As I was packing for Colorado yesterday, I didn't even have to think twice about what I threw into my carry on. I always take the same exact things so it's just second nature! These 8 must haves keep me comfy, entertained and happy during a flight. Here's what you can find in my go-to carry on bag...
ONE | Facial Spray: A must have! I have chronically dry skin and flying just exaggerates it. I like to mist some of this stuff on my face before and after we land, and even mid-flight if my skin is thirsty. Hand lotion is a must, too.
TWO | Portable Phone Charger: I don't have an iPad (I know, I'm so behind!) and don't like to lug my laptop around, so I use my phone for any technology entertainment. My battery always seems to drain at airports so having this adorable portable charger is definitely necessary. It's also really nice to have once you arrive to your destination, since you're usually out and about all day.
THREE | Scarf/Wrap: Layering is key while traveling as airplanes always seem to be the coldest place ever. A scarf or wrap (this one is an amazing price) is such an easy thing to throw on, but also toss into your bag when you arrive.
FOUR | Eye Drops: Nothing makes your face look more tired than dry, red eyes. Viseine is another before and after flight ritual for me. I swear I'm not high maintenance ;)
FIVE | Water Bottle: I'm constantly drinking water so I always have a water bottle with me. I love this one because it's super lightweight (and cute). Staying hydrated will help with dryness issues, too.
SIX | Headphones: Is there anything worse than getting settled on the plane and realizing you forgot your headphones?! I just have basic ones, but I'm seriously crushing on these that are noise cancelling. After getting this speaker for Christmas that I'm obsessed with, I now see the benefit in springing for pricier ones.
SEVEN | Good Book: Reading is my favorite in flight activity. I brought this and this to read in Colorado and I can't wait to get into them.
EIGHT | Neck Pillow: Because sometimes reading can put you to sleep ;) We bought one of these before Hawaii and bring it with us on every vacation now.
Well, we're officially off! I'll be back to blogging next Tuesday with a full recap, but be sure to follow along on Instagram (@ka5ohare) or Snapchat (@kavanderploeg) in the mean time. And make sure to send me any Breckenridge/Denver recommendations you may have! Happy Wednesday!