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Ultimate Amazon Favorites: Top Travel Recommendations For Carry-On!

Updated: Jul 16, 2023

As a veteran traveler, I know the right travel essentials can dramatically change a traveling experience, especially if you only take a carry-on. It all starts with forgetting nothing and getting through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) faster.

If I plan and pack properly, I’m less stressed because I’m confident (fingers crossed) my bags will clear security, and my carry-on will fit in the airplane cabin. That doesn’t mean I will not be stopped for a deeper inspection or selected to check my luggage at the check-in desk.

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Amazon is my go-to store when I want something for an upcoming trip or need to replace an item, and having it appear on my doorstep the next day is a little too easy! In addition to the picks below, check out my Youtube video “Ultimate Amazon Favorites: Top Travel Recommendations For Carry-On!” for more of my favorite Amazon products.

My books

Travel Wallet

Tech Pouch

Airplane Pouch

Beach or Balcony Bag

TSA Toiletry Bag - Here is where I put my 3.4 oz liquids, aerosols, gels, cream, and pastes in my clear quart-sized bag:

Toiletry Bag(2) - I’d pack my non-liquid toiletry items in this bag:

Suitcase & Accessories

EDC - Medical and emergency items:


I hope the packing tips in this blog enhance your confidence and make packing less stressful. And remember that when going through TSA security, the final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint. Let me know if you discovered something new down in the comments.

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