It’s hard to avoid getting on a flight if you want to travel and see the world. It’s not always a pleasant experience…. but through my own previous travels, I’ve learned to keep these items with me. They do make a difference in how refreshed I am when I land….even if it’s a red-eye flight with connection like I typically do when I travel to the Caribbean.
- Moisturizers… lip balm, body lotion, eye drops… everything to keep myself hydrated..
- Reusable Water Bottle… Hydration is Key when traveling on flights. It reduces jet-lag, and keeps your immune system up. I bring an empty bottle before I go through TSA security lines.. and I always refill after security at “hydration stations” that are getting installed at many major airports. Plus, allows me to stay green during my trip with my own reusable water bottle.
- Ear plugs… I use the air pressure reduction earplugs…and find them helpful with noise reduction as well
- Wet Wipes… Not that I’m such a germ-phobic, but those tray tables and arm rests are certainly not the cleanest thing. Last thing I need is to get sick while I’m on vacation!
- Masks—eye mask and disposable medical face mask. I will never forget one time sitting next to another traveler suffering from a cold who couldn’t stop sneezing, and of course, he didn’t have a mask. So, to protect myself and others, I always bring a mask.
- Snacks…I always pack some of my favorite snacks that I can indulge in while reading or watching an in-flight movie. They seem to make any flight a little more enjoyable.
- Entertainment…I bring some magazines that I’ve been wanting to read and don’t need to bring back home.
- Headphones…noise canceling headphones work wonders when sleeping, when I want to concentrate on reading or listening to soothing music. They also provide better sound for the in-flight movies.
- USB Cable and Back Up Battery Charger..to make sure my devices are ready to use when I land.
- An extra layer...a scarf, pashmina, or a jacket. I like a window seat which are often chilly at high altitude. Having that small item to help keep the chill off, especially at night, is a comfort.
Do we share similar tips? Please do let me know what I’m missing out on! Happy travels to all!