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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Carry-On Travel Essentials 2019

I'm sure you guys could google "travel essentials" and get linked to several different sites with many different lists. But for me, I want this to be as easy as possible and as simple as possible. Sure, you know about how to limit your liquids in a carry on, external charger, etc. But on recent trips, I've noticed what my steady must haves are. When I'm traveling with a checked luggage, these some of the things I definitely need on my carry on.

Getting a travel credit card is one of the best "adult" decisions I've ever made. I always book trips and travel with my AMEX PlatinumYou can read more about this credit card on this blog post. 

It's a smart to invest in a carry-on with a lifetime warranty. So much can happen on a trip and there's a sense of reassurance when you know that if anything happened to your suitcase, you can get it fixed or replaced. I love my Away luggages. If you're ready to invest in Away luggages, click here and you can get $20 off your first purchase! If the discount doesn't apply, check out my "CODES" highlight on IG stories for a quick tutorial! This works best on desktop.


When traveling, I always like to make sure these things are taken out of my carry-on and in the personal bag I'm slipping under my seat. The Away Everywhere Bag perfectly fits under the seat in front of you and can easily fit all my in-flight needs. Of course, you can use whatever bag you're most comfortable with for your personal bag.

Once I'm in my seat I make sure all these things are accessible. No one wants to be going in and out of that overhead compartment. For long flights I like to make sure I have:
  • TRAVEL PILLOW + EYE MASK if you're the type to want to knock out on a flight and just wake up at your destination.
  • MOISTURIZING SKINCARE because the air during a flight can really dry you out. I recommend a mask as well.
  • EYEGLASSES because it's not good to be wearing contacts during a flight. Make sure you bring your eyeglasses with you if you have a prescription, you'll be more comfortable skipping on the contact lenses!
  • SEAT POCKET ORGANIZER because that seat pocket in front of you is filthy. This will make sure you don't lose anything in the seat pocket and have to go digging for it. That pocket gets rarely cleaned. I'm loving this BEIS one but it's currently sold out.
  • BOSE HEADPHONES are so worth investing in. They're noise cancelling and definitely make a difference when you're listening to a movie or your music on a flight. These are so comfortable as well so I don't mind having them on for a few hours.
  • PENS! And okay, every list and your mom probably told you how important bringing a pen is. I'm just reinforcing that and sharing my favorite pens.
  • SLIPPERS are usually included in that bag that is in business or first class, but if you're on a long haul flight and don't want to slip your shoes on and off when you stroll down that aisle to stretch your legs or use the bathroom, some simple slippers are pretty convenient. A little hack is to save hotel slippers and bring them on trips too.
  • WATER BOTTLE can be filled once you clear security. You'll also be able to make sure your water stays cold during a long flight as well.
  • JEWELRY ORGANIZER is a game changer! I love traveling with this thing because it makes packing my jewelry for a trip so nice and organized. I also don't have to worry about my necklaces becoming a tangled mess anymore.
  • TECH ORGANIZER to organize your cables, adaptors, memory card, etc. The one I like to use is by Incase.
Other things to remember to throw in your bags, but I'm sure you already knew this: Disinfecting wipes, sanitizer, toothbrush/toothpaste, external charger, snacks, medicine, deodorant and body spray to quickly refresh during/after the flight, make-up wipes, extra socks, a blanket/scarf, an extra outfit just in case, travel documents, and your more expensive equipment that you're not comfortable putting in your checked luggage. Usually my laptop, cameras, and any bags I'm traveling with are in my carry-on luggage.

For your checked luggage, I definitely recommend packing cubes and other luggage organizers to better organize your belongings. That's all for now!

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