Several weeks ago we gave you some inspiration for comfortable outfits to travel in!

Another way to make your flight a little more comfortable is to have all of your essentials with you in your carry-on!

Today I will share with you my ultimate carry-on essentials!

Wallet, Cash, & Boarding Pass

It’s always good to keep a little cash with you when traveling, depending on your destination, just in case you see a souvenir at your destination or, if you’re like me, you want Starbucks at the airport. Don’t forget your I.D. and your boarding pass!

Phone, Phone Charger, and Earphones

Essentials? I think yes.

Try out the Indie Worship Playlist on iTunes or Spotify, it’s been my favorite ever since I found it!

Hand Sanitizer

To keep your hands clean when there’s no soap left in the airplane bathroom. Ew.

e.l.f. Acne-Fighting Gel

I always like to keep this with me when I travel because no one likes having unexpected breakouts on vacation. This gel works to dry out any of those unwanted breakouts after applying it several times throughout the day.

Hair Ties & Clips

Keeping a few options to pull your hair out of your face is always a good idea!


When I travel I normally wear minimal makeup so chapstick adds a shine to my lips without being sticky and I don’t have to worry about touching it up during my flight.


Sunnies are an easy way to hide tired eyes when you finally reach your destination.

Journal, Pens, & a Book

I always like to have a journal and some pens in my carry-on to write about my travels. I also bring a book along just in case.


Travel always calls for layers. I like to bring a scarf just in case my flight is a little chilly; it can act as a light blanket!


I take my camera on all of my trips with me. With this Instax Fuji film, I just love the thought of capturing a moment and having it in my hand in seconds. Whether you’re taking a camera or just using the camera on your phone, having the opportunity to relive moments through pictures is wonderful.

If this list of Travel Essentials was helpful to you let us know! Tag us @cwlblog and use #cwlstyle to let us know what some of your travel essentials are! We can’t wait to see your photos!