Carry-on Bag Checklist

A properly packed luggage is important for traveling,. Especially when said #LifeinaBag is checked-in or stored away under a bus or luggage cart. Your carry-on bag and it’s contents become your next best friend. This carry-on bag checklist is a must, to help you pack smart and efficient.

Sharing some of my carry-on essentials in the image below. Also provide some additional handy tips to make your travel time to your next destination more pleasant.

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Carry-on Bag Checklist - Essential items

Carry-on Bag Checklist Customization:

  • Cater your bag based off how long your travel time/layover is.
  • Keep in mind the potential of delays and short connections. This could cause your luggage to not arrive at its final destination with you. I tend to carry a light dress or romper and one (1) undergarment just in case I foresee this happening. (I blame Air Asia for constantly delaying all my flights in the Philippines for at least 3 hours each. This always resulted in super short connections for me.)
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  • Don’t forget to consider your current life situation when putting things in. Feeling under the weather? Bring medicine. Got a tattoo that needs to be treated so that it may heal successfully? Oh, is that just me? Well I’m carrying band-aids, gauze’s and antibiotic ointment from my travel first aid kit for this… You get the drill.

Carry-on Bag Checklist Attire:

What you wear especially on a flight is also very important. I am notorious of loving to dress up during more “traditional” holiday travel. But during my #GirltakesMundo sabbatical, the dress up factor was thrown out the door and replaced with comfort.

The key is knowing the weather where you’re final destination will be. Layering is key as certain busses, planes or airports tend to sway on the colder side if they have AC.

I enjoy wearing long breathable pants which help me walk, sit, lay, etc. Super useful when wanting to get. into comfortable positions without worrying that anything will show. Bonus as you won’t know what cultures will be traveling with you or how they feel about exposed skin.

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Be sure to add these Must Have Travel Accessories to your list when packing a bag. See how simple items like these can really upscale your travel game and make traveling easier.

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