TRAVEL: MY IN-FLIGHT TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
As you know, I love travelling and try to do it as often I can. This week, I'm headed off to Denmark again with the boy, with a week there and a week in London, it'll be great to get away from the tropical heat that is the everyday that I live in.
So I've decided to do a post on my in-flight essentials.
This is where I keep all the things I need on hand: passport, wallet, sweater, travel pillow, etc. These days, I've turned to backpacks for a more hands-free experience.
I used to be a big fan of duffle bags, but after loading them with a ton of stuff like electronics and other stuff (I really don't know what I put in that always makes it weigh a ton), I gave them up. Given that I run on the petite side, even for Asians, I realised that:
1. Rolling suitcases take a load of weight off my shoulders.
2. I can compartmentalise everything in my typical OCD way.
- SHOP BAGS -
Neck aches from weird sleep positions on flights are far from the best way to start a holiday, so my travel pillow is absolutely necessary and an item that I never leave behind.
[Get yours at Cabeau]
I recently received this pair of KLANG headphones from Sudio Sweden and I now consider them an integral part of my travel arsenal. They boast amazing sound quality and the best part: they block out airplane noise like no other.
[Use the code 'LaurenAlexa15' to get 15% off any Sudio earphones]
I got this pair of headphones from Frends a couple of years ago and still love them as much as ever. The leather is so supple and soft, but as with most over-ear models, they tend to get a bit cumbersome after extended wear and a bit clunky when you want to get some shut-eye, and that's where the in-ear headphones come in.
- SHOP HEADPHONES -
I tend to get dry, chapped lips even in tropical weather (weird, I know), so lip balm on a flight is absolutely essential.
This one here is my night moisturiser, which is a bit thicker and takes a while to dry. But flights are extremely drying and when it does get absorbed, it really sinks into the skin and leaves it so supple and soft.
Vanilla is my most favourite scent ever, better still in a hand cream that I use on flights. I don't know if I'm the only one who hates the smell of airplanes, but I end up looking like a retard when I keep smelling my hands. Hehe.
- SHOP SKINCARE -
TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE
Long haul flights are the worst. I'm personally very conscious of my breath and I have the hardest time pretending that someone doesn't have bad breath. So a toothbrush and toothpaste are a handy way to keep my breath fresh, especially given I can't get my hands on chewing gum because that's illegal here.
[Get your eco-friendly toothbrushes from Got Wood TB]
LAPTOP & HARD DRIVE
I used to bring my iPad but I can only put so many videos on it before it runs out of space. So I've got my new Macbook and I always bring along my hard drive, chock full of seasons of tv shows and movies, helps pass the time in airplanes when I don't find anything interesting to watch, I can listen to music or get some work done.
For when I run out of battery on any of my devices.
Planes can get so cold and I catch a chill quite easily so a cosy blanket or wool sweater is one of the things that I always bring with me.
- SHOP SWEATERS -
And once you've landed, or are going to land, if you don't feel like looking like you just got off a 12 hour flight, a light coverage of makeup with just some concealer or BB cream helps cover up dark circles and blemishes. Or if you're more inclined, go all out if you're going to drop all your stuff off at the hotel and go into a full day.
Or if you really can't be arsed, just chuck on a pair of shades. My new favourite is the one pictured from State of Wow.
- SHOP SUNGLASSES -
Anyway, these are the things I can't get on a flight without.
What are your in-flight essentials?