My travel essentials tend to stay pretty consistent no matter the length of my flight or what country I’m going to. I can always count on a few specific items to regularly have a place in my carry-on bag.
Has anyone noticed how dry your hands get during a flight, no matter the length? Mine get especially dry because I tend to wash my hands about every 20 minutes. I recently picked up the L’Occitane Hand Cream set from Sephora which is perfect for me. The hand creams are all travel size so you can take it in your carry-on without any issues. One thing I really appreciate is the scent isn’t overwhelming which is one thing you DO NOT want if you are sharing a tight space with others.
Another carry-on essential for me is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, also from Sephora. This travel-size spray is ideal for long-haul flights. Most days I put on my makeup at 5am and I don’t return home for 12 hours… I am always in need of a skin pick-me-up! Just a few sprays of this gem and my skin feels refreshed and it helps to keep my makeup on all day. Plus the spa-like smell gives me a boost of energy.
I consider myself an avid reader and with all the long flights I’ve been on this month I can get a lot of reading done during my inflight down time. I am currently reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. What a powerful book! I highly suggest picking this one up next time you visit the airport book store. Sidenote: I could have finished reading this book ages ago but when I work with a fun crew I tend to chat the entire flight!
I recently purchased this new passport holder from an online store called Ban.Do. I’M OUTTA HERE! How cute is that? I love the pink and rose gold- my favorite. Every day I go to work I need to show my passport so pulling this one out of my bag always brightens my day- plus I get so many compliments on it.
My headphone are very necessary for layovers. I really enjoy working out and I’m slowly getting into running- which I think these headphones are ideal for. I’ve tried out a few pairs of “workout” headphones, all of which shocked my ears when I was running. Not good! Happy to report these Bose headphones have not shocked me.
I am obsessed with writing things down so I always have my planner with me on my trips. I like to keep track of every flight I work, lists, ideas, etc. I write down everything! I love this planner I received from my bestie, Julie, as a bridesmaid gift. It’s even personalized with my name on the cover!