Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Travel Essentials: Carryon Luggage!

Pictures by Danny Skech

 Happy 2015 guys! First of all, I would like to thank you immensely for your support throughout 2014. We have been working on creating more stylish but meaningful content for you this year and we are excited to be sharing more in the coming posts!
Anyway, I am currently in Istanbul, Turkey for work and as I was planning my trip, I thought to dedicate a post on my travel essentials for carry-on luggage. I have slowly learnt to perfect and edit (yes, every extra kilo counts) my essentials and I sincerely hope that this post can be helpful to anyone planning to travel soon.
                                            {Passport}- Obviously the most vital document.
                                            {Notebook}- Idea or thought book.
                                            {Planner}- To plan your schedule with precise organization.
                                            {Novel}- I am absolutely obsessed with African literature and this book                                                                 will definitely keep me busy during the flight. 
                                              {Camera}- To document your travels.
                                              {Earphone & Plug Case}- To store your plane gadgets for the sake of                                                                                                organization.
                                              {Earphones}- Noise cancellation earphones are the best but really, any                                                                          pair can do.
                                              {Ear Plugs}- These come in handy when you're trying to sleep and need                                                                     to block external noise.
                                              {Ipod}- Music for the soul.
                                                 {Watch & Zip-lock Bags}- A zip-lock bag comes in handy especially                                                                                                with the stern security requirements                                                                                                          associated with carry-on luggage. You can                                                                                                use it to store jewellery before boarding the                                                                                              plane or any liquid that can easily pour.
                                                 {Candies}- They come in handy during take-off and landing to                                                                                 prevent pain caused by ear pressure from change in                                                                                 altitude.
                                                  {Mints}- Everybody NEEDS mints.
                                                  {Energy Candies}- These are handy when you need that quick pick-                                                                                       me-up.
                                                        {Toilet Bag}- Most airlines require you to have a transparent bag                                                                                  filled with your less than 100ml liquids per bottle. I                                                                                usually store my transparent bag in this toilet bag                                  just to avoid spillage.
                                                       {WazaWazi Wallet}- To store your monies and other documents,                                      cards etc.
                                                        {Socks}- They seriously come to the rescue since planes get very                                              cold. A scarf comes in very handy too.
Flat shoes are great for comfort and who says flat has to be boring? Furthermore, loose clothing is ideal especially for long flights. 
 Coat- Thrifted for 300/- Kangemi | Loose Tee- Mr. Price | Jeggings- Vivo Activewear | Shoes- ASOS | Earring- Jewels By Angeline | Leather Bag- Sandstorm Kenya
 Have a stylish week!


  1. I have been eying that bag for a minute now and have been trying to justify in my head how its very necessary. Now that i have seen it again, I am going to make a stop at sandstorm.

    1. Awesome Nova! It is all leather and very handy. Plus they give you a lifetime warranty. It was a great investment.

  2. I loved this post!!Handy tips!!
    Also what's you profession/where do you work?:))
    Love the travel posts.

    1. Hi Tess. Thank you! I work for a civil society organisation that promotes human rights and social justice.

    2. Thats me in my next life!!...#Godspeed