MY HAND LUGGAGE & TRAVEL ESSENTIALS, A COLLABORATION WITH MARC B.

I can't remember the last time I was able to travel with just a handbag for hand luggage, I've been moving around so much lately that I usually need all the space I can get which means more 'wheely' suitcases for me! When I get the luxury of being able to just use a bag for travelling (or the airline lets me get away with both) it makes flying more enjoyable in that I can have everything I need under the seat in front of me, and usually once I get to my destination I can just head straight back out with my bag. Marc B kindly sent me their cherrybrook mushroom handbag for all my travelling essentials - here's everything that comes along with me when travelling! 

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1. A good handbag.

Unless you're planning on taking a small suitcase with you too, then a tiny bag is pretty pointless unless you're flying for an hour, need no entertainment and simply flying home. This Marc B bag is the perfect size and features three compartments including a zip pocket in the middle meaning you can keep all your important documents secured there. This particular bag also comes with a long strap if you wish to hang it over your shoulder or wear it cross body.  

2. Ipad.

If I'm on a short-haul flight and have no entertainment system then this is always good for watching Netflix (yay for downloadable shows!) and writing up blog posts or university assignments. If you're on a long-haul flight check out my blog post on how to keep yourself entertained. 

3. Portable Charger.

9/10 times I forget to charge it, so then it becomes pretty useless. This is a must when I'm travelling anywhere out of Gibraltar because the chances of me using up all my battery when listening to music and watching old videos on my phone are high. If not I'm then the idiot who has to sit in Gatwick Airport waiting for my phone to charge before I can get on any train (don't forget your chargers either).

4. Book.

I find time goes quickest on a flight when I'm lost in a book, check out my Instagram for what I'm currently reading! I wish my kindle still worked cause it's a lot more handy when travelling and takes up a lot less room, but alas the battery gave up on it. 

5. Magazine.

For when reading small words with no pictures starts to become a challenge. 

6. Document Wallet.

I bought one of these from accessorize years ago and it comes with me everywhere! They're so handy for keeping all your important stuff in one place and not crumpled at the bottom of your bag. If you have a friend who likes to travel, this would make a great gift! 

7. Moisturiser.

I tend to travel foundation free because then my face just ends up feeling sticky after an hour in flight. Travel sized items are always the best for this. 

8. Hand Sanitiser.

For when you spill your in-flight meal and the flight attendant is on the other side on the plane. 

9. Face Wipes.

Necessary on a long-haul flight unless you're going for the dewy look. 

10. A notebook (and pen).

I usually tend to journal most when I'm flying cause I have nothing else to distract me, or use it as an opportunity to write down an abundance of lists. 

11. Eye mask.

I find it hard to fall asleep when I know people can see me, especially because my mouth ends up opening when I doze off. Plus if the person next to the window doesn't want to shut the window, then no problem. 

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what are some of your favourite travel essentials? I'd love to know if you guys have any trips planned soon! 


G





24 comments

  1. Loved this post, portable chargers are a must!xxxx

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  2. These are all the same things I take travelling too! Wipes and hand sani are life savers and I am exactly the same when it comes to my portable charger, forever forgetting to charge it!!

    Rebecca, libfemblog.com xo

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    1. haha seems like we both need to get into a routine with it! x

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  3. Lovely bag πŸ’•The perfect neutral to go with any outfit, the size us ideal for fitting in flight essentials too!

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    1. I know right! It's light too so no shoulder pains hopefully! x

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  4. I rarely fly but when I'm on the train pretty much all of these would be ideal. I usually pack hand gel, tissues, chewing gum and some kind of fizzy juice because I get travel sick and my headphones.

    V <3
    http://sirvikalot.wordpress.com

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  5. I like to take all these things with me too but I have to take a few extra bits and bobs now I have a baby to think about so I have my hand luggage and her nappy bag!xx

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  6. How beautiful is that bag! I've never heard of this designer but I'm 100% going to check them out after this post. I can't believe how well made and beautiful it is. One of my favourite and must have travel essentials is definitely having a travel wallet with everything in one. If not it stresses me out that things aren't together! xxxx

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    1. I know right! They have a section in Topshop in Oxford Street and they have always caught my eye so this was great! x

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  7. I wish I had taken an eye mask on my last flight! It was only 2 hours but the bloke next to me kept talking to me, he didn't even take the hint when I put my headphones on ...

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  8. This bag is so beautiful I love the colour!

    www.harrietday.com

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  9. Oh I love this bag! I haven't bought a Marc B bag in so long, but I went through a period where I was obsessed with them, and I literally wore every one of the bags to the death ha. And I have very similar travel essentials to you! I don't know how people travel without any form of entertainment.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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  10. That bag is beautiful. I really don't travel often, but I never really need an excuse to buy a new handbag.

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  11. Literally everything you have on this list is everything I take with me too. I do need to look into getting a new travel docs wallet though because mine is in dire need of replacing. The handbag looks lovely! Sturdy and sizeable. Great post!

    Hannah
    hannahinternational.co.uk

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  12. I can't get on a plane without a book - if it's a good one it makes the flight go so much quicker and it's the best excuse to switch off and read!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  13. Great post babe! I love having a sneak peak inside people's bags in these type of blog posts. πŸŒΈπŸ’—✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com | www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

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  14. I really love this post, as it really tells a lot about you. Lovely to read this :)

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  15. Great item! I've been flying a lot recently and I also packed every thing on this list (and totally agree on your 'yay for downloadable Netflix' comment, kept me sane flying to China!). I also like to pack a large scarf/wrap as I hate airline blankets and have to have some wet wipes top because flying always makes me feel dirty! X

    Sarah | www.sarahdeluxe.com

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  16. This Marc B handbag with its three compartments sounds ideal for travelling! And it looks really stylish too, I'm not surprised you're such a big fan of it! I'm with you on the importance of a document wallet, I carry one where ever I go too!!

    Abbey πŸ’• www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  17. OMG how cute is that bag!? You know I am definitely going to take a look at Marc B bags now even though I'm on a spending ban, hahaha. I agree with every single essential you've popped in there, great post!

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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  18. Perfect travelling list! It's pretty much what I haul around with me day to day (minus the travel wallet, I'm not on the run or anything)!

    I love having a note book and pen to hand. Old school writing just seems far more inspiring to me!

    H xx

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  19. Have to agree with the portable charger and a book, even if I am not on my phone or using it I like to know people can get hold of me if needed. Hand sanitiser too.... can't go anywhere without it!! xxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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  20. This is my sort of post! I've got very good at packing light seeing as I do a lot of day trips in the UK or short overnight stays. I'd definitely say taking a tablet and something to read are essentials for me! I always try to keep travel sized bottles so I can refill them for trips!

    Sian x
    www.theenglisheverygirl.com

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