Keep these travel tips and items in mind for your on-board, carry-on stash to ensure you’re boarding the most relaxing flight of your life.
Completely block the light of day and fool yourself into thinking that night is upon you. This eye mask from Brookstone will help you rest easy next time you recline back for some in-flight zzzzzs. Zero-pressure eye cups let your eyes move freely and the ultra-plush velour fabric is as soft as can be. The universal elastic headband means this will fit anyone’s head circumference. Don’t want to spend $30+ on an eye mask? No problem – just fine one that’s comfortable for you and within your price range.
- Neck Pillow
There are always so many patterns, textures, fabrics, and styles to choose from, so find a neck pillow that suits your own style. We recommend neck pillows that don’t take up too much space and prefer the ones that can be inflated and deflated quickly, which make them easy to stow when you’re all finished resting.
Say goodbye to luggage that only has two wheels and don’t worry about a thing! This Samsonite Aspire Xlite 20” Spinner has four spinner wheels for easy mobility and rolls upright so there is no need for there to be any weight on your arm or shoulder. A large front-panel pocket is a great place to tuck away last minute items. Super lightweight, this bag only weighs 7.5 pounds when empty, so the weight of the suitcase won’t be an issue when you’re hoping to carry back all kinds of treats and treasures for your family members and kids.
Headphones these days can be as unique as your own fingerprints. In-ear earphones. Over the ear options. Wireless. Whatever! Compared to when you’re working out, you may want to travel with a different pair of headphones so you can be sure you’re able to reposition your head at any angle to get comfortable. If you’re looking for what is top-of-the-line, look no further than Quiet Comfort 35 by Bose. These are high-end, sleek, light weight, and comfortable to use even if you’re in the air for quite some time. Battery life can extend up to 20 hours with one charge. These headphones will last you forever and will always be your favorite. If you’re lucky enough to be in a lie flat seat, however, consider an in-ear headphone, especially if you’re a side-sleeper. That way you’re able to rest comfortable and won’t be bogged down with bulky over-the-head headphones.
- Hydrate with an Empty Water Bottle
Yes, you read that right. Bring an empty water bottle with you next time you travel so you can fill it up after you get past security, saving some precious dollars. Hydration is key when you’re traveling, so keep jet lag at a minimum by drinking up.
- Juice. (i.e.: Chargers)
Most airplanes are equipped with USB outlets these days, but bringing along a Mophie powerstation USB-C XXL will give you the extra juice when you need it the most. This 19,500mAh rechargeable battery is power to the max. Laptops can have up to 14 hours of extra battery life when you hook this little buddy up.
- Snacks & Breath Fresheners
The flight is long and your belly may be hungry. Include some snacks in your carry-on. Don’t forget packs of gum or mints to make sure when you deplane, you feel as minty and refreshed as possible.