When travelling I take…

The day I’m posting this I’m flying to Italy! I’m so excited and if you want to see what I get up to throughout this week follow my Instagram @eleanorclaudie *totally not self promo* so I thought it would be fitting to do a post on what I take to the airport and on the plane! 

I couldn’t leave without a book or magazine to keep me amused on the plane. It’s not a long journey so there won’t be any TVs and I get bored so easily on flights so I love just reading a book or magazine, definitely one to bring on a plane! 

If went on holiday without my glasses I think I would cry, being short sighted isn’t fun, but it does mean I get to have snazzy glasses *totally trying to bring back the word snazzy*, therefore an essential for flying. I’ll also bring sunglasses depending where you are flying to as you don’t want to be caught short being blinded by the sun! 

Despite the 100ml rule, I’m always slightly scared that I’ll bring too much. Maybe on longer flights I would be more tempted to bring a face mask etc. but for a short haul flight I’ll let my skin breathe for a bit. So the only skincare I’ll bring on the flight is a little carmex pot, my lips won’t worry about going dry during the flight and I won’t have to worry about the rule! Maybe I’ll bring a powder just to top up but other than mascara, powder and possibly a bb cream I’ll keep the makeup to a minimum. 

I never leave the house without my phone so obviously I bring that to an airport, but I’ll also bring headphones if I want to listen to music. For me it’s an essential. If I want tie my hair up on the flight (despite having short hair I still hate it hanging in my face) I’ll bring some hair bands. I’m loving these ones that I got from Urban Outfitters, they may not be cheap but I’ve had them for 3 months and still haven’t lost them! Basically a record for someone who loses everything. 

Finally what could I not leave without for an airport? Money for duty free! Therefore  I always save up before going on holiday just in case I see a bargain I like. High-end discounts here I come! 

Realistically a flight for me is all about relaxing, taking time for yourself to do what you want before you land. Depending what you’re doing at your destination it may be the only time you really get to sit back and relax. 


  1. Colleen 21st May 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Great post! I love the smell of Carmex. Weird right? I bring a lot of the same things to the airport…except I always bring a few Xanax too!



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