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Carry-On Travel Essentials

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 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.

2. Extras

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.

3. Comfort

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.

5. Entertainment

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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Carrie-On Toiletrie Essentials

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The ultimate essentials for a long travel journey! You may need more things, but I like to pack as little and small as possible. And these are the things I always need!

Never forget these essentials for your quick reachable toiletries…!!


1. Make-Up – Here try to really ONLY pack the things you need. For me, that is my favourite go-to mascara and q-tips, in case I mess up. Maybe a brow-filler and lip-balm, but that’s it!

2. Brush – Because if you are not a fan of buns or pony-tails or you meet somebody special after a long flight, you shouldn’t have a bad-hair day! You don’t need to pack a big brush though. Just  a travel-sized one or a small comb.

3. Hair-Ties and Bobby-Pins – This is a must-have for me, because I hate having my hair in my face during a (maybe stressfull) check-in or for any longer than 4 hours actually…

4. Moisturizer – Trust me, having dry hands is no fun! So make sure to pack something to keep your hands (and face) moisturized.

5. Desinfection – For in-between meals or if the soap in the washrooms is empty. Keep the nasty bacteria away! You can buy desinfecting tissues too..

6. Back-Ups – By this I mean contact lenses in case you loose one or whipes for glasses if you are like me and are ever good at cleaning them ;) And maybe a small dental floss, just in case.

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