What’s In My Travel Bag

Sine I’m traveling today I thought it was appropriate to blog about what I travel with in my carry on bag. I recently got this Madewell bag from Shopbop (they always have the best handbag selection) and couldn’t be more obsessed.

Anyways, this bag has two inside pockets, zippered closure, and a removable strap which is perfect for traveling with. It’s a great size without it feeling too huge….because we all know if it’s a huge bag I will fill it!!

I always carry my iPad with me anytime I travel. It’s easier than lugging a laptop through the airport, but it still has most everything I need. I also download a book or two on it so I can read it on my flight. I am a huge Jodi Picolt fan, so I downloaded her new book for my trip. Has anyone read it?

I also carry the essentials: hand sanitizer, mints, chapstick (can’t function without it!), and a portable charger in case my phone or iPad begin to die.

When I can remember I carry my headphones so that I can drown out any unwanted noise on the plane. Y’all it never fails…I always end up on a plane with no fewer than three crying babies.

On my last two trips I have carried a blanket scarf with me in case it’s cold on the plane, which it always is! Since it’s going to be cold where I’m headed it will also come in handy to wear this weekend.

Have a great weekend! xo

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  1. Oh my gosh I'm in love with that bag…

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  2. Natali wrote:

    You have pretty much everything that I usually carry in my travel bag! 🙂


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  3. Travel essentials indeed – I have made the error of leaving one of the above behind… And it was torture! x

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  4. I'll be an hour south of you, Em! Have the best time and make sure to stop by El Vez and have a blackberry margarita! It's heavenly! Xo!


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  5. Kate Cope wrote:

    Have a great trip! I have to have chapstick with me at all times, too! And I love that bag!!


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  6. A blanket scarf is a perfect travel necessity

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  7. I love Jodi Picoult, and haven't read that book! I'll have to read it soon!


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  8. Hanna Lei wrote:

    Love it –Hanna Lei

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  9. That is SUCH a great bag, and definitely perfect for travel!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

    Posted 11.15.14 Reply
  10. Jeanne wrote:

    Perfect content!




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  11. Whitney H wrote:

    The past few flights I have been on have had screaming babies. I only had ear buds… I think I need to invest in some of these bad boys!

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  12. Love the blanket scarf! Too cute!

    x Sarah

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  13. Kaitlin wrote:

    I have been eyeing this bag as my "everyday" purse. Are you able to fit the short handles over your shoulder? I love cross body bags but realistically I throw it over my shoulder and need one that can do both 🙂 Thanks!

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  14. Sienna wrote:

    oh man i want those headphones…they are just SO $$!

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  15. This is a great post – that bag is incredible! I always love Madewell but tend to hesitate because of the prices..

    I made a similar travel essentials list I'd love you to check out!



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