It comes as no surprise that I absolutely love traveling and exploring new countries; you yourself are probably in the same boat if you are reading this, and if you are like me, you don’t particularly fancy those tiring, draining long haul flights so much. Personally the main reason for this is due to the fact I get motion sick, spouts of vertigo that occur out of the blue which really takes the fun and enjoyment out of flying for me!
But aside from the crucial fact I need to be armed with my motion sick tablets on board at all times, here are some other essential travel items that I cannot go without. They make long flights feel so much more bearable 🙂
Pack an essential oil such as lavender. Lavender is a great one as it soothes, calms and is great for sleeping. Traveling can be stressful at the best of times, but if you keep a little bottle in your bag during flight and pop some on your wrists, neck or travel pillow where you can smell it will ensure you will feel more relaxed. Same goes for on your accommodation pillow to help you sleep.
Vitamin C is great for immunity and I always try to carry some whenever I travel. You can buy tablets or the orange flavoured chewable tablets!
Hydrating Serum & Moisturiser is an absolute must for my skin. I keep a small carry on size in my bag and every few hours I’ll pop some serum on followed by a layer of my moisturiser over the top. That way my skin doesn’t dry out too much and feels much more hydrated for it!
Carry handy and ready snacks in your handbag that don’t require a fridge. It’s so hard when you’re travelling internationally though due to customs regulations etc, but what I usually pack are things like almonds or mixed nuts in a seal up bag. Also my homemade protein balls are always a yummy treat I love! These simple pleasures are what brightens my flight and makes snacking so good.
Herbal Tea Bags are the best! Call me weird but I like to pack a few of my favourite Chai tea bags to enjoy while I’m away on holidays and they work great for in flight drinks. Herbal teas are so calming, soothing and the perfect pick-me-up when I’m flying.
Packing a pillow from home and using it to sleep on board is sooo much more comfortable I find than those skinny neck pillows! Because the pillow is from home, it also gives you that homely comfort, smell and familiarity. And when you’re not using it, just roll it up tightly and strap a belt around it to keep it tight.
Entertainment is definitely a necessity to kill those hours on board and I can never sleep that great on planes. Although I will always pack my iPod to sit back and listen to tunes, I will almost always buy a health/food magazine to keep me occupied plus motivated and inspired reading through it!
Water is very important and it goes without saying drinking plenty of water is obligatory to avoid dehydration.
Stretch those legs and do small leg exercises. I hate sitting for hours so I try and get up
and walk up and down the aisles a few times, stretch your legs or go to the bathroom. Also in your seat you can move your ankles around and do various foot exercises that will get the blood moving.