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November 29th, 2017

Video: Travel Tips - Packing a Personal Item

Jessica Dodson, Eagle Creek’s Travel Lover and Packing Expert, reminds you how and what to pack in your personal item.


Headed across the country or over the pond? If you’ve hopped on a plane before, none of these “must-haves” are mind-boggling, but they are essential! From entertainment musts, to handy tools for restful sleep, check out the video for the 8 essential items you don't want to forget in your personal item.

Quick Wins

  • Don't forget your sleep stuff – If you’re not comfortable, you won’t arrive looking well-rested and ready to take on the city. 
  • Dress in layers! – Planes are always too hot or too cold, so be prepared with jackets and socks.
  • Entertainment - sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride 
  • Don't get "hangry" - bring back-up snacks!
  • Post-flight goodies - you're not alone, most people feel need to freshen-up after long flights ;)
  • It’s dry in the sky! (Who knew?) – Bring your chapstick, lotions, and refillable water bottle.
  • Backpack-it-up! - packing organizers offer efficiency (and ultimately more space)

What more are you waiting for? Watch the entire video!

Products Featured

Backpacks: Afar Backpack *

Unfortuantely, our Afar Backpack is no longer available through Eagle Creek but our Wayfinder Backpack 30L is just as amazing! 

Sleep & Comfort: 2-in-1 Travel PillowSandman EyeshadesTravel Ear PlugsCatnap Blanket

Packing Organizers: Silicone Bottle Set and Toiletry PouchPack-It Specter Cube Set SMPack-It Specter Wristlet Set Pack-It Specter On-Board Toiletry Kit

Related Links (from Eagle Creek Blog):

10 Must Have Items to Pack In Your Personal Item

6 Things You Don't Need when Traveling (and 1 you absolutely do)

How to Pack a Backpack for Travel

by Jessica Dodson

Jessica has been in-house at Eagle Creek for more than 7 years and currently hails as Eagle Creek Employee of the Year. What’s most interesting about her, is her passion to travel and connect others with authentic experiences. Having been all over Europe, to Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Russia, and so many more places, she is legitimately a world travel. You’ll see Jessica hosting Eagle Creek Instagram stories and hosting our packing and product videos.

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