20 Carry On Essentials You Always Forget

Now you’ll be prepared if your bag gets lost or your flight is delayed. posted on

1. Boarding Pass/Passport/Pen

You’ll want a pen to fill out immigration papers on board.

2. Contact lenses and/or Glasses.

You might as well not travel if you’re not going to be able to see anything.

3. Iphone/Ipod

Travelling without music on long journeys is no fun; plus, the songs you listen to will forever remind you of your travels.

4. Chargers

Chargers for your cell phone, camera, video camera or laptop.

5. Headphones

It doesn’t matter if your not listening to anything, sometimes these can be used to politely pretend you can’t hear those chatty seat neighbors.

6. Sweater

It always gets chilly on planes.

7. Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Mouthwash

Good breath, enough said.

8. Antibacterial Wipes

Whether you’re a germaphobe or there’s no toilet paper; these always come in handy!


Not only will a scarf keep you warm if it gets chilly, it can also double up as a beach towel.

10. Books and Magazines

The last 30 mins when they make you turn off your electronics can get pretty boring.

11. Sunglasses

Protect your eyes and hide your post-party hangover.

12. Socks

These are useful if you want to take your shoes off.

13. Nailpolish

One teeny bottle lasts multiple trips.

14. Hair Styling Tools

You might need more than the standard hotel blow-dryer.

15. Sunblock

Pack travel size sunblock. You’ll thank me in ten years.

16. Razors

These are handy whether you have a business meeting the next morning or you need to go straight to the beach.

17. Deodorant

18. Pajamas

Also add extra underwear.

19. Jewelry

If your bag gets lost you won’t have to worry about your precious valuables.

20. Medecine Kit

Save yourself the pain of hunting down a pharmacy when you land.

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