Travel Essentials

Hello loves! Today I wanted to share with you my must-haves for travel. I’m currently on a trip, so this is what I actually packed on my carry on. Let’s jump in, shall we?


No. 1: My planner. I can’t go anywhere without my planner. It keeps me from missing important deadlines and keeps me organized and sane, so of course it comes on the plane with me.

No. 2: A Magazine. Having something non-electronic is nice, it gives your eyes a break from the glaring light and gives you something to do on the plane.

No. 3: iPad, Tablet, or Laptop. A 2+ hour flight is a great time to catch up on work, or some of your favorite blogs! it also keeps your electronics safe if you pack them with you on your carry on, verses having them in your checked bag.

No. 4: Sunglasses. You never know what the weather will be like where you land, and being greeted by blinding sunlight when you don’t have a pair of sunnies on hand isn’t the most fun. This also protects them from being bent or broken in your luggage.

No. 5: Blotting Papers. I carry these everywhere with me, they’re absolutely necessary for touch ups throughout the day. They take away the shiny look that sometimes shows up as the day goes on, without taking off or smudging your makeup. Seriously, it’s like magic.

No. 6: Compact. I carry my Clinique compact with me for any post flight touch-ups that I may need. Keeping your skin fresh gives off a pulled together look without much effort.

No. 7: Lip Balm. Your lips get chapped, it’s just a fact of life. Especially on flights since they recycle the air in the cabin, making it drier.

No. 8: Advil or Tylenol. If a headache hits you, you gotta be prepared! They sell travel sized bottles of both Advil and Tylenol, which are great to reuse in your purse.

No. 9: Hand Sanitizer. Airports are full of germs! And if you’re just feeling kind of gross, you’re prepared and you don’t have to use a gross airplane bathroom to clean your hands. (Which is always a plus.)

No. 10: Lotion. Again, much like the lip balm, you don’t want to be caught with painfully dry hands on a plane, it’s just not fun for anyone.

No.11: Gum. This helps your ears pop, which is so necessary for any flight. It’s also nice to have something on hand to freshen up your breath.

No. 12: Headphones. Your neighbor on the plane doesn’t want to hear your music, and you don’t want to hear the whiney kid ahead of you, so headphones it is.

No. 13: Perfume. When the stale cabin air is really getting to you, perfume is your savior. Even if you just smell it while on the plane, it helps a lot. It also is nice for freshening up after you land.

No. 14: Wallet and ID’s. This is a basic must have that you really ought to have with you for a successful trip and flight.

No. 15: Portable Charger. The savior of my constantly dying phone. For travel, it keeps your from being without a phone while traveling.

No. 16: Granola Bar. It’s always good to have a snack on hand so you aren’t forced to buy overpriced snacks on the plane, or if you miss a meal because of a time change.

No. 17: Chargers. You should have these on you incase your luggage is lost. There’s also sometimes an option to charge your electronics on the plane, so they’re nice to have on hand.

No. 18: Organizational Pouches. These are a more personal must for me. I love being organized, so being able to seperate and categorize all the little things I bring with me is so helpful, this also eliminates the bottomless pit situation in your bag. Here’s what everything looked like when packed into my set of Vera Bradley pouches.


Now, you’re probably wondering what I put all of this in. That would be my Kate Spade canvas tote, which you will see tomorrow in my travel outfit post. So tune back in to get a glimpse of that! Have a fabulous day!


The Blonde Brunette


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