My Carry-On Bag & Everything In It


This next week is going to be pretty exciting because I'll be off to La La Land AKA Los Angeles. I'm pretty pumped because LA is one of my favourite cities in the world. I have a list of places I want to visit that I've never been to before and a bunch of places to try different foods. 

When I travel, the items in my carry on bag always change. This time, I am sharing literally everything in my bag giving you an in depth look at what is in my carry on bag!

For starters, I bought a new carry on bag and it is everything I could ever ask for. I purchased the Herschel Harvest Tote in all black and the reason why I love this tote so much is because it has a fur lined slot for my laptop, other mini compartments and is big enough and slim enough to carry around with me everywhere I go. The quality of the bag is durable and something I know I'll be using for years. Now, let's get into the actually items.

Necessities Here I have the basic necessities: my passport, my wallet and my boarding pass.

Beauty & Skin Care My trio is my holy grail. To keep it short and sweet, my trio right now consists of my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, Benefit's They're Real Mascara, and the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer in Champagne. I keep these in my carry on as a touch up for when I get off the plane (so I don't look like a train wreck).

I also bring a hand disinfectant, a mini vaseline tube, a travel Sugar lip balm lip therapy, and my travalo which carries my favourite perfume of the moment.

Technology My technology gear is way more important than anything else in my bag (except for my basic necessities). I also have a trio for my technology.

  • Canon T4i: First, my DSLR camera along with my 50mm f1.8 lens, the 18-55mm kit lens, its charger, the cases and the cord connecting it to my laptop.
  • Macbook Pro: My second tech necessity while flying is my laptop. I often use this on my flight to write blog posts since most of the time, there isn't that great of a wifi connection. I will also bring the charger and its cases.
  • iPhone 6: Although my phone will mostly be on airplane mode, I still bring it in case of emergency. I also like to use the camera that comes with the iPhone to take photos for Instagram (obviously). Along with my iPhone, I bring its charger and earbuds.
Now, the last part of the technology section are my Frends headphones. I'll often wear these on the airplane to cancel out any noises and listen to music but if its just a quick trip and I don't have much room in my bag, I won't bring these at all and I'll just use my earbuds.
Other Random Goodies
This category is everything and anything that is not included in any other category. Items in this section are an extra pair of socks, the book I am currently reading which is The Happiness Project, a notebook to jot down thoughts and keep a schedule of each day, a scarf that can double up as a mini blanket if it gets chilly and a watch to keep track of time.
So there it is! That is what is in my carry on bag. Nothing quirky, just the usual. What do you carry in your bag when you travel?
Janine Maral