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Monday, March 18, 2013

What's In My Carry-On Bag?

Friday morning my mom and I will be on our way to Israel and I am soo sooooo excited. Being the obsessive overpacker that I am, I have already started an excel document for my packing list (ya I just went there, an excel document =P). These are the items that will be in my carry-on(s).


1. DSLR Backpack: I bought this backpack about 3 years ago before we went on an amazing trip to Maui and it's gone with me to every single place I have traveled to since. It makes traveling with my camera and lenses much less nerve wrecking and still has lots of extra room for storing extra travel on items.

2. Passport holder: I got this beautiful one from Maggie. Love it! =)

3. Neck pillow: Because you know, a little bit of extra comfort goes a long way.

4. My HTC One X+ which is now freshly unlocked and all ready for international use. Holllaaa

5. Kindle: Another item that I purchased about 3 years ago and comes almost everywhere with me. I love that I can read 50 Shades of Grey on it without getting "knowing looks" from the people around me it's light and slim, holds lots of books, and can easily be packed away. (For the record yes I do still read paperback and hardcover books because I will always love the smell of an old book. =P)

6. Canon T1i: My baby, I couldn't leave without her. ;)

7. Sunglasses: Because lets be honest no one looks or feels all that great after a 14 hour plane ride. You thought diamonds were a girl's best friend, nope... humongous sunglasses are a girl's best friend.

8. Philosophy Happy Travels Set: Perfect for a little refresher during the plane ride and right before landing. This set is a bit small and won't last me the whole trip but it works while on the plane.

9. IPAD: For all the important information, music, and movies I will need to keep me busy. #PleaseLetThereBeWifiOnThePlane #PinterestWillKeepMeEntertainedForHours

10. Colgate Wisps: Teensy little tooth brush that freshens breath. What? Your breath is minty clean after a 14 hour plane ride? Luckkyyy

11. Sugar tinted lip treatment: Tastes delicious and works oh so well.

12. Fit In Clouds flats: Comfortable and easily fold up into a little pouch. Perfect for wearing on the plane and then throwing in my purse before landing.

13. Orbit mint gum: Changes in air pressure and me don't work... unless I am intensely chewing gum. You gotta do what you gotta do.

14. Allerclear: My allergies get slightly out of control at times and I get the fastest most effective relief from this medicine. Also, it's over the counter and doesn't make me drowsy. Win win. Speaking of allergies, when I was 5 years old I had an intense allergic reaction to something I ate on the plane (we're talking huge hives all over my body) and the flight attendants wanted to land the plane. My parents had to work really hard to convince them that huge hives growing all over my body are a fairly normal occurrence in my life. Welcome to my life...

15. Big shawl that also works as a pillow or blanket on the plane

16. Vapur foldable water bottle: I actually came across this while researching what are the best items to put in your carryon. You keep it folded until you have passed security and then refill it at a water fountain. Genius, yes?

Now a question for all of you...
What books should I put on my kindle?
I would love some good recommendations :) 

12 comments:

Kristin W said...

Great list! I actually got a water bladder thing like that in a race and NEVER thought to use it as a carry on! Great idea!

Rachel Murphree said...

Great list! I use the same Philosophy products, and I was amazed at how long they actually last! Enjoy Isreal! I am so jealous. I am hoping that my Isreali-(almost)brother-in-law will take us there some day.
XO, Rachel
With Love, Rachel

Chloe Moon said...

Have a fantastic trip!! I'm glad you have your kindle on there! I don't go anywhere without my nook!! =)

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Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Those are all necessities...esp for a long flight! I always pack fuzzy socks because those flights are SO cold! And snacks because I don't love airplane food!

Have a safe trip! :) So jealous!

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Treasure Tromp said...

I'm so excited for your trip! And umm thank you for introducing me to that backpack, flats & waterbottle! amazing!!

Cara-Mia said...

Awesome list! So excited for you!

Hope you can make it to class on Wednesday so I can see you one more time before you leave. :D

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

I love this list because its basically everything I take when I travel too! I always bring my Kindle, I love those Fresh Sugar lip treatments (I'd highly recommend the Honey color!), I have the same camera and I have the exact same pink Vapur bottle and I always have it with me when I travel! My husband and I just went to Israel in November and loved it, have a great trip!

michelle said...

have fun!! :) i carry my kindle everywhere. i don't know what i would do without it.

Jordan - Queen of LA! said...

WAH so so so jealous!!! cannot wait to read about your adventures, seriously.

i personally keep my israel backpack packed just in case i am needed to staff a last minute birthright trip :) here's what i also recommend...
- your phone charger
- your converters
- oil blotting sheets
- candy :)

also i just read the new jodi picoult book the storyteller. couldnt put it down, highly recommend!

Maggie Donnelly said...

I'm so happy that you like the Passport holder! =) I received so many compliments on mine when I traveled throughout Europe. I'm loving all of these travel necessities and will have to remember some of them for the next time I travel. Have a great trip and take lots of pics!!

xoxo,
Maggie

Darianne said...

Ah, thank you for this post! I am soon to be traveling and I didn't know what to bring on the plane. This is very helpful!

gina said...

I need to get a good neck pillow. I never think I need one and then every flight I wish I had one. Have SO much fun in Israel!!

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