Like most, I love traveling but I hate the traveling process. The long check-in lines at the airports, long flights and possible delays, and even the close seating inside the plane drives me nuts! Although traveling has it’s cons, I wouldn’t trade it in for the world. To make my trip a bit more enjoyable, I always make sure to have a few things in my carry-on to keep myself from going insane.
Here are 20 must-have flight essentials that you shouldn’t leave home without:
Food- Eating at the airport could get expensive. I try to always bring a few light bites in my carry on with a bottle of water to avoid the hunger pains and over spending.
- Protein Snacks
- Lara Bar
Self Care Essentials- For long flights, beauty and self-care essentials are a necessity to keep your skin and body feeling rejuvenated. Travel sized products can come in handy when you find your skin dry and breaking out accompanied by chapped lips that you keep over licking to try to retain moisture. Don’t leave home without these items or you will regret it!
- Face wipes
- Wisps or toothpaste and toothbrush
- Moisture water spray
- Light makeup
- Lip balm
- Hand sanitizer
Comfort- Leisure wear is always a go-to when flying. When I dress comfortably, I am able to access my belongings quicker and faster. Not to mention, having a few other essentials such as a travel pillow will avoid those neck crooks when you take a nap while flying.
- Travel pillow
- Comfy shoes
- Sleep mask
Entertainment- Traveling is sometimes unpredictable. You never know when there will be a layover or cancelled flight. Having a few things to keep your brain occupied while spending a few hours at the airport or in-flight can make time move much faster while keeping your patience in check.
- Magazines/ Books