Woo hoo! Dave and I are on our way to sunshine and warmer weather! While packing, I realized I have a few tried-and-true travel essentials. I’m excited to share a round up of what’s inside my carry-on bag with you today!
What’s inside my carry-on bag?
I am always cold on flights, so even in the summer, I keep a denim jacket inside my carry-on bag! Bonus? I can also wear it in the evenings on our trip, and didn’t have to take up space in my checked bag! Win-win! Since face masks are required on flights, I’ll be wearing this silk mask. It’s made by the same company that makes my silk pillowcase. I love it because it’s soft on my face, and it doesn’t take off all my makeup 😉
Another must inside my carry-on bag? Flip flips! I usually wear sneakers on the flight — and I’m usually bundled up or in a sweater. When we land, it’s usually about 50 degrees warmer than it is in Michigan, so being able to at least change my shoes and letting my feet breathe definitely helps the comfort level! You can save at TKEES with code: JENNAMADEMEDOIT.
A book is another must for me! I don’t love sleeping on flights, so I usually read a whole book on the flight down, and pick up another at the airport for the trip home! Anchored Hearts is the second book in this juicy little romance series (you can read the review of the first one in this blog post!). I usually gravitate toward thrillers, but I love a light, easy read on vacation!
Traveling can do a number on your skin! I travel with this little pouch from TULA! It’s stocked with 4 essentials, but the moisturizer and cleansers are musts for me! I usually take out the serum and toner, so there’s room for me to stash chapstick, a small brush, and my favorite ever hand cream too! Keeping things in pouches makes it much easier to find things when you’re crammed in a plane, too!
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Inside my carry-on bag, I have another pouch for my cords and tech gadgets! I have had this battery pack for YEARS and it is still my favorite. I love how thin it is — literally smaller than an iphone. It charges quickly and doesn’t get really hot, too. BUT! My favorite part is the cord is attached. I don’t have to fish around looking for the right cord, and I never have to worry about packing the wrong adapter, etc! It’s been such a game changer! And bonus: I don’t have to be tethered to the wall in the airport on my layover, just so I can charge my phone!
I recently got this tripod and LOVE it. While I actually couldn’t get the remote clicker to sync to my phone, but that’s my only complaint. I love how sleek it is, and it folds so compactly! It’s 7″ when it’s closed, and so lightweight. Before we left, I took it out with me in the snow, and it didn’t tip over, and wasn’t flimsy/wobbly at all. For the price point, I was definitely impressed!!
My carry-on backpack is from Stoney Clover Lane. I love being able to completely customize it with patches, too! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality, too! I’ve flown several times with it being overly stuffed full, and it’s held up so well! My one complaint is that it doesn’t have a water bottle side pocket thing!
And there you have it, friends! A peek at what’s inside my carry-on bag! Do you have a travel essential I didn’t include? Let me know below!! You can see more travel essentials, for traveling to the beach with kids in this blog post!