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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…..here’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.
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.
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.
Here’s all the important stuff that goes in the tote bag:
- Two zippered pouches (see what’s inside below)
- One Rubie mini
- Macbook Air
- Canon 7D camera with wide angle lens
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
- Business Cards
- Computer cord
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
- Orange gummy bears
My Rubie Mini purse contained:
- Coin purse
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.