As Travel Belles, we like to arrive at our destination looking great. But nowadays, flying can be quite a hassle with all the increased security measures, long layovers and crowded airports. Whenever possible, I opt to take the train or bus. However, I have now discovered a series of items that make air travel more pleasant:
- Scanner bag
Airport security demands you “take all metal items off and out of your pockets.” With the scanner bag, you no longer need to place each item individually onto the provided trays. The bag has a luggage tag with a quick-fold pouch inside to hold your cell phone, coins, iPod, keys, jewelry, pen, and whatever else could set off the detector.
2. Dream Water – a proprietary blend of herbs and melatonin available in small bottles and available at many airports.
3. Jet lag relief pack: a mix of vitamins and neurotransmitters to help alleviate the effects of jet lag.
This kit offers relief for the symptoms of long-distance airplane travel, whether sleep disruption, fatigue, disorientation, lack of concentration, motivation or dehydration. The pack contains 3 AM and 3 PM formulas that you mix with water. Together, they restore your body’s natural rhythm.
4. Go Clean: Laundry- Bag
A drawstring bag made from heavyweight nylon keeps your dirty laundry sealed. The odor won’t spread, and the security staff will no longer be rummaging through your unwashed underwear.
5. Ohropax Wax Ear Plugs
A Swiss classic. I’ve compared many different types on my travels, and these definitely keep out loud baby cries. Made of wax, they adapt to your individual ear shape.
6. Lewis N. Clark Comfort Eye Mask
This is more than the conventional eye mask. With additional cushioning, it keeps even the brightest rays of light out. Extremely useful when you want to sleep longer at a hostel, too.
7. Scrabble Folio Edition
I’ve found that keeping yourself busy makes time fly. For those cross-Atlantic flights, a game (or two) of Scrabble can come in handy. If you’re traveling alone, make friends with the person next to you by asking them to play.
8. Veripur Hand Sanitizer + Moisturizer
Airports and planes are notorious for collecting germs. Both before and after you grab a bite at that sandwich the flight attendant hands you, be sure to take precautions. Wash your hands thoroughly during layovers, and use a good moisturizing hand sanitizer like the 3 oz. size of Veripur during your flight. This way, you increase the odds of coming home healthy and staying that way.
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