Packing for a long-haul flight to Europe? Check out my top 5 things you'll need to pack in your carry-on!
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Packing Your Carry-On for a Flight to Europe?
You've come to the fight place! There's nothing I love more than a trip to Europe, and packing all the right travel essentials is part of the fun!
Overnight Flight to Europe Carry-On Essentials
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Despite everyone's best intentions, sleeping on an overnight flight can be difficult and stressful. Generally, people quiet down after dinner is served, but there is still the noise of people and flight attendants moving about the cabin, not to mention the occasional enraged baby.
Invest in a *good* pair of noise-cancelling headphones. You'll thank me.
We sure do love our devices- when they're charged! Between use in the airport, streaming shows, downloading audiobooks (before you get on the flight!), researching our trip, and chatting with friends and family, your phone battery is going to die more quickly than you ever imagined. Be sure to include all of your charging needs in your carry-on, including converters that work in your destination and anywhere you may stop in between.
Phone Charging Essentials
Money and Documents
Convert your money into pounds/Euros before your trip, at your American bank, usually for no or a very small charge. Be sure to have at least a little cash with you when you arrive.
You'll need your passport and, depending on the country, other documentation on you person when you land. Always pack these documents in your carry-on.
Pro tip: It sounds 'old school," but be sure to print out the address of your hotel. Sometimes phones have a hard time connecting to WiFi, if you have it, after a flight, and you can't assume the cab driver will know where your hotel is (it's happened to me twice!!)
I *always* have enough toiletries and clothes (discussing that below), to get me through at least a day and a half exploring Europe if my checked bags are delayed. You do not want to miss a single minute of exploration time trying to track down tooth paste in some random city.
A Full Outfit to Wear in Europe
Finally, though it'll make your bag feel a bit cramped, make sure you have enough underwear, socks, and a *full* change of clothes to get you through an entire day and a half in your destination.
Packing is my speciality! Check out my destination-specific packing tips!
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