Hey, it’s your girl, Julia! If you guys didn’t know I’ve been traveling all over the world recently for work and as exciting as it is, it can get a little crazy. Between the early mornings, Ubers to the airport and the hours spent waiting for delayed flights, it can be a lot. What’s been getting me through it is my 5 carry-on essentials that I can’t travel without. So, if you’re planning some epic trips in the near future or visiting family and friends over the holidays, you need to get your hands on these items to make your flights and airport waits bearable. I hope these essentials help make your next trip even better!


Now these can be a little pricey but I promise they are worth the investment. When you have an early morning flight and need to be ready to go when you land or just need to catch up on some Zzz’s, noise-cancelling is the way to go. I’ve spent a lot of time on planes lately and I can honestly say these make all the difference in getting some much-needed shut-eye. Whether you prefer earbuds or over-the-ear headphones, there are so many amazing options that offer a noise-cancelling solution. I promise you will not regret this one.


These are game-changers! When you’re travelling as much as I am (or even if you’re not) your immune system can take a hit being in the air. I always keep a couple of packs of Emergen-C in my carry-on. These easy-to-use packets mix with a bottle of water and give your body a boost of vitamin C and other essential vitamins to keep you healthy while jet-setting the world!


This one might seem silly to mention but it’s so easy to forget to keep this in your carry-on and not just pack it in your luggage. Our skin can get super dehydrated when sitting on a plane and it’s important to give it some TLC. Now you don’t need to keep your whole 8-step skincare routine on hand (unless you want to) but have some hydrating essentials: moisturizer, lip balm, beauty elixir or face mist. Even toss in a face mask or under eye patches and don’t forget about hand cream! I promise your skin will thank you later.


If you’re anything like me, you like to use those long flights to catch up on some much-needed sleep. Now you know I love travelling with my noise-cancelling headphones, but I also like to keep a sleep eye mask with me. It really helps me block out what’s going on around me and relax. Sometimes when I’m flying in the middle of the day it can be too bright for me to fall asleep, these keep everything dark and put me in my zen space to get some beauty sleep.


Last but not least, wear something you are comfortable in! Flights can get delayed or you can be stuck sitting on a plane for hours while they get clearance to take off or the customs line is out the door. The last thing you want is to be in tight, stuffy clothes. I always make sure when I travel I’m wearing something comfy – sweatpants and a hoodie to be exact. Now I know this can be tough to do sometimes because you may be heading straight to an important meeting from the airport (trust me I’ve been there). When this is the case, I try to pack a change of clothes in my carry-on so I can still be comfy while travelling and change when I land.



Julia Dantas sleeping on airplane

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