When it comes to toiletries, you want to ensure that you follow TSA 3-1-1 guidelines so you can carry-on your luggage and not have to check your bags. This is a significant stress reducer because you will always have your bags with you and not waiting for your bags to arrive at your final destination. I recently traveled to Rome, and people had their bags show up two days after we arrived. They were a bit stressed and weren't able to focus on their trip and have fun until they received their bags. The same trip to Rome I checked my suitcase, and it arrived with me, but it got me thinking, what if it hadn't. So now I travel with carry-on only bags. I am going to have fun and not worry about the luggage.

It would be best if you thought about packing the following liquid toiletries: (liquids, aerosols, creams, and pastes):

  • Travel size hand sanitizer

  • Travel size sunscreen

  • Travel size mouthwash

  • Travel size toothpaste

  • Travel size 2-in-1 hair shampoo and conditioner

  • Travel size shaving cream

Other toiletries you should consider bringing:

3-1-1 Liquids Rule

If you are traveling with carry-on only - You are allowed to bring one small bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces or less per container. Consolidating these containers in the small bag separate from your carry-on baggage enables TSA officers to screen them quickly.

3-1-1 for Carry-Ons - Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in the screening bin. The bag limits the total volume each traveler can bring.

Be Prepared - Each time a TSA officer stops to physically screen a carry-on bag, it slows down the line. Practicing the 3-1-1 rule with facilitate the checkpoint experience.

If you are checking a bag - Put your liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes in check baggage and you don't have to worry about size/amount limitations.