Packing Guide: Carry-On Must Have Items

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Whenever I travel, packing my carry-on is very important. However, it sometimes changes – whether it is a long-distance or short-distance flight.  Find out what I pack when I have long-distance flights.

Here is my Packing Guide: Carry-On Must Have Items for long distance flights. Find out what to do before an international flight.

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Carry-on only. What to pack, the ultimate guide. Travel

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A big handbag and often also a wheeled small underseater – for the more sporty ones I recommend a backpack

Plastic bag with a zipper for liquids – more eco-friendly and handy if you travel often is this clear travel toiletry bag

Passports and documents

Pens and a small journal

Entertainment / Tech Gear

I have my laptop with me whenever I fly, as I can work etc.

A while ago, I thought my tablet is the most useless item I bought in a while – since I can download from Netflix (and thus watch my shows offline) I have found one good argument bringing my tablet with me whenever I travel

Mobile – without doubt, one of my most useful and important (travel) item

Camera– I love taking shots from my window seat – and since I take valuables with me, this is in my carry-on bag

I have to admit, that I still don’t have a kindle, so a “real” book is often an essential

What would a flight be without music? If I love one thing more than traveling it is actually listening to music with my iPod

Power Charger – how long does your phone battery last? Not long? neither does mine, so the power charger is an essential.

Wondering what you can do to survive a long-distance flight? Click here to find out what I do so I won´t die of boredom.

Comfort / Clothes

Neck Pillow – my best friend when traveling for more than 4 hours

Warm socks which are also stylish

I personally do not use a sleep mask but a must-have for many travelers

A big and warm scarf is my absolute must-have (which I can use for different purposes)

Flat shoes which can be easily taken off

A comfortable cardigan which I use occasionally as an extra blanket

For long-distance flights, compression socks are a must

I have dry eyes and so eye drops are a must for me

Beauty / Stay Fresh

Dry shampoo – though I do not use it normally it is perfect after long-distance flights

My favorite hair brush (especially for longer hair) – or if you have less space take a comb

Refreshing towelettes – though I think they are not eco-friendly sometimes they are just essential and a must.

Face cream (which I also use as a hand cream) – the only cream I could not live without.

A small cosmetic bag for your makeup

Peppermint drops or chewing gums (though I heard chewing gums are not good when you fly, so probably stick to peppermint drops

Deodorant – I don’t think, I need to explain this further 🙂

Hair ties – I hate my hair open when I am in the plane

Toothbrush and toothpaste should also be self-explanatory

I do not wear much makeup normally, rouge powder mascara are my lifesavers, though

I am normally sick when I fly and always have some tissues with me

So, girls (and boys) hope, this list is comprehensive and all important items are listed. If I have forgotten something leave a comment, so I can add it.

Safe travels wherever you are headed! Arzo

Find out what to do before an international flight.

Wondering what you can do to survive a long-distance flight? Click here to find out what I do so I won´t die of boredom and check out Lia´s advice what not to pack for a long-term travel.

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