The carry-on bag or backpack is SO important. I would even go that far and say that it is more important than your luggage..in some ways. Although I wouldn’t necessarily recommend a bag but rather a backpack, here are my carry-on essentials for traveling!
1. The Bag(pack)
..see what I did there ;) As I said, I wouldn’t use a bag, as it will hang heavy off of one shoulder and you will drown in the weight, carrying it everywhere. Just use a medium-sized backpack, it is easier to carry and chances are lower, that something falls out of it.
Notebook – Pen – Toiletries – Sunglasses
A small notebook and a pen to write, if something, anything, comes to your mind. The previously mentioned toiletries, to make you look fresh and more alive. And sunglasses, to keep your eyes from hurting, if you look straight into the sun while exiting the plane.
Pillow/Sweater/Jacket – Cozy Socks – Snacks
A cozy sweater or jacket, so that you don’t shiver throughout a plane flight or while traveling in winter. And socks, that your feet are kept nice and warm. Snacks obviously CAN’T be forgotten!
4. Never Forget
Money – Travel Documents – (Portable) Charger – Headphones
Well that you need your documents aka passport, boarding card,etc is obvious. Money, to buy a snack or pay the taxi. A charger in case you used your electronics too much and headphones, for the awesome music on your phone or the movies on the plane.
Laptop – Phone – Camera – (e)Book
Laptop, depending on what for a person you are. I use it to edit, write, hear, watch…A camera, or your phone lens, to remember the trip you took. A book, or two, depending on how fast you read and how long you travel. To not get bored. I prefer real books over eBooks…And who doesn’t have their phone with them?
As I still need a good backpack to travel, what do you use???
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