The Strangest and Most Random Celebrity Travel Habits You Didn’t Even Know Existed

By: Michael Legg | Published: May 07, 2024

Celebrities often exhibit peculiar and sometimes downright bizarre habits, even when traveling. From superstitions to unique preferences, their quirks can be quite fascinating. For instance, Jennifer Aniston has a superstition of tapping the outside of the plane with her right foot for luck and carries an array of items like an espresso maker, electric kettle, blender, and even a tin can of sardines.

Gwyneth Paltrow spritzes colloidal silver on her seat and travels with lucky mascots like a pen, touching the outside of the plane three times before boarding. These unusual travel habits offer a glimpse into the peculiarities of the rich and famous when they take to the skies.

Jennifer Anniston's Superstitious Ritual

One of the most interesting travel habits comes from the infamous Jennifer Anniston. Jennifer is known for being one of the most superstitious people when it comes to flying.


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Jennifer feels the need to walk on the airplane by stepping with her right foot first. Furthermore, she has to tap the outside of the plane. She explains she simply does it for luck, and has been doing it for many years.


Megan Fox Oops!…[She] Did It Again

Megan Fox is one of the most popular models and actresses of her generation. She obviously has a lot of traveling to do, which she actually developed a fear of flying. At the young age of 20, she was afraid to even step on an airplane, even developing panic attacks if she steps on a plane.


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It may be surprising to hear, but Megan believes listening to a certain artist helps calm her down. She fully believes it is not her destiny to die while listening to Britney Spears, so she always puts it on when she is flying.

Gwyneth Paltrow's "Airport Silver"

Gwyneth Paltrow’s travel habit may not seem very strange for those who buy into silver with health benefits. Gwyneth always travels with colloidal silver, mostly for its alleged antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Paltrow uses a spritz of colloidal silver on her seat, to create a cleaner environment.


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Colloidal silver is a suspension of tiny silver particles in liquid, which many believes has health benefits. While people believe in its properties, there is little scientific evidence to support its effectiveness.

Mayim Bialik Getting Oily

Mayim Bialik, who is known for her role as Amy on the Big Bang Theory, typically travels with a lavender essential oil. Mayim uses the oil in order to calm herself down while flying.


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In addition to her essential oil, she also brings an IPad Nano, an absolute throwback, along with headphones. She even brings vegan sweets as comfort food. This habit reflects Bialik’s discomfort with flying and her proactive approach to managing anxiety during air travel by using calming scents and familiar items to create a more soothing environment for herself

Lauren Conrad's Nitty Gritty Habit

Lauren Conrad, who is known for her fashion and entrepreneurial adventures, has a rather quirky travel habit. Conrad always carries her knitting needles while traveling, which displays her creativity, how she relaxes, and a touch of nostalgia.

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By bringing her knitting needles along on her travels, Conrad demonstrates a commitment to staying grounded and connected to simple pleasures amidst the hustle and bustle of a jet-setting lifestyle. Knitting can provide a sense of accomplishment and mindfulness, allowing her to unwind and focus on something tangible and soothing while on the go. This habit not only showcases her crafty side but also highlights the importance of self-care and finding moments of calm amid a busy schedule.


Alton Brown's Coffee Filled Fun

Alton Brown is yet another celebrity on this list who has a few peculiarities while traveling. Given his fame as a Food Network host, it may not be surprising to hear what he always packs when he is leaving his home.

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Alton always travels with an espresso maker, a Krups electric kettle, and a small Ninja blender. Alton justifies these items while traveling as he drinks smoothies everyday, and never wants to be a victim of bad road food. While he claims it is a little bag of extra things, it seems like a lot to carry while traveling!


Kim Kardashian's Private Jet Sprawled Habits

Kim Kardashian is one of the most successful media personalities, socialites, and business women in the nation. On top of having a whole entourage and a personal assistant to do all of her bidding, she has a very specific rule to follow while she flies.

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Kim is on record noting she will only fly on a private plane, and has a very odd reason for doing so. Kim is not worried about the hustle and bustle of an airport, she is actually worried someone will see her sprawling out on a plane. Kim is actually concerned about someone judging her for lounging peacefully on the plane.


Kit Harington Taps Three Times

Despite being one of the strongest characters in the hit series Game of Thrones, Kit has a rather peculiarity while flying. Aside from being known for always carrying his lucky pen, which he has had since he was a kid, he also has a touch of OCD.

Source: Kit Harington / Criminal: UK (2019) / Modern Love (2019) / Amazon Prime Video / Youtube

The OCD condition forces him to have to touch the outside of the plane three times prior to getting in. Even worse, every time he flies, he gets even more nervous about it, making his worries heighten.


Olivia Munn's Ginger Ale "Cocktail"

Olivia’s traveling habits could actually help a lot of people. Many people experience motion sickness, and an airplane is prime time for suffering from motion sickness. Many people use ginger pills to combat motion sickness, but Olivia heard from a flight attendant a new tactic.

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Olivia claims mixing salt with a half a cup of ginger ale will take the nausea away within a minute. She simply grabs a salt packet from a restaurant in the airport, mixes it with ginger ale, and drinks it quickly. Olivia claims this gets rid of her motion sickness in a minute.


Carmen Electra's Parka Packing

While Carmen is a successful model and host of WeTV’s Ex Isle, people tend to stare at her while traveling for a different reason. Despite attempting to fly incognito and hugging a window seat, people always recognize her for her typical traveling attire.

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Carmen always has to travel with a parka, beanie, and a scarf. She claims she gets cold rather quickly, and an airport or airplane is no exception. She even has to wear the whole getup when she is traveling to an area with a warm climate, including a tropical island. It’s no wonder she is spotted quickly on a plane!


Morgan Stewart - The Early Bird Gets the... Plane

Morgan Stewart is most commonly known for their role in #RichKids of Beverly Hills, E!’s reality show in relation to the infamous 90210 Zip code. Morgan is known for having two absolute rules to follow when she is traveling through the airport.

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Morgan is known for having a fear of missing her airplane, so she gets to the airport unnecessarily early. She takes the three-hour rule seriously, even getting to the airport earlier than the three-hour rule in some cases. In addition to arriving early, she also has to disinfect everything, so she brings a bottle of rubbing alcohol with her.


Alexa Chung: The Madness Method

Alexa Chung has to travel a lot, considering he is a top British television presenter, model, Internet personality, and writer. Despite traveling a lot, she is a self-proclaimed “bad traveler.”

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She should have the traveling essentials down, but she struggles to wear traditionally basic clothes to the airport or to pack efficiently. She wears a black velvet Yves Saint Laurent jacket religiously on the plane and often simply shoves random things into her suitcase. It seems to have worked well somehow until now.


Nick Lachey's Redesign

Nick Lachey, is most famously known for his role in hosting “Love is Blind” but his career started way before then as one of the original boy banders, ’89 Degrees.’ Lachey has an interesting travel quirk that he shares with his wife Vanessa. Oddly enough, in every hotel, Nick is in, and let’s be honest, there are a ton of them, he likes to move the furniture around.

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Lachey’s disclosure of this unusual travel habit sheds light on the personal and quirky aspects of his life outside of the spotlight. The revelation provides fans and followers with a glimpse into the off-screen dynamics of the celebrity couple, adding a relatable and humanizing touch to their public image.


Eminem's Blackout Windows

Eminem, one of the most iconic rappers in music history, has been associated with odd travel habits. While traveling internationally, he is known for placing a significant emphasis on ample rest while traveling.

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Moreover, Eminem’s penchant for privacy and maintaining a low-key lifestyle further adds to the enigma surrounding his travel habits and personal choices. Despite his public persona as a provocative and polarizing figure in the music industry, Eminem values his privacy and avoids the typical celebrity lifestyle. He emphasizes the need for blackout windows whenever he is traveling, even if it right down the road.


Wayne Rooney's Hair Dryer Habit

Wayne Rooney, the renowned football superstar, is not only known for his exceptional skills on the field but also for some intriguing habits, including a unique travel quirk. While Eminem emphasizes ample sleep, Rooney’s sleeping habits have garnered serious attention. While many enjoy some form of white noise, Rooney likes to use an actual vacuum. In cases of no vacuums being available, he uses his wife’s blow dryer.

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In addition to his sleeping habits, Rooney follows a strict diet, even while traveling. He eats a specific food lineup, and even has pre-match meals. The football star enjoys a variety of foods, including salads, sausages, baked beans, eggs, chips, and Diet Coke.


Johnny Depp's Smoking on Board

Johnny Depp, the acclaimed actor known for his diverse roles and eccentric personality, has a peculiar travel habit that sets him apart from many other celebrities. Johnny’s unique traveling quirk forces him to travel through a private jet, but for an odd reason. Depp wants to be able to smoke while traveling, which is prohibited on commercial airlines.

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This unusual choice stems from his desire to enjoy a cigarette while traveling, a luxury not typically allowed on commercial flights. By opting for private planes, Depp ensures that he can smoke during his journeys, despite the significant cost associated with this habit.


Pierce Brosnan's Paints

Actor Pierce Brosnan is known for his blockbuster movies, but less for his interesting travel habits. Brosnan takes his pens, colored pencils, pencils, pens, and sketchbook with him when he travels. He can’t help but draw wherever he goes.

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He always wanted to be a painter and has never given up his love for creating art even off the screen. He left school at 16 with a folder of drawings in hopes of making it and three years later he became an actor. He often times draws art in relation to the films that he is working on at the time.


Lady Gaga's Heel Habit

Lady Gaga is one of the most iconic musical performers, but she is also known for her odd fashion styles. Her odd fashion style extends even to the airport. When you think of airport attire, most think of comfort and casual outfits but not Lady Gaga. Gaga insists on traveling with heels on, which are exorbitant, to say the least.

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This preference for heels not only showcases her distinctive style but also highlights her commitment to maintaining a certain image even while traveling. You’ll be sure to sport Lady Gaga from a mile away.


Jerry Seinfeld's Swiss Army Knife

Actor and Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld does not go anywhere without his “Swiss Army Knife Executive” that has already been discontinued. You can imagine just how long he has had it. He claims that it is one of the most useful things he owns and it is all thanks to his friend who had carried one beforehand and used it to get himself out of a jam.

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Let’s hope that he can work this out with airport security or else this item might be the exact thing that gets him into a jam in the first place. It is a handy habit though, we can’t argue with that, however strange.


Alan Ritchson's Wrinkle Free Habit

Alan Ritchson’s strange travel habit may be your new favorite hack, although you might need to remove it from your carry-on luggage. Ritchson travels a lot for work and he is not a stranger to hotel rooms. This is why he refuses to leave without his Downy Wrinkle Releaser.

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He will pack this product when he travels and it is sure to be life-changing. It was for him. The Downy Wrinkle Releaser smooths away wrinkles in seconds and when you’re on the go and need to look sharp this may by the exact travel habit we all need to adopt.


Ariana Grande's Comfort Pillow & Chameleon Tendencies

Like many others on this list, Ariana has developed a few unique travel habits thanks to her increased travel, especially for her work. One interesting quirk she has is her love for carrying an oversized pillow with her wherever she goes. Grande has been spotted numerous times at airports and on planes clutching her beloved pillow, which seems to provide her with comfort and familiarity during her travels.

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Another noteworthy travel habit of Grande’s is her preference for traveling incognito. Despite being a highly recognizable pop star, Grande has been known to try to blend in with the crowd by wearing casual clothing, hats, and sunglasses to avoid drawing too much attention to herself.


Mariah Carey's Lucky Rituals

Mariah Carey, one of the top American singers, songwriters, record producers and actresses in America, also has some of the weirdest travel hacks. Given her status as “Songbird Supreme” and is often regarded as one of the greatest singers, she is allowed to have a few quirks.

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Carey is often considered a diva when she travels, including a number of odd requests and even some rituals. When she travels, she reportedly requires her team to carry out various rituals to ensure good luck and positive energy during her trips. This might include having her team members perform tasks such as lighting candles, playing specific music, and creating a serene and calming environment in her surroundings.


Morgan Freeman's Gold Sailor Hoops

Actor Morgan Freeman is an icon, you can recognize his voice within the first few words he utters in a scene, but most people might not recognize this particular habit of his. Morgan is almost always seen wearing his gold hoop earrings, especially when he travels. This wouldn’t be unusual from the outside but once you realize the reason, it’s uncommon.

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These hoops are costly which is normal for celebrities of such stature to splurge on but Morgan Freeman has reasons that are more unusual than your average splurge. The hoops cost enough to purchase an actual coffin to ensure that if he unexpectedly dies it’ll be easy to prepare the burial. This is something that sailors have traditionally done. Freeman is nothing if not prepared.


Stanley Tucci Shaking it On the Go

Actor Stanley Tucci loves his cocktail shaker so much that he actually travels with it. He often enjoys making a martini, a Tanqueray No. 10 Martini to be exact and what better way to do so while on the go than with a shaker on hand? Let’s just hope that all the other ingredients are also easily accessible.

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He believes that it’s a great end-of-the-day treat no matter where you are in the world and many seem to agree since the video of him making it went viral when he and his wife posted it on Instagram.


Oprah Winfrey's Tea Time

Oprah is known for her extravagant travel destinations and for giving everything away to her audience. What is a little lesser known fact is her rather interesting travel must-packs. Winfrey is known to travel with a selection of teas from around the world to enjoy during her trips.

Oprah Winfrey / @oprah / Instagram

This unique travel habit reflects her appreciation for different tea varieties and the comfort they bring while she is on the go. Oprah’s choice to bring teas from various regions highlights her interest in savoring diverse flavors and experiencing the cultural richness that tea represents.


Dwayne Johnson & The Traveling Gym

Dwayne Johnson, who has made a career of playing roles in movies that display his sculpted body, has quite the demand when he travels. He is known for having a rigorous workout schedule, which even includes while on movie sets or simply traveling.

Source: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson / @therock / Instagram

In an effort to adhere to his strict workout schedule, Dwayne likes to bring a mobile gym with him everywhere he goes. This gym is not exactly what you may be thinking, it is a lot more than just some resistance bands. Dwayne brings a gym with over 40,000 pounds of workout equipment and even brings a crew to set it up.


Selena Gomez Swears By Pickles and Shows

One of the top musical artists, Selena Gomez, has quite a few interesting travel habits. To find some comfort while traveling, Selena falls asleep with a comforting show. She typically watches “How I Met Your Mother” to unwind.

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Gomez also has a weakness for pickles and Hot Cheetos while on tour, showcasing a specific and somewhat unconventional snack preference when she travels. Additionally, she has been known to bring a collection of crystals with her for positive energy and protection during her travels, reflecting a belief in the power of these gemstones. These quirky travel habits offer insight into Selena Gomez’s personal preferences and rituals that help her feel at ease while on the road.


Will Ferrell On The Move: Mobility Scooter Edition

Will Ferrell’s odd travel habit with a mobility scooter was showcased during a promotional tour, where he made a unique demand for this mode of transportation.

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This request for a mobility scooter adds an interesting and unconventional element to his travel arrangements, highlighting his distinctive preferences and perhaps adding a touch of humor to his journeys


Kanye West's Imported Versace Towels & Slushy

It may not be surprising to hear that Kanye prefers to travel through private jets as opposed to commercial flights. Aside from the private planes, he also has quite a few interesting travel habits as well.

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West’s odd travel request includes his demand for a slushy machine with mixes of Coke and Hennessy and Grey Goose and lemonade during his Saint Pablo tour. This unique and extravagant request adds a touch of luxury and indulgence to his travel arrangements, showcasing Kanye’s penchant for the extraordinary and perhaps surprising combinations of flavors in his refreshments.