March 9, 2018

5 Packing Tips for Spring Break + Vera Bradley Bag Giveaway!!

5 Packing Tips for Spring Break by popular East Memphis blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels

Happy Friday!  Leighton and I took our first beach trip of the year this past weekend.  And just when I think I know everything about traveling with a toddler, I always seem to learn a few more tips and tricks every time we go somewhere.  Since Spring Break is coming up soon, I wanted to share my favorite traveling and packing tips.  And most of them are great for those of you with kids too.  = )  What are your best traveling tips?  P.S.  Make sure to keep reading to enter to win a Vera Bradley bag that will be perfect for carry on Spring Break!


1.)  Get a suitcase with spinner wheels!  They will change your life!  They roll forward, backwards, sideways and even in circles.  They make it so easy and convenient to tote around 3 bags (and a toddler!)

2.)  Downsize if you can.  I normally bring my huge suitcase, but this time by rolling all my clothing, I was able to fit everything in a small suitcase.  No one wants to tote a huge suitcase around (possibly an airport) or load and unload it into your vehicle.  Definitely make a list, and only pack what you will actually use.  I even plan all my outfits out ahead of time.

3.)  Pack a laundry bag and wet bag.  The laundry bag is perfect for dirty clothing so you can keep them separate when you don’t have time to do laundry on your trip.  And the wet bag is perfect for those wet bathing suits and towels that you don’t want to get everything else wet while traveling back home.  Of course you know Leighton had to go swimming the morning we left, so it was perfect to keep her suit in on the ride home.

4.)  Carry a small bag that is perfect for toiletries.  If flying, it’s perfect to pack those items that you might need at arm’s reach.  And the best part, is this adorable little bag is see-through so you can find exactly what you’re looking for at just a glance.

5.)  Use plastic wrap over all your liquid bottles. After ruining a suitcase, I finally started taking the time to do this with my shampoo, conditioner and body wash.  Spending a couple minutes on the front end is so worth it to not have to spend hours trying to clean conditioner out of your suitcase (though my suitcase does smell amazing now!)  = )

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435 thoughts on “5 Packing Tips for Spring Break + Vera Bradley Bag Giveaway!!”

  1. You look gorgeous as per usual. I am really, really digging this Iconic Campus Backpack in the color coral reef! It’s so bright and pretty!

  2. Vera Bradley makes such cute things! I love their duffels! These are great tips. I love the idea of bringing a laundry bag so your clean and dirty clothes don’t mix!

  3. I absolutely love everything from Vera Bradley. I love their patterns and styles. I would have to say my favorite would be their totes because I use them the most. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. My favorite item from Vera Bradley is the Gallatin Satchel in the Bittersweet Chocolate color. It looks like the perfect size bag and one that would be very versatile. It’s a classic style, so it could be used for years.

  5. It is so hard to choose! I love the new foldable rolling duffle. After reading the article, I realize I do need to lighten up for the upcoming Spring Break trip with my kids. It is perfect.

  6. I love the hardside spinner luggage set in Butterfly Flutter. Perfect for traveling and so easy to spot if you get separated from your luggage!

  7. After traveling for a whole year the one thing I was always the most thankful for was spinner wheels!! Such a simple trick to traveling but makes the world of difference!

    xoxo, Hannah

  8. I love the Iconic Vera Tote in red. Looks great with jeans and the outer zip pocket is a must for me for easy access when needed, i.e. license, credit card, $ or my favorite lip gloss.

  9. Oh, I love Vera Bradley products so much – It’s hard to pick a favorite! I would probably have to say the Gallatin Cargo Backpack though – It’s the perfect color, and I love the style!

  10. I love all Vera Bradley items. This rolling suitcase would definitely become my new favorite and a great piece to replace some of my worn out luggage!

  11. I’ve never been fortunate to own or even seen many Vera Bradley Bags, so I really say which is my favorite. But I know everybody loves them. I guess if I was fortunate to win that I’d would do some major searching to find the perfect one for me/

  12. I love all Vera products and so do my twin 15 year old girls! My favorites are the weekender tots! So roomy and great for all of our cheer and color guard outing!

  13. I’m so super glad I have come across this site!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win an awesome Giveaway. I am already a fan of this site!!! I love the items and tips!! Will definitely be following this page!!

  14. I dig the spinner suitcase!, My set is getting old and has one loud squeaky wheel! I travel a lot, but I sure do need to invest in a new set. Nice products!

  15. I ❤ the zippered mesh/nylon packing cubes! I use them weekly and have for 4 or 5 years now! My favorite is a red one with a blue paisley airplane on top that I use to pack my son’s clothes to throw in Momma’s bag ????

  16. I really love the Vera Bradley crossbody .It is the perfect size to hold everything I need but is lightweight and slips over my body out of my way.

  17. I Love the Book bag I have change purses and 4 purses and a book bag would love to add to my collection with the fabulous looking wheeled suitcase. Love My Vera Bradley

  18. I love the campus backpacks, the coral one especially. Although I actually really love the desert floral one too..! Kinda dying for one when I start classes XD

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