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Learn How To Pack Like A Travel Blogger

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I’ve shared what and how to pack for travel when it comes to travel clothes, but what about the all-important tote bag and travel backpack.

I see people hauling numerous bags through airports.

I go on press trips and, again, everyone is carrying an extra bag or twop. I’ve often wondered what is inside those bags that is so important.

Since I can’t peak in other bags I thought it would be fun to let you peak in mine and share the bare essentials of what I need when I travel beyond my clothes and shoes.

Without further ado…’s what I pack as travel blogger and travel pro.

Note, I feel like this is an ever changing list, but over the years I’ve stayed pretty consistent to what is listed below. The one main change is that I seldom take a DSLR camera with me unless I’m taking a road trip.

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For a trip to New Orleans Plantation Country, I packed up my Follow Your Own Path Thirty-One Gifts Wander tote bag, which I absolutely ADORE, with two of their zippered pouches, to help stay organized, a Rubie mini purse and other essentials.

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By the way, this is a great purse so if you need a last minute gift….this is it!

I wanted to take my gorgeous Miles of Style purse, but I quickly ran out of room. Darn Spirit Air and their limited luggage rule.

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Here’s all the important stuff that goes in the tote bag:

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The Carpe Diem (personalized by Thirty-One Gifts) zippered pouch held all my tech/business gear which included:

  • External battery charger for phone
  • Phone cord
  • Notebook
  • Pens
  • Business Cards
  • Computer cord
  • Headphones

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This zippered pouch held snacks. You never know when you are going to be stranded and might want something to eat. I included:

  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Bite size snickers
  • Pistachios
  • Gum
  • Orange gummy bears
  • Motrin

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My Rubie Mini purse contained:

  • Sunglasses
  • Mirror
  • Lipstick/gloss
  • Coin purse
  • Wallet
  • Kleenex
  • Chapstick

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There you go, everything I pack , beyond clothes, as a travel blogger when heading out on a press trip. The bonus is, most of the stuff stays at the hotel and I’m able to use the tote bag while I wander around.

Of course, talk to five different travel bloggers, get five different responses on what to pack.

For me, this works, it’s the bare minimum so I don’t have to cart around a bunch of stuff. It fits neatly inside the Thirty-One gift bags so everything stay organized and it allows me to be mobile while capturing the best stories.

See why I love prAna travel clothes for cold weather and why a crushable travel hat is on my “always” pack list. 

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