Let’s be honest, the plane journey to your holiday destination is not often the highlight of your vacation. However, packing the right things in your carry-on bag can make your flight that little bit easier. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top vegan-friendly carry-on essentials, which are sure to help make your journey relaxing and stress-free.
7 Carry-On Luggage Essentials for Vegan Travelers
1. Vegan Leather Passport Holder
You won’t get far without your passport, so investing in a vegan leather passport holder is a great idea to keep it safe. Sturdy, stylish, and cruelty-free, Corkor offers PETA-approved vegan passport holders made from cork, which “looks like leather, but it comes from a tree.”
Light, water-resistant, and resistant to abrasion they will keep your passport in top condition through rain, shine, and border security.
What better way to spend your journey than planning your upcoming adventures? If you pack a guidebook of your destination, you can seek out the best places to see animals in their natural habitat, locate animal sanctuaries to visit, and plan how to get to the best vegan eats. Instagram is a great way to find vegan restaurants in the area, but it helps to plan out a few restaurants ahead of time — you never know when you’ll be without WiFi, so be prepared.
3. Vegan Multivitamins
Flights can be exhausting and travelers often need a little boost to keep them feeling spritely. By packing a vegan multivitamin, you can make sure that you get all of the important vitamins you need while traveling. Vegan multivitamins are sold by many major brands, including Deva and Holland & Barrett.
4. Vegan Snacks
Although more and more airlines are introducing plant-based meal options, it’s always sensible to be prepared. Things such as protein bars, dried fruit, snacks, and vegan jerky will all help to keep you energised on your trip. You could also consider packing some gelatin-free sweets for you to suck on during take-off and landing.
5. Reusable Containers and Utensils
Bringing your own reusable coffee cup, water bottle, cutlery set, and food container can both reduce waste while travelling and ensure that you only eat and drink from utensils that haven’t touched animal products. These are all readily available in shops and can be used repeatedly.
6. Cruelty-Free Toiletries
Now comes the real challenge: seeing how many cruelty-free cosmetic and toiletry products you can fit into a small “liquid-limiting” carry-on bag.
To keep you fresh on your journey, why not pack a vegan soap bar, a shampoo bar, chewable toothpaste tablets, a cruelty-free chapstick, and deodorant. Plus, rather than using single-use face wipes, pack a flannel to keep your face clean and energised.
7. Bamboo Eye Mask and Neck Pillow
For travelers on long-haul and overnight flights, an eye mask and neck pillow are must-haves. This vegan eye mask is made from eco-friendly bamboo, so it’s kind to animals and the planet. Don’t forget a memory foam neck pillow!