Let’s talk about the ways to reduce stress, create a neat suitcase and remember all the essentials. There’s a few ways to “do it right” and we’ll show you just what that is.
OW-Travel Carry On Packing List
We’ll show you how to pack, what to pack and what to leave at home.
- Passport - Before your trip, make sure it’s up to date and still valid. Some countries only allow entry if the passport expires more than 3 months after your departure date. If you your passport in an RFID Blocking pocket it will keep all your personal data safe that is stored on the passport’s microchip.
- ID – If you are travelling domestically you will still be required to present identification. However, if you’re traveling internationally a passport will be required.
- Boarding Pass - Check in online 24 hours before although some airlines allow earlier. Save your boarding pass on your phone and phew you’re done! No more leaving your boarding pass in the girls’ bathroom.
- Itinerary - Creating a short list of the things you want to do or have planned is a great idea. It will save wasting time planning, deciding when you are away and you can purchase tickets ahead of time. Also, not all sights are open every day and some days have unusually early closing times or extended closing times until late. Either pack the itinerary in your carry on bag or keep it as a note on your phone.
- Hotel Bookings - Save your hotel bookings on your phone. However, we still like the added comfort of printed bookings (in case your phone gets lost, battery dies or you can’t access Wi-Fi).
OW-Travel Tip: It’s easy for small items to find their way to the bottom of your bag! Keep them organized in a Mesh Packing Organiser. During airport security, just take out the mesh packing organiser and present the specific documents asked for.
- Wallet - Make sure you take out all the unnecessary cards, gift cards, extra coins and receipts! You don’t need this extra bulk.
- Credit Cards - Place your credit cards inside RFID Blocking Sleeves to keep them safe from cloning by scammers. RFID Sleeves can help reduce the risk of fraud and the need to cancel bank cards and fraudulent payments who overseas.
- Keys - Car keys and house keys, you’ll need to put all metal items in the security tray during TSA inspection but if you put them in your Mesh Pouch, they should be easy to find and won’t be left behind!
- Smartphone - Make sure it’s charged the night before (and don’t forget the charger on your way out)! Save all the important docs to your phone BEFORE you leave, while you still have Wi-Fi. Keep your phone on airplane mode to save battery.
- Laptop - Must have for business travelers! If you plan on doing some work on the flight, make sure to load your pages beforehand, no Wi-Fi available doesn’t ruin your plans.
- Camera + Lenses - These can get damaged in checked luggage so it’s best to pack them in your carry on. Make sure to bring extra lenses just in case!
- Chargers - Pack your computer charger, phone charger, tablet charger and any others your can think of.
- Adaptor - Must have when traveling internationally (so you can charge your gadgets in outlets on airports and hotels).
OW-Travel Tip: Secure suitcase with TSA Approved Combination Padlock. TSA approved padlock is a global security system which allows passengers to lock their luggage, while permitting security authorities to inspect them without damage. Fly and never arrive with destroyed luggage again!
- Underwear- How many days will you be traveling? Bring Disposable Underwear, so there is no need to worry about washing dirty underwear or having it laundered. You can just wear and toss! Also, it's biodegradable- so eco-friendly.
- Tops – Pack multiple thin layers takes up less space and offer more flexibility than packing bulky items like sweaters and coat.
OW-Travel Tip: You can wear t-shirt, base layer, and light jacket when heading put in the morning. As the weather changes, you can remove one or both of the outer layers. When the sun sets, you can put them back on. If traveling in very cold wintry weather, wear an ultra light down jacket and/or a fleece jacket. Most importantly, don’t pack your jacket wear it in the whole trip.
- Bottoms - Pack some lightweight options like leggings for the ladies or jogger pants for men, in addition to your two pairs of jeans, and three pairs of shorts (for warm weather).
- Packable raincoat - A huge must when traveling! Being able to pack your lightweight jacket is the most convenient invention.
- Socks - Pack 1 pair of socks for each day. It can get cold on an airplane so pack an extra pair in your personal bag.
- Toothbrush - Pack a foldable toothbrush and TSA compliant toothpaste.
- Shampoo, Conditioner, Facial and Body Wash, Moisturizer and Hand Sanitizer - Refill your favorite products in refillable Silicone Travel Bottles - TSA Compliant 100% leak proof travel containers for toiletries.
OW-Travel Tip: Remember the 3-1-1 Liquids Rule -If you’re not familiar with the TSA liquids rule, we’ve got you covered!
The TSA 3-1-1 rules refers to how many liquids you can bring in your carry on bags.
3 – Each liquid must be container of 3.4 ounces or less.
1 – All containers must be place inside one clear quart-sized plastic bag.
1 – Each passenger is only allowed one plastic bag.
- Prescription Medicines – Make sure they are in the original bottles, bring the prescription and letter from doctor to avoid being questioned at the airport!
- Allergy Medicines - Just a good idea to keep a couple of anti-allergy packets on hand especially when going to a new place. Better to take pills than liquid if possible. Watch out for nuts on planes, they still serve lots of nuts. If you are at risk of anaphylaxis remember to bring your Epipen and Emerade onboard. Don’t pack it in the hold.
Other important goodies you don’t want to forget
- Snacks - It’s important to munch on healthy snacks, especially on a flight when they only give you crackers or peanuts.
- Mints / Gums - To keep your breath smelling fresh after meals.
- Tissues - Sometimes the plane just makes you have the sniffles. Also traveling to new places, new scents, new allergies.
- Pen - Must have for filling out forms in the airport.
- Hat - A great way to hide your messy hair when you just don’t care. Also, sun protection!
- Sunglasses - Bring your shades that make you feel fierce. Or the ones you wear every day.
- Water Bottle - Make sure it's empty for the security line, but then remember to fill it up at a water fountain before the flight!
OW-Travel Tip: Don’t bring safety hazard items like lighters, other flammable sprays and scissors more than 4 inches in length aren’t allowed in your carry on.
Now you know what essentials to pack in your carry on!
Enjoy and safe travels!