To help me survive the anxiety and stressfulness of a long-haul flight, I always pack these travel essentials in my carry-on. So, I can arrive at my destination feeling more relaxed and ready for a new adventure.
A journey can’t begin without a passport and there have been times where I have checked my backpack to the extent of paranoia, to make sure I have my passport with me before I get to the airport.
I also have a copy of my passport and travel documents in my carry-on in case of loss or theft.
My Muji passport case
This passport wallet is a time saver with its multi-compartment that holds all my travel documents and cash. This also has a pen holder which is great to have when filling in forms on the plane.
This wallet saves me from being that ‘person’ who has to unload their entire carry-on at the check-in desk, just to find their passport. In-turn holding up the queue, please don’t be that person (have your shit together people).
I recommended this for any flight over 4 hours, especially long haul flights. Before I bought a neck pillow I would fall asleep on a long haul fight and my head would be like a bobblehead.
After I invested in a neck pillow it was like a soft cloud around my neck and no more neck cramps.
Large scarf or sweater
I always travel with a large scarf that resembles a blanket as I get really cold on long flights. And the blankets that are given on the flight don’t do much to add warmth, so I always pack a scarf.
I don’t travel without my iphone. I just have my iphone, which I save all my travel confirmations, music and audible for my audio-books and power bank. I also save all my e-mail confirmations and travel documents on my phone.
I found this amazing adjustable lavender scented silk eye mask in a Korean beauty shop and fell in love. They were just what I need to block out the harsh lights on flights for when I want to sleep.
I don’t go anywhere without my noise cancelling headphones. The in-flight headphones just don’t compare to the sound quality you get from a good set of headphone.
To avoid my headphones getting tangled up, I wrapped them around a used business card.
Because they make me look cool and hid tired eyes. They also act as a ‘do not disturb’ sign on flights.
Colgate MAX White toothbrush and toothpaste
I always carry this with me as it’s great for brushing your teeth after a meal and always handy on a long flight.
The air on aeroplanes tends to make me feel dehydrated, so I try to have water on hand during the flight.
You can buy a buy a bottle of water before you board. I try to drink 1 litre of water during the flight to keep hydrated and this also helps me with jet lag.
Burt’s Bee’s Lip Balm
I love any lip balm by Burt’s bee’s it’s all natural and has tons of moisturising propriety.
Optrex brightening eye drops
This helps calm my eye down and help’s with redness and dryness due to the air from the plane.
The cold air on the planes really dry’s my skin out so having a face mist really comes in handy with my skins starts to feel tight.
I’m in love with this oil and use it on my face every night before bed and carry it with me on flights. The smell of this oil makes me feel calm, plus my skin looks more radiant after using this on a long fight.
Sure Decrate Decorate
I use this to freshen up on and after my flight.
Carex Complete Refreshing Wipes
For all the germs on the surfaces in the aeroplane and to freshen up during the flight.
I’m that girl who wears an SPF 50+ sunshine screen even in winter, I definitely believe in protecting my skin. This also doesn’t leave a layer of film on your skin, like most sunscreen.
I sometimes feel a bit run down after 18 to 24 hrs of travelling and feels that this definitely helps support my immune system to fight off any cold and help with fatigue.
It’s the worst feeling when you’re on holiday and get ill due to tiredness or just being plain old rundown.
I suffer from eczema and found that this hand cream is the only cream that actually works on my dry itchy skin. The hand cream contains Urea which helps calm my skin when my eczema decides to flare up. Plus it’s not scented or contains any perfumes which can make my skin worse.
For any headaches, I might get due to the cold air or exhaustion.
Extra Virgin Coconut oil
This is an absolute life saver and I carry a small container when I travel.
I use coconut oil as a makeup remover, skin moisturiser, and as a sealant for my naturally curly hair. Coconut oil solidifies at room temperature and liquefies once heated.
I usually have some nuts and fruits with me when I travel. I also carry Squirrel Sisters Coconut and Cashew Bar, which is organic and filled with healthy ingredients.
I know this might seem like a lot of stuff for one carry-on. But, after having my luggage not arriving at my destination last Christmas and having to survive with the items in my carry-on. I was happy to have packed my travel essential