Packing in a Carry On: Barcelona

Packing in a Carry On: Barcelona

Packing in a Carry on: Barcelona

I have exciting news (!) – I created a video for how to pack in a carry on to help bring these photos to life. Below is the list of items that I took to our recent trip to Barcelona. I hope you enjoy the video!

IMG_5944The bag: EBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible

Packing cubes (Amazon or Ebags) size small, medium and large

Small Packing Cube: Toiletry Bag


  • Straightener
  • Medications
  • Deodorant
  • Bar of solid soap
  • Contacts
  • Solid sunscreen
  • Lush solid shampoo
  • Razor /Spare razor head
  • Toothbrush with sanitizer pod
  • Hair Brush
  • Band-Aids and Q-tips
  • Jewelry
  • Makeup bag (foundation, brushes)
  • Eye makeup bag (shadow, liner, highlighter)
  • Hair accessory bag (headband, sock bun, bands, bobby pins, hair ties, hair clip)

And organize with bags like below:


Quart Bag for 3 Ounce Liquids


  • Tooth paste
  • Travel size body lotion
  • Travel size l’occitane hand cream
  • Travel size conditioner
  • Travel size face wash
  • Face moisturizer in repurposed container
  • Travel size sunscreen
  • Steroids/Aquaphor (for my terribly dry skin)

Medium Packing Cube: Small Clothing Items


Large Packing Cube: Clothes


  • Two pants
  • Five long sleeve shirts
  • One dress

Front Compartment


  • Euro plug with USB
  • Various chargers for devices



Side pocket: Rain cover for backpack



Laptop Compartment


Crossbody Purse


  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Gum
  • Lip balm
  • Glasses and case
  • Small notebook and pen

What I wore on plane




  • Basic tank top
  • Basic long sleeve shirt
  • High black boots
  • Black blazer
  • Jewelry
  • Bra, underwear and socks
  • Fleece lined leggings

Watch the video here. Happy travels!



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