The holidays are fast approaching, which means many of us will be taking trains, planes, and automobiles to visit loved ones. The travel is well worth it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t difficult and taxing. When we’re traveling, we always like to be prepared for the unexpected (delays, lack of food options, cold airplanes). These must have carry-on items are always with us to keep us comfortable, entertained, and ready for anything.
When traveling, we always carry a mega-tote, but hate it when small items roll around the bottom or when we can never find anything. So, we got into the habit of throwing all our makeup items, meds, and snacks into a cosmetic bag or travel pouch to keep it organized. We love
A light sweater
It’s always good to have just a lightweight sweater on hand just in case! Some planes are just so cold, and a
For the same reason, we always have a pair of socks in our carry-on bag! When we are going somewhere warm or trying to speed along the security check process, we wear flip flops. Then, we arrive on the plane where air seems to be coming at us from all angles and our toes are going numb. Thank goodness we have
A Good Book
Flying is a great opportunity to relax and take some much-needed personal time! We love to catch up on our reading list while we’re in the air. For an exciting thriller or romance novel, see our reading list.
Traveling can wreak havoc on your skin, and the last thing you want when you land is dry and cracked skin on your hands. A quality hand cream is a must – you won’t regret bringing this yummy
We can’t get enough of lavender oil! This stuff not only has a clean, beautiful scent, but also relaxes and soothes the body. Planes can give us aching muscles and uncomfortable sleep, so rubbing a little of
The Right Apps
Like many businesses, airlines have been keeping up with changing technology, which means there are a few applications you will now be thankful to have while traveling. First of all, download your airline’s specific app to stay up to date on flight changes and easily access your boarding pass, seat assignment, and more. Next, you may be surprised to know many planes no longer offer mini TV’s on the back of the seat in front of you (even for long hauls!) So, download the
Finally, you’ll want to do your research before arriving in a new place to find the best cup of coffee, trendy dinner, or late night cocktail. Use
Speaking of phone applications… a charger or
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