When we are heading off there are just some things that need to be kept on hand and because our backpacks are too big to be carryons we make sure that all of our necessities fit into our day bags. On top of being a great carryon, our day bags are essential to travel. We carry everything in them and they are just super convenient.
Sunny's Carry On
Even if I could pack my MacBook Air in my backpack and check it I wouldn’t, it’s not something I am prepared to lose. Luggage gets thrown around like crazy and airlines are not responsible for damaged valuables.
I keep all my cords together and organized so I don’t lose my mind trying to figure out where I packed everything.
Some planes don’t have plugs, which is inconvenient, however, we always come prepared with our portable chargers in case our devices die along the way.
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This doubles as a blanket or a pillow depending on what you need it to be and is a versatile item for a beach holiday!
Water is so important all the time, but particularly when you are sitting at an elevated altitude. Planes are often very dry as well and can cause jetlag, but water fights back for you. Stay hydrated my friends. I love my S’well Bottles!
Spare socks & undies (just in case luggage gets lost)
We have been very lucky this far with not losing our luggage, but we have all heard of horror stories, and having a fresh pair of socks and undies is just comfort for me.
Your feet can end up smelling bad from sweaty feet (especially on long haul flights). Switch your socks and contain that smell!
For spontaneous list-making (or blog ideas).
You will probably have to fill out a declaration form, it’s always best to travel with your own pen.
Documents & IDs
Some countries want a physical printed copy of your visa, others perhaps need confirmation of where you will be staying, I keep all of these documents tucked away with my laptop just in case. I also carry our passports and other essential identification.
I prefer the comfort of big fluffy ones, but I love the size of inflatable neck pillows. Whatever you are comfortable with, we always recommend a neck pillow to help you get some rest on your flight.
We don’t usually have prescriptions, however, I always carry pain kills, cold and allergy medication and a basic first aid kit in my carryon just in case. There is nothing worse than getting a headache during a flight and touching down miserable!
Lotions, shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, etc.
Makeup, feminine products, razors, Deodorant, etc.
Credit cards & emergency cash
The backup stuff just in case Matty loses his wallet (again).
Matty's Carry On
You can bring some of your own snacks through airport security, or buy them once you have made it through security at a premium rate (ouch!). Granola bars, crackers, and sealed gummies usually make our list.
As mentioned before, smelly feet happen. I store both of our smelly socks together in one bag.
Anything that didn’t fit in the backpacks that we need goes into Matty’s carryon.
Once again, just a standard piece of travel equipment.
Overflow liquids that would have exceeded Sunny’s allowance.
Deodorant, Electric clippers, etc.
All the Cash $$$
Everyone should carry one while travelling.