I travel a lot for work and for play. Travel can be fun, but when you do it a lot, it can be taxing on the body and mind. That is why it’s important to travel well, with as many things to minimize your inconvenience and optimize the circumstance.

This year, I have traveled over 78,000 miles on 28 trips to 20 cities in 7 countries. Every year, I average about 110 flights. Perfecting the art of travel was really important for me.

To ensure that my in-flight experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, there are my must-haves every time I’m on a plane.

My Travel Must-Haves

Hardside luggage – Luggage that isn’t cloth or fabric is important because your belongings won’t be affected or wet if it ends up outside in the elements.

Packing Cubes – This makes more clothes fit in your luggage and it organizes it so even if you open your suitcase, nothing will come flying out. They are a game changer. My fave: Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

Scarf/Travel wrap – Because cold airplane cabins are cold AF. I throw mine over my head to keep my hair and skin from drying out completely.

Compression socks – To help with blood circulation and prevent blood clots. This is especially important for long flights. My faves: Laite Hebe Compression Socks

Eye mask – Makes sleeping easier, even when your rude seat mate has the window up.

Noise-Cancellation headphones – Because airplanes are really noisy and the headphones make them way more quiet. they suck the sound out of any room you’re in. My fave: Bose QuietComfort 35.

Portable battery charger – Because running out of battery for your phone is a nightmare, especially when working outlets are not guaranteed on flights.

Travel adapter (for international travel) – Your adapters and electronic chargers won’t work outside of the country without these. My fave: BESTEK Travel Adapter

Sanitizer wipes – There are germs everywhere and airplanes harbor them. Don’t take the risk! Wipe down seat and tray table and your hands.

Lip balm – Dry plane air and long hauls = chapped lips. Always keep this in your pocket

Lotion – Your hands will look like you’ve been playing with powdered donuts if you don’t have good lotion with you

Face oil – This seals in moisture in your face, so you can step off the flight without looking like you lost a fight

Listen to my Rants & Randomness podcast episode on my Travel Essentials

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