If you travel often, there are certain products that might be considered vital to an ideal in-flight experience. Whether those items are creams and gels that you can’t leave home without or cozy clothing and accessories that bring optimum comfort to a trip, it is important to feel confident and content throughout your journey. And now that winter is here, everything from your skin care regimen to your overall health will be affected, so you’ll need to fit some must-have essentials into your bag. Expert travelers—like Karen Schaler, the Emmy Award-winning creator and host of the “Travel Therapy” TV show—know how to pare down to the bare necessities.
“I always wear an extra-hydrating, rich moisturizer to keep my skin fresh and create a barrier to help keep germs out,” Schaler explains. “I also carry wet wipes to wipe the area around where I’m sitting on a flight and then make a conscious effort to try and not touch my face with my hands.”
Schaler, who has visited more than 65 countries, will be releasing her own line of Travel Therapy products in early 2017, featuring all of her trip essentials. “My carefully curated Travel Therapy line will include everything from luxury lotions, bath wash, soaps, shampoos and conditioners, to special skin care serums and moisturizers, to travel accessories and apparel,” Schaler says, meaning that her collection is a one-stop shop for anyone jetting off to lands unknown.
Another necessity? According to Schaler, a pair of headphones. “I recommend never flying without a quality pair of noise-canceling headsets,” Schaler says. “This way, no matter what’s happening … you can tune out all the noise and relax.”
Here, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite indispensable in-flight items. From a cashmere pillow to a sophisticated briefcase, bring these luxe goods with you to ensure an optimum experience in the air. From take off to landing and beyond, you’ll be in top form no matter where you travel this winter season.
By Laura Janelle Downey