Must-Pack Essentials for Your Next Long Weekend Trip

Must-Pack Essentials for Your Next Long Weekend Trip

We partnered with the travel experts at Flight001 to show you the must-pack essentials for long summer weekends. Whether you’re headed to Charleston or Chicago,  Phoenix or Portland, we’ve got the best gear to take with you.  So go ahead, take advantage of those last few Summer Fridays while you still can. 

If you always overpack…


  • Try this surprisingly spacious carry on bag. At only five pounds, the Avionette carry on is big enough to fit a weekend full of clothes and accessories, including that LBD and stilettos for dinner at the hottest restaurant in town.
  • Trying to squeeze even more? Pack in one of these handy Spacepak Clothes compartments. You’ll be able to compress up to two weeks of outfits into one on-board piece of luggage, giving you limitless options during your weekend getaway.

If you have a red-eye flight…


  • Pack an eye mask. A must for any red-eye flight, airport layover, or even a daytime flight where your seat mate insists on keeping the window open the whole way there.

If you’re in the mood to explore…

Backpack (4)

  • Once you land and unpack, you’ll want to organize stuff you need for long days outside of the hotel with a roomy but easy-to-carry backpack. We love the padded shoulder straps of their Stowaway Backpack so you’ll never have to go back to the hotel, even when you pick up souvenirs along the way.

If you always lose your keys/tickets/passport…


  • Even on short-haul flights, personal objects like tickets, books, and maps can turn into a handful of lose-able, fall-down-into-the-seat-in-front-of-you messes. Stay organized from takeoff to landing with this grab-all pack, and you can focus on visits to great art collections or treks to local beaches.

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Written by Penny Q. Lane

Penny is a travel specialist for She loves collecting antique luggage, and then proceeding to drag her collection around the world on her frequent travels. “Boutique hotels have been something of a hidden gem for some time. It is so refreshing that travelers now have a clear avenue to satiate their growing appetite for a unique hotel experience.”

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