Hand Luggage Essentials

In flight travel essentials

Between packing for my husband’s frequent work trips (shh don’t tell the TSA agents!) and the trips I have been very lucky to go on, I’ve gained enough mileage to consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to choosing the hand luggage essentials. Now obviously a lot of what you choose to take with you depends on where you are going and how long your flight is, but I usually start with this list and add or subtract what is necessary.

On a shorter flight, say like the four hours to Mauritius, I only took my handbag and made sure to double check I had a lip balm and hair-tie. On other trips, especially ones where there isn’t a swanky airport pick-up arranged or a long layover is included, I choose a more sturdy backpack. My back already takes a beating on those crappy airplane seats, the last thing I want to do it hurt it even more! Plus backpacks tend to have plenty of storage space for the essentials. It goes without saying that I try to keep things to the minimum so that said back problems don’t worsen unnecessary. Find my full list below.

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Autumn in Europe Outfit Ideas

Helo everyone!

So I am tackling the whole packing-for-Europe -for-the-first- month-of-autumn thing (2 weeks before – can you say over enthusiastic 😀 ). A quick Google proved that we can expect mild weather, around the 25C mark, during our entire trip. So I might not have to pack my melton coat quite yet, but I don’t want to be freezing my way through this trip. So here are a few outfits I’ve got planned during my trip. All I need are those divine Superga lace sneaks (I’ll take them in black please!) and the perfect trench (mine isn’t). I hope this helps if you’re also packing for a autumnal European trip. And don’t forget the cat eyes!

Please share  any additional tips, I’ve noticed most are geared towards summer/winter.

Much love,


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