Synergy Global Housing’s mission to help serve the needs of corporate travel around the world takes us to some pretty exotic locations. That means Synergy’s team members are often put in the same shoes as the assignees and business travelers we serve every day. We learn from our own experiences and apply those lessons to help our clients and guests travel successfully around the globe.
As part of our ongoing series, What’s in the Bag?, we take a peek into Synergy Marketing Supervisor Jennifer Sodikoff’s carry-on bag and gain insight into how she will survive the 13-hour flight and prepare for three weeks abroad.
I am headed to SE Asia for three weeks and am excited to share some of the essentials I am bringing with me on my trip. A 13 hour flight from Chicago to Tokyo takes some serious strategy, especially for this non-plane sleeper.
CO M F O R T
A sleep mask, compression socks and noise cancelling headphones are the ingredients in my recipe for comfort on a long journey.
It only took one bad experience to learn that I could be THAT girl that has their luggage lost on their honeymoon to Brazil. Luckily that story had a happy ending but from that trip forward I always pack an extra pair of clothes in my carry on, just in case.
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
I can never rely on the on-board entertainment so I make sure to bring lots of options to keep my mind busy. I always pick up these game books in airports – sort of a pre-flight ritual.
My iPad mini is preloaded with additional games, movies, podcasts and more that will supply me with hours of entertainment as long as it keeps a full battery!
H Y D R A T I O N
For this duration of a flight, hydration is the name of the game. Along with lots of water, I keep chapstick, moisturizer and nasal spray within reach.
For an added immune boost, I also pack zinc spray to ward off any rogue germs that may be circulating in the air.
C O N T E M P L A T I O N
Nothing like 13 hours in a confined space to give you time to think. I am currently reading this book and I highly recommend it for an extra boost of confidence and push to living the best life possible.
P R E P A R A T I O N
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Fair Trade Castile Soap – I don’t know what the other 14 uses are but this is a great travel cleanser for clothes, hair, face, & body when you are on the go.
Not pictured – stomach & sleep meds*. If you are traveling to a place where the food may cause your body to question your lunch, having stomach meds on hand is clutch. Prescribed or all-natural sleep aids can also assist in overcoming jetlag.
*Always consult your doctor before taking any medication pre or post travel!
Follow along on our Instagram @synergyhousing for travel insights throughout my trip featuring Tokyo, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh and more!