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Travel Editors' Picks: Our Carry On Travel Essentials

Editors' Picks: Our Carry On Travel Essentials

Editors' Picks: Our Carry On Travel Essentials
By Hong Kong Tatler
August 08, 2019
From hydration hacks to Hermès scarves to wireless headphones, read on to find out what Hong Kong Tatler's editors keep in their carry on when travelling

Hermès scarf

Photo: hermes.com
Photo: hermes.com

"In my carry-on, you’ll usually find a big scarf—my favourites are the cashmere-silk ‘140 shawls’ from Hermes, because they’re versatile, lightweight, warm-but-not-too-warm, and roll up really small—a tin of Smith’s Rosebud lip balm, and as many bottles of water I can carry because I live in perpetual, irrational fear of being dehydrated.  I never sign up for in-flight wifi (because I don’t want to be Slacked at 35,000 feet!) so I make sure to stock up on magazines at the airport—always Heat and Grazia if I can get my hands on them, and New York magazine and the New Yorker, too."—Danica Lo, Chief Content Director

Bucky eye mask

Photo: amazon.com
Photo: amazon.com

"I never go travel without my Bucky eye mask, Swell water bottle and Jaybird earphones. I also always have a little rose water spray to freshen up."—Natasha Tang, Social Media Editor

See also: Editors' Picks: Our Favourite Summer Holiday Destinations

Keep cup

Photo: keepcup.com
Photo: keepcup.com

"I always bring my Keep Cup on the plane, which I’ll use for drinks throughout the flight, and also an insulated bottle that I fill with water after security. It’s a small action but, it’s one easy way to combat the unnecessary single use plastic cups passed out from the drinks trolley. I also tend to bring on some fresh fruits for snacking and extra hydration—my favourites are mandarins (there’s nothing like a bit of zest to wake up your senses when up in the air), or grapes and blueberries which I pack in a small steel lunchbox. Remember to finish them before you land in a country that prohibits bringing fresh produce across the border though!"Charmaine Mok, Editorial Director, Food & Wine

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Photo: lucaspapaw.co.au
Photo: lucaspapaw.co.au

"Lucas' Papaw Ointment. It's so dry on planes and this is great for lips and under/around the eyes. Face mists are key, as well—some of my go-tos are Omorovicza's Queen of Hungary Mist or Grown Alchemist's Detox Hydra-Mist. I'm also not a fan of plane food, so I usually bring my own; berries, a sandwich or wrap from home and popcorn. If I'm flying long-haul, a neck pillow and silk eye mask are musts."Coco Marett, Digital Editor

See also: Editors' Picks: Our Must-Have Summer Skincare Products

A good book

Photo: amazon.com
Photo: amazon.com

"Definitely a good book (currently reading The Ten Types of Human by Dexter Dias), a sheet mask (favorite right now: Kiehl's Clearly Corrective White Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque) and snacks. No matter how long or short the flight is, I always have a mix of sweet and savory things to munch on in flight."—Justine Lee, Fashion Director-at-Large

Dettol wet wipes

Photo: dettol.com.hk
Photo: dettol.com.hk

"Dettol Wet Wipes! Seriously, I always have them on me for wiping your hands after you’ve taken a cab, MTR, handled cash or for when you travel, to wipe the airplane seat area, tray table, remote etc."Christian Barlow, Director of VIP Content and Communications 

See also: Editors' Picks: Where To Take Visitors In Hong Kong

Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones

Photo: beatsbydre.com
Photo: beatsbydre.com

"I can’t travel without my Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones. It drowns out the airplane cabin’s noise, features superb sound quality and it lasts for 40 hours—perfect for a cross-country flight."—Christian Gollayan, Society Editor

Zojirushi stainless steel lined vacuum bottle

Photo: zojirushi.com
Photo: zojirushi.com

"I don't go anywhere without my trusty Zojirushi stainless steel lined vacuum bottle. It's the lightest and best insulated bottle I own, which keeps hot drinks hot for up to 24 hours—perfect for staying hydrated with tea throughout the long flight. Also, it may look huge and uncool, but I always bring a personal memory foam seat cushion with me for some extra padding on the flight (it makes a huge difference) and wear a personal air purifier, AirTamer, around my neck. Again, it looks super uncool but it's proven to clean a one-metre sphere of air around me to get rid of airborne pollutants including viruses, bacteria, pollen and dust (perfect if you're sat next to someone sick)."Erica Fong, Digital Content Director

See also: Be Right Back: Luxury Destinations Less Than 5 Hours Away From Hong Kong

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