I do love Australia, but what I really love is to travel. I thrive on exploring new destinations and sharing my experiences through my weekly travel journal blog. While this year has been quiet thus far on the travel front, only a quick visit to North Carolina, I’ve been known to be on the road more than once a month. You can often find me visiting such places as Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, Mexico, and beyond. Currently, I am getting ready for next month’s trip back to Australia (visit #6) and thought it would be fun to share with you what are some of my must-have items in my carry-on.
Your Aussie Travel Expert’s In-Flight Essentials
Socks-I love to fly with my shoes off. Barefoot even while seated. But when the cabin is cool, or I need to take a stroll through the cabin, I have my feet cozy and free.
Comfy Change of Clothes-Once we are in the air, I take off my business casual and get into my loungewear. Once we get close to landing at the destination, I freshen up and change back into my casual attire. I am ready to greet the day.
An External Charger-Vitally important for me to always have my phone, if nothing else, working. Not only to stay in touch with the family, office, and clients but also to capture images and video of the destination.
Journal-I like to make notes, write down thoughts, and keep a detailed account of my time in a destination which can later be used for photo books, blogs, and more.
Moisturizer/Lip Balm-It’s essential to keeping your skin hydrated and refreshing. I travel with moisturizer and lip balm that has SPF in it, too, for outdoor exposure.
Breath Mints-My favorites are the cinnamon Altoids. Not only a quick fix for the breath but sometimes a little wake me up.
Immunity Boost-I carry Airborne or its generic equivalent. Typically I use the dissolving tablets when traveling because of their ease to mix in a glass of water and smaller package sizing for the bag or purse. I find keeping your body filled with good vitamins and antioxidants helps keep you from picking up those nasty travel bugs that seem to inhabit the flights.
Sunglasses-Don’t leave home without them. Of course, flying to the South Pacific, we leave at night, but we arrive for sunrise. Plus, sunglasses can hide tired eyes.
A Pareo-A large scarf essentially that can be used or worn in a multitude of ways. Check out a previous journal entry here.
Body Wipes-Perfect for freshening up before your arrival after the long flight.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI.
She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.
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