{Travel Tuesday} Carry On Essentials

Adventure Mom TV shares quick tips on what to pack in your carry on

Wondering what to pack in your carry on? Here’s a quick list of our favorites:

  •  Chap stick – airplane cabin air is very dry and skin can easily get dryed out.
  •  Headphones – block out noise or listen to an audio book.
  •  Eye drops – dehydration not only effects your skin, but also your eyes.
  •  Ear plugs – for blocking out that gabby gal in the row ahead of you or blocking out the engine noise.

For long flights consider:

  • Eye mask – block out the bright light from the window or from the passenger reading next to you.
  • Change of clothes – this can be handy if your baggage doesn’t make it to your final destination.
  • For example, when I traveled to Jerusalem with BYU for a Study Abroad, my luggage was lost and had nothing to wear. After traveling for almost 30 hours, all I wanted was a shower and a clean pair of clothes. Thankfully, my new roommates all pitched in an item of clothing so I would have something to wear. (Or they may have thought I was stinky). Either way, having a spare set of clothes, including underwear, can be a save solution.

Do you have a favorite carry on item that you’d like to share with us?



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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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  1. Posted by Caryn/The Mid Life Guru

    Medications I take including Tylenol/Advil for the headache I invariably get when flying. Also, anti-bacterial wipes to wipe down the arm rests, chair, tray table, and my hands.

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