Friday, 30 October 2015

What's in my Hand Luggage Bag?

As 'what's in my bag' posts are ever popular in the blogging and YouTube worlds (aren't we a nosy bunch?), I thought I would share with you what I take in my hand luggage bag when I go away.

This particular bag is what I'm taking on my trip to Southeast Asia, but most of the content is relevant for any flight or journey I take.

The bag

For this particular trip I'm taking this black backpack from Boohoo, as it will be what I use as a day bag when I'm there. I love this bag because it has so many pockets and compartments, so it's perfect for something like travelling, when you have lots of bits to carry around and need to know exactly where they are at all times.

I also need my trusty bum bag (or fanny pack if you prefer) so I fit this inside my backpack and keep all the important stuff like passport, phone and money in it.

The basics

These are the things I absolutely cannot leave the house without. Passport and money for obvious reasons, sunnies whatever the climate, and my notebook because I don't go anywhere without one.


My phone, camera and iPod are always the first to go in, and my portable charger means I can always rely on these vital pieces of equipment being charged. This is especially necessary when I'm vlogging the trip.

I read so many books when I'm away, so a Kindle has become another mandatory item for me, to save me injuring my back trying to carry round 20 paperbacks.

New to this trip is the little brown box, which contains clip on lenses for my phone, including fisheye and macro. I can't wait to try these out!

In-flight essentials

These are things I can't live without on flights, particularly long-haul. I need total darkness to sleep, so I'll always make sure to have a sleep mask with me, and this pillow is great because it's inflatable, so it takes up minimal space in my bag.

Face wipes always find their way into my bag, as I don't want to turn up at the other end with mascara smudged down my face. And for the same reason, I'll always have a little concealer, mascara and lip balm with me (in a clear plastic bag of course).

What do you pack in your hand luggage bag? Do you have any in-flight essentials?


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