Carryon Packing List: What I Pack + A Free Printable!

Carryon Packing List |

This may come as a surprise to some people but I have a hard time packing just as much as the next person. You would think after a round the world trip for 19 months and then constant travelling from my nomadic life that I would have this down. To be honest, I think the more I travel, the worse I get. Haha. I do however have a basic carryon packing list that does not change from trip to trip. I thought I would share it with you in case you need some ideas or inspiration!




  • Flights: Find a cheap flight using Skyscanner or Momondo. I like these two booking sites because they both search all websites and airlines around the globe including budget airlines.
  • Accommodations: I use or Tripadvisor to find the best rates on hotels. offers a free night after booking 10 nights.
  • Travel Insurance: Having gotten sick on my travels in the past, I never travel without being insured. You never know when something may happen. For my round the world trip and extended long-term travel, I use World Nomads. For other trips, I have used Roam Right and they cover activities like extreme sports.
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My carryon packing list: 

iPhone - carryon packing list |

iPhone – My camera, my alarm, my music, my command center

Sony RX100M3 - carryon packing list |

Camera – I love my Sony RX100M3. I don’t go anywhere without it


 Eye Mask – For long plane rides or when I don’t want to talk to anyone haha

Urban Ears Zinken Headphones

Headphones – noise cancellation headphones are the best. I use Urban Ears

Ziploc for travel |

Ziplocs – A few in different sizes to avoid leaks, spills or hold a wet swimsuit

clorox wipes

Disinfecting wipes – To wipe down tray table and surfaces around me

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Wipes

Makeup remover wipes – My brand of choice is by Bioderma and wipes means less liquid!

hand sanitizer for travel - carryon packing list |

Hand sanitizer – It’s not always possible to wash hands

Weleda Skin Food - carryon packing list |

Hand cream – My hands are always dry and this is my favorite (the smell is a bit pine-y)

Travel Contact Solution - Carryon Packing List |

Contact solution + contact case – I actually refill mine from bigger bottles for less plastic waste!

Lifeproof Ipad Mini Case

Ipad Mini – I load these up with magazines, movies, and a book (or I carry a physical book)


Anker External Battery Charger

Anker portable battery – Can’t go anywhere without this. It charges my iPhone, iPad, and GoPro

Monster Outlet 2 Go |

Monster 2 Go Travel Power Strip – if you carry a smartphone, cameras, and other gear this is amazing!

Travel Advil - carryon packing list |

Some travel sized Advil – I also carry travel-sized Aleve for those lady times


Sonicare Toothbrush - carryon packing list |


Sonicare Toothbrush – I don’t bring the charger. I just charge up and it’s good for a few weeks

Travel Toothpaste - Carryon Packing List |

Toothpaste – My favourite brands are Tom’s of Maine or Kiss My Face

Macbook Air - carryon packing list |

MacBook Air – I have been trying to not travel with this but I always do!

Carryon Packing List – for foreign trips:


Bellroy elements travel wallet

Passport + passport wallet – This one by Bellroy has slots for tickets and currency and a mini pen for forms

Universal Travel Plug Adapter

Universal Plug Adapter – I like universal ones because who knows when you add on another destination!

Other carryon packing list essentials:
  • Wallet with ID, ATM & credit cards obviously
  • Boarding pass printed unless you use your phone
  • Eyeglasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Charging cords
  • Prescription meds if you are on anything
  • Snacks – I like to bring nuts or trail mix, granola bars. On my last trip, I took a package of oatmeal to just add hot water too. It was healthier than other options!
  • Extra underwear and a change of clothes – I wear layers to stay warm or cool on the plane
  • Resistance band + jump rope – lately, I’ve been trying to get back to healthy so exercise is a priority
  • For foreign travel: photocopy of ID, credit cards, and passport and also send a copy to Dropbox or email account


What are your carryon essentials? Share in the comments!

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