10.7.09

Away I go

essentials

I'm currently in the midst of finishing up packing (I'm bringing waaay too much stuff, what else is new), and I thought I'd take the time to stop and consider a few of the small things that I find pretty essential to traveling. I'll stash the above things in my carry-on:

• Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Sunscreen (the only sunscreen I can stand on my face, and yep I checked, it's exactly 3oz., back off TSA...)

• A beat-up paperback, preferably recommended by a friend
• Plain Moleskine pocket journals
• Facial wipes (I like the above brand because they are both alcohol and oil free, meaning they wont dry out your skin or leave a nasty residue.)
Little wee iPod
• Nivea Creme (I think most of the reason I love this lotion so much is specifically because it comes in a little blue tin.)
• Strawberry Orbit (later airplane breath!)

So tell me, what are some of your travel necessities?

13 comments:

Steve said...

honey roasted peanuts!

p.s. i'm bored at work

July Stars said...

Earplugs! Hahaha

Cindy said...

too many magazines ( can you say too heavy carry on) and rosebud salve

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Cindy: I should have added both of those! One of the few times I allow myself to go hog wild and buy whatever magazines I want is when I'm traveling. And Rosebud salve really is one of the world's marvels!

pigeon.toed said...

piles of magazines, ipod, and burt's bees makes me a happy camper

Ivanhoe Books - Art And Design said...

bottles of water. with extra bottles of water! the tiny thimble glasses they dole out on the aeroplane are never enough! oh and i second the earplugs.

stinevincent said...

I suppose my addition would echo Ivanhoe's: WATER. Usually, though, I use a water bottle I bring through security empty (or jam jar!!) and fill in the terminal (and often). While some flight attendants will refill water bottles w their water, I try to avoid drinking plane beverages as the water is always bottled (problematic), and as far as I know ALL cans and bottles are put into the trash (!). Have you seen how many ginger ales get doled out? It makes me sad, because it's such a comforting plane bev, but...yeah.

Magazines, for me as well, are a special travel indulgence.

AND...I have these great woolen footsie socks a friend brought me from russia, that I love for security lines and plane padding around.

eliza said...

water, magazines, carmex lip balm, socks, ipod, sweeties & valium...i don't fly well :(

E.K. said...

Extra pens! I write and draw a lot so there's nothing worse than not having an extra pen.

alina said...

Frankly, I am addicted to chapstick and recently fell for Nivea's "A kiss of moisture". It freakin' smells like a dream and lasts a lot longer than other chapsticks I've gone through. I always wear it under lipstick on occasions, too.

You have such a complete, bare necessities collection of carry-on there!

pomegranate picnic said...

Second the magazines, and add snacks! There is no limit because they're not a liquid! And who wants to pay ten dollars for the crap-ola they serve up there anyway?

eima said...

Labello, back-up piercings, also nivea cream, but I lost my favourite tin, it was blue with cloud on it that looked like a heart, hair tie and a book.

the maisies said...

some kind of scarf/shawl thing that can be used as a pillow, cardigan, blanket, scarf.....
also socks, water bottle, lollies, a book, ipod, notebook, moisturiser, lip balm and a toothbrush!