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Staying at the Superbude St. Pauli in Hamburg

While visiting Germany's second largest city, Hamburg, I stayed at the super cool Superbude Hotel & Hostel in St. Pauli.
I was very surprised by how much there was to do in Hamburg, and if you are interested in reading about some of the stuff I did while spending the weekend, go check out my guide "Top 15 Things to Do in Hamburg, Germany".

Before you can start exploring everything Hamburg has to offer, you need a great base, and Superbude is exactly that. I've put together everything you need to know below, and when you are ready to book, click here to find the best deal, and use the code “superdeal” to get an additional discount of 5 Euros.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

Getting there

The Superbude is located in the hip and vibrant St. Pauli quarter. From Hamburg city center you take bus number 3, which takes around 10 minutes and stops right outside the entrance. 

If you prefer to travel by train, you can take the U-Bahn U3 line to Feldstraße station and walk the last bit of the way.

The Hotel

The Superbude has two locations in Hamburg: St. Pauli and St. Georg. The St. Pauli hotel has 89 rooms and is close to restaurants, bars, and boutiques, while the St. Georg Hotel has 74 rooms and is close to the center of the city and the harbor.

Both branches share the same cool interior and vibe. The combination of a hotel and a hostel lets you have have a private room (if you want it) but still enjoy the community in the common areas and hang out with other travelers.
The community area is filled with books, magazines, board games, and two iMacs, so you can keep yourself entertained if the weather outside calls for a quiet night in.

The hotel offers free wifi throughout the entire building and the bar at reception is open 24 hours a day if you want a snack or something to drink. The staff is young and friendly and is available for any advice you might need while visiting Hamburg.

 

The Rooms

Superbude offers private double rooms, or 3, 4, 5, or 6 people rooms, so you can have it exactly as you want. All rooms have a private bathroom including towels, sheets, a safe, and a flat-screen TV. However, I wasn't able to find any non-German channels, so if you don't speak German, don't expect to relax in front of the TV. 

The rooms are decorated in a super cool way, and you can definitely spend a long time looking at the newspaper wall or any of the other cool little details.

Location

The hotel is only a 5-10 minute walk away from grocery stores, bars, restaurants etc., and you definitely won't run out of things to do in the area. Be sure to check out my city guide to Hamburg to see some of the cool stuff St. Pauli has to offer.

The Food

Besides the 24 hour bar, Superbude offers breakfast for €9,90 per person from 7:00 to noon. The late breakfast is perfect if you want to sleep in a little and have a relaxed morning.

The breakfast buffet includes homemade bread, waffles, eggs, cereal, toast, and multiple kinds of meat, cheese, and spreads.  

All in all, I loved staying at the Superbude St. Pauli in Hamburg. It is easy to get into the city center, and the area has plenty of things to do and see. Its unique design and interior make the hotel/hostel stand out from any other place I've stayed at.
I also love the hostel vibe and community areas, but still being able to sleep in my own room and have my own bathroom. 🙂

Thank you to Superbude Hotel & Hostel St. Pauli for hosting me during my stay in Hamburg. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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All in all, I loved staying at the Superbude St. Pauli in Hamburg. It is easy to get into the city center, and the area has plenty of things to do and see. Its unique design and interior make the hotel/hostel stand out from any other place I've stayed at. All in all, I loved staying at the Superbude St. Pauli in Hamburg. It is easy to get into the city center, and the area has plenty of things to do and see. Its unique design and interior make the hotel/hostel stand out from any other place I've stayed at. 

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Top 15 Things to Do in Hamburg, Germany

When most people want to visit Germany, they immediately think of going to urban Berlin or beautiful Munich, but maybe next time you should think of visiting Hamburg.

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and has so much to offer, including shopping, charming canals, harbor boat tours, interesting museums, and beautiful architecture. I've put together a list of the top 15 things to do in Hamburg, Germany, so you know where to start when visiting the city.

Travel Tip: If you know in advance that you will be visiting multiple tourist attractions and traveling around the city a lot, you should consider getting a Hamburg Card. It gives you access to free travel by bus, train, and ferry, and discounts on more than 150 tourists attractions and restaurants.
You can check it out or buy it here.

While visiting Hamburg you have to make sure you try the local soft drink "Fritz-kola", which is known for containing the maximum allowance of caffeine in Europe. So one of these will keep you energized all day, so you can go explore Hamburg. 🙂

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1. Hamburg Rathaus and the Alsterarkaden (Hamburg City Hall)

The Hamburg City Hall is iconic, and the 112-meter tall tower is visible from most of the city center. The city hall was built from 1886 to 1897 and still houses its original governmental functions.
Make sure to visit the courtyard behind the building - it has a fountain crowned with a statue of the goddess Hygieia and is a very beautiful little area.
If you are interested in entering the building, you can pay a small fee and take an hour-long tour. It is open Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00.

The Rathausmarkt in front of the City Hall is a popular venue for fairs, markets, and concerts, and right next to the city hall you will find the Alsterarkaden. The arcade is an exclusive shopping street following the canal, and it is definitely a must-visit whether you love shopping or just want a nice place to have lunch and enjoy the view.

2. City Bus Tour

People have very mixed feelings about the standard hop-on/hop-off tourist bus tours. Some people hate them and others do them every time they arrive at a new place. Personally, I think it's a great way to see what a city has to offer and get an introduction to its history, and then I can decide for myself what I find interesting and want to explore further afterwards.

While visiting Hamburg we did a tour with "Die Roten Doppeldecker" busses on a rainy day, which let us see some of the city without having to walk around in the rain for hours. 
The bus leaves from the central station (Hauptbahnhof/Kirchenallee) or Landungsbrücken in St. Pauli, but you can get on or off at any of the 29 stops along the way.
You can buy your ticket on the bus or in advance here.

3. Speicherstadt

The Speicherstadt area is also called the City of Warehouses. It is the largest warehouse district in the world, and even though most of the old warehouses are turned into apartments, offices, or visitor attractions, it is still a very special feeling walking through the narrow cobblestone streets and small waterways.
The area is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can either explore it by foot or take a canal tour to see it from the water.  

4. Harbor Boat Tour

If you want to explore Speicherstadt by foot, but still want to feel the ocean breeze, consider doing a Harbor Boat Tour.
Hamburg has the third largest port in the world (after London and NYC), and the many boat tours will bring you up close to HafenCity, the famous Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg's very own beach, and the many container ships. 

I did the tour with Barkassen-Meyer, and it showed us all the highlights of the harbor. The tour has a live German guide, but if you prefer English, they give you a phone and a pair of headphones, so you can follow along.
They have hourly tours between 11:00 and 15:00 every day and you can buy a ticket here.

5. Landungsbrücken

If you decide to do one of the tours mentioned above you will be getting onboard at the Landungsbrücken in St. Pauli, but even if you don't it's definitely worth a visit. This floating platform is filled with seafood restaurants and ice cream places and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the harbor on a sunny day.

6. Old Elbe Tunnel

While you are at Landungsbrücken, don't forget to take the stairs down to the Old Elbe Tunnel. The people of Hamburg are very proud of the 426-meter long tunnel under the harbor, and it was revolutionary when it first opened in 1911.
Even today it's a weird feeling knowing that you are walking under the river, and the beautiful Jugendstil architecture makes this tunnel worth a stop.

7. Planten un Blomen

If you prefer greenery to being on the water, make your way to Hamburg's most famous park: "Planten un Blomen" (meaning "plants and flowers").
This 47 hectares park is home to a botanical garden, a rose garden, the largest Japanese garden in Europe, and multiple greenhouses. Throughout the summer months, you can enjoy free water/light concerts, theater performances, and festivals.

8. Chocoversum

It is no secret that I love chocolate! So when I heard about Hachez Chocoversum, I knew that I had to go. In this 1,200 sq meter exhibition space, you can partake in a 90-minute guided tour that takes you through the process of making chocolate. Don't worry, though, as there are plenty of samples during the tour, and they even let you decorate your own chocolate bar that you can bring home. 
Chocoversum is perfect if you are traveling with kids or if you are just interested in spending a few fun hours tasting some delicious chocolate.

The Chocoversum is located in Hamburg's old town, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a 10-minute walk from Hamburg Central Station and only 5 minutes from the Speicherstadt. They are open all week from 10:15 to 16:00, and an adult ticket will cost you 15 euros. 
You can skip the line, by buying a ticket here.

9. Miniature Wunderland

Another place you have to visit while in Hamburg is the Miniature Wunderland. An old warehouse building has been turned into the museum and is now housing the world’s largest model railway. As of 2017, there are 15.4 km (9.57 miles) of railway track, surrounded by miniature versions of famous landmarks. While you move around the 3 floors the lights change from day to night in 15-minute cycles, and you can push more than 200 buttons to activate lights and movement.
Even for someone who is not interested in model trains, Miniature Wunderland is a must do when in Hamburg! You can spend hours looking at all the details of the models and spotting the hidden gems.

Miniature Wunderland is open 365 days a year and an adult ticket ranges from 13-20 euros depending on the timeslot you choose.
You can skip the line and buy your ticket in advance here.

10. HafenCity

Right behind the Speicherstadt, you will find Hamburg's newest quarter HafenCity. It officially opened in 2008 and was built to create apartments near the city center. It is the largest urban building project in Europe in the 21st century, and the plan is that this area will continue to grow over the next 15 years and create homes for more than 12,000 people.

The entire area is built next to the water, and the architecture is creative and modern. Even though there is still a lot of construction going on, it is definitely worth it to go for a walk in HafenCity and admire the many cool buildings.

11. Elbphilharmonie

The newest attraction in HafenCity is the concert hall Elbphilharmonie. It was opened in 2017 and is now the tallest inhabited building in Hamburg, with its more than 100 meters. When opening it had been delayed for more than 6 years, but the finished result was worth the wait, and this landmark definitely stands out in the Hamburg skyline.
The new glass facade consists of around 1,000 curved windows, and at the top of the building is an observation deck and cafe - both are open to the public.

Fun fact: The bottom half of the building used to be a storage room for cocoa beans, and part of the delay in the building process was because they had to find a way to get rid of the smell.

 

12. St. Pauli

The St. Pauli quarter is one of the most famous parts of Hamburg. It is known for the Reeperbahn street and its very loyal football supporters, but St. Pauli has so much more to offer. It is home to a large population of artists, musicians, and students, which creates a young and vibrant atmosphere, filled with bars and restaurants. 

And if you like street art, St. Pauli is the place to be too. I did a free walking tour with Alternative Hamburg which shows you all the hidden gems of St. Pauli, where the locals hang out, and the coolest street art the city has to offer. It is a great alternative to the more touristy activities in central Hamburg and definitely worth a few hours of your day. Read more about the tours here.

 

13. The Reeperbahn

St. Pauli's most famous street is the Reeperbahn. It is one of Europe's biggest Red Light Districts and is filled with neon light, erotic theaters, and strip clubs. However, the street is said to be completely safe and is also home to plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants, where you can experience the street in a less sinful way. 🙂
The Reeperbahn is also very popular among Beatles fans, as they started their international career here in the 60's.

14. Fischmarkt

Another top St. Pauli attraction is the Hamburg Fischmarkt ("Fish Market"). It is a must for every foodie and the 300-year-old open-air market is open from March to November, every morning at 05:00. You can experience everything from live music to stands selling flowers, fruit, and fresh fish.
The market is known for attracting a mixed crowd of early risers and people who are on their way home from a night out, and even though you have to get up early to experience the market, more than 70,000 visitors walk the many stands along the Elbe every day.

15. Hamburger Dom

If you are lucky enough to visit Hamburg in November, April, or August, you can spend a night at the Hamburger Dom. It is a classic fair with carousels, roller coasters, and sideshows. But it also offers more than 100 stalls selling everything from Currywurst to roasted almonds and candyfloss. 
The fair is located in St. Pauli, right next to a huge bunker from the war, and with the fireworks display on Friday nights, it's the perfect place to start a night out on the Reeperbahn.

Camera equipment used: FujiX100T, Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II, iPhone 7

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Thank you to Come to Hamburg for hosting me while visiting the city. As always, all thoughts and opinions in this post are completely my own.

I really hope you enjoyed these reviews and tips for Hamburg. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if I missed something. 🙂

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15 Colorful Dresses Perfect for Spring Trips

Spring is just around the corner, and with spring comes my favorite thing: dresses!
I've put together a list of 15 colorful dresses perfect for spring trips, so you can worry about where you should go instead of what to wear. 🙂

I've always been a huge fan of dresses and nothing brightens up my day like a colorful or floral dress. And another bonus is that they look great in pictures!
So take a look at my list and find some inspiration for your next trip!

 

I hope you like the dresses I chose and let me know in the comments if you know the perfect spring dress for travel.

When you are ready to start packing for your spring trip, check out my carry-on packing guide.

Thank you for reading. 🙂

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48 Hours in Milan

Before travelling to Milan I had heard both negative and positive things about the city. All of these turned out to be true. Milan is a beautiful place, but it is also easy to get overwhelmed by the city and the many tourists.
I am here to help and have put together a review of the biggest sights in Milan and some travel tips, so you will know how to spend your first 48 hours in Milan.

Transport tip: Download the ATM Milano Official App before going. It lets you quickly look up how to get from one point to another and buy tickets for all public transport in Milan. 
If you are flying into Malpensa Airport, check out Trenord. They run an express train 146 times a day, so you can get quickly to and from the city.

Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo is the big square in front of the famous cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. With an area of 17,000 m2 (183,000 sqft), you would think there would be plenty of space. But as the centre of the city and home to the two most famous landmarks, this is a popular spot. So make sure to get here early to beat the crowds.
Alternatively, stop by on your way home at night. There are still many people, but instead of street salesmen and tourists fighting for the best place to take a picture, the square is calmer and you will have time to really enjoy its beauty.

When I first arrived in Milan, we took the metro straight to the Piazza del Duomo because I was told that this was the best place to start exploring the city.
We walked up the stairs from the underground and came up literally in the middle of the square. To be honest. my first impression wasn't great. The cathedral and the surrounding buildings are very beautiful, but even visiting in January, this place was too crowded! (I can't even imagine how it must be in the summer)

You could barely make it up the stairs past people taking pictures or feeding the many pigeons. And it was filled with more or less creepy men trying to "give" you flowers or food for the pigeons. I took a few pictures but quickly left the square, as it was simply not a fun place to be.

The following day, I decided to give this place a second chance. I came back earlier in the day and gave myself time to really walk around and look at the many buildings. But the best decision I made in Milan was buying the ticket to the cathedral and walking up to the rooftop.
The square looks so beautiful from the top and since you are away from all the stress on the ground, you have time to really enjoy this beautiful place.

Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral)

The Duomo di Milano was completed in 1965. It took nearly six centuries to complete and is currently the largest church in Italy and the third largest in the world.
It is by far the most beautiful cathedral I have ever seen and it is definitely a must when in Milan. 
Do yourself a favour and buy the Duomo Pass (16 Euro with lift or 12 Euro with stairs) which gives you access to the inside of the cathedral, a museum, an archaeological area, the San Gottardo Church, and the rooftop. 

Walking to the rooftop of this beautiful building was one of my favourite things I have done in a while. 
When the sun hits the white marble bricks the most amazing lighting is cast, so definitely make time to see the rooftop and the city from above.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is one of the most stunning buildings I have ever been in. It looks like a fancy museum or a government building, but it is actually the world's oldest active shopping mall. It was built between 1865 and 1877, and make sure to look up when you enter the building, as the roof is made of glass!

It is located right next to the cathedral, so it is equally crowded at most times. Make sure to get here early, too, if you want to really be able to enjoy the architecture. 

Porta Sempione (Sempione Gate)

The Porta Sempione is the city gate of Milan. The names refer both to the gate and to the surrounding district. The arch is also referred to as Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace).
At first sight, it kinda looks like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, but they are also built around the same time period. 

Being the gate to the city, it also marks the end of the more touristy area. If you walk towards the city centre, there is a beautiful park and the Sforza Castle, and if you walk the opposite way it quickly turns into big roads and residential areas. 

Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle)

The Castello Sforzesco was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remnants of a 14th-century fortification.
You can buy a ticket for €5.00 to enter the castle and museum, or you can just walk around it. 

To be honest, I was very underwhelmed when visiting, but I also grew up in a country filled with castles, so it does take a lot to impress me.
I didn't go inside, so that might be cool, but if you aren't interested in the museum, I would just make this a quick stop and move on to some of the other things Milan has to offer.

Naviglio Grande

A place I would much rather have spent more time in is the Naviglio neighbourhood. It is an up-and-coming neighbourhood named after the Naviglio Grande canal where you can find small shops and excellent restaurants serving authentic Italian food.
I visited early in the morning while people were still setting up their shops and restaurants and the vibe was just so different from the very touristy Piazza del Duomo I had visited the day before.
If I'd had more time in the city, I could have walked around these colourful streets all day long!

During the summer months, you can even take an hour-long boat tour along the famous canal with boats departing every hour from Alzaia Naviglio Grande.

Basilica di San Lorenzo and Colonne di San Lorenzo

The Basilica of San Lorenzo is located very close to the canals, so while you are walking around Naviglio Grande, swing by this old church which is definitely worth a visit. It was completed in the 18th century and is one of the oldest churches in Milan.

Right in front of the church is a group of ancient Roman ruins called Colonne di San Lorenzo. The church, the columns, and the surrounding colourful buildings all-in-all make a really cool little area, where you can sit down and relax before continuing your walk around the city. 

These were some of the biggest sights and areas I had time to visit while I was in Milan. I definitely ended up having a great time, and being really font of the city even though my first impression wasn't great. 
If I'd had more time to explore I would have visited these 3 places too:

  • Teatro alla Scala: Milan's opera house La Scala looks absolutely stunning inside, so if you can make time definitely see if you can get in there. 
  • Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest): The two residential buildings are located a little outside of the city centre, but the view of these green buildings must be amazing in the summer. 
  • Torre Branca: A fellow travel blogger that lived in Milan suggested that I should go to the Torre Branca. From the top of the tower is a panoramic view of the entire city and even the Alpes on a clear day. Unfortunately, it was closed the day I decided to go, so check the opening times, and hopefully you will get to experience the view.

I really hope you enjoyed these reviews and tips from Milan. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if I missed something. 🙂 
Thank you for reading!

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Camera equipment used: FujiX100T, Canon PowerShot G7 Mark, iPhone 7

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What to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

Over the years, I've spent more than 250 hours on planes, and along the way I've picked up a thing or two about what to pack in your carry-on bag.
When I go on shorter trips, I always try to stick to only a carry-on to minimise the stuff I have to carry around and to quickly get in and out of the airport. But on longer trips, where it's necessary to bring a checked bag, make sure to check out the list below so you don't forget the essentials and can travel like a pro.

Be aware that the rules for weight, liquids, electronics, etc., in carry-on bags varies from airline to airline, so make sure to always double-check with the company you are flying with before departure. 

ID, Wallet, and Important Papers

This might seem obvious, but I often hear of people packing their ID, keys, or wallets in their checked bag, as they don't need them during the flight. Losing your luggage is never fun, but it does happen once in a while, and when it does, make sure you have all the important stuff with you on the plane.
Most airlines, hotels, and transport companies nowadays give you the option to use an electronic boarding pass or ticket. But if your phone is unreliable, be sure you also bring a printed copy.

Checklist:

  • ID
  • Wallet
  • Passport
  • Keys
  • Copy of flight itinerary, hotel reservations, visas, etc.

Fragile Items and Electronics

If you have ever seen how the staff handles your luggage at airports, you will know to pack fragile items and electronics in the carry-on. This gives you control over how your stuff is being handled and the ability to keep it safe for the entire trip.

A good rule is to always to pack your luggage like you won't see it again.

Checklist:

  • Laptop
  • Tablet
  • Camera

Clothes

Once you have lost your luggage once, you become very aware of how you pack your stuff.
The first time I lost a bag was when I moved home from Australia. I had packed all of my stuff in two big suitcases, one of them with all my clothes and the other with souvenirs, gifts, and toiletries.
The bag with all my clothes got lost somewhere in Switzerland and I didn't get it until almost a month later, which of course resulted in a few very annoying weeks where I had to buy an almost entirely new wardrobe (which sounds better than it was!).

Now, I always make sure to pack at least a few pairs of socks, some underwear, and a t-shirt or two, so I at least have something to wear while I shop for new clothes!

When I pack, I bring the basic stuff, so that I'm sure they can be used in whatever situation I end up in. 
If you are in doubt about what to get, go check out Organicbasics (sneak peek below).
Their products are a great choice for traveling because they go with everything, are soft and comfortable, and they take up very little space (perfect for your carry-on).
And the best part is, that all their products are sustainable and 100% eco-friendly, without compromising quality or look!

Another great tip is to check out the Silvertech line, which is produced in a way that kills 99.9% of the bacteria. When travelling on long flights or walking around cities all day, it is important to wear clothes that are comfortable and allows your skin to breath.
The silver is literally spun into these products, which makes them heat-regulating and able to stay fresh longer (another great quality for traveling).

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Checklist:

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • T-shirts

Toiletries and Medicine

I always try to pack as many of my toiletries in my carry-on bag as possible. These are both nice to have onboard the flight so that you can freshen up, but they are also really annoying to replace if you end up losing your luggage. Just make sure you only bring small bottles and check the airport's rules for bringing liquids through security.
If you need any kind of medication, be sure to have enough for 3 days or so, just in case something happens.

Checklist:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Hand lotion
  • Contact solution (if you need that)
  • Tissues
  • Wet wipes
  • Light makeup

Entertainment and Comfort

Flights can be both boring and uncomfortable, especially if you are flying long routes. So make sure to bring a good selection of movies, music, books, or podcasts to keep yourself entertained.

I always download everything to my iPad to save some space in the bag. This allows me to prioritise packing a warm hoodie or jumper and a neck pillow to make sure that I am comfortable. 

We all know that the food on planes is rarely amazing, so I always bring a light snack and water bottle, just in case they don't serve anything on the plane or I get hungry between meals. Just make sure that you check the airport's rules for bringing in food and don't fill up the water bottle until you've made it through security.

Checklist:

  • Download movies, music, audiobooks, or podcasts to your phone, tablet, or laptop
  • Neck pillow and a warm hoodie/jumper
  • Phone/laptop charger
  • Snacks and a water bottle 

Carry-on bags

Finding the right carry-on bag takes time and very much depends on your style and preference. I like hard cases because I feel like my stuff is better protected, but you might prefer soft cases instead.
I've listed a few nice ones below. Feel free to leave a comment if you know a good one I should add to the list!

Now that you are a packing pro, head over to my resource page to find the best websites and tools to make travel booking and planning a breeze.

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WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR CARRY-ON BAG. Over the years, I've spent more than 250 hours on planes, and along the way I've picked up a thing or two about what to pack in your carry-on bag. Make sure to check out the list below so you don't forget the essentials and can travel like a pro.    WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR CARRY-ON BAG. Over the years, I've spent more than 250 hours on planes, and along the way I've picked up a thing or two about what to pack in your carry-on bag. Make sure to check out the list below so you don't forget the essentials and can travel like a pro.   

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