6 Things I Always Pack in My Carry On

It’s the simple things that make a difference. Here are the 6 things I always carry on when flying:


I slip these into my ears and though it doesn’t block out the noise completely (you still need to hear things) it does create a more placid existence while in the hurly burly world of an airport terminal.

6 Things I Always Carry On a Plane

My Own Tea

I like a good strong cup of tea in the morning and I don’t trust my ability to form complete sentences to just any tea they give out.

6 Things I Always Carry On a Plane

Hydrating Spray

A must for any flight over three hours.  A light mist of rose water spray does wonders in re-hydrating your dry, tired airplane face.  You’ll feel and look fresher for the rest of the flight.  Remember to get a small size (under three ounces) so you can pack it in your carry-on bag.

6 Things I Always Carry On a Plane

Eye Mask

I always catch-up on sleep on planes.  An eye mask makes that possible.  Don’t get one too tight or you’ll wake up with those embarrassing lines across your nose and under your eyes.

6 Things I Always Carry On a Plane


I honestly don’t know what I’d do without my “Tony.”  Melatonin is really for long-haul flights only, but what I love about it is that it occurs naturally in your body so you’re not taking a drug, and it doesn’t completely knock you out like a sleeping pill.  It just relaxes you, like you had a nice hot bath.

6 Things I Always Carry On a Plane

Fuzzy Socks

As soon as I get on the plane my shoes and socks come off (discretely as I really hate to subject my seatmate to my tired feet) and then on goes the fuzzy wuzzies!  Your feet really do swell on a flight and it’s good to give them some breathing room.  However, when using restroom never walk in with just your socks because that bathroom floor is pretty gross.  Some men have a tough time with their aim if you know what I mean.

6 Things I Always Carry On a Plane

What are your favorite things to take on a plane when you travel?

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