With all the traveling I have been doing this summer I have picked up some great tips that make flying even more enjoyable. Like in life, I have found that it is the little things that make a difference when traveling too. I hope these travel tips help wherever your jet leg takes you!
My travel uniform consists of Lulu Lemon and… Lulu Lemon. I have always been obsessed with this brand because 1. They're workout clothes so it feels like you're wearing sweats and 2. They're so chic it doesn't look like you're wearing sweats.
Travel beauty bag
Flying tends to dry your skin out due to the high altitude and low humidity. To prevent this issue, I mist moisturizing spray over my face a couple times throughout the flight to maintain a dewy and glowing appearance. Below I made a link to my new favorite travel-sized moisturizing kit. It includes a lip moisturizer, body and hand butter, and a small bag to keep everything in it!
Even when you are in the air, UV rays can still get to you through the windows and cause your skin to become sun damaged and dry. This is why I make sure to have sunscreen on my face and hands for added protection.
To compensate for dry skin, your body can sometimes produce more oil. When that happens I use these oil absorbing wipes to keep a matte complexion. Another bonus is that they don't take off your makeup.
NOISE CANCELING HEADPHONES
I like to pack my noise canceling Bose headphones. Once you use noise canceling headphones on an airplane, you can't go back. They are so helpful when you want to tune out the noise and sleep. If you don't have headphones, or would rather leave them at home, foam earplugs are a great option and work well too!
I've found that packing a soft scarf is essential because unlike airplane blankets, scarves are more practical and cozy to stay warm. They also make a great pillow.
FILTERED WATER BOTTLE
Staying hydrated is key because, as I mentioned before, an airplane has very low humidity and is drying to the skin. To make sure I am drinking lots of water, I pack a filtered water bottle. You can fill it up just about anywhere and the water will be safe to drink right away. It is also handy when traveling in other countries because you have the added assurance that the water you're drinking is ok to drink.
I'm gluten free so it's sometimes hard to find food, so that's why I pack snacks whenever I travel. Right now, my go-to snack is an RX Bar. My favorite flavors are coconut and peanut butter. Even if you don't have food allergies I think it is still a good idea to pack some snack food. For example, if there is a delay, you will have food on hand to hold you over.
I always make sure to board the plane with some defense weapons, also known as Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer. Once I'm seated, I whip out my wipes and wipe down the tray table and arm rests! Who wants to show up for a week somewhere sick from the person who had a cold and sat in the seat before you? Not me :)
Last but not least, I like to travel with reminders of those I love. Lately I've been traveling with this button of my boyfriend when he was 8 years old. I pin it on my carry-on bag and it makes me smile everytime I look at it. It also happens to raise a lot of questions from strangers, ha... oh well!
I suggest packing something meaningful to you too :)