I have been traveling a lot over the past month. From Toronto to New York to San Francisco to Los Angeles, I am pretty much on a plane about once a week these days! This week, I am traveling to Dallas, Texas. Recently, I have been asked by many what do I put in my carry on? I usually tend to overpack my carry on because one of my biggest fears is becoming bored while in the air, but lately I have been kinder to my tote bags (and shoulders!) by packing a little bit lighter. Here are some of my necessities:
~ Passport – Even if I am not traveling over or across the border, I prefer to use my passport as a source of identification for security.
~ Planner – Typically wherever I am going there is a schedule set, and I am OCD when it comes to keeping my schedule organized and at my fingertips (I think I became this way after my busy reign as Miss USA)
~ Mophie Juice Pack Plus Case – This battery case is a life saver. Since I am always on the go and stopping plus searching for an outlet to charge my phone isn’t always an option, this phone case charges my phone over 120%!
~ Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones & iPod Nano – The key words are in the name of the headphones – noise cancelling. It tunes out any sounds (engine noises, screaming children, etc) and is perfect for listening to music on my iPod or watching a movie on my computer.
~ Laptop & charging cord – I tend to choose flights on airlines that have wifi (such as American, Virgin America, and Southwest) so I can work while in the air.
~ In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn – I always bring a book to read when I travel, not just for flights but also to read before I go to sleep. Currently I am reading In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn by Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger. If you are a history nerd, especially a Tudor history nerd, this book is a must!
~ Notebook – I tend to get inspired at the most random times during the day and I like having my notebook handy to jot them down.
~ Boscia Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture SPF 30 – I tend not to wear makeup when I fly unless I have something very important as soon as I land. But flying can dehydrate your skin, so I bring my moisturizer onboard with me and apply mid-flight.
For a carry on bag, I like to use my new monogrammed St. Anne Tote from Barrington Gifts. I also carry on my Nikon camera in its own separate camera bag with its respective lenses.
Shop my carry on necessities below:
Love hearing about your travels and tips!
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