Packing For Portland in Just a Carry-On

I love to travel, but I hate the checking my bags. I actually hate carrying more than a backpack when traveling. Although I do not travel and much as I would like, I have made it my mission when travel to do it as light as possible. Check out this packing list for a weekend getaway in Portland. I fit this all in your standard backpack.



  • 1 Pair of Jeans
  • 1 Pair of leggings (wore on the plane)
  • 1 Pair of Shorts
  • 1 Pair of Hiking Shorts


  • 2 casual T-Shirts (one wore on the plane)
  • 1 Flannel (wore on the plane)
  • 1 Tank Top
  • Light weight Rain Jacket (wore on plane)


  • Hiking boots (wore on the plane)
  • Sneakers
  • 4 Pairs of socks

PJ and Undies!


  • Makeup I DIDN’t BRING ANY! Because I am beautiful just the way I am, and so are you!
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel brush
  • Moisturizer
  • Flatiron (for both straightening and curling)


  • Kindle fire
  • Headphones (iPhone headphones because they take up less space)

Key things to remember when traveling light:

  • Most places have laundry, whether is an Airbnb or a hotel
  • If you are visiting someone most likely they will be able to fulfill your toiletries needs
  • Makeup takes up a lot of room and let us be honest, you don’t need it
  • Packing less means more room for keepsakes from your trip

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