Ever since I was little I have always loved travelling and flying to different countries. However this month was the first time I flew on my own. I was pretty nervous about this (to put it mildly!) and wanted to make sure I was as comfortable as possible during the flight, so I put together a few things that I knew would help.
1. A Snuggly Travel Pillow
I always thought travel pillows were useless and that they didn’t look too comfortable. However, I recently found out that I couldn’t have been more wrong! I came across this soft, fleecy travel pillow in Boots (for just £9.99!) and decided that it was about time I owned one. And I was so glad I did! This came in super handy while on the plane as I snuggled into it, which helped me feel nice and relaxed. I would highly recommend trying one out if you haven’t already!
2. Fluffy Socks
I picked up this super soft pair of socks in Primark, which came in a pack of two for just £2! These made my feet feel like they were walking on clouds and kept my feet warm throughout the flight. They also helped me feel more relaxed as I love wearing soft, fluffy socks to bed and so they reminded me of being in my comfortable bed (rather than a pretty uncomfortable plane seat!)
3. iPad Mini
My iPad Mini is definitely one of my essentials when travelling – whether this is on a plane, train or even a long car journey. It provides hours of entertainment including music, films, TV episodes (I downloaded my all-time favourite TV series Gavin and Stacey onto it, as it never stops being funny!) and games (ahem, Candy Crush). I would feel lost without it when travelling! Some headphones also come in handy for listening to music and watching films on-the-go.
4. A Good Read
I always like to pack a good book or magazine when flying. Watching films or TV episodes and playing games tends to make my eyes feel tired after a while, especially on longer journeys – which is when a book or magazine comes in handy. I received a copy of Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr on Valentine’s Day and have been loving it so far. I would highly recommend it.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my travel essentials and that you have found some of it to be useful! I found that a combination of these four things helped time fly by (sorry!) on my first flight alone, and will definitely make sure to pack these on my next trip abroad.
What are your travel essentials? Is there anything else you would pack?