel essential gadgets on my Amazon shop page here.


I have multiple MVP travel clothing items on my Amazon page ( Check out my travel clothing page here.

The best selling anti-theft crossbody travel handbag is on sale at 41% off! Now is the time to grab the Travelon AntiTheft Crossbody bag. The body of the bag is slash proof, the shoulder strap has a cable running through it making it also slash proof, there are clips to stop the zippers being secretly opened, it has RFID blockers and several other safety functions, as well as a water bottle holder on the side. Check it out here.

The big one I’m looking for discounts on is Merino items by Icebreaker. I always check on Amazon sales days to see what prices they have on base layers and merino camis. Already on sale on Amazon are the Icebreaker Merino Crush pants, which are joggers made from merino. You can wear these in below freezing temps all the way to 75 degrees, and they are super comfy as well as holding their shape really well, so they are great to wear on long haul flights, or to take on any winter trips.

Merino is fantastic for travel. It is super thin and fine but keeps you incredibly warm. It also wicks away moisture and is smell resistant, as well as being temperature regulating. Also, merino packs down really small, making it the ideal fabric to travel with.

This May was the wettest May in Italy in 70 years. My travel umbrella saved me. This year I traveled with the Repel Umbrella in black. If you are going to be stuck with wind and rain while traveling you definitely want a sturdy umbrella that can take a beating in rotten weather and still hold up well. The Repel Travel Umbrella sells around 7000 units per month and has more than 30,000 5-star reviews. It’s well worth it. Check Prime Day pricing here.


The Perricone No Makeup Bronzer is my all time favorite bronzer. It comes in a sheer liquid that can be applied with your fingers or a synthetic brush to the areas you want to look a little tanned, such as cheekbones, nose, chin, forehead – the areas the sun would naturally hit.

You can wear it alone or under foundation/BB cream. It looks really natural and blends into the skin, unlike most powdered bronzers or cream bronzers. You can also mix it into your foundation if needed.

It is a fantastic travel product, lasts all day and doesn’t get gooey in humidity. I consider it an MVP makeup product for travel, or for any time you want to wear bronzer. Check out Prime Day sale pricing here.

The internet’s favorite hydrating serum, CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is one of the most effective serums in the world. (Amazon sells over 100,000 units of it per month.)

South Korea is the world leader in skin care research and development, and although this product has been around for a few years it is still one of the best hydrating serums on the market. Don’t be put off by snail mucin – it is one of the highest performing skin care ingredients in the world.

I go through about 3 bottles of this per year (it’s super concentrated), so have 3 in my Amazon cart right now. Check out the Prime Day pricing here. Fantastic for all skin types.

If travel wears your skin out (as it does mine) this TruSkin Vitamin C Serum is a great product to bring with you. Vitamin C is a daytime product, protecting your skin against environmental damage and pollutants. It absorbs into the skin beautifully, protects it and makes it look gorgeous. (You apply your daytime moisturizer and facial SPF overtop) This one has 140,000 ratings on Amazon and sells around 30,000 units per month, so clearly it’s not just me who loves it! Check out the Prime Day Pricing here.

I swear by Korean sheet masks and always travel with them. This one by CosRx is one of amazon’s biggest sellers and I love it, but I do buy others too depending on what I’m looking for. I normally want one with snail mucin for the supersonic hydration and revitalization it provides, but sometimes I’ll go for a collagen mask or a brightening mask. The key is after a long flight washing your face then kicking back for 20 minutes with one of these on. Your skin will plump up and look vibrant and healthy and you will feel like a million dollars! They also come in handy after a long day when your skin looks tired out, or after a day at the beach/ on the water / in the wind etc when your skin needs some extra nourishment and love. These individually packed masks are a travelers dream. See Prime Day Pricing here

Definitely not for travel but worth checking Prime Day pricing on, I am a huge fan of LED Masks for the face. There are tons of different ones around but in a nutshell you adjust the color for the skin concern you have. Most have a setting for curing acne, as well as settings (colors) for anti-aging, smoothing out the complexion, removing age spots and a variety of other skin concerns. I use the red setting which is all about building collagen and removing fine lines and wrinkles. Use it every night for a week (it takes 20-30 minutes) and you will see a huge difference in your skin. Check Prime Day Pricing here.

Other Items To Watch

I love my Nespresso machine and use it daily (just not for travel unless it’s a road trip). Right now Amazon has Prime Day Deals on Nespresso machines including this one which has 35% off the machine and milk brother bundle. See pricing here.

These best selling Bamboo Sheets are 39% off at the moment for a 6 piece set. With 186,546 4.5 and 5-star ratings these are one of Amazons most popular sheet sets. Silky soft, eco friendly, wrinkle free, and cooling in hot weather, it’s no wonder they are so crazy popular. Check Prime Day Pricing here.

I just ordered the new Amazon Firestick 4K on Prime Day Sale at got it for $22 instead of the normal $49.99. If you are a Firestick user this is a fantastic deal. Check Prime Day Pricing here.

Great Gift Ideas And Stocking Stuffers For The Travelers In Your Life

Whether you are looking for Black Friday sales or Cyber Monday sales, or just want some gift ideas for the travelers in your life, the following are either things that I use on every trip, or are things my Glam Italia Tour travelers have used and I have thought were pretty cool. Almost everything on this list is under $30.

Best Travel Gadgets

The absolute MVP travel gadget this past year was my Apple Air Tag. I actually have a few of them in different bags, but he peace of mind I got every time I landed and could see my suitcase was at the same airport as I was, was worth its weight in gold.

At the time of writing this post Amazon has AirTags at their lowest price ever.

You probably already know that in the post-Covid world airlines have been losing up to 10% of checked luggage. Travelers with Air Tags could at least tell the airline exactly where their bag was, be it in the wrong country or be it in the misplaced luggage room. Personally I flew 8 internationals and 16 domestics this year and breathed a massive sigh of relief when I could see my suitcase had landed with me. Available in single units for under $30 on Amazon

Travel Charger

You should always fly with a fully charged external power bank. Although many planes now have chargers in the seat back, they don’t always work. If your flight gets delayed/rerouted you need to be able to have phone/electronics access.

You also need an external battery for when you are out an about on your trip. Typically while traveling we take more photos and videos than usual, and that uses up your phone battery really fast. You can find portable chargers in a variety of sizes and weights, most of which are light enough to keep in your handbag and not weigh you down. See Portable Phone Chargers here on Amazon.

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Travel Adaptor

If traveling to a foreign country, most of the time you will need a travel adaptor to not only configure that country’s different plug shape, but also to convert the electricity to their voltage. Without an adaptor, should they have a higher voltage than your home country, your electronics will fry the moment you plug them in. (The U.S. runs on 110 volts whereas Europe runs on 220.) Similarly, if your country runs on 220 volts and the guest country is 110, your electronics will operate at half speed.

I have used this travel adaptor for years. (Mine is in blue) It is compatible with 150 countries around the world, so it will no doubt work with wherever you are going! See it here on Amazon.

Electronics Case

I have been using a small packing cube for my electronics, but several of my tour travelers this year had these electronics cases. They come in several colors.

These electronics cases are quite a slim fit, so pack easily into your hand luggage/carry on bag. I always recommend bringing a back up charging cord and a back up charging block, as these both have a habit of disappearing/being left behind. See Electronics cases on Amazon here.

Handheld Fan

Like the electronics case above, this handheld fan is also on my personal Christmas list!

This past summer there was a heatwave in Southern Europe and it was very hot every day. Some of my travelers brought these handheld fans with them, and I seriously wished I had one! The fans are small enough to slip into your handbag, yet are surprisingly effective! I also like that they have a USB charger, so you’re not having to mess around with buying batteries. See handheld fans here on Amazon.

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This one is also on my Christmas list. It doesn’t hurt to have a powerful mini flashlight with you when you travel.

Whether you’re walking home in the dark or whether someone has blown the electricity in your apartment, (happens all the time in Italy where I travel all summer!) it is definitely advantageous to have a more powerful light source than your cellphone. This mini flashlight measures less than 5 inches and only weighs 4 oz. It fits easily into a handbag, or clips onto a pocket. See it here on Amazon.

Travel Hairdryer

I have had this tiny hairdryer for several years now, and it is definitely another travel MVP. Although incredibly small it is also incredibly powerful. I have very thick hair and am able to blow-dry it in normal time, even though this dryer is tiny.

The Titanium part of the dryer gives you a smooth, quick blow-dry, and stops the crazy, static hair you can get from regular hotel hairdryers. At an average price of $35 it is a smoking deal! Check for Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday sales. Find it here on Amazon.


This is another of my absolute MVP travel electronics, and is something I use every day of my life. It took me a while to move into reading digitally, and for the first few years I just used the Kindle App on my iPad. 2 Christmases ago I bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite (bought in the Amazon Black Friday/Cyber Monday for sale. (For $99).

Not only is is amazing for travel, it is has become indispensable in my daily life too. The Kindle Paperwhite holds around 5000 books, is waterproof and glare resistant (perfect if you like reading at the beach or by the pool). There are several different types of Kindles, but I have and love the Paperwhite, so that’s the one I talk about.

Kindles are so lightweight and slim, you can slip them in your handbag and read anywhere. You don’t need to have a light on to read with a Kindle, so can comfortably read without waking the person next to you. I don’t know how I ever managed without mine! See Kindles here on Amazon.

Kindle Unlimited: I bought the Kindle that didn’t come with Kindle Unlimited. (You can add Kindle Unlimited any time) Because kindle books have no manufacturing or shipping costs, most sell for $5 or less. Authors receive the same amount of royalties regardless of whether you buy a $24 paperback or a $4.99 eBook, so you can read very inexpensively with Kindle. You can read library books on Kindle via the Libby App – it connects to most local libraries.

You also have the option of joining Kindle Unlimited. This gives you access to millions of books for free, all covered by your monthly membership fee. All of my books are in Kindle Unlimited, so you can get them free too! Check out Kindle Unlimited here.

You can also get/give memberships to Amazon’s audio book program, Audible. Gift memberships can be for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. Check out Audible Gift Memberships Here.

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Colleen Rothschild Skincare: Best Ever Black Friday Cyber Monday Sales!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll already know I love Colleen Rothschild skin care and haircare products. I love them in my regular life, but also when I travel.

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I have a discount code that you can use throughout the year, CORINNA20. This gives you 20% off anything that’s not already discounted, which during the year is a smoking deal. But I just got notice that there’s a big sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday over at Rothschild. From what I can see it’s 30% off, site wide, along with special deals which are incredible! The discount codes are at the bottom of this post.

The MVP Cleanser

My absolute ride or die product is the Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm. I can’t do without it. It travels the world with me (in a smaller container) and I always have a backup tub of it in my bathroom closet, A.K.A the makeup artist stock room. (In my other life I have been a makeup artist for 30+ years)

Colleen Rothschild cleanser
Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm

Here’s what I love about it:

  • It stays in this balm form until your emulsify it either in your fingers or on your face. This makes it the most perfect product on the planet for travel.
  • It dissolves makeup (even waterproof products!) and cleanses skin, all in one luxurious step.
  • It is super gentle even on sunburned or wind burned skin.
  • It seems to work on all skin types, from dry skin to stressed out or sensitive skin, normal to oily skins, it just works.
  • It’s super concentrated, so a tub lasts for ages. I normally buy 2 tubs in the Black Friday sale and they get me through most of the year.
  • I can easily scoop enough for 8 weeks travel with my Glam Italia Tours in Italy, into a small travel sized tub and it lasts. Because it is in a balm form it doesn’t leak or spill in your skincare bag.
  • Once you’ve cleansed with it, your skin doesn’t feel pulled or tight – it feels nourished, like you’ve just had a facial.

Get Radiant Cleansing Balm in the Black Friday sales for 30% off here.

Favorite Travel Moisturizer

If you’ve ever traveled to Italy in the summer you’ll already know it’s very humid. So if you want your skin to stay hydrated but not have your makeup slide right off, you need a product that works well in heat and humidity. I travel with Colleen Rothschild Sheer Renewal Cream, which despite its name is actually a lightweight product that still packs a punch.

Colleen Rothschild Sheer Recovery Cream
Sheer Renewal Cream

Here’s what I love most about it:

  • It has a lightweight texture, yet still gives your skin ample hydration. (Skin that isn’t hydrated enough looks old. So let’s keep our skin looking young!)
  • It has an almost powdery finish, so makeup doesn’t slide off.
  • It gives your skin protection from environmental pollutants
  • It somehow burs and diffuses fine lines, which also helps you look more youthful.
  • I travel with the travel size version, but even the full size tube packs well, and neither size leaks in your skincare bag.

Facial Oil #9

I have used this facial oil for years now, and absolutely swear by it.

Facial Oil Number 9 is made up of 9 transformative oils that work together synergistically to moisturize and nourish your skin on a deeper level. I use this one at night, after my nighttime moisturizer. It doesn’t have an oily finish, so doesn’t wreck your pillowcase.

Here’s what I love most:

  • It gives your skin a super boost. My skin is naturally dry, so drinks this up in a second.
  • It doesn’t have a greasy finish.
  • It comes in a pump action container, so doesn’t spill or make a mess.
  • The full size isn’t too big to travel with, although I use the travel size when I’m not at home.
  • If you get windburned or sunburned it gives you extra soothing results.

Travel Sized Products

If you don’t want to make a huge commitment but still want to try the Colleen Rothschild skin care products, I recommend getting the Discovery Kit. This is a kit with 7 products in travel sizes. There are the three products above, as well as a make, a night cream and a skin polish. There are several other travel kits, but this is my favorite. On Cyber Monday there is a mega discount on the Discovery Kit

** I refill the Radiant Cleansing Balm travel size tub from my full sized one as needed.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Discount Codes

From November 18th – 26th: To get 30% discount site wide on Black Friday us the code BF22

Cyber Monday: from November 27th-29th to get 30% discount site wide, PLUS special deals including a mega discount on the Discovery kit, use the discount code CM22