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The Bags & Cases I Use for Organized Travel

The Bags and Cases I Use for Travel / Featured on Natalie Yerger

After sharing my travel bags on Instagram stories last week, many of you requested a closer look at what they are and how I use them. It’s the most freeing feeling in the world to enter the airport knowing exactly where everything is, that I have what I need for the flight, and that I’m armed for any unexpected delays and hiccups. It took me several years to gather the perfect collection of cases and pouches, and I’ve never felt calmer when we travel. Below I’m sharing the bags I use and what I put in them, divided into carry-on and checked luggage.

The Bags and Cases I Use for Travel / Featured on Natalie Yerger

The Bags and Cases I Use for Travel / Featured on Natalie Yerger

In My Carry-On

Gray Lululemon Bag

My carry-on bag. Inside, I keep books, my wallet, and a ziplock bag for snacks (protein bars, high-fiber crackers, whole fruit, portion-sized nuts). I place my laptop and notebook in the inside sleeve, and my hydroflask, boarding pass, phone, and ID in dedicated exterior pouches for easy-access.


Although not pictured above, I use my Calpack backpack instead of the Lululemon bag as my carry-on for shorter trips. It has a laptop sleeve and compartments for everything but is smaller.

Truffle Clarity Jetset Case

I primarily use this for liquids and cosmetics, like sample-size deodorant, lotion, and facewash, a charger, Caudalie lip moisturizer, and air pods. The see-through outer gives me (and TSA) an easy look inside.

Truffle Zipper Pouch

This flatter pouch is ideal for my Mason Pearson comb, pens, and receipts. At home, I carry this in my purse for easy access to chapstick, etc.

In My Checked Bag

Cuyana Travel Set

If you’ve been around the blog, you know I love Cuyana products. The quality is incredible and they last forever. I put my skincare items in the larger bag and use the small bag for miscellaneous items like my tan drops, toothpaste, and retainer.

Truffle Jewelry Case

This tiny case is such a quaint little addition to any travel set. It has a felt interior and a drawstring pouch to protect necklaces, rings, etc. Great for short trips with a limited amount of jewelry.

Adjustable Makeup Case

 This makeup case is only $27 and the best I’ve ever owned! Removable dividers make it customizable, the material feels luxurious, and it has space for brushes, eye pallets, and more. This case is an affordable, must-have for travel you guys – I highly recommend this case!

The Bags and Cases I Use for Travel / Featured on Natalie Yerger

How do you stay organized while traveling? I’m always looking for new tips for peaceful, stress-free trips, so I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments or on Instagram!



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  • Reply Anna Peak

    Love the truffle case! I will be ordering! Great read!

    February 13, 2019 at 12:01 PM
  • Reply Brandy Bienemy

    I’m always looking for ways to travel smarter, this post has definitely helped with that. Btw, the makeup case is life!

    February 13, 2019 at 1:13 PM
  • Reply Colleen

    Love the makeup travel bag! It’s so practical too.

    February 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM
  • Reply Colleen

    Love the makeup travel case and how organized it keeps everything !

    February 13, 2019 at 2:20 PM
  • Reply Ogechi Adaku Akalegbere

    I like the details we get to see in the pictures. The makeup case is an amazing find!

    February 13, 2019 at 2:35 PM
  • Reply Laura Michael

    Really like the jewelry case and how if has the drawstring feature. Also, your photos are amazing quality!

    February 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • Reply Natalie

    Love this post! So many great items, I needed this. I’m a hot mess when I travel. Thanks!!

    February 14, 2019 at 8:08 AM
  • Reply Courtney

    I need that make up bag, like, yesterday! It and the jewelry bag! I am always terrible and staying organized while traveling!

    xo, Courtney

    February 14, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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