Checklist: 15 Essential Items We Should All Have in Our Carry-On Travel Bag

Whether you’re a last-minute packer, or one that has a checklist and packs two weeks before an actual trip, everyone will benefit from a travel checklist —  so here’s a gentle reminder on what to include.

1. Universal Adapter

You need to charge your devices in your hotel room, after all! Image:

2. Noise-cancelling Earbuds

Between cancelling out the snores and plane noise, you’d want to enjoy good music while flying. Image:

3. Comfort Kit

Neck pillow, eye mask and blanket to ensure that you’ll settle in properly for a long trip ahead. Image:

4. Powerbank

We foresee that you’re going to exhaust your devices’ batteries! Image:

5. Waterproof Camera

Just in case you end up spilling something in your bag, or if you’re travelling to an island. Image:

6. A Pen (Which Doubles as a Camera)

Fun fact: This is a pen, a mini camera and a microphone that can store up to 3 hours (4GB) of footage. Image:

7. A Book

Time to get some quality reading while on board! Image:

8. Mini Toiletries

Deodorant, toothbrush, face wash and all that jazz. Image:

9. Sunscreen

Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, you need to slap some SPF on! Image:

10. Balm

It’s called magic because it’s all purpose: it moisturises and heals, can be used as a facial moisturiser, eye cream, hair treatment, lip balm, makeup primer and remover, as well as treat eczema, psoriasis, scars and sunburn. Image:

11. Hand Cream

If you’re going to be shaking hands once you’ve landed, you’ll have to keep those hands supple! Image:

12. Mini First Aid Kit

Plasters, medicine, or anything that you might need overseas. Image:

13. Snacks

All that travelling is going to get you tired…and hungry! Image:

14. Protective Wallet

Precious cards and documents in here, so you’re going to need something durable. Image:

15. And One Thing to Carry It All: A Bag

For men:

Practical AND sexy. Image:

For women:

Stylish and very spacious. Image:

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Written by Kathlyn Ursula D'Souza

Professionally a journalist, personally a lover of all things fried chicken, Gogorn (her big black German Shepherd) and ice cream.

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