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It’s summertime, and that means that vacation mode is in full swing, while vacationing and jet-setting to your destination is going to make for a great summer, getting there is not always easy and can actually be quite stressful. So here a few carryon essentials and steps I take to make flying more comfortable for myself.
When I travel, for the most part, I use a travel agent. My travel agent is responsible for scheduling my travel arrangements which include checking me in for my flight and sending my itinerary and boarding pass. Using a travel agent can definitely reduce the amount of stress when scheduling flights for vacation. I also travel business class, so one of the perks is having designated, fast-track checked luggage. Overall this cuts down on stress and saves time.
My Carry-on Essentials
Although we all probably share the same travel necessities such as phone, tickets, wallet, passport, etc. here are a few of my carry-on essentials.
The worst thing is to be bored while flying. So, I like to make sure I have my laptop, iPad, and a nook tablet. I love to have movies, e-books, articles and podcast downloaded, so I have multiple options to keep myself entertained when it’s time for takeoff. Don’t forget to make sure you pack all of your chargers!
Wipes and Sanitizer Gel
Planes and Airports can be a breeding ground for Bactria. I try to reduce the number of surfaces I come into contact with, which is why I try to keep disinfectant wipes with me so I can wipe down my table once I am seated on the plane. No matter what class you sit in the table trays are one of the most neglected areas to be cleaned by previous passengers and airline crew. So, before working, drinking, or eating off the tray table, try to wipe them down before putting them to use. I also carry sanitizer gel just in case.
Settling my Nerves
Although I travel many times throughout the year, I am still a nervous flyer. Therefore, I like to arrive at the airport early enough to be able to sit in the lounge. I have never come across an airport lounge that provided an excellent wine selection, and I don’t drink beer. I will either have a glass of champagne or prosecco to settle my nerves before I board my flight.
However, the most essential beverage I must have at all times when flying is water to stay hydrated. I get especially dehydrated when flying, so I like to keep a large water bottle with me at all times.
Even though I check luggage, I avoid packing valuable items away in my checked bags. Things such as designer handbags, jewelry, and my laptop stay with me in my carry-on bag. Making room in my carry-on for my valuables gives me a little bit more peace of mind, and I won’t have to worry about them if my checked bags are lost.
Change of clothes. I like to carry a complete change of clothes in my carry on as well. That way if my checked bags end up lost or arrive late to my destination I am able to change. It’s best always to be prepared I would rather have a change of clothes and not need it, then need a change of clothes and not have it. Try to bear in mind what you will be doing once you land. If you are going out to dinner soon after your arrival, make sure that you packed an appropriate spare outfit just in case.
When flying, I like to keep a few makeup products with me. Concealer is one of the few products that I carry with me so I can touch up on the go, I am currently using NARS radiant creamy concealer in Custard.
I also keep bronzer with me I use the Charlotte Tilbury Film Star bronzer, not only does it come with a bronzer but it also comes with a highlighting powder as well. I also like to keep lip balm with me my current favorite is this Rosebud Strawberry lip balm, it is very hydrating and makes my lips so soft.
The last makeup product I like to pack is lipstick. I keep a minimum of 2-3 lipsticks so I have variety and can choose depending on my mood. I tend to use nude lipsticks because they are timeless and classy. Lip colors such as L’Oréal lip pencil in the shade “Bois de Rose and Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes collection are a few choices I carry with me.
What are some of your favorite carry-on items that you keep close by when traveling?
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