Growing up, my family would vacation in Florida at least once a year. Aside from my horrible, chronic ear infections, flying never bothered me. I can’t count the times I’ve flown, but it’s become second nature at this point. And honestly, I’ve got it down when it comes to what to bring with me on any given flight.
Alex and I are headed to Hawaii on Sunday to celebrate our 5 year anniversary, so it got me thinking about all the items I consistently travel with or keep in my travel backpack. Oh yeah, that’s the first thing I never fly without—my sleek yet totally practical Rebecca Minkoff backpack. It’s nylon, so it’s perfectly durable for travel and stowing under the seat in front of you. I used to have a cloth backpack, and I can’t tell you the number of times I or someone else had spilled on it (and never came out). Cute!
MY TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
Bento Box – I only bring one on long or international flights, but this has changed the game! While most international airlines give you meals, I eat a plant-based diet, and sometimes I don’t have an option or it’s super unappetizing / unhealthy. When flying I try to stay far away from sodium, which is often found in pre-packaged foods. Now I make my own meals before my flight, so I know I’ll feel good and can eat whenever I want. Yes, you can bring this through security! I did a whole video on this already so check it out here!
Snacks – Lastly, I MUST pack my own snacks. Too many times have I not had time to grab something to eat, and I was SO HANGRY and miserable the whole flight. Airport snacks are also ungodly overpriced, so no thanks. Instead I pack my own snacks that are low to no sodium or sugar, filling, and healthy. Some of my favorites are fresh fruit and nut butter packs, Mary’s Gone Crackers, kale chips, and GoMacro bars.
What are your travel essentials? Am I missing something? Let me know below!
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