Sunday, October 28, 2012

TSA Friendly Travel

On my most recent trip out of town, several TSA agents identified me as an efficient and organized packer. Needless to say I totally took this as a compliment as my husband just thinks I'm growing into OCD patterns lol.
I realize that this is not my only blog post about travel and packing but it just keeps getting more and more smooth (as smooth as going in and out of security checks can be.)
even when I have to fly with my dog Tucker. So I must be doing something right...right?!

First of all I typically never check a bag unless I will staying at my destination for more than 4-5 days and dependant on the situation...but typically I only carry what can fit into my purse and carry on bag.
The key to smooth travels is organization!
At a very young age my mom always called me the "bag lady" I had/have bags that go in bags that go in bags. Everything has an order, which is my I LOVE my zuca pro
The dimensions of this bag make it perfect for flying.
The specs of the bag are:• 4” light weight polyurethane wheels absorb shock and
make for a seriously silent ride. And, because the wheels are
recessed, the case meets FAA specifications for carry-on baggage

• A gear platform to carry additional loads

• Feet, made of nylon 6, go easy on scratchable surfaces

• Chrome plated, rust resistant screws

• Dimensions: 19.5” height, 10” width, 13.5” depth

• Weight (frame and bag): 9.3 lbs

• Weight (with accessories):12 lbs

Features about the bag that make it a perfect carry on:

Next, my "purse" is tricky it's huge. It's a destined for greatness yoga bag from lululemon and the size and fit is awesome!
Not so great for everyday use because if you pack this guy full you will literally dislocate your shoulder. It's like Mary Poppins bag. It just goes and goes....and goes.

Here are some photos of me, my zuca and lululemon bag from my most recent flight.
Here is a list of all the items I was able to carry:
I wore my bulky items ; jacket and big boots.
I slid a pair of Toms shoes down in the side of the zuca and packed a pair of Sam Eldelman heels for dinner or going out.
3 sweaters bulky .3 tops. Tank tops. Pajamas, 2 pairs of jeans, heels yoga pants and 2 sheer dressy


In my lululemon bag I packed all of my makeup my MU brushes, clarisonic, toothbrush, hair straightner and hair brush. Daily bag ( tide to go pen. Wet wipes, Advil, lip balm touch up stuff.)
My iPad charger headphones contact case glasses sunglasses and a small purse for when I'm out and about so that I'm not carrying a bunch of junk with me.
Scarf, poncho, umbrella, gloves and winter hat...(forecast for cold wet weather)
So functional and easy to get to.

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