Traveling: What to Bring for the Flight and Halt!

Traveling. It is something that is so fun to do, but takes a lot of planning, packing, and thinking in advance!! I am going to be going on a 20-hour flight tomorrow, and there are DEFINITELY some essentials that I want to bring. Especially with the halt in between. Click on the name of the object to see where I found it!!

Here they are:

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Charger– if your phone runs out of battery, or you forgot to charge it, find a plug on the plane and you can have full battery when you land:) Mine came with the phone, but you can find some cute ones at the link!

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Headphones– you can plug these into the TV or you can bring a device to listen to music while flying!

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Mints/Gum- I like to have these Ice Breakers that I found at Walmart. I also like to have gum for take off and landing- it really helps!!

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Snacks: Sunkist Trail Mix– this is a great thing to snack on while flying. It gives you energy and it is mostly healthy;)

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Snacks: Van’s Simply Delicious Gluten Free Say Cheese! Cracker – these are really yummy and they have whole grains in them☺ also, they are bite-sized and easy to pop in your mouth when traveling. any crackers like these are great!

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Snacks: LäraBar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars– These are SO healthy and good for you because they contain all natural ingredients and the simplest ingredients. they are also really yummy, but you have to find your taste. some of them you will like, but it may be different for others. I personally LOVE the apple pie flavor of these bars.

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Sanitizer– this is a must! There are so many germs on a plane since so many people have been on it. you should use this before you eat and other times you feel are necessary!

 

I also like to have books and sometimes I like to take a journal and pens to use as a “travel diary“!

 

The next few things are for the halt after a long flight (if you have one for where you are going. if not this is good to have before leaving the airport)-

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Hair ties– these are great to have on your wrist always- you never know when you’ll need one! photo 2.JPG

Hair brush/comb– this is to redo your hair once you get off the plane!

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Fragrance Mist and Deodorant- especially after a long flight, this keeps the smell away☺

 

 

…And of course, a good travel bag!

 

That’s it for me! Questions or Comments? Go to the top of the post and on the left hand corner under the date, click “leave a comment” and let me know what you think☺ Please know that I am on a trip for the next few weeks, but once I return I will be posting a lot!!!

 

Creamy Chocolate Popsicle for ONE!!

If you are ever craving a sweet frozen treat and want it soon, then this is a great post for you! And the best part- this is a recipe for one person. And it actually takes 2 minutes to make.  I made one of these today- and I forgot to take pictures of the “process”, but it is so simple that you don’t need any. More frozen sweet treats to come this summer☺ Let’s begin;)

The only ingredients you need are listed down below, but they are so interchangeable- you don’t need that specific amount and you can add your own things!!

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Creamy Chocolate Popsicle for ONE!!

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Ingredients:

-1/4 cup+2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt (plain yogurt, Greek yogurt, vanilla Greek yogurt all work. I suggest vanilla/vanilla Greek because it gives it a nice flavor.)

-1 teaspoon cocoa powder (or more depending on how chocolate-y you want your popsicles. add less or more depending on your preference)

-2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (you can also use honey or agave syrup- I don’t like the taste it gives so I use maple syrup. You can also use sugar- not the same amount as maple syrup, just add it and taste it until you thing it is sweet enough.)

*****See important notes below!!

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender or use a hand blender and blend until you have a smooth, creamy liquid that is a uniform color (should be a shade of brown since it is chocolate☺).
  2. Pour chocolate mixture into your desired popsicle mold. Depending on the size of your popsicle mold (mine is standard sized), it could make more than one. If you do not have popsicle mold it’s no big deal: Pour your mixture into a plastic cup then add a popsicle stick and pop it in the freezer! Buy one here!
  3. Freeze your popsicle for at least 4-5 hours or until it is frozen.
  4. Enjoy!!

I like to take my popsicle out for 10 minutes before I eat it so it’s easier to take out of the mold! This recipe is so yummy and great for a hot, summer day:)

*****Important Notes: You cannot use a spoon/mix it by hand because the cocoa powder will become clumps and it will not taste good. Also, make sure you use the thicker part of your yogurt and not too much of the liquid, because then the popsicles will have a sour taste. Using a little bit of that liquid is okay.

 


Let me know how it is if you try it in the comments below! Leave any questions there too!