What’s In Your Carry On?

Neck pillow- Check                                                                                                                      Traveling  blanket- Check                                                                                                                          Sleeping mask- Check                                                                                                              Passport and wallet-Check

Is there anything more to include in our carry on? Since traveling is more popular during this time of the year, I thought that it will be helpful to scrounge up on a blog post on items that will make long flights and layovers less agonizing.

A. Toiletries–  


Sometimes our flights may be too long to the point where we may feel uncomfortable. Here are a few list that may ease that feeling.

  1. Tooth brush/tooth paste
  2. Dry shampoo/ hair brush I usually use the “Perk Up” dry shampoo from Sephora. The best thing about this product is that it can be used with any type of hairstyle (curly, straight, etc.). But any dry shampoos will definitely do.
  3. A pair of clothes/underwear

B. Entertainment-


Whether it being a book or, an iPad, having some sort of entertainment will help to kill up on time. Plus, it will definitely give you sometime to catch up on readings or shows.

C. Skin Care-


  1. Moisturizer/Sleeping Masks– A change in cabin pressure and reduction in humidity levels takes a toll on your skin causing it to become more dry and dull, which is one of the reasons why it’s essential to carry a moisturizer or a  sleeping mask. The moisturizer that I use is the Neutrogena Hydro boost and the sleeping mask that I use is the water sleeping mask by Laneige.
  2. Chapstick/ Lip scrub– Not only does the skin get dry, but the lips too can peel and dehydrated.
  3. Makeup Wipes– I know that prior to our flights, us gals usually come in to the airport with a full face or at least with some makeup on.   




  1. Teas- Traveling to different areas, especially abroad may allow us to have motion sickness. Thus, teas do help to alleviate this feeling
  2.  Food Some airlines may not offer complimentary foods, so having maybe a box of granola in your carry on or some sort of snack will especially help with budgeting.
  3. Medication– I won’t elaborate on why this is important, but some medications  that has helped me, especially with long travels are the following: Tylenol, Nausea, Vicks, and a first aid travel kit
  4. Surgical Masks I definitely have to thank one of my good friends for this idea. Surgical masks are definitely helpful in the prevention of illnesses and for the prevention for embarrassment. Although an airplane uses a HEPA filter that helps with ventilation, it’s still not enough as microbes are still being transmitted by airborne droplets. Thus, as we don’t have enough spacing in an airplane at times, close contact is more conducive for a person to transfer these microbes. Secondly, by using a surgical mask, no one will be able to tell if you were drooling

Now knowing the benefits with these items, you can now put a “check” and place them on your carry on. Happy Adventuring!