Everything you will ever need in your Travel Carry-On Bag or Hand Luggage for a Flight – Travel Essentials
Do you know your travel carry-on essentials? What you need in your hand luggage and what can go as checked luggage for a flight?
Well my mama always said when I was heading to boarding school;
“make sure you take everything so that when you get there, you got everything.”
The thing is, you cant carry everything in your carry on…Why?
Because whatever you carry must fit in an overhead bin on the flight and every airline has a weight limit for that as well.
Right now as you read this we are probably 1000s of miles enroute to an amazing Dreamtrip! Did we pack the kitchen sink? Nope…
Everybody we know loves to travel. We probaly have the travel bug real bad…But we aint complaining. We consider this a major blessing. One you too deserve?
By gosh, we have had our fair share of trips, flights, both short and long! What with living in Europe and having family in Africa, USA, Asia…Working in various continents. We get about quite a bit.
Doesnt hurt that we love to travel and are part of a global travel community.
And nothing excites us more than “planning our next trip on a trip…” In otherwords book a vacation from a vacation. More like book a spa day after a your return trip! Usually stressing because you are worrying about getting back to work, school etc.
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Its similar to what we learnt in a mastermind at one of our home business events. BAMFAM…Not a swear word I swear (pun intended). It simply means:
Book A Meting From A Meeting
But thats not what we are talking about today. To learn more about building a sustainable home business visit our sister blog juleskalpauli.com. Where you will find unique techniques to build a solid team and residual income in a homebased business from the ground up!
Anyhoo…back to whats in my carry-on right…!
Frankly speaking with all the trips, we have made over the last 20+ years, we have bags of experience with packing like air hostesses! We also have been travelling with our children since they were infants so we know what to pack for children too! And also what not to pack for your vacation or fun trip!
Rule of thumb: make sure you can comfortably carry your bag for at least 2 blocks, without feeling the strain.
Avoid carrying in your hand luggage stuff that doesnt add to your comfort if anything happens that shouldnt! Better still make sure each item you put in your hold all brings you joy!
Invest in a light backpack with wheels for when you just want to drag it and Check if it fits international carry on measures! We bought some from Aldi UK would you believe it!
So in today’s post we focus on your in-flight travel carry-on essentials.
Travel Carry-On Essentials – Our Definitive List
We are sure you got some truly unique bits and bobs to pack for your next vacay or business trip right! Well there are 2 final things we never go anywhere without.
#1. Our #YSBH sign below! It is a staple in our bags, car, carry-on etc.
#2. And our Neck Pilllows such life savers on crumped economy seats!
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52 thoughts on “Travel Carry-on Essentials – Everything you need in a Hold all!”
Really great and helpful post. I will have to use these tips on my next vacation.
Happy to Inspire Luci 🙂
For me I would say power bank for my mobile phone and a list of good songs and videos in my phone 🙂 But otherwise I think you have listed out some the wisest option one should consider while travelling.
We cant leave our power bank in this era now can we, Thanks Akshay 🙂
These past few days I heard many good reviews about essential oils and I’m so interested
I agree with Ashley! I try not to check a bag unless it’s free , i’ve become pretty efficient at packing in a carry on only for short trips!
Its essential to pack for the occasion Abbi and we are glad you do!
Great list!! I need to refer to this for my next trip!!
Happy to Inspire Ruthie 🙂
I think the only time I actually checked a bag was when I went to Europe. All other places, I like to believe I am a carry on queen! One carryon, and a personal item is my jam! My purse is always a nice midsize tote, and I can fit everything from a fancy dress and heels, to active wear and everything in between. It’s funny how I seem to overpack, with just a carry on! Enjoy your next adventure!
I travel light – just my laptop, a few sundresses, and my phone! I usually ONLY pack a carry on!
This is such a great post. My essential for me that I won’t forget is my deodorant. Lol!!
I love hearing about what other people pack in their carry ons! I always like to make sure I have a few essential toiletries and a change of clothes in case anything happens to my luggage, plus I like being able to freshen up when I arrive at the airport in my destination!
We do too Danielle 🙂 Awlays great to freshen up before heading inland!
I love the rule ‘be able to walk two blocks comfortably with your bag’. Never thought of that but makes SO much sense. Awesome 😀
Yes Tatiana, n case you have to. Some airports like Amsterdam and Atlanta are miles of real estate and you might have to walk that distance with your Hand luggage…you better be fit enough or travel light! 🙂
Loved reading it. My travel essentials are hand sanitizers, neck pillow, red lipstick, power bank, deodorant & comfy T shirts, sweatshirt
Woohoo we agree Thanks for stopping by Meghna
Very essential and informative post. I usually try to pack days ahead as to not forget anything and usually end up forgetting the basics as you need to use them up until the morning of your travels. Thanks for sharing this, I will be using your tips!
I havent traveled on a plane in so long but even when I travel by car I tend to not over pack and pack lightly for both me and my family.
Get it done Rose, You will love flying again! 🙂
I love to travel and I frequently travel with my two littles. I have pretty much gotten packing our travel-on down to a science finally. It sounds like you do too!
The one thing I always always forget when flying is a neck pillow! I will need to use this post next time I travel!
Looks like winner, that neck pillow 🙂
Very truue, thank you !!
You are welcome Nawal!
I am so glad I came accross this post as I am flying with just handluggage at the end of october!
A neck pillow is definitely one of my essentials too, especially for a long flight! Another essential for me is definitely my Kindle so I can read to pass the time.
I am still a good old hard book gal, but my neck pillow goes with me even on roadtrips! 🙂
Ah maan, I left my neck pillow on my last flight out and was super annoyed by that. Didn’t have it on the way back. Ungh. Found some new ones at a travel store I’ll have to invest in though, they look great.
We always make sure we have our neck pillows the children have a knack for leaving things where they sit so we double check 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
I always make sure i have a change of clothes in my carry on. I have had my luggage lost before.
Sorry to hear about your luggage woes Shannon. Glad you got value 🙂
I haven’t been on a flight in many years although at some point I am flying to a destination where my daughter and son in law will renew their vows. I like comfort and have never thought of a neck pillow, thank-you!
[ Laughs ] I didn’t know that you had sensitive teeth.
Lolol neither did I Renard 🙂
I am very deliberate when packing my carry on. These days you never know if your checked on luggage will get there so it is best to strategically pack that carry on bag.
Exactly Mardene. And we sometimes get left behind and our luggage goes ahead of us. It happened to us recently on a trip from Kigali! Not good I tell you!
An essential for me is deodorant and a good book. 🙂
Ohh yeah a good book thats a must 🙂
I really don’t travel, but if I have to have a must have, it would be my phone! LOL
We guess a phone is pretty much now a part of modern life 🙂 Digital travel hello!
Carry-on essentials for me = GUM! lol!! Yep, I cannot live without a piece of gum in my mouth! 😉
Gum lol. its always in my handbag…!
This is always and mostly bring out when we get out of town or outdoors. This post is really amazing!
Glad you got value Kelly! 🙂
My carry-on contains my makeup/hygiene kit, my medicines, gadgets, and our nebulizer. We never leave home without it. 😀
Haaa makeup Czjai….I used to not go anywhere without it…Now I dont go anywhere without it lol 🙂
I cannot survive without my pouch packed with facial wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, and more. It’s definitely always going to be a part of my carry on. I think it’s important that you have all the things that you need during the trip, the immediate ones.
Yes indeed its important to carry what you consider essential Carol. Thanks for sharing with us.
It usually depends on where I’m going but most of the time you’re going to find my hygiene kit in my carry on, aside from that, I have the usual which is my phone, passport, wallet and all that. It’s good to have the essentials with you in case something’s going to happen.
We truly agree with a hygiene kit and al the suggestions you gave. Glad you agree 🙂
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