Carry-on Essentials

Oh snap, I’m a hot second behind on posts, but here we go, let’s catch up.

I’m off to sunny Florida today for a few days in the warmer temps (make sure you are following on snapchat – username @kallie_e88 – and instagram – @kallie_elizabeth) and thought I’d share my carry-on essentials with you.

Now mind you, I’m kind of have a no-fluff approach when it comes to my carry-on, so these really are my few must-pack- gotta-have-’em items.

carry-one-essentials - what to pack for the airplane

My carry-on essentials

1. Backpack – Sure, there are some cute totes out there that might look more adorable than a backpack, but backpacks are just so much easier.  They have tons of pockets, zippers, and are easy to carry around unlike totes and over-sized purses.

2.  Hand cream– Airports and airplanes have DRY air and girlfriend’s hands always get left feeling chapped.  I personally love the C.O. Bigelow lotions.

3. Lip MedEx – Again with the dry air, if you’ve ever had chapped lips you NEED this little blue pot in your life. JUST TRUST ME.  Blistex Lip MedEx the best $2 you’ll spend in a long time.

4. Headphones – OBZ GUYZ DUH. Noise cancelling headphones are clearly the best, but really anything that allows me to listen to a book on tape is a-okay with me.  Music is nice too, but I always make sure to download a good book on tape before travelling. It makes all the waiting you do on the plane, at the layovers, in the terminals, etc., so much less painful.

5. Quality pens – I’m a doodler, and sometimes I just need to keep my hands busy on long flights.

6. Notebook – For the doodles.

7. Phone – Another obvious pick, I use this to listen to my books on tape, mindless scroll through instagram, make sure my flights are on time – the usual.  My favorite spot for phone cases, just in case you were wondering, is Sonix.

8. Battery charger – If you’re bringing a phone you better bring some extra juice. Cell phone battery chargers are a game changer so you’re not huddled around the small “charging station” on your layover.

9. Blanket scarf – Because I’m basic. No, but really, these are great because you can wear them if needed, but then use them on the plane or at the terminal if things get chilly. When it comes to airports/airplanes you either get unbearably hot or way-too-cold. Blanket scarves can help with the latter.

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