Packing can be a pain, especially for long trips, and especially for plane rides.  Between trying to stuff enough clothes for a week or more into a suitcase and making sure that all your gear fits airline regulations, packing can take the fun out of preparing for a trip - and for me, at least, anticipation and preparation is half the fun!

Here's what I stowed in my carry on that helped me through the week and a half we were gone - plus, they all fit plane regulations!

1. Journal.  I try to journal regularly, but truth be told I'm not so great at it when I'm home.  Something about being away makes me think more about my surroundings and how I'm feeling, so I write more.  I got this pretty leather one at Hobby Lobby.

2. Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo. I'm a huge proponent of not washing your hair as much as possible, and dry shampoo definitely helps.  This little guy is exactly 3oz, so it's perfect for the plane and for your bag. Make sure you have it in your carry on or personal item, because aerosols can't be in checked baggage.

3. Rollerball perfume.  Easier to pack because it comes in smaller bottles than traditional sprays.  Also, I don't feel like I'm being annoying when I apply rollerball perfume because it doesn't get in the air and cause allergy breakdowns.

4. Sunglasses. A adventuring must.  I carry at least 3 pairs.  Mostly because I lose them (which is also the reason why I've never bought a pair over 20 bucks), but also because when you're somewhere where you'll have to wear them every day it's nice to have options.  I got these cool cat-eye ones at a place called Rockin' Rudy's in Montana and they're my favorite right now.

5. Jelly Bellies. Best in-flight snack, also good for if your flights don't leave you much time for meals and your sugar gets low.

6. Burt's Bees grapefruit lip balm.  My lips always get dry when I'm traveling, and this lip balm is probably the best tasting I've ever had.  It's clear too, which means that Caleb doesn't suffer through chapped lips because he's afraid that my chapstick is too girly.

7. Burt's Bees Grapefruit Face Wipes.  I have sensitive skin, but these guys got the job done while I was away.  They aren't liquid so they don't have to conform to the 3oz rule, and they smell fantastic, and they don't dry your skin out even though they keep it clean and clear.  I kind of love them.  And yes I am aware that I have a grapefruit theme. Get 'em here on sale!

8. Pocketbacs.  I'm not a germophobe by any means, but it's nice to know that I have fab smelling germ-fighters ready for whatever germs I may meet during my travels.  I have at least 3 of these floating around in my bag.

9. backpack.  I recently got this backpack from ASOS and I may never go back.  It's cute and really convenient to have my hands free.

One Comment

  1. I always travel with gum. It helps with my ears on the plane.


Thanks for reading!