My Travel Packing List

In 2019, I took 31 flights to over 7 different countries and 7+ states so I did a lot of refining on what I bring for a trip. I tend to pack minimally but with all the essentials I need. Regardless if I go for a month or a week, it’s pretty much the same list but with some washing involved.

My travel day outfit is always chic, layered but really comfortable. So I’m usually in sports bra, long tank top, aerie legging, loose top and my travel jacket.

I found with everything I had packed – I am usually about 10-12 lbs or 30L which is ideal for me. Since I’m around 5 ft, anything above that tends to be too heavy to carry.

  • #1 – Always check the weather forecast, if raining bring duck boots (I hate wet feet)
  • Print Tickets (when possible) as well add to your phone wallet
  • Luggage Choices:
    – Personal backpacking travel: Decathlon 30L backpack
    – Personal carryon: eBags Weekender JR
    – Work travel w/laptop: American tourister underseat rolling bag + UnderArmor Hustle 3.0 Backpack
  • 2 Compression bags / Packing cubes
  • DSW folding hamper / Laundry bag
  • Lightweight foldable bag with zipper
  • Lightweight large reusable bag
  • Ziploc bag (you know never know when you need it)
  • Scrubba washing bag & Elastic Line
  • Sunglasses + extra pair of prescription glasses
  • Travel umbrella
  • Travel microfiber towel (small size)
  • 1 water bottle with a wide mouth (no straw! b/c of airplane suction, saves $$$)
  • Shoe bag with hotel flip flops
  • 7 quick dry socks (costco adidas)
  • 7 pairs of underwear
  • 1 Regular bra and 1 sports bra
  • 1 Pair of Costco black leggings
  • 1 Pair of Columbia hiking pants (convertible pants / shorts)
  • 1 Pair of sleeping clothes per 3 days
  • 2 dresses
  • 1 tank top
  • 1 tshift
  • 1 swimsuit and wash bag
  • Travel scarf
  • Columbia light blue waterproof jacket or Eddie Bauer atlas jacket
  • Jewelry: 2 pairs of earrings, 2 rings, 1 necklace, 2-3 bracelets
  • Lay flat cosmetic bag
  • Set of reusable cosmetics containers (go-tubs)
  • Atopalm moisturizer
  • Powder face cleanser
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Juice Beauty blemish serum
  • Folding hairbrush
  • 2-3 headbands
  • Eye mask
  • Qtips, floss, nail clippers
  • Razor
  • Body lotion
  • Body wash
  • Feminine pads
  • Travel size deodrant
  • Travelo perfume
  • Cocoa butter lip balm
  • Makeup concealer
  • Makeup: eyeliner, lip color, powder and 2 makeup brushes (optional)
  • Makeup remover cloth
  • 1 Face mask
  • 2 Hair clips and elastics
  • Drug Cocktail (a container with many meds i.e. tums, advil, allergy meds, vitamins)
  • Hankie
  • Pen and paper / notebook
  • Kindle
  • Chargers for phone, kindle, and charging cube
  • International adaptor (if needed)
  • External phone battery (this is a must for solo traveling)
  • Snack for the airplane
  • Phone, wallet, cash, passport, and extra credit cards (make sure to call your cc to add a travel alert!!!)
  • Tennis Shoes / Walking Flats

Work Travel 

  • #n of work outfit for client onsites + 1 additional outfit
  • Night time dinner outfit
  • Black croc flats (chic and lightweight)
  • Laptop and Charger (luggage that suits this)
  • Dongle for Mac books
  • Tennis shoes