Heading to the airport? Don’t forget to pack these 10 essential carry on items! They will help ensure that you have a happy and comfortable flight.


1. Passport and travel documents
Don’t leave the house without your ID and travel documents. Make sure you have an up-to-date passport with extra visa pages if you will be travelling internationally.  If you are travelling domestically, be sure that you have a valid and non-expired piece of identification.   
2.  Smart Phone
A smart phone is one of the most versatile and helpful items to have in your carry-on.  
3. Chargers
Before leaving the house make sure that your devices are fully charged. Bring back-up chargers or plug-ins in case your electronics start running low.  
4. Good Book
Finally, a long flight can give time to catch up on your reading. Bring a book (that’s not too heave or bulky) that you can read while waiting in the airport or while up in the air.  
5. Water Bottle
Not being properly hydrated can cause jet leg and headaches. Bring a water-bottle with you to keep hydrated. 
6. Extra Pair of Socks
Keep your feet warm by bringing an extra pair of socks to wear on the plane.
7. Scarf
A scarf is a great and versatile tool to have in your bag. It can be used to keep you warm on a plane and in the airport (as a scarf or a blanket). It can also be used as a pillow if you have a window seat or a shoulder to rest your head on.
8. Bag for Toiletries that can go through security
Keep you toiletries in a separate see-through bag for easy access. The removable pouch on the medium toiletry bag is perfect for getting toiletries through security.


9. Lightweight Backpack
The NeatPack Foldable Backpack is the perfect way to carry and transport your carry on items. This bag comes with lots of pouches to keep you and your suitcase organized. It also folds into a small little pouch for when not in use.
neatpack backpack
10. Packing Cubes 
Keep your carry on essentials organized in packing cubes. You can use one bag for your electronics, one bag for your snacks, and one bag for your eye mask and scarf.

Alannah has a serious case of itchy feet and incurable wanderlust! Originally from Canada, Alannah went on her first international trip at the age of fifteen to Paris France. Since then, her passion for travel and adventure has continued to grow. She has currently been to over 30 countries and lived in 3. She writes a travel blog where she shares her adventures and tips for travelling solo and travelling on a budget. www.itchyfeetravel.com