It’s holiday season with so much to think about including what to pack in your hand luggage. I always find hand luggage so reassuring as your cases disappear into the unknown on a journey of their own, I like to almost cuddle my hand luggage knowing I really do have what I need for the trip. As for my hand luggage of choice, you can’t beat something like an Italian leather shoulder bag as your perfect travel companion.
The obvious hand luggage items
If you are travelling overseas you need that passport. Make sure it in date well in advance of your trip and it is a good idea to ensure the thing does not run out for at least six months after the date you plan to return home just in case.
Passport. You won’t get far without it, and make sure it’s valid for at least six months beyond the date when you plan to return home.
Purse with cash and credit cards.
Documents about your flight, accommodation and any transport..
Pens because as we know you always need one when you don’t have one to hand.
Eyes matter especially when you think of all the sightseeing you will want to do whilst you are away. Did you know aircraft cabins have low humidity so eye drops can soothe red or irritated eyes. Finally ensure you have good glasses and everything you need for your contact lenses.
Think hygiene and remember that just because something looks clean does not mean that it really is so. I think it is a good idea to have hand wash to hand of the antibacterial variety.
Sleep – ear plugs are your friend as you cannot guarantee a noise-free flight. Similarly, do think about having an eye mask in your hand luggage to give you a bit of a personal zone and to aid your naps.
Medications you need.
Entertainment and tech
Headphones are good to have to hand so you can listen to your music without disturbing fellow passengers. You may need an adapter to fit the on-board entertainment system outlet port.
Tablets can be fun as they allow you to choose the entertainment that meets your individual tastes.
Phone – thank goodness we have mobiles so can check information online and keep in touch with loved ones
Where tech is concerned ensure you have all relevant power cords, adapters and chargers.
Make an entrance
Start the holiday on a great note by arriving rested and looking good. A scarf in warmer climates and a shawl in cooler ones add that sense of style.
Toiletries and I personally ensure I have lip balm and moisturizer with me.
If you have space having a fresh top and perhaps underwear and socks can make you feel absolutely ready to holiday as soon as you land.
I hope you found these tips on what to pack in your hand luggage helpful and I hope you make magical memories whilst you are away perhaps taking an Italian leather tote bag for those day trips whilst you holiday.