My Travel Essentials

I spend a lot of time travelling each year – short-haul flights within Europe, long haul flights between London and Asia, and of course the big one between London and Sydney. There are certain things that I can’t live without when I travel, and so many of you are jet-setters too! So this is an important topic!

When I have a long haul flight, I try to be as comfortable and organised as possible – it takes the stress out of moving around. I always take tracksuit pants to change into on the flight as well – before the plane has even start taxiing, I pop to the washroom and get into something comfortable to beat the rush. It’s just so much easier to work, relax and fall asleep in stretchy comfort-wear than a styled travel outfit, and this way it keeps your nice clothes fresh and wrinkle-free for when you’re ready to disembark. I also love my personalised accessories, and for a stylish traveller a personalised passport holder is a must! I have a passport, boarding pass, a few different cards that I use when travelling in different places and some different currency – you need a little pouch that can keep all of this stuff!

A little bit about my luggage, I’ve been using Samsonite for years even before started blogging and doing a bit of work with them. The reason for this is because I always want to fit as much as I can into my luggage and weight is always an issue – the Cosmolite range has some of the lightest hard cases on the market. And they’re indestructible! I’ve travelled so much in the past three years and nothing ever happens to the bags. Trust me I know what the luggage handlers get up to at the airport, let’s just say they’re not gentle!! Also Samsonite just came out with their new Karissa backpack range with Swarovski crystals. I put all my electronics in this backpack – it fits my cute little 12″ Macbook as well as my DLSR and a few other bits and pieces perfectly.

My skin also gets super dehydrated on flights, so I always make sure I remove all my make up with my favourite Bobbi brown cleansing oil (you can get a travel-sized one that can just pop into your carry on). No more breaking out or dry patches! I recently started using Dr Jart’s Ceramidin cream and I think I’m in love. It has been promoted to an essential of mine. I tend to get dry patches around my nose and mouth, but since I started using this cream, it pretty much fixed all my skin issues. It’s a dream.

Last but not least, don’t ever get stuck without a trusty power bank!

I’ve featured most of these items below – tell me what you think!

Happy Travelling!








1. Samsonite Lite Cube DLX 82CM Spinner

2 Samsonite Cosmolite 81CM 

3 Samsonite Karissa Backpack

4 Monpurse personalised passport holder

5 vSlim Fit Tracksuit Pants

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  1. Bharti on January 21, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Love it all, Ash!!! ?

  2. La Bijoux Bella| by mia on January 21, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Wonderful essential things for the travelers … I love ❤️ the beautiful suitcases and all the cute necessities. Such a wonderful guide! Merci Beautiful! ♥️??♥️

    ??LA BIJOUX BELLA ??| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  3. ashley on January 21, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you for this post
    I love your job !!!

  4. Nicole N on January 22, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Ever so classy even when travelling!!!! Really gorg photography too!

  5. Dasynka on January 22, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Wow how many luggages! I’ve never travelled with so many suitcases! That’s crazy and cool 🙂 love everything from this wishlist! Would love to buy all..
    xx Dasynka

  6. poseandrepeat on January 22, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Such a cute backpack Ash! Love your tip about the power bank, that is one I always seem to forget!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  7. Judith on January 22, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Great post Ash! Super recommendations. I’ve actually never tried Samsonite luggage, can’t believe how beautiful it is (never mind practical!), def need to try it! Safe travels my lovely! J xx

  8. didieryhc on January 22, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing babe! I can’t ever go ANYWHERE without my power bank really haha. I find that for me,its my skin that ends up getting a lot of issues when I travel so I always make sure to carry Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir with me on flights. It’s my little holy grail. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!


  9. comfy cozy up on January 22, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Nice post! I’m all for comfort when I travel. Loving the backpack…

  10. jenellewitty on January 22, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Samsonite are my favourite too. Way back for my trips when I turned 21 I bought a case that still holds up today and I still use it. That is now going strong for 14 years! Not bad hey? I love their hard cases too, those are my go-to, I have them in a few of the different styles and sizes and I just love them. I have a photo somewhere of me hugging my big case the day I bought it, I was just so happy to have found the one and it represented so many future travels.
    xx Jenelle

  11. 4evajessie on January 22, 2018 at 8:29 pm
  12. adrianaf20 on January 22, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Great essentials!

    The Black Blush

  13. Lisa Autumn on January 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    I adooooore your suitcases!

    xx Lisa |

  14. Shloka on January 23, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Obsessed with your travel essentials! My silk mask goes EVERYWHERE with me too!!


  15. Itzel Najar on January 23, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Thanks for sharing!!!!
    love your post!!!

  16. TheOneThatTravels on January 23, 2018 at 9:49 am
  17. Funmi on January 23, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Oh, I love these Ash! These essentials are so stylish and fab.

    Funmi xx

  18. Jessi Malay on January 23, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    You look so chic and stylish when traveling babe!! I always bring my silk eye mask in my carry-on too!! And a good hydrating mist is key 🙂

    XO, Jessi

  19. Vivian Tse on January 24, 2018 at 1:13 am

    You are so chic! Love your travel essentials, my skin also gets dehydrated on flights! I always apply a facial mask after washing my face!

    Vivian x

  20. Irina Thayer (@irinathr) on January 24, 2018 at 6:03 am

    So cool! I love your suitcases:)

  21. notjessfashion1 on January 26, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    That silk eye mask is indeed, a must-have!

    Jessica |

  22. Bookworm Beauty on January 31, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Some great tips, especially the cleansing oil, cream, and sneaks!

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