Packing in a Carry on: Alba, Italy

Packing in a Carry on: Alba, Italy

I think we are getting better than ever with packing light- we had so much additional room in this bag! We traveled to Alba, Italy for the International White Truffle Festival– it was every bit as delicious as it sounds.

Take a look at the full video here.

The 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
  • 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)

Quart Bag for 3 Ounce Liquids


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

Medium Packing Cube: Small Clothing Items


  • Bra
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • PJS
  • Two tank tops

Large Packing Cube: Clothes


  • One pair black pants
  • Four nice long sleeve shirts
  • One sweater
  • One scarf
  • One belt

Front Compartment


  • Euro plug with USB
  • Various chargers for devices



Laptop Compartment



Bag checks in under the 8kg limit. Even though I had extra room in the packing cubes, I still had a bit of weight in the toiletry small packing cube that I could have cut out if I had too.

Crossbody Purse


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

What I wore on plane



Watch the video here. Happy travels!



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