Travel 101: Tips and Tricks

Don’t Forget to Pack These When You Travel

When we say “September,” what comes to mind? For some, it’s a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, to others it’s the Music Festivals, Fashion Week, Burning Man, and other events. 

But did you know that September is also World Candle Month? Let’s take a closer look at this interesting tidbit.

While the use of candles dates back to 3000 BC when the Egyptians used wicked candles for illumination and  religious ceremonies, it was just in 2013 when World Candle Month was founded.


The uses of candles have since then become broader and specific as years went by. From simple illumination, to ceremonies, symbolism, meditation, and even just for fun, candles play such big roles in our lives.

In reality, some people can’t even sleep without lighting candles. This could be a problem when checking in hotels. Thus, the travel candle was made.

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Travel candles are small, travel-size candles that can set the mood even if you are far from home.

Some popular brands carrying travel candles such as Diptyque are favored by many big names in Hollywood. Of course, Yankee Candles are no slouch either.


Why is there a need for travel candles?

As there are some things that can be out of our control when we travel, such as stale air in some B&Bs, and stuffy toilets and bathrooms, we can take the extra step to make sure that our time spent away from home is spent wisely. That is, not worrying about unwanted smells or inadequate mood settings.


This is exactly the kind of security that a travel candle brings. Wherever you decide to stay for accommodations, you are guaranteed a mood lifter or a fragrant scent when you pack a travel candle in your luggage. Just remember to confirm with your hotel for rules about candles.

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