The Ultimate Weekend Packing Guide

This ultimate weekend packing guide will help you know what to pack for your next getaway!


Have you ever gone on a trip and had no idea what to pack? That used to happen to me all the time. Which is why I decided to make this ultimate weekend packing guide. You need to know what to pack for your adventures. You do not want to make the same mistakes I did and forget to pack something important!

The Ultimate Weekend Packing Essentials

Meet the perfect carry-on for the ultimate weekend! The Away carry on is unbreakable, and designed for travelers. The bags come with a lifetime guarantee. This may just be your bag ever purchased! You will save yourself money over the years and cause less waste. My away carry on bag is my go to for all my weekend adventures.

I adore everything about my Away carry-on, from it’s amazing storage compartments to the ejectable TSA-approved (safe to fly) battery. The Away carry-on is a great bag, be sure to add it to what you need for your ultimate weekend getaway packing list.

Click HERE to get $20 off any suitcase or bag!

The best addition for any carry-on? The Away everywhere bag with laptop pouch. Its thoughtful design impressed me with features that keep what you need at hand. The bag attaches efficiently onto the Away suitcase, making airport travels effortless. I ordered mine originally to use as a “travel-laptop-under my seat bag”. I used it on one trip and it instantly became my everywhere bag. Click HERE to get $20 off any suitcase or bag!

Stay Organized While Traveling

Perhaps the most genius travel invention ever. These packing cubes will change the way you travel forever. The cubes keep your clothes separated, to keep your bag organized. These are a must for your ultimate weekend packing guide.


Travel Toiletries

My favorite part about the travel bottles is that they eliminate the need for single use travel toiletries. Give the gift of green, and help travelers contribute to sustainable travel practices.

Naked bar soap will keep thousands of plastic body wash bottles out of our oceans. Bar soap is TSA friendly, plus they don’t leak like single use bottles. I use naked soap bars for all my shower needs. Pack them in a soap box and keep your bag dry!

For more zero waste bathroom toiletry ideas, check out my post on Zero Waste Bathroom Products

Snag a hemp, all natural pouf or hemp soap bag to give your skin a healthy glow. I prefer the hemp poufs to the plastic ones. They case a lot less waste and feel great on my skin! Don’t forget to get a Moon River soap to go with your hemp pouf.. They offer anti-inflammatory options that can replenish dry and sensitive skin, options to help balance troubled acne, eczema, and psoriasis. 

Bites Toothpaste will change the way you think about toothpaste; you’ll never go back after you try them. Your first order will come with a full jar of the bites. After your bites are gone keep the jar. A refill for more will arrive in a biodegradable package. The best part? They travel well, without the worry of an exploding toothpaste tube. Be sure to add these to your ultimate weekend packing guide.

Read 13 Unique Eco Friendly Gifts for More Ideas

On average, women use between 11 and 30 tampons per cycle. Over a lifetime, that adds up to between 5,000 and 14,000 tampons per woman. The environmental impact of this is vast. It’s estimated that a woman averaging 20 tampons or pads per cycle burns through 250 to 300 pounds of products, applicators, and wrappers in a lifetime. I stopped using tampons about 3 years ago now. I made the switch to the DivaCup and never looked back. The DivaCup is zero waste, reusable, cost-effective and can be worn for up to 12 hours! 

Brushing your teeth shouldn’t be an activity that harms the environment.

These sets can come with bamboo toothbrushes, dental floss, and even a bamboo toothbrush holder for safe and hygienic storage. The eco-friendly toothbrush is made from sustainably sourced bamboo wood. That way you can opt out of having to use plastic toothbrushes! The set comes in recyclable packaging, and your purchase will help save the environment in several ways.

Save Money $ Save Earth

There are 7.7 billion people on Earth. If we join together as a global community and each make small lifestyle changes towards being more eco-friendly and kindness focused – we can make a real and lasting difference. Reduce your plastic use AND carry your everyday essentials with this cute tote.

Never spend money on plastic water bottles again. In Michigan, Nestlé Waters has been pumping vast amounts of groundwater out of Michigan’s springs to feed growing consumer demand for freshwater in convenient plastic bottles. That’s right, your Ice Mountain gets pumped for practically NOTHING out of Michigan’s rivers and lakes. It doesn’t come from a mountain… we have no mountains in Michigan.

In 2018 Nestlé requested to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to increase pump amounts to 576,000 gallons of water EACH DAY. Draining fresh water fields from the White Pine Springs well in the Great Lakes Basin. The Michigan public communities opposed the increase, with 80,945 against and only 75 in favor. The request was approved by the agency.

Airplane Travel Wear

There’s something about airplanes that just lulls me right to sleep. My body immediately goes into airplane mode. Sleep masks, ear plugs, and comfortable clothing help me stay cozy & rested. Great for time change from overseas or long summer nights in Iceland where it doesn’t get dark at night. Check out my 8 Day itinerary to Iceland HERE!

Get Comfy & Relax


Weekend Electronics

If you want to know what to pack for electronics, this packing guide will help!

Keep your electronics organized with this storage bag. It has enough space to hold your cables, USB drive, chargers, tablet + other electronic accessories.

I have been shooting with my DSLR for years now. Logan recently purchased this Fuji Film X-T20 mirrorless camera. I fell in love after our first trip using it. This is the perfect weekend camera for optimal space and maximum quality photos.

Be sure to ALWAYS pack a spare SD card and extra camera batteries to capture your whole adventure. You will be very sad and disappointed if you go to capture that perfect shot and your camera won’t turn on. Trust me – I’ve been there several times and I can tell you that it’s the worst.

The ultraportable Mavic Air drone will open doors to a whole new world. Exploring the world from a limitless aerial view perspective has never been easier. The drone is installed with a 3-axis gimbal & 4k camera with up to 21 minute flight time, consistently providing crystal clear shots.

Never miss an action shot again. This small compact adventure camera is great for any traveler, and takes up minimal packing space.

Favorite Apple Products to Pack

The watch that does it all – and one of the best travel gadgets. For your health, it monitors your heart rate, high noise DB, cycle tracking, and it motivates you to move, exercise, and stand. The watch syncs directly to your phone, which gives you easy access to your phone. Plus it plays your music, and helps you to not get lost with it’s GPS.

MacBook Pro is my favorite Mac I’ve owned. The drive speed is incredibly fast, and logging in takes almost no time. The Touch ID Bar is my favorite part – and makes blogging, editing, and running multiple apps easy and fluid. My MackBook Pro came with 250 GB of space available. I love that I don’t have to worry about large video or RAW files.

Travel Entertainment

Play your way through flights with the Nintendo Switch gaming system. It’s perfect for on the go entertainment. At home it’s great for playing solo or with friends. The switch is great for your weekend entertainment.

Stream movies, watch videos, or play games with the enhanced Wi-Fi. Enjoy downloaded content on the go with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life.

This travel journal is the perfect companion for your next weekend trip. The inside pocket can hold your tickets, stubs, notes, photos, receipts, and other travel papers. I like to use a travel journal to write down notes or I will forget what I wanted to write. I’ll make notes about places and write down the names of trails, campgrounds, or other important names I want to remember.

Challenge Yourself!

Wish you could travel more? Listen to this audio book that you can use to inspire your own travel challenge! Important steps to start a travel fund, the importance of travel conferences + communities, and travel hacks for FREE FLIGHTS around the world.

Take a journey throughout the world to see beautiful pictures of over 230 countries. Your travel inspiration will be through the roof, and you’ll be adding more places to your bucket list.

Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever is a step-by-step guide to have a career of traveling the world. Build a successful career doing the thing you lost most – traveling. Get empowered to buy a one-way ticket to your dream destination, and your global career.

This travel coloring book has 47 different cityscapes and scenes from across the world. Most importantly, the illustrations are from pictures that were taken on the authors travels.

Is this the best packing list or what?! I hope you found a piece of travel gear in my post to add to your own ultimate weekend packing guide!

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  1. I really need to try the bite toothpaste. I’ve never had an exploding toothpaste tube, but this is definitely a green solution as the plastic tube in not recyclable. I also want that Away bag! I have the suitcase and love it and want to add more to my collection.

    1. The bite toothpaste is amazing. I give out tablets to my friends/family when we travel and they all love them! A few of them started buying them too. The eco friendly/zero waste is what drew me to them. The Away Everything bag is just… so beautiful. Easily my favorite bag i’ve owned.

  2. Thanks for the tips. Honestly, this is one great list! I am a huge fan of packing cubes and need to replace mine as soon as we return to the states. And that Osprey Weekend Travel Backpack is quite smart! Definitely going to look into the toiletry bag and fill it with many of the items you’ve recommended below. Pinned it for when I get home!.

  3. The ultimate packing guide is indeed successful, we appreciate that! I think that I will follow some of your directions.

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