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We all have that moment when we don’t know or confuse on what to pack on our carry on luggage.
Here are the various travel essentials and accessories that I truly recommend that you must have in your carry on suitcase.
It was a trial and error process, believe it or not, I was one of those travellers who can’t pack light at all.
Over the years of travelling, I have managed to refine my travel packing checklist on what to bring and what not to pack in my carry on bag.
Travel Essentials List: What to Pack for Carry On Luggage Like A Boss Contents
- We all have that moment when we don’t know or confuse on what to pack on our carry on luggage.
- How to pack a backpack or suitcase for your carry-on luggage:
- Here’s the list of my recommended travel essentials and accessories to pack for your carry-on luggage:
- 1. Travel document holder/wallet
- 2. Clear plastic ziplock bag
- 3. Travel kit hand lotion
- 4. Travel size hand sanitizer
- 5. Travel wet wipes
- 6. Power bank
- 7. USB cable
- 8. Universal travel adapter
- 9. TSA approved lock
- 10. Eye mask
- 11. Kindle
- 12. Travel pillow
- 13. Medicine bag
- 14. Camera Kit
- 15. Small packing cubes
- 16. Earphones
- 17. Comfortable cardigan
- 18. Large Scarf
- 19. Travel leg compression socks
- 20. Basic travel cosmetics
- 21. Stick Deodorant
- 22. Shampoo bar
Curating your ultimate packing list for your travel is very important to make sure that you have all the necessary items that you will need. Moreover, this will also guarantee that you will be saving all the precious space and weight that suits your airline allowance.
How to pack a backpack or suitcase for your carry-on luggage:
One of my travel packing tips and tricks is to use travel packing cubes. This will make your carry-on luggage organise and make you through easily during airport security inspections.
If you travel light or travelling with your hand luggage only, of course, you want to save the precious space. Roll your clothes and use a travel vacuum sack. This method will remove all the air and keep everything snug.
Here’s the list of my recommended travel essentials and accessories to pack for your carry-on luggage:
1. Travel document holder/wallet
Travel wallet completely changed how I organise my valuables on my carry-on luggage. This is where I keep my passports, boarding pass, cards, luggage keys, hotel reservations confirmations and other valuable documents and trinkets that I need. This will save you from a lot of hassle rummaging inside your bag looking for a piece of paper or luggage keys.
2. Clear plastic ziplock bag
All liquids should be kept inside the clear plastic zip lock bag. The recommended size is 20 cm x 20 cm. You can only bring 100ml liquid in each container that must fit comfortably inside the clear zip lock bag.
All UK airports have a designated area to sort out your liquids and put them in the clear plastic zip lock bag. I personally have a few extra zip lock bags in my hand luggage. They come in handy for wet clothes, soap and just in case your ziplock bag get rips.
3. Travel kit hand lotion
Hand lotion is a must in my carry-on hand luggage. My hands easily gets tried on a cold climate or just after I wash it. So it’s always handy to have one on your carry-on suitcase.
4. Travel size hand sanitizer
Cleanliness is paramount especially when you are travelling. I always have a pocket hand sanitizer in my carry-on luggage as a safety and hygiene measure before I have my meal or snacks while travelling.
5. Travel wet wipes
Since I’m more particular when it comes to hygiene when travelling, I always make sure that I have travel wet wipes on my carry on luggage. It’s handy for re-freshing up during long flights or just for any reasons (even for doing your business!).
6. Power bank
I do have a few gadgets with me when I travel, as a blogger having a good power bank is vital. Most especially for long haul flights or layover.
7. USB cable
8. Universal travel adapter
Universal Travel Adapter is essential when you are travelling with a few gadgets. It is handy to have one in your carry-on luggage. Just check prior to your departure on what type of travel adapter you need for your destination. Alternatively, get a universal travel adapter.
10. Eye mask
I love reading. I always bring my kindle when I go travelling. This helps me to kill time in the airport and during the flight if we don’t have any in-flight entertainment.
13. Medicine bag
I always bring a little medicine bag on my carry-on luggage. This consist of just the basic pain killers like paracetamol, diarrhoea tablets, Antacid tablets and ibuprofen. I always make sure that I have this handy in case I suddenly feel unwell. I can sometimes be challenging or expensive to buy this abroad, so I always take some with me.
I also love listening to my audiobooks whenever I travel. So I always make sure that I have my earphones with me in my carry-on luggage.
17. Comfortable cardigan
I always have a cardigan in my carry-on packing list. This is very handy most especially during the flight or during an evening transit at the airport.
18. Large Scarf
Another must-have in my carry-on packing list is a big scarf! It is super helpful most especially for ladies just for a quick cover up or just to keep you warm. It will also come in handy in case you will travel or visit a religious and conservative destination or sites.
19. Travel leg compression socks
Save yourself from the nasty Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) due to the limited movement for a long period of time, most especially on a long haul flight. It is always great to wear one these during your long haul flight.
20. Basic travel cosmetics
21. Stick Deodorant
I always use a stick deodorant when I’m travelling. This is more convenient than using a spray one. It will save you a lot of hassle in the airport security.
22. Shampoo bar
I also use and bring a shampoo bar just in case there’s none in the hotel or accommodation where I’ll be staying. It is also environmentally friendly! Less plastic bottle that will go to waste.
That’s it! I hope that helped you as well in finalising your ultimate carry on the travel packing list.