For a long trip, I will always check a bag.  I like to be able to bring all of my cosmetics and lotions and liquids.  That said, the carry on will still hold some essentials.

Clothes for the next day in case your luggage gets lost.

Snacks for the plane.  One bag of extra small peanuts or pretzels ain’t gonna do it.

  • Kind Bar
  • Pretzels
  • Cheez-its

Gum for chewing in the ascent/descent to keep ears for popping.

Any electronics or cameras – I like to keep these on my person.  This trip we are trying out my brother-in-law’s GoPro4.  Any tips for us newbies?

This is our first overnight flight so I got us a few goodies to help us sleep more comfortably in flight.  I usually can not sleep on the plane.  My husband, could sleep in a busy restaurant if left to sit long enough, me, not so much.

Cabeau Evolution Travel pillow & Mack’s Ear Plugs recommended by Tim Ferriss.

Light weight silk sleep mask & a pair of compression socks.

Books.  I love to go to a used book store and stock up.  I don’t spend much on the paperbacks and I can ditch them if need be – and I don’t care if they get some sea spray on them.

Small Notebook.  For day dreaming/planning.  Perfect for when everyone else is snoozing or watching a movie.  I can think to myself and get my thoughts, dreams, and plans down on paper.

Magazines.  For when you can’t concentrate on a book, but are not into sketching down ideas and SkyMall has already been flipped through cover to cover.

Itinerary.  Perfect time to finalize last minute details, brush up on minutiae, map out routes.

Travel Docs and Identification for easy access.

Your turn!  What are your favorite tips and tricks for packing a carry-on?

Come Fly Away With Me,

Rachelle

 

Rachelle Magadan

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