By EHM Feature Writer Ainslie Young
As a regular traveller, I know it’s easy to think that packing your hand-luggage can be a last minute task before you jet off for your fabulous event. But if you’re organised and you pack your carry-on strategically, I can guarantee it will make your journey a whole lot sweeter.
Here is a list of the six chic, healthy and functional essentials you must toss into your carry-on when travelling overseas for an event.
1. Water Bottle
We all know that flying dehydrates you, and regardless of the airline, the in-flight hosts never seem to serve enough water! To combat this I suggest you take your own water bottle (either empty or full, depending on the airport rules). This way you will have some H2O ready to go when you’re feeling thirsty!
2. Journal or Notebook
I don’t know about you but I find that I’m actually super creative and inspired when I step onto an aeroplane. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m essentially ‘disconnected’ from the internet and the world, but I madly scribble down my ideas during take off (and whilst your electronic devises must be switched off!).
3. Noise Cancelling Earphones
One of the best travel purchases I’ve even made is a pair of noise cancelling headphones. These babies actually allow you to clearly hear the inflight entertainment and block out the loud engine noise (and any screaming babies) when you’re trying to get some shut-eye.
4. Healthy Snacks
I’ve found the more I fly the less inclined I am to eat plane food (unless I’m in business class!). If aeroplane meals aren’t your thing, why not pack healthy snacks such as a piece of fruit, homemade granola bars or some trail mix to keep you feeling nourished.
It doesn’t matter where I’m flying or what the weather will be like at my destination, I always pack a scarf. Use your scarf to keep you cosy when the cabin temperature drops, roll it up so it can double as an extra pillow and then tie it around your neck as you exit the airport Jackie O style!
I always have an abundance of toiletries on the flight so I can feel as clean and fresh as possible on arrival. To ensure you feel a million dollars whilst in the air and when you touch down, consider packing face wipes, rose water spray, a pack of tissues, hand sanitizer, eye drops, lip balm, moisturiser, hand cream and roll on perfume. It’s a great idea to pack all of these beauty essentials in a see-through clip lock bag so you can easily get your liquids out when going through airport security.
Take these carry-on suggestions (literally) on board and get ready to hit your event feeling hot, energised and inspired!