Like many among us (based on how busy the airport was), I just took my first flight in over a year, and it was something. Among the thoughts I had were: I can’t believe I used to ride in airplanes without a mask on, why is no one else wiping their seat down with a Clorox wipe, and I’ve never been on a flight with this little coughing. (Seriously, no one coughed.) While I digress a bit, the point I’m making is that things were different but also the same. I found that to also be the case when it came to what I packed for the trip.
Most of us are understandably rusty when it comes to packing for a trip these days. Not that I’ve ever been a very efficient packer, but I found it to be especially challenging this time, as I tried to remember the travel accessories I always need en route and what new-era items I’d need. Keep scrolling to shop my first-person list, now that I have a little more perspective than I did a week ago.
Ganni Print Heavy Satin Eye Mask ($35)
If you’re anxious about traveling again, pack a silky eye mask to help you fall asleep.
Stasher Platinum Silicone Food Grade Reusable Storage Bag ($10)
With food service still limited on many flights (and many airport restaurants closed), don’t forget to pack your own snacks.
Hotodeal KN95 Face Mask 20 Pcs ($19)
I wore a KN95 mask on the plane and it was very comfortable.
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Clean Strength Alcohol Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer ($12)
If you don’t think a small bottle of hand sanitizer will do the trick, keep in mind that you can now bring up to a 12 oz. in your carry-on.
Noshinku Travel Size Hand Sanitizer ($10)
If it’s a quick trip, this hand sanitizer spray is great as it takes up minimal room.
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Heavy Duty Chill Balm ($55)
This highly rated CBD balm is perfect for travel.
Baublebar Hera Adult Face Mask Chain ($14)
For keeping your mask and sunglasses handy while en route.
The North Face Norm Hat ($25)
A little extra sun protection can’t hurt.
Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen SPF 35 ($65)
Speaking of sun protection, this one is excellent.
Spikg Portable Travel Shoe Bags ($10)
Whether you’re a new germaphobe or you’ve been a germaphobe for life, you’ve probably realized that you should keep your shoes away from the rest of your belongings.
Riki Loves Riki Riki Cutie Portable Lighted Mirror ($55)
Just in case you forgot how bad hotel bathroom lighting can be…
Port and Polish Pill Box ($20)
For supplements and such.
Wild One Air Travel Dog Carrier ($125)
Your emotional support animal will thank you.
Five Two by Food52 Pack of 10 Silicone Straws & Travel Cases ($25)
The cutest reason to quit disposable straws.
If you don’t want to be without your favorite hair tools when traveling, you don’t have to be.
Violet Grey Car Essentials Set ($220)
Everything you need in one chic place.
Away The Travel Blanket ($95)
BYOB (bring your own blanket).
Honest Sanitizing Alcohol Wipes, 150 Count ($16)
Aren’t you glad these are no longer sold out?
Dot&Dot Store Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow ($25)
The reviews for this pillow are great, and therefore I’m intrigued.
July Carry on Light ($245)
Allow me to introduce you to this chic new luggage brand.
Glossier The Skincare Edit ($50)
Very useful and very adorable.
Lululemon Go Getter Bag 25L ($158)
A very cute carry-on tote for your consideration.
Slip Pack of 3 Large Scrunchies ($39)
Afulili Small Mini Compact Travel Umbrella ($22)
You never know when you’re going to need this.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather AirPods Case ($460)
Never lose your AirPods again.
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