I am a carry-on traveller. Yes, sometimes I am forced to check my luggage but it’s usually with exasperation and only if I have been on a shopping trip (like our last trip to the U.S.). Otherwise it’s just me and my bag, exploring the world.
Like everyone else, I like my comforts. There are certain things that are needed when you travel, especially if you are travelling long distances.
After my adventures (and in thinking of our upcoming travels), I finally thought to note down just what I take in my carry-on. What are those comfort items I always have with me?
So here it is: These are the things that are always in my carry-on.
This is the bag I use to hold many of the items on this list. Smiggle is actually a stationary store in Australia geared toward little girls, but it’s where I found this awesome zippered bag. It’s perfect for travelling. It is just the right size and has great compartments just big enough to keep the bits and bobs sorted.
FACTS: Featuring a contrast zip, a front zip compartment, inner zip compartment, multiple inner mesh compartments and removable back zip compartment. 200 X 125 X 300 MM.
These are fantastic for travelling because they are dry wipes. When you wet them, they activate the Olay cleanser within making them perfect face wash towellettes.
I carry a few of these when I fly in a zip-lock bag (so they don’t get wet accidentally!) and then tucked into my Smiggles bag. At the end of a long flight, I wash my face with one of these brilliant inventions so that I am ready to face the world when I land.
Specially textured, soap-free cloths combine rich lather and Olay essential conditioners to cleanse and hydrate normal skin
Each facial cloth contains the cleansing power of a liquid cleanser, toner, mask or scrub to cleanse, exfoliate, tone and hydrate your skin
Gently exfoliates and smoothes skins texture in less than 1 week
Removes dirt, oil and make-up even mascara 2x better than basic cleansing
66 cloth count, Pack of 1
I used to get really anxious before flying. I don’t know why, as it’s one of my favourite activities ever. Now I only get anxious when I am at the mercy of other people’s schedule.
Either way, I am prepared for what that anxiety does to my body. There is nothing worse than bad body odour in my opinion.
I know this is a no brainer. And I know most airlines do their best but even despite their gallant efforts, I can never have enough water when I fly. I usually bring my own (empty) water carrier from home and fill it in the water fountains before boarding.
If I forget to bring a carrier, water is the one outrageous expense I am happy to pay at an airport. I usually buy the water in the sturdiest plastic I can find, so I can refill it repeatedly on my travels.
I LOVE this product. I discovered these Aroamas sticks at a market in Sydney. These days, I only wear perfume when the occasion fits. These aren’t liquid, but rather a stick – think scented non-sticky chapstick. With a really subtle scent, are perfect for travel (and are available in a variety of scents, even for men!).
Solid perfume won’t spill or leak in purse or luggage
Alcohol free perfume
Great non-liquid travel accessory
Glides easily across pulse points, releasing its fragrance
Consists of a natural base (coconut oil and beeswax) plus fragrance