What’s in My Travel Bag?

I travel light everywhere I go. Doing so has made traveling so much easier. Lost and found bags? Waiting at baggage claim? Ain’t nobody got no time for that. And, most airlines charge to check a bag now too? Hell to the no.

On my recent trip home, my travel schedule was tight and tricky, so making sure my luggage was always at my side was a must. I packed a pilot case and my Tangaroa mini duffel bag as my personal item. Today’s post shares what I stuffed into that mini duffle bag.

Waiting for my connecting flight at Miami International Airport. My mini duffel is sitting on my pilot case

Here’s a glimpse of everything I stuffed into my mini duffel bag:

Tracy Reese cosmetic case:
This holds my makeup, a case of makeup brushes, my toiletries (in a quart-size bag), and grooming tools.

Kate Spade bag/wallet/cardholder:
I like to have a smaller purse holding my wallet and other important items when carrying a larger bag as my personal item.

Kate Spencer scarf which doubles as a throw when the plane gets chilly

Sony camera case and Sony NEX-5N

Kate Spade sunglasses and case

Macbook Pro in a Muujo sleeve

Linea Pelle passport case and passport

Larabars for snacking

Dentyne Pure Gum

iPad mini

iPhone with earphones


Notebook and pen

I try to avoid carrying all these devices when I can, but they each serve a unique purpose. There are some things I can only do on my computer. And, my iPad houses all my reading materials, namely the latest magazines I download for free as a member of the St. Louis Public Library

An Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18 sitting next to my favorite reversible Maaji swimsuit.

One of my secret weapons stowed in my carryon was my brand new Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18* (℅), a battery-operated, 18 tweezer epilator that’s perfect for hair removal on the face and body. It’s small and compact, making it perfect for travel. It came in handy for touching up my upper lip and bikini line while in St. Kitts. I usually have my upper lip threaded and that hurts so much. Ouch! The Epi Slim+ e18 made that process pain free. That’s when I got hooked and decided you ought to know about it too. By the way, the epilator, unlike a razor, pulls hair from the root and hence keeps hair away for weeks.

Close-up of Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18, which retails for just $34.95. 

* I received a sample of the Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18 at no charge from Emjoi publicists for review purposes.


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  1. March 15, 2015 / 12:12 am

    I need the epilator in my life. My fav vlogger Naptural85 has mentioned it beofre. I'm gonna check it out. x