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How to pack for 10 days in a carry on
I’m patting myself on the back for traveling 10 days to Thailand with only a wheeled backpack. That’s right, what you see is all I took with me! Watch my video tour of Thailand and the Phi Phi islands here.
I decided on a wheeled backpack and a light weight carry-all. Eagle Creek has the best travel products – before I was able to work with them, I already owned some of their products which just makes me happy to team up with them!
You can find some of their products at The Container Store if you need items in a jiffy.
LAX International Aiport
My Emerson Carry-All from Eagle Creek (c/o) was the best travel companion to store under the seat in front of me – holding all of my necessities.
Now I know there are fancy bags out there for carry ons, I have a lot of bags, but for this trip I wanted to focus on secure travel and lightweight.
I put my purse inside, added a book, noise cancelling headphones, and all the other random things I need to be comfortable on the plane. It has a snap hook to secure your bag to a table or chair so while you’re traveling it won’t get lifted.
I love that it’s cross body, in addition to shoulder straps and it has a back slip so you can stack it on wheeled luggage – something my travel buddy Rachel mentioned she loved.
The items I put in it was for comfort when on the plane and on occasions I thought I might need more than my purse.
Here I am at Krabi airport as we headed to the Phi Phi islands.
Tips for packing for 10 days
- Compression cubes on Amazon
- Packing Folders
- Use ziplock bags (for makeup and toiletries) – ditch the bulky cosmetic cases
- Flat loofah pad (to be left behind)
- Minimal makeup (bronzer palette) and mineral SPF powder
- Dump all toiletries at the end of your trip (toothpaste, you name it)
- Pack lightweight dresses
- Tissue light pajamas
- 1 swimsuit
- 2 pairs of anti-microbial undies
- Write out your outfits for every day – double up on leggings/travel (you can wear your leggings again)
- Leave behind clothes – I know, crazy but if you’re a shopper like me, sometimes you can wear worn out PJ’s and leave them as you buy things on your trip.
- Consider leaving shoes behind – I left two pairs.
Thank you Eagle Creek for sponsoring this post.