Can’t Leave Without These Travel Essentials


1. FRENDS Headphones. Still my favourite headphones in the world. I couldn’t imagine anything worse than forgetting my headphones when traveling. Nothing at all.

2. Aesop Hand cream. The air on planes is recycled, low in humidity and tends to suck moisture out of the skin, leaving it dry and dehydrated. Keep your hands hydrated by bringing along your favourite hand cream.

3. Kate Spade passport holder. After a few slightly stressful experiences losing my passport, I thought it would be best for everyone if I invested in a passport holder. It’s super cute so it’s a less likely chance that I’ll lose it.

4. Madewell weekender bag. I am completely and utterly obsessed with Madewell bags and this one is honestly just the best carry on bag ever. It’s practical and comfortable to carry around without having to sacrifice style.

5. Converse shoes. I go back and forth with the kind of shoes I like wearing on planes, but it usually comes down to low converses or slip on flats. I’m particularly loving these white converse ones at the moment.

6. Glossier balm dotcom. I can’t stand dry lips. If I’m somewhere without lip balm and I feel that my lips are dry, I’ll purchase a lip balm (& this kind of explains why my lip balm stash is overflowing…). This balm dotcom one by Glossier is cute and does a great job at hydrating! I bring it everywhere with me.

7. Sunglasses. They come in real handy after a long haul flight when you’re feeling/looking extremely jet lagged.

8. A reading book. Zoning out & catching up on reading is a great way to pass time in airports or the flight. How to be Parisian never fails to ignite my wanderlust.

9. Canon 70D. My one true love. I’d feel lost without it.

10. Mary Green eye mask. I’m still on the edge whether I like eye masks but I think I’m coming around to them. This one is too cute for words.

11. Camera strap. Okay maybe not an essential, but it was too pretty not to share.

  • I once made this stupid mistake of forgetting my headphones. Oh my God, it was the worst travel experience ever ?

    • I forgot them once on a 10+ hour flight & I pretty much wanted to cry the entire time so I totally feel you haha!

  • Couldn’t agree more with these choices, and that Madewell bag is so gorgeous!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

    • Thanks Tessa! Isn’t it? I’m obsessed!!

  • Good choices! Especially the book and the shoes!

  • I love the Frends headphones and your weekender bag! They’re too lovely to pass up. Also cannot live without headphones in a flight–I might go crazy! Haha.
    Caffeine Rush

  • Brooke

    For me also I have to take along probiotics! Super helpful when eating food our stomachs aren’t used to. Bloated isn’t a cute look in travel pictures lol
    Brooke at Tiny Eco Spa

    • Yes!!! I bring them along too. Especially not cute when you’re heading somewhere in a bikini haha. Plane food is the worst!

  • Those headphones are too beautiful, they’ve been on my wishlist for ages. I can’t travel without my Kindle, it’s the best thing I’ve ever bought xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

  • I can’t leave without my camera, phone & earphones!

  • those headphones are too cute!

    Hannah | Oh January

  • Forgetting headphones always breaks my heart haha! Even if it’s a 20 minute train ride, so I can’t imagine forgetting them for something long haul, eek! I always bring a backpack & sunnies x

    Katina |

  • Totally agree with everything on your list! That camera strap is adorable, must get my hands on one, ha!

    Justine @

  • RobynLouiiise

    Completely agree with your whole list but, forgetting headphones when travelling is awful, completely ruins the experience! And the Frends headphones are so good, I have them in Oil Slick. I need to get my hands on that camera strap before my next holiday!

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  • Love your list! There’s nothing worse than forgetting headphones for flights, especially if it’s during a long flight!

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