PACKING LIGHT & WRIGHT

All one truly needs is a passport and a phone! Yet these lists and tips will help you hit the ground running!

 

 

 

 

THE ULTIMATE ESSENTIALS PACKING LIST
Medications & Vitamins
Medications & Vitamins
Sunglasses
Sunglasses & Prescription Glasses
Electronics
Photo Equipment
Swimwear
Swimwear
Denim Leggings
Jegging
Pajamas
Pajamas
Cosmetics (including brushes)
Cosmetics (including brushes)
Sun Hat
Hat
Books
Reading Material
Stylish flat shoes
Flats
Hair Tools and Products
Hair Tools and Products
Jacket or Coat
Neutral Coat or Jacket
Pink leather envelope clutch
Clutch or small purse
Adapter
Adapter
Umbrella
Umbrella
Little Black Dress
Little Black Dress
Socks
Socks
Shorts
Shorts
Earring
Earring studs
Jo Malone
Perfume or cologne
Workout clothes and shoes
Sports Apparel
Skin Care
Skincare

Keep your skincare regime going by putting product in small travel size vials. Personally I have used Skinceuticals for years.

Clothes
Neutral clothes
Wash cloth
Wash cloth

 

 

 

 

THE CARRY-ON
PACKING LIST

Note: Medications, expensive sunglasses & jewelry, and electronics mentioned above should never stay in checked luggage.

3D Eye

Sleep Mask

An eye mask is essential to block light and movement. plus it serves as a "Do Not Disturb" sign!

Hand Lotion

Moisturizer

The air on flights is notoriously dry. To compensate I drink water to stay hydrated and bring a moisturizer for my face and hands.

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Electronics

Do not pack electronics in your checked luggage. download your movies and podcasts prior to take off or purchase internet. 

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Neck Pillow

I am not a fan of carrying travel pillows. however, for long international flights neck pillows are a good perk.

Small Earphones

Headphones

For longer flights I prefer my own earbuds or headphones to watch the airplane entertainment or listen to music on my phone.

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Socks

I am hesitant to remove my shoes for fear my feet will swell and I will not be able to put them back on. I wear compression socks under a pair of warm socks.

Mask

In the past I put on a surgical mask when I heard a chorus of coughs and sneezes.  Now in the COVID-19 era everyone should have a mouth covering. 

Signature

Pen

To complete disembarkation documents, take notes, or play crossword puzzles.

Grey Wash Scarf

Scarf

More airlines are reducing amenities such as blankets. I recommend bringing a warm scarf.

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Earplugs

A good pair of earplugs can safeguard your sleep from the typical plane noises. I Favor the soft foam variety; however, those with lanyards are easier to take in & out and keep track of.

Magazines

Books & Mags

Put a dent in your magazine subscription inventory or download books on your Kindle for long flights.

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Snacks

If you miss the refreshment cart you will not be hungry if you have your own stash of goodies.

 

 

 

 

THE WRIGHT BAG

"ANYONE WHO NEEDS MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE IS A TOURIST, NOT A TRAVELER"

Ira Levin

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Large Suitcase

My "Big Bertha" suitcase is used for trips of more than three weeks. a model with a lightweight case may avoid luggage fees.

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The Tote

A small or midsize tote can serve as supplemental luggage and/or a day purse.

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The Make-up Bag

This drawstring bag was a gift and a godsend! It allows me to tidy up my cosmetics quickly, which is helpful when sharing a room.

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AWAY

Rollaboard

I can't live or travel without my Away Bigger carry-on. Supplemented with a weekender bag  I can pack for two weeks or more.

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The Back Pack

A back Pack keeps your hands free while you are site seeing and can serve as a camera bag.

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The Toiletry Bag

Most of the time my toiletries are in a sandwich bag in my carryon, yet if i check a bag a bag that can safeguard against spills and hang behind the bathroom door.

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The Weekender

A Weekender bag is the perfect complement to your roll aboard for trips of 1-2 weeks or a long weekend. I love my vince Camuto bag.

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The Camera Bag

For those who travel with cameras and lenses a protective bag is needed. This is my personal Favorite.

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The Garment Bag

For special occasions and those required to wear suits a garment bag keeps minimizes the need to steam your finer threads.

 

 

 

 

HOW TO PACK

PACKING STYLE

 

Deciding how to pack determines what you can pack. My personal style dictates my packing style. I adore dresses and frequent upscale restaurants and bars. Therefore, the wardrobe I bring tends to be dressier or structured, so I do not utilize the rolling method for most of my items. 

PROTECT 

  • Avoid tightly packing items that could potentially get indented or damaged.

  • Turn your clothes inside out prior to putting in your luggage in case liquids from your toiletries open in your bag.

  • Separate lighter clothes with tissues paper to avoid dye transfer from darker items.

This Video captures most of my techniques for getting everything I need within my roll aboard and personal item.