Do You Travel With Your Pillow?

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This post is sponsored by Tempur-Pedic

Every once and awhile I come across a friend or family member who travels with their pillow from their bed at home.

They don’t go as far as to get on a plane with their pillow, but any destination accessible by car is fair game. Think: road trips, weekend trips with friends, or a big reunion under one roof with family.

I never really got it…why lug around your pillow if the place you’re going already has pillows?

But then I got a pillow I really liked. Now, I get it.

My finding a pillow worth traveling with only recently happened after Tempur-Pedic reached out and asked if I wanted to try some of their pillows. Funny enough, I’ve thought about getting myself a  Tempur-Pedic pillow for several years, but never took the plunge — so of course I said yes.

It also came at the perfect time (and during a time in which I was again thinking of buying myself a Tempur-Pedic pillow) becasue I recently had shoulder surgery after dislocating my shoulder near the beginning of the year and thought a high quality pillow would help keep me comfortable, supported, and aligned when I sleep.

I chose two pillows:

1. The Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt Pro Pillow in “mid” height which is specifically designed for back sleepers, like me.

2. The Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Neck Pillow, whose contoured design “supports the curve created by your head, neck and shoulders for comforting therapeutic support.” This pillow also comes in three sizes, and choosing the right one for you depends on the height, body type and sleep position. I choose the medium size.

Both pillows have been fantastic, and depending on how I’m feeling and how much support I feel I need on a particular nights, I’ve been switching between the two of them.

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My shoulder injury, as you can imagine, has put a damper on my travels these past few months. Instead of jet-setting, I’ve been recovering, doing physical therapy twice a week, and have a few more months of mobility and strength training to go.

But now that I’m on the mend and getting better every day, I’m starting to ease into traveling again with weekend trips that are close to home (Los Angeles). Recent trips have included jaunts to Palm Springs and upcoming trips include a long weekend in Paso Robles (California’s central coast wine region).

Having a pillow I want to travel with has come in especially handy for when I’m staying in rental homes, like AirBnBs, where the quality of the pillows can be questionable — and the last thing I want while trying to enjoy a weekend away, is to have a bad night sleep and wake up with a sore neck or shoulders.

So here’s to a summer filled with plenty of good nights sleep and waking up rested and ready for adventure filled days (well, soft adventure-filled days for me…at least for the next few months).

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Now, I’m one of those people who travel with their pillow — and I’m perfectly fine with that!


Trevor Morrow
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Trevor Morrow

Trevor is a traveler, writer and video maker on a mission to help you craft the best travel experiences possible. From adventurous trips with friends, to romantic trips with someone special, to splurge-worthy trips of a lifetime, he's got you covered.
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