PACKING LIGHT & WRIGHT
All one truly needs is a passport and a phone! Yet these lists and tips will help you hit the ground running!
THE ULTIMATE ESSENTIALS PACKING LIST
Keep your skincare regime going by putting product in small travel size vials. Personally I have used Skinceuticals for years.
Note: Medications, expensive sunglasses & jewelry, and electronics mentioned above should never stay in checked luggage.
An eye mask is essential to block light and movement. plus it serves as a "Do Not Disturb" sign!
The air on flights is notoriously dry. To compensate I drink water to stay hydrated and bring a moisturizer for my face and hands.
Do not pack electronics in your checked luggage. download your movies and podcasts prior to take off or purchase internet.
I am not a fan of carrying travel pillows. however, for long international flights neck pillows are a good perk.
For longer flights I prefer my own earbuds or headphones to watch the airplane entertainment or listen to music on my phone.
I am hesitant to remove my shoes for fear my feet will swell and I will not be able to put them back on. I wear compression socks under a pair of warm socks.
In the past I put on a surgical mask when I heard a chorus of coughs and sneezes. Now in the COVID-19 era everyone should have a mouth covering.
To complete disembarkation documents, take notes, or play crossword puzzles.
More airlines are reducing amenities such as blankets. I recommend bringing a warm scarf.
A good pair of earplugs can safeguard your sleep from the typical plane noises. I Favor the soft foam variety; however, those with lanyards are easier to take in & out and keep track of.
Books & Mags
Put a dent in your magazine subscription inventory or download books on your Kindle for long flights.
If you miss the refreshment cart you will not be hungry if you have your own stash of goodies.
THE WRIGHT BAG
"ANYONE WHO NEEDS MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE IS A TOURIST, NOT A TRAVELER"
I can't live or travel without my Away Bigger carry-on. Supplemented with a weekender bag I can pack for two weeks or more.
HOW TO PACK
Deciding how to pack determines what you can pack. My personal style dictates my packing style. I adore dresses and frequent upscale restaurants and bars. Therefore, the wardrobe I bring tends to be dressier or structured, so I do not utilize the rolling method for most of my items.
Avoid tightly packing items that could potentially get indented or damaged.
Turn your clothes inside out prior to putting in your luggage in case liquids from your toiletries open in your bag.
Separate lighter clothes with tissues paper to avoid dye transfer from darker items.
This Video captures most of my techniques for getting everything I need within my roll aboard and personal item.