Hi guys! Last week was a lesson in rolling with it when plans change unexpectedly. Chet and I were planning on spending a few days in his hometown in Louisiana (I could almost taste the poboys and frozen daiquiris) before he presented at a conference at the local university. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans.
We got to the airport with plenty of time to spare (and even bought new books at the airport bookstore for our journey!) But after delays at the gate, delays on the tarmac, and delays on the phone as we tried to figure out if there was any possible way we could get to Louisiana…we ended up in a Lyft headed back to our apartment. *DOH!*
Even though we didn’t make it to our destination, I thought it would be fun to give you a peek into my travel bags anyways. I felt like my one-bag packing mojo was pretty spot-on this time around and I’d kinda like to have a post to reference the next time I’m traveling for 2-3 days by plane. And maybe it will be useful to you as well!
As always, I’m a forever devotee of my Tom Bihn Synapse 19. The newest member of my packing accouterments entourage is the Tom Bihn Side Effect, an awesome place to store all the little things you might need access to without having to sling a backpack off your back (See also: purse). It’s a great, little companion for my Synapse. 🙂
So without further ado, here’s what I packed for a 2-day (+travel days) trip to Louisiana by plane…
In my Tom Bihn Side Effect
- Small notebook
- Plane Tickets
In my Tom Bihn Synapse 19
* click HERE for a break-down of the Synapse 19 pockets *
- Amazon Basics packing cube (size medium) –
- t-shirt x2
- sleep shorts
- and a sleep shirt
- Tom Bihn 3D organizer cube –
- underwear x3
- socks x2
- and a small drawstring bag holding 3 pairs of earrings
- Small makeup bag –
- blending sponge
- finishing powder and brush
- and lipstick
- Infinity scarf
- Kindle Fire tablet
- Book – Big Little Lies
Deep Center Pocket
- Liquids bag –
- body wash
- face wash
- and BB cream
Shallow Center Pocket
- Lara Bar x2
- Kindle charger
- A ziploc bag full of trail-mix
- Phone charger
- Pen, Sharpie pen, Sharpie
- Tom Bihn stuff sack –
- feminine products
- and hair ties + bobby pins
- tooth brush
- and a ziploc bag with 4 face wipes
Now that you know my travel essentials for a weekend away by plane, maybe it’s time for you to start planning a trip of your own!! Happy travels!
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26 thoughts on “What’s in my Tom Bihn Synapse 19 + Side Effect”
I wish I’d heard of Tom Bihn’s before my trip last year! This looks like a great bag that is perfect for organizing.
Oh, this would be perfect for a backpack trip! So many pockets and all 😀
♥ Jasmin N
// Little Things With Jassy
I write lists and I’m usually quite organised when it comes to packing – I really dislike carrying anything extra, this bag looks like a great product for that!
Yes! It’s awesome because everything can have a “home” within the bag.
I heard about this bag and I can say i heard only possitive words and now you comfirmed it ! 😀 Amazing post 😀
Thank you, Thomas! I would highly recommend. 🙂
For some reason, I love reading what people takes with them. And that bag! I have never heard of it but now I want it.
Heidi | Heidi’s Planner
I’m the same way, Heidi! xoxo
I need that packing cube set! I also need your conservative packing skills. I barely am below the 50 pound limit when I throw my bag up on the scale every time before boarding a plane 😛
Luckily this trip was only for a couple days…otherwise I may have been right there with ya on the 50 lb mark, haha!
Need one of these bags!
This bag look fantastic and so practical! All these pockets make the difference!
You fit so much into one bag! Good going. I can learn a lot from this . Ree love30
Great packing list! And a nice lean list of clothing. With that in mind, am wondering what you wore in transit. (Or at least in the airport before your trip, sadly, was cancelled.) Thanks!
Hi Kris! For my transit outfit I wore a black t-shirt and jeans with sneakers. I live in Miami and was headed to Louisiana so a jacket wasn’t necessary, but on other trips I wear one to the airport so I don’t have to pack it.