In addition to checked baggage, each person is allowed to carry one small suitcase and a personal bag with them onto the airplane. This small suitcase may be all one needs for a short trip, but may also be used wisely for storing additional belongings. Here are a few of my essentials, other than my phone, of course, that belong in my personal bag:
Books/magazines: there is no wifi on the plane, and plane rides are usually a few hours long, so it is the perfect time to dive deep into a favorite novel or read about some celebrity gossip!
Headphones: not only a carry-on essential, but a travel essential in general! Who doesn’t need music?
Toothbrush/Toothpaste: just in case.
Sketchbook: I like to carry sketchbooks around with me everywhere so I can document my travels via drawings.
Lotion: nobody likes dry hands.
Hand Sanitizer: you never know where you’ll need some extra sanitation!
Wallet: I mean…
Warm Jacket & Pants: no matter where you are going, you must always carry a jacket with you–it can double as a blanket on the plane!
Camera: the trip begins them moment you leave your house to the airport, so document every moment!