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Packing for a Carnival Cruise

Packing for a Carnival Cruise

It’s our first trip of the year! We sailed on the Carnival sunshine for a four day cruise to the Bahamas out of the port of Charleston. Follow along with me as I pack for our trip!

What’s In My Travel Tech Bag

What’s In My Travel Tech Bag

Technology is great. It allows us to stay connected with family and friends all over the world. For me, it also allows me to bring videos and photos of our various adventures home to share with you guys. The downfall is that everything needs power…. […]

Kenneth Cole Reaction Brooklyn Commuter Travel Backpack

Kenneth Cole Reaction Brooklyn Commuter Travel Backpack

Coming up soon, we are flying down to Orlando for a cruise out of Port Canaveral on the Norwegian Sun for my birthday. To save a little money, we picked up a “hacker fare” from Kayak and are flying down on American and back Spirit. This will be my first time on Spirit and I’m interested to see how it will be. Because I fly on low cost airlines quite a bit, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect personal item. In the past when I’ve flown with Frontier Airlines, I’ve used my Vera Bradley Weekender as a personal item. But, truth be told, when that bag is full, it is murder on my shoulder! So, I’ve been looking for a bag that can hold a lot while still being easy to carry. To be honest, that search hasn’t yielded many options until I came across the Kenneth Cole Reaction Brooklyn Commuter backpack on Amazon.

It is the perfect size and shape for a personal item and had all of the features I was looking for! I will be testing it out on this trip, so be on the lookout for an update after I’ve gotten a chance to use it. But, as of right now, it’s almost perfect for the needs that I have right now. Fingers crossed!

kenneth cole reaction brooklyn commuter travel backpack

Want to see more? Check out this overview of the features on my YouTube channel!

What’s your go-to bag for a personal item on low cost airlines? Or, have you used the Kenneth Cole Reaction Brooklyn Commuter backpack? If so, what did you think of it? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

kenneth cole reaction brooklyn commuter travel backpack
My Top 10 Favorite Vera Bradley Travel Bags

My Top 10 Favorite Vera Bradley Travel Bags

There are a few brands I can always count on to make a quality travel bag that I can trust to get my stuff from point A to point B. Vera Bradley is one of those brands. If you watched my most recent “Pack with […]

Pack With Me For 10 Days In Europe

Pack With Me For 10 Days In Europe

I literally can not contain my excitement any longer! It’s time to pack for our trip! Actually, when you see this, I will be on my trip! So, if you want to follow along with our adventure, follow me on Instagram! We are flying to […]

What’s In My Toiletry Bag – Cruise Edition

What’s In My Toiletry Bag – Cruise Edition

We are only a few short weeks out from our cruise on the MSC Preziosa! A trip to Paris has been at the top of my travel bucket list for many years, and I’m finally so close to being there! The excitement is real, y’all! 😁

In today’s post, I’m showing you all the toiletries that I am taking on our cruise. Well, it’s really all the toiletries my husband and I are both taking. Why? Because we are going carry on only for this trip, and we are trying to consolidate as much as possible. This means that we are both packing in the same toiletry bag. After decanting the larger items into smaller containers, it’s not as hard as you might think!

The toiletry bag that I am taking is the eBags pack-it-flat toiletry case. I have had this bag for several years and I am always amazed at how much it can hold in a relatively small footprint.

My make up bag is just a small cosmetic case that I got as a free gift from Aveda. I’m also using TSA approved plastic liquids bags that I picked up from Amazon. The gusseted bottom helps them hold a lot more than your average Ziploc quart sized bag. They also come in a lot of fun colors to help you stay organized between family members.

If you want to see everything that I’m taking on our cruise, check out my video on YouTube (below) where I open all three bags and show it all! Thanks for watching!




Pack for a Frontier Flight to Las Vegas!

Pack for a Frontier Flight to Las Vegas!

For our most recent trip to Las Vegas, I wanted to try to do it as economically as possible. This included doing things a little differently this time. We flew Frontier (which we have done in the past) and got a great deal to Vegas […]

Pack With Me: Italy and Western Mediterranean Cruise Edition

Pack With Me: Italy and Western Mediterranean Cruise Edition

It’s finally time for one of my “bucket list” trips! This week, we are going on a cruise of the Western Mediterranean on the MSC Divina. We will be visiting the ports of Civitavecchia, Palermo, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Marseilles, and Genoa. I have […]

What’s in My Carry On Bag for A Long Haul Flight

What’s in My Carry On Bag for A Long Haul Flight

At the end of the week, I will be travelling with my family on a long-haul flight to Italy.  I’m sure by now you’re almost sick of hearing about it. 🙂 It’s not only a long “overnight” flight to Italy, but we also have to make it through the first leg to Dallas. TX for our connecting flight.

The bag I will be using as my personal item is this Anti-Theft Signature Tote from Travelon.

Usually I travel with a suitcase and a backpack for a carry on.  However, for luggage on this trip, we will be taking backpacks, so I will need something else to use as my underseat personal item.  For this reason, I decided on a tote with a long cross body strap to use as my secondary item.

I will need to have some certain items on-hand to try and make both flights more comfortable. Here’s a picture of some of the items that will be in my carry-on.

The complete list of items includes:

  1. Travel Pillow
  2. Eye Mask and Ear Plugs
  3. Passports
  4. Wallet
  5. Phone
  6. Paperwork Folder
  7. iPad
  8. Kindle or Book
  9. Travel Emergency Bag {video}
  10. Noise Cancelling Headphones
  11. Gum and Snacks (going in my husband’s carry on)
  12. Camera Equipment
  13. Prescription Medication
  14. Cords and Chargers for All Our Devices

These are the items that I take with me in order to feel comfortable on a plane. What are your go-to items for in-flight comfort?

If you want to see more about my carry on bag and what’s inside, check out my YouTube video!





What’s In My Travel Emergency Bag

What’s In My Travel Emergency Bag

When I travel, there is one bag that I always have with me. I call it my “travel emergency bag” and it contains the things that would be handy to have in a small emergency. Now, I’m not doing surgery with any of these things, […]