Carry-on Essentials

Hi friend!

On today’s blog post I wanted to share some of my favorite carry-ons when I travel because getting there is half the fun, right! I am not big on buying Wifi on the plane unless I have to, so I choose to plan ahead and prep some things in advance. I try to use my time on the plane to slow down and do some of my favorite things that I don’t always have time to do, so it adds more excitement, enjoyment and relaxation when traveling.

Here are a few things I take for entertainment:

  • Music – I download all my favorite songs on my phone so that I can listen to them.
  • Podcasts – I also download a couple podcasts so that I can listen to them while I am on the plane. I tend to pick longer ones, or ones that I have been wanting to go back to and take detailed notes on because there was so much great content.
  • Book or Audiobook – Depending what I am reading at the time, I will take my book with me.
  • Headphones – I like traveling with the big headphones like Beats in order to cancel out all the noise around me and just focus on what I am listening to.
  • Journal and pen – I like to take notes on my Podcasts, or just journal in general and take time to really check in with how I am feeling.
  • Coloring book and color pencils – I love to color and think it is so relaxing. I will color on the plane while listening to any of the above.
  • Plane pillow – We all need naps, so of course I pack this!

I also take a few things for personal hygiene because I have been stuck in unexpected travel conditions where I don’t have access to my bags, so I now pack an emergency hygiene kit in my carry-on of:

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste – After traveling for over 6 hours your mouth starts feeling a little weird, so take it with you! Of course check the travel regulations on the size that you can take as a carry-on.
  • Deodorant – A given!
  • Undies – If your flight is over 10 hours and you have access to airport lounges, you may want to freshen up!
  • Lotion – Both for your body and face. I really enjoy this  moisturizer. Your skin gets so dry, so make sure to take care of it.
  • Facial wipes – Another thing to ensure that your face is taken care of because being in planes for extended periods of time can be uncomfortable.
  • Lysol wipes – Just in case your seat tray is dirty or anything else is on your trip needs a little extra sanitation.

What are some things you take with you as carry-ons to help make your trip more fun and/or more comfortable?

XO,

Gina

 

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