Carry-on essentials in a trip

Packing is hard enough as it is. What if it rains? How many pairs of shoes should I bring? Are 3 pairs of jeans enough? Which jacket should I bring? Hey, you – take a breather. You’ll always find a way to make your clothing work. Worst case scenario?

You forget something and buy yourself a necessary souvenir! What you really need to worry about are your important, must-pack, can’t-travel-without items – basically, everything in your carry-on.

Once you wave goodbye to your luggage at check-in, your carry-on will become your new BFF. Until you reach the baggage claim at your destination, it’s just you two. So, to be sure you’ll pack it with all of your essential travel items, here’s our handy-dandy carry-on checklist that we live by.


“Why can’t I just pack my chargers in my luggage?” Well, sure you can – but you might want to use your phone, camera, and tablet on the plane. The last thing you want is to arrive in a new country with your phone on 3% battery!


Can’t I just use my phone?” Sure, in this day and age, many people download their flight info onto their phones. But, what happens if your phone runs out of battery or loses internet service? When traveling to another country, it’s always a good idea to keep a hard copy on your person, just in case. Trust us, a few pieces of paper won’t put your bag over the weight limit.

A Change of Clothes

Always make sure you pack at least one extra shirt and pair of underwear in your carry-on. In the rare case in which your luggage gets lost or delayed, you’ll be happy you did.If you’re bringing a piece of clothing you’d absolutely HATE to lose, make room for it in your carry-on.


“Why would I need to use any toiletries before I get to the hotel?” After you take a 6+ hour flight, you’ll know why. There’s no better feeling than freshening up before landing!

  • Facial wipes
    • These are great for hassle-free face cleansing! No soap or water needed – just instant rejuvenation.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Trust us, you won’t be the only one brushing those pearly whites in the bathroom. More times than not, you’ll fall asleep during a flight – and just like when you wake up at home – you’ll want to brush your teeth.
  • Moisturizer
    • Planes are dehydrating! Drink tons of water and apply lots of moisturizer to prevent any drying – you need glowing skin for amazing photos!


Don’t let anything you love out of your sight. When traveling, keep all of your precious possessions on your person at all times!

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