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16 travel essentials to buy from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale



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We all love a good travel deal here at The Points Guy, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been scouring various internet sales bins while stuck at home. Now, it’s time for the public version of the much-anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

This isn’t a run-of-the-mill clearance sale. This is Nordstrom’s big annual sale where you can buy next season’s items at a substantial discount for a limited time. The sale started in early August for those with the highest levels of status in Nordstrom’s loyalty program, Nordy Club. But now the big sale is open to all!

Just don’t press “confirm purchase” until you read these tips on how to get the most out of your Nordstrom spending — and consider adding a few of our favorite travel essentials to your cart, before prices go up after Aug. 30.

Happy shopping!

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You’ll look forward to packing when you have this sleek carry-on suitcase in your closet — especially since it’s the lightest bag in Tumi’s much-loved hardside travel collection. That means it’s easier to tote around the airport even after you’ve added a few new souvenirs. Other features include

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tips, advice and essentials you need to pack

Travel is different now – and so is packing. Masks might be the most obvious visual change in the pandemic era of travel, but there’s now a lot more to think about when going abroad. 



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Travelling during COVID-19: tips, advice and essentials you need to pack

Firstly, if you’re not well, don’t travel. It’s possible to spread COVID-19 even if you don’t have symptoms, so even if you’re fit and well you still need masks, sanitiser, frequent hand-washing and social distancing. You also need airline apps and a well-packed cabin bag. 

Given that the UK government strongly encourages travellers to check-in baggage to the aircraft hold and minimise any hand baggage, here’s how to get prepared for travel during COVID-19, what you need to think about, and what you need to pack. 

Do I need to have a test before I travel or self-isolate upon arrival?

That totally depends on where you’re going. Before you buy any flights, know your destination’s entry restrictions, screening or quarantine requirements, which might make travel impractical or even impossible. Sign-up for travel advice email alerts for your destination and read the guidance for England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

What if my flight gets cancelled? 

If the airline cancels your flight you’ll normally be offered either a full refund or a voucher for travel in the future. It’s up to you which you accept; technically you’re due a full refund within seven days, but

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