One thing I’ve learned in my years of travel, is that there is nothing more inconvenient than a badly packed carry on bag.
An under packed bag can leave you without essentials and comfort items, and over packed bag can be hard to maneuver with and even harder to keep organised. Over the years I have created an almost fool-proof checklist of carry-on it’s that will see me through almost any situation I’ve had to face, from lost luggage to unexpected layovers to the miraculous and unexpected perfect flight.
I know some people swear by packing multiple outfits into their carry-ons, but for me, simple is best, and i know i wont mind rewearing a pair of leggings and T-shirt ( my travel uniform ) I do however want to be sure that Im prepared to stay comfy no matter what the temperature in the plane/airport/ and my destination.
1. 2-3 pairs of clean underwear
2. a thin but warm sweater or cardigan
4. extra pair of cozy socks
Having seen how luggage is often handled, I like to make sure that my electronics are safe in my carry-on.
5. Camera and all accessories, including charger
6. laptop and charger
8. cell phone and 2 spare batter chargers
I am so bad at being bored. So I make sure I have enough reading material to keep me bored in case the in fligth entertainment is lacking.
9. A Book or E-reader
10. A Magazine
11. Notebook and Pen
Comfort is key on travel days, and I want to make sure my acrry on has every thing I need to feel fresh, cl;ean and cozy
12. A pack of gum
13. pads and tampons (even if they shouldnt be needed)
14. lip balm
15. travel sized moisturizer
16. hairbrush and hair-ties
18. neck pillow
19. small makeup bag
21. toothbrush and toothpaste
Double and triple check that you ahve all the necessary documents for your travels.
24. Passport/Visas/Tickets/Itinerary ( I keep all my documents together in one organizer)
25. debit and credit cards
27. small wallet with local and destination currencies
Whats on your carry-on packing list?