Hello Everyone!!! Glad to have you back for another post! As the winter comes to a close and the warmer months swoop in, people start to travel a ton!! I adore traveling and hope to hit all 7 continents by the time I’m 30. We’ll see how that goes. Now, I crafted a new travel series: Packing 101. This series will be a 5 part series teaching the ins and outs of how to travel and pack well! It’s a precursor to my Travel 101 series that’ll be up in a few weeks. So, let’s begin with the first and probably the most important part: The Carry-On bag!
As the restrictions on carry-on bags get tighter, it’s important to be up to date on regulations. As of today, the max size and weight of a carry-on bag is: 22 x 14 x 9 inches & somewhere between 15-50 lbs. That’s what TSA has on their site and sometimes the airport staff is flexible, but don’t push it. I personally love to travel with a carry-on camera backpack meets bag, so then I also get an additional item as well. You get one carry-on and one personal item on domestic flights, so make use of that space!
I’ve just gotten the Pacsafe Camesafe V25 backpack, so I definitely recommend it if you are planning to travel with cameras or other sensitive gear. In my bag, I always have a full change of clothes, including shoes in case my bag gets lost or put onto a different flight. For long-haul flights, I’ll tuck a small perfume (not this one, but the Viktor & Rolf perfume is my favorite), brush, and hair clip, as well as my headphones, my glasses, and my phone. If interested in buying anything, all of the links in this post are shippable.
In addition to my phone, set of clothes, and hair bits, I couldn’t travel without my camera. I currently use a Canon 70d with a 50mm lens and an 18-52mm lens & an Olympus Pen E-PL7 with a 42mm lens. Soon, I’m hoping to grab the 50mm for the PEN, but also get a bigger zoom lens for my Canon. With all of this, I can’t travel without them in my carry-on! So, I can get loads of cloud and landscape pictures from high up in the clouds!! Plus, they are incredibly sensitive, so it’s important to keep them as close to me as possible. The last (and probably most important bit) is my portable charger.
My friend bought me this one from Amazon for my birthday. There are a million choices out there for power banks, though! Each has different capabilities for different phones. This one has a lot of juice and lasts me for a short-haul flight. Or, if I need a top-up after an 8-hour flight between ATL/NYC/LDN. The only parts I don’t have in my pictures are my notebooks and my laptop. I carry a wide variety of notebooks with me so I can plan and work out the little working details of my life while I’m gone and also, I carry my Macbook Pro 13” with Retina Display with me EVERYWHERE. It’s such a lifesaver and allows me to have quick access to everything I need at a moment’s notice and I’ve got a great marble case on it, so it always looks sleek and modern!
I really hope that you enjoyed this post and tune in soon for the second part of this series!!!