Hand Luggage Essentials

So I am off on my little holiday next week and thought I would share with you, what I class as a hand luggage essentials. For me I like a light bag that is easy to forget about whilst holding. Something that’s easy to put on the suitcase to wheel to check in or to chuck on my back. It also depends on flight times and the length of the flight but here are my essentials for this holiday.


So first of all we will start with the obvious my passport. I am travelling abroad so my passport is key to have. I am travelling with my parents so it maybe we group our passports together but if I am travelling alone I carry my passport in my travel organiser along with my travel insurance and e12 card.


The next I would say is an essential for me is a reading book, something to do on the plane that’s not big, messy or loud. I can get stuck into a book and this can keep me occupied for a while. I am not an overly keen flyer and so things to entertain me is a good thing.

Blog Equipment

I would also class my Macbook and Ipad as an essential. I don’t normally take both and sometimes I don’t even use them whilst I am away. But I like to have them just incase. I have games on my ipad for the flight and I also download a movie so I can watch that. I am a lover of youtube so if I have time whilst getting ready or before breakfast I can chill and watch some youtube. It’s also something I wouldn’t take in my suitcase. Valuables are something to always have on you and not in your suitcase.

With this I would say another essential is my headphones. Headphones to watch the entertainment on the plane, to listen to music or watch your ipad or phone.

Pool Day Fashion

If you are on an early flight I would say an essential is a bikini, dress and flip flops. Sunglasses too. You can’t always get into your room early so you to have a quick change with you means you can get out and explore as soon as you arrive at the resort.

Cheese and Onion

This essential will make you laugh, I can’t stand aeroplane food, the smell off it, or it being near me anything to do with it! So a packet of cheese and onion crisps to sniff lol. I eat them as well but they distracts me from feeling sick from the smell of the aeroplane food. Weird I know but however long the flight is I will not have their food near me.

The only other essential would be my purse with the currencies of where I am going as well as a card or cash for the UK.

If you would like to decorate your backpack like mine feel free to watch this video.

That’s about it. What do you think as an essential for hand luggage?

Melanie Kate

About Melanie Kate

Hey! I am Mel, a fashion and lifestyle blogger from the UK.

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