Pack simple carry on essentials for your next trip


Air travel can be stressful enough even without having to squeeze all your personal items into a carry-on bag. Here are a few simple travel essentials that will keep you feeling fresh, even during long flights, without adding bulk or clutter to your carry-on bag.

Stay fresh faced – Pack face wipes for a quick skin refresh in transit.

Put your best scent forward – Be the person that everyone is happy they got seated beside on the plane by packing a deodorant or antiperspirant. A deodorant like Degree promises dry 24-hour protection against sweat and odour – which should outlast any long haul flight. Since strong scents can sometimes be unwelcome you can opt for an unscented deodorant.

Battle bad breath – If you aren’t the type to pack a toothbrush or toothpaste in your carry-on, bring along a package of gum like Excel Naturally Sweetened with no artificial sweeteners. This will also come in handy if your ears are known to pop on the plane.

Hand sanitizer – Bring a travel sized bottle of hand sanitizer like Purell, which is said to kill 99.9 per cent of illness-causing germs on hands.

Manage your mane – To avoid the classic plane travel bed head look, bring along a small hairbrush.

In-flight entertainment – With a healthy amount of distraction you may be able to maximize relaxation, reduce any anxieties and drown out louder travellers. Bring along a combination of your favourite magazines, an E-book reader and ear-phones for in-flight music or movies.

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