Is there a more exciting feeling than the night before you are about to jet set of on an epic holiday? We absolutely love travelling and tomorrow, Emelie is off on her 1 month-long honeymoon. Travelling to Australia and then continue her journey to Thailand.
I literally cannot wait! I have never been this far away from home and although I have been lucky enough to travel to fantastic locations through work, I have never done the “travelling thing”.
Although I adore visiting new countries love discovering new places, long haul flights can be quite exhausting. Sometimes knowing what to pack can be a bit tricky especially when it comes to your on board luggage. To ensure your travel experience is as comfortable as possible, there are a few carry on items I think could make your trip much more enjoyable and comfortable.
Here are my list of Long Haul Travel Essentials I would not travel without.
Running out of juice on your phone is never good but it’s especially so when you are stuck on a long haul flight. The charge I use can recharge your flat phone battery 5 times over which is amazing. I actually never leave the house without mine which says a lot about how addicted to my smart phone I am!
Another electrical essential. Whether you wanting to watch the on flight entertainment or listen to your favourite audio book, your headphones should never be forgotten when you travel. They are also great at cancelling out any unwanted nosy, yes I’m talking about the mega chatty seat neighbour! I recently purchased these Betron headphones online and they are fantastic and super affordable.
Notepad and pen
Personally I don’t really like taking notes on my phone as I seem to add notes in different places and tend to forget where I wrote them down so having a notepad and a pen is definitely a travel essential for me. I like making lists and sometimes I have my most creative ideas when I’m not trying to be creative so having a notepad to hand is really useful. I also like to writing down ideas for blog posts or ideas for other type of content in the old school way of using pen and paper. It’s also great to have your own pen in case you need to fill in any forms etc.
Perfect way to shut out the world around you and have a nap. Unnecessary light can really affect the way we sleep so having an eye mask especially when flying for me is a must.
Under Eye eye patches
The last thing you want when you arrive at your destination is to look tired and that’s why I always bring a soothing eye mask when I travel. These soothing eye-pads will reduce any puffiness and refresh the delicate skin under the eyes to make you feel fresh after a long flight. It’s such a nice way to relax at the end of your flight too, just pop them on and sit back and relax.
I really don’t want to start my holiday off with messy unruly hair so my little compact Tangle Teezer is definitely coming with me in my hand luggage.
Long haul flights are long and personally have the issue that my skin tends to get a little red when I fly. I don’t know if its due to the air or what but I always pack my concealer so I can re- apply before stepping of the plane.
Another of my “must have” beauty essentials when I fly. The air in airplanes is really drying for my skincare so olive just spritzing some of my Avenue thermal water spray during the flight to keep my skin looking fresh and moisturised.
Lip Balm and hand cream
I hate having dry lips and dry hands and just like my face, the air on board planes really dry my skincare out hence why I always pack my lip balm and hand cream to have with me during the flight.
As we are on the topic of hydration I’d say I always feel dehydrated after a long flight. I recently discovered Phizz which is a effervescent tablet that combines a hydration mixture with electrolytes, vitamins and minerals which will help you rehydrate, make you feel energised and helps your body fight tiredness and fatigue.
I never bring my perfume when I travel as I prefer to use body mists once in holiday. I love the Ted Baker Blush Pink Body Mist as its really fresh and fruity and its a perfect little travel size.
Is it just me or are planes always cold?! I always wear a huge blanket scarf so I can cosy on up in my seat, put my eye mask on and listen to my Spotify play list and relax.
My absolute let hate is to have cold feet so I always pack a pair of fluffy warm socks when I’m flying, even if I’m heading to a warmer climate as mentioned before, planes are so cold, bbbrrrr.
Inflatable neck pillow
One of my favourite things in the world is having a snooze and I’m lucky enough to be able to nap pretty much anywhere if I’m comfortable. I found this inflatable neck pillow on amazing and I absolutely love it. It’s so comfy and because it’s inflatable it’s a real space saver plus it was only £12. 95, bargain!
I have really sensitive eyes, and although I don’t use contact lenses they tend to feel quite dry when I’m tired, so I always carry a little bottle of eye drops in my make-up bag.
Once I’ve had a nap, had my snack and become tired of listening to my audio book I love just putting a relaxing playlist on Spotify and flick through a magazine. I still really enjoy a good old girly magazine.
I never, ever leave the house without a snack so I wouldn’t travel without packing something nice to nibble on. Currently obsessing over Dosiy & Dam vegan mini chocolate bar, it’s so tasty ☺️ I also packed some gluten-free crispbreads in-case I get hungry rather than peckish.
Toiletries and Outfit Change
This is something that I never used to pack in my carrying on luggage but it’s so nice to be able to have something to change into after a long flight. Flights make you feel muggy and a bit like you need a wash so what I normally do is just before I land, I nip into the toilet, brush my teeth, spray a little bit of dry shampoo in the roots, use some antibacterial wipes under my arms, spray some antiperspirants and change into a new outfit. It’s so nice to step off the plane feeling fresh and ready to start your adventure.
So there we have it, my Must Have Long Haul Essentials.
Until next time,
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