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Travel Essentials For Your Carry-On Baggage

Keep Calm and Carry On

Posted by Gestalten—07/2015

Next to your travel documents and passport there are a few things that shouldn't be missed in your carry-on baggage to make traveling a lot smoother, more enjoyable, and entertaining. We assembled a few items that will make you arrive fresh, in style, and relaxed to your destination. You can purchase each of the items by clicking on the image or find them at one of our Berlin-based stores. Bon voyage and enjoy your trip.

 

PLAYING CARDS BY THEORY11

With this deck of playing cards by Theory11, you can purchase a timeless travel item that turns every trip into a diverting delight. They are made in the USA, feature embossed gold foil accents, and come in a dark blue box.

 

HIP FLASK BY IZOLA

This lovely, whimsical present is sure to make anyone smile. Its unusual round shape fits perfectly into a pocket when you're on the road. As the makers Izola describe, they were inspired by the old world ideals of utility, beauty, and making things that are “built to last.” Founder Neil Rasmus stands for bringing great design to everyday objects and tools.

 

 

AESOP RICH HAND BALM

This rich hand balm, lightly scented with botanicals, is soft to the skin, none-greasy, and sublime on travel-damaged hands. Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. They are known for their high-quality skin, hair, and body care products produced from plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy.

 

LET'S GO OUT AGAIN

If you're lacking some great restaurants or bars for your travel destination, you will most likely find some in our publication Let’s Go Out Again. The book assembles an eclectic showcase of atmospheric eating spaces from around the world, whether you're seeking the adventure of a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience or the familiarity of traditional cuisine.

 

NOOUD BY BARUTI

This small spray flacon fits in every pocket and will refresh you in a second. One spray lasts 24 hours and the scent moves throughout the day with you, maintaining the rustic smell of wooden freshness.

 

SUNGLASSES BY RETRO SUPER FUTURE

When traveling, you shouldn't forget to pack a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the reflecting sunlight. These sunnies feature a dark and sleek design combined with Carl Zeiss Vision lenses. RETROSUPERFUTURE aim to blend classic silhouettes of shades with a unique twist and progressive technologies.

 

MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE

A little sweet treat shouldn't be missed in your travel luggage. This chocolate bar by Mast Brothers features a simplicity in flavor and a subtle vanilla smoked note. It is produced with only three ingredients, tastes like a mid-summer night beside a bonfire. You can get this one and several other delicious flavors at our stores in Berlin.

 

SOAP BAR BY IZOLA

While traveling it's often necessary to freshen up, and this soap bar by Izola will not only make you feel fresh from the outside but also from the inside thanks to its motivational print. Unlike dry and dehydrating soaps, this tripple milled recipe with an all-vegetable base is an environmentally friendly, anti-animal testing soap that leaves your hands smooth, fresh, and soft.

 

TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK

Nothing beats the good-old analog paper and pen, especially one designed by the smart and artful Japanese. The traveler's notebook made from hand​-​cut, vegetable-tanned leather in Chiangmai, Thailand, is the notebook of our dreams. Designed with a series of paper refills and plastic inserts that help organize your life, it is the essential you need. You can get it for 48 EUR here.

 

BALLPOINT PEN

To be able to use your notebook, you'll need a pen like this Caran d’Ache ballpoint with black ink. It is used by the Monocle staff at their Midori House, and is bound to add a little touch of luxury to your writing. Made from aluminum, the pen exclusively features the Monocle and Caran d'Ache logos, and will give you about 8,000 metres of gentle handwriting pleasure.

 

GINGER FLIGHT THERAPY

The aromatic and slightly exotically spicy Ginger Flight Therapy by Aesop is a great on-the-go stress, nausea, or exhaustion reliever. Apply it directly to your neck, temples, wrist, or behind the ears.

 

COMB BY IZOLA

Strong, bold, and dandy, this durably-designed comb is bound to last you and those you pass it on to a lifetime of hairline perfection. Also very suitable to tame your hair while being on the road.

 

THE OUTSIDERS

If you're heading into the great outdoors, we'd advise you to take a look at this book, showcasing the outlook and passions of the new creative scene along with the original products and brands they use. It is available for 39.90 EUR.

SANDQVIST BACKPACK

To be able to properly store your travel essentials, you'll need a comfortable hand luggage like this backpack by Sandqvist. The simple, timeless design of this backpack lends for a sturdy yet stylish travel item that ages wonderfully. The bottom and interior back layers are padded for comfort and durability. The inside also features a zip pocket and laptop slip pocket, and comfortably fits a laptop up to 13" big.

 

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