Though flying is by no means new, what to pack is still a conundrum that we cannot seem to shake no matter how many vacations we take. Most airports usually have a shop that covers the basics, but we always seem to forget one thing or realize we need another product once we touch down and settle in. Luckily for us, MindBodyGreen tapped a slew of wellness insiders who travel for a living to compile a list of the one thing they never leave home without. Below, read up on the essentials they always have in tow.
"I enjoy listening to music and podcasts while traveling, but on planes especially. Being able to block out all that background noise of the engines and the air conditioning and the conversations taking place in nearby seats is wonderful. It makes sleeping easier, but it also allows you to space out and think rather than amplifying your frustration or anxiety." — Colin Wright, travel writer and entrepreneur behind Exile Lifestyle
An instant sleep-inducer
Healthy snacks and coconut oil
"Staying healthy on the road isn't always the easiest feat, but it's 100% possible with some planning! Coconut oil is super hydrating for your skin, especially up in the air, and Conscious Coconut sells a travel-size container of it and has a beautiful mission behind it. I always pack that along with plenty of fresh fruits, like apples, grapes, bananas, nutrition bars, nuts, and almond butter packets." — Sara Quiriconi, yogi behind Live Free Warrior
"It gets dry up there, so I use Lucas Papaw, which doubles as a hand moisturizer. Win!" — Rebecca Kennedy, Nike master trainer
Head over to MindBodyGreen for more travel essentials, and share your jet-setting must-haves below!