Even for an experienced globe galloper, looking down the barrel at a 10 hour plus (plus, plus!) flight can be daunting, and you want to be super prepped! So here are a few of my favorite items that you may not have thought of that are great additions to any carry on bag.
I never leave on a long-haul airplane trip without these things:
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A Tide Stick or Shout Wipes
(in individual towelette wrappers)
…because I don’t know about you, but if there’s an opportunity to spill crap all over myself, I will! And these are thin enough and small enough to fit in the tiniest purse. (These fit into the everyday category, not just for long halls!)
(for sleep regulation or jet lag)
I’m just not an Ambien girl, so I always opt for the natural, herbal route for sleep aids.
(for cold and flu prevention)
I absolutely swear by the stuff and never, EVER travel without a few bottles! The second you feel a sore throat or sniffles coming on (it always happens to me when I fly), take a few droppers of this nasty-tasting stuff and you’ll be safe from sickness. You can buy it in capsule form, but it’s not nearly as potent as buying it as a liquid in the tinctures. You can find it at Whole Foods or any health food store.
Now, I know this is made for men, but it has a pretty unisex, clean sent. Of all the deodorants I’ve ever tried, this is the only one that does not disappoint! After a crazy long flight, you still arrive smelling fresh and clean. Never let them see you sweat, and never let them smell you coming!
(in the 1.9 oz travel size)
By far the best dry shampoo spray I’ve ever used, and boy have I tried them all! I’ve got a trashcan full of dry shampoo spray carcasses. This buys an extra day or two out of your good hair day, and less hair maintenance means more time enjoying your vacation!
A tiny bottle of potent peppermint liquid. So much smaller than a tin of mints and definitely stronger. Two drops deliver long-lasting minty freshness when waking up with dragon breath after a long flight. I keep a tiny bottle in every bag and purse so I don’t lose them.
I like to wipe down my airline seat surroundings before I settle in, plus these wipes come in handy in a zillion ways!
Two main purposes: 1) a moisturizing, relaxing face mist to combat drying plane air; and 2) fights off those mystery odors coming from the stranger in front of you who’s eaten something that clearly doesn’t agree with his system.
My fave ever eye cream! It’s the most active I’ve ever tried, it absorbs quickly without being greasy, pleasantly plumps fine lines, and revives tired looking skin!