What’s in my Travel Bag | Surviving a Long Flight

Happy Thursday babes!  I hope you all are having a great week and have an exciting weekend planned.  I’ve been hinting at some exciting things coming up this month and if you haven’t guessed yet, stay tuned to find out!   I’m writing this post in case somebody is traveling for the holidays and needs tips to stay occupied while enduring a long travel day.  Just to give a little hint, I will be traveling this Thanksgiving and I’m beyond excited!    Today, I’m sharing the ways I’ll survive a long flight without wanting to pull my hair out from boredom.

I don’t take long flights often so when I have a flight thats longer than I’m used to, I get nervous I’ll be bored out of my mind and run out of things to do while waiting to get to my destination.  Over time, I learned a few things that help me out while traveling a long distance away from home.

pack a travel bag.

the most crucial part of surviving a long flight is to pack a bag with essential items that you can’t live without while on the plane.  Here’s what’s in my travel bag:

carry on list

Laptop Case | Planner | Portable Battery | Book | Headphones | S’well Bottle | Pen Lippe Balm | RX Bar | Satin Pillow and Sleep Mask

only pack a carry on.

So let’s get something straight… I like getting dressed up, putting makeup on, and doing my hair… and that takes A TON of product.  You don’t realize how many products you use until you have to pack it all in a suitcase.  When it comes to packing, all of the glitz and glam can be bulky and take up a lot of space.  Be sure to take the time and put all of your toiletries in those little bottles and invest in some travel size makeup, hair, and skincare products.  This will save a lot of space which you can use for fitting your clothes!  Another thing, get some packing cubes.  These little suckers are great for compacting all of your goodies so you won’t have to check a bag.  This will be the first time I will be packing all of my goodies in just a carry on and honestly, I’m nervous that it all won’t fit.  I’ll be sure to make a blog post all about how I will be packing for my holiday coming up in the next few weeks.  I’m choosing to go carry on only because the last time I traveled, I made it to my destination, but my luggage did not.  That was the worst experience I’ve had when it comes to traveling because I didn’t even have makeup wipes or pajamas and I traveled in the winter and it was my first time experiencing snow.  Call me paranoid, but this time, I’m determined on not checking any luggage.

dress comfortably.

One of the worst things about traveling is feeling uncomfortable in your clothes while traveling.  Most people would choose comfort over style, but I don’t feel like you need to choose! I mean, why not be comfortable and stylish at the same time?! Airplane temperatures can be unpredictable at times so it’s best to layer.  Personally, I get cold on a flight so I love layering to keep warm on the plane and then shed layers when I get to my destination.  Here are some of my favorite items to travel in:

travel outfit inspo

Zella Legging | Adidas Hoodie | Black Sneakers | Denim Jacket | Grey Joggers | Striped Tee | Grey Cardigan | Graphic Tee | Miller Sandals | Distressed Jeans

take a nap.

For some reason, I automatically fall asleep after the plane takes off.  I’m not sure if it’s because I get anxious before flights and them I’m relaxed after I make it on the plane, if the motion of the plane relaxes me, or I’m relieved that I conquered the airport but your girl just passes out for hours.  I guess I’m lucky because I spend most flights asleep, but if you can’t fall asleep, put some headphones in and listen to calming sounds like ocean waves or rain to relax and keep calm.  (Remember to download all of your music/calming sounds before your flight.) Also, set a timer on your phone before you take a nap to avoid over sleeping.

get some work done or research your destination.

On my upcoming trip, I’m bringing my laptop so I can catch up on work and blog posts while I’m on holiday.  I’ll most likely be writing blog posts or doing some sort of work for the blog while I’m flying.  If you’re anything like me and you always have to be doing something, then by all means work while traveling!  There’s usually wifi on flights nowadays, and sometimes you don’t even need it for what you are working on.  Whether it’s putting final touches on that work presentation, or writing a term paper for your college classes, take this time and be productive so you can feel stress free when you land.


Traveling can be a hassle.  Just sit back, read a book, doodle in a notebook, or listen to music.  You’ll most likely be needing all of your energy to spend living it up on vacation, so rest up while you can!  Whatever you choose to do to pass the time while traveling just relax, be prepared, and enjoy the journey!  I hope you have a joyful Thanksgiving and safe travels!

For more fashion, beauty, and lifestyle tips and inspiration, follow along @everyday__elizabeth on Instagram! Xx



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