Travel

Airplane Essentials

July 21, 2015

Packing for travel is totally different than packing for your trip. I don’t need two pairs of jeans on the plane, but I definitely need at least two books. See, totally different!

What you pack for your car/bus/train/plane ride will depend on what kind of entertainment you like. Personally, I love reading and doing crosswords. And yes, I have been called an old soul, thank you very much!

Here is a little list of what I’ll pack, along with what I wear, when it’s travel day.

  • Shoes that can slip off easily (for quicker security checks)
  • Jacket or sweatshirt (because it’s always freezing once your plane hits altitude)
  • Scarf. I always plan my travel outfit around a scarf so I can use it as a makeshift eye mask/blanket
  • Empty water bottle. You can’t bring liquids through security, but once you’re through, you can fill up with water all you like.
  • Gum. My ears have problems with planes. Gum helps.
  • Chapstick. Cause planes dry everything out. (Some people recommend bringing a little spray bottle to spritz your face with water while you fly. That’s a bit too intense for me, but you may love it!)
  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Books/Nook. I’m generally a hard copy book person, but on longer flights, I tend to opt for my Nook since I know I’ll go through a few books. Ah, who am I kidding, I totally still bring books!
  • Fully-charged iPod and headphones. There’s nothing worse than wanting to drown out the noises of a plane only to find out you’re out of battery.

I also take any important electronics with me on the plane, such as my camera or a computer. It gets cold in the baggage area, and I never want to take any chances with technology.

Alright, what am I missing you guys?

1 Comment

  • Reply Your favorite co-worker Jen! July 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I always bring some sort of Tylenol (especially if one is sensitive to altitude change) and snacks (I’ll admit I don’t want to pay the outrageous airport tax for food)

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