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Travel Sized Tubes - Where to Get Small Liquids, Gels and More

Finding Small Sample Sized Tubes for Travel Packing

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Travel sized tubes are a bonus packing item, especially in these challenging days of packing after airport security changes, when liquids and gels carried on airplanes must adhere to strict airport rules. Using sample sizes helps - here's where to get small travel sized tubes in three ounces or less of liquids and gels like deodorant, make-up, hair gel, shampoo, shaving cream and other liquids and gels, as well as laundry soap, food and more than you would imagine even comes in small, sample sized travel packets.

Where to Buy Sample Sized Travel Stuff

  • Minimus.biz - Minimus offers tons o' products in small travel sized tubes, packets, and containers of three ounces or less, perfect for travel packing in view of new airport rules. Find individual packets of everything from salad dressing to laundry soap, with some hard-to-find brand names like Kiss My Face toiletries. Get small packets of drugs like Tylenol, too -- and remember that a small plastic aspirin tube can be refilled with any aspirin-sized tablets of your own (do bring prescription drugs in their labeled prescription bottles, though).

  • TravelSizeBrands.com - Travel Size Brands offers a smallish selection of brand named basic liquid and gel toiletries in sample sized tubes, like Colgate, Pantene and Suave.

  • Grocery and drug stores have a small section, usually near toiletries, with sample sizes of laundry detergent, toothpaste, shampoo and the usual basic toiletries. You can also often find travel (small or folding) toothbrushes here, as well as clear plastic tubes and jars into which you can squeeze your own liquids and gels to save more than a few cents. Get the small, resealable (like Ziploc style) plastic bags required for airport security packing that are tougher than sandwich or freezer bags in this section, too (Goody makes some sweet ones) -- use 'em for smart packing to see what's in your bag at a glance.

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Stay up to date on the latest airport security rules, pack smart and light, and then enjoy the trip!

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
--Glenn Clark
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