Packing Light for Carry On Travel

Packing Light for Carry On Travel

Pretend for a moment you and 3 of your friends are traveling Planes, Trains and Automobiles style on an epic 5 day road trip across the country and you just happen to be packing nearly 500 gnomes along with you just for kicks.

Since you are dropping gnomes off along your route and flying is on the agenda, packing light for carry on travel is key.

Here are the photos of what we packed in our carry on bags and “personal” items:

Packing Light for Carry On Travel

Mavis’ Suitcase – 11 Ceramic gnomes, 1 pajama bottoms, 1 tambourine, 2 maracas, and some Clorex Wipes.

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Mavis’ Personal Item – {Backpack} Clothing, laptop, camera, Go Pro Cam, Badger Sunscreen, Banana Slicer {I never leave home without it}.

Packing Light for Carry On Travel

Amber’s Suitcase – 22 Gnomes and a horse head. Hmmm.

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Amber’s Personal Item – {Backpack} Fruit leather, trail mix, pistachios, running shoes, a laptop and clothing.

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Lola’s Suitcase –  Gnomes, Gnomes and more Gnomes!

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Lola’s Personal Item – She didn’t need one! 😉 She was able to stuff all her loot in the secret pouch of her carry on bag.

Packing Light for Carry On Travel

The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird’s Suitcase – 10 Ceramic Gnomes, 12 plastic gnomes, 5 gnome hats, 2 pairs of gnome socks, 3 gnome balloons, plastic forks, spoons and knives and a camera tripod.

Packing Light for Carry On Travel

The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird’s Personal Item – {Backpack} The basic essentials, shorts, tees, Tom’s, the best headphones ever, laptop and origami kit.

Packing Light for Carry On Travel

Additional baggage? Yep, we’ve got that too! Paying $25 for an extra “bag” {box} up to 50 pounds was a whole lot cheaper than shipping them.

So what do you think? Did we leave anything behind?

~Mavis, Amber, Lola, and The Girl

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  1. Christy Austin says

    Dear Dear Mavis, I love that you never leave home without your banana slicer. Makes sense, especially on a trip such as this.

  2. says

    I’m confused. I thought you were in a rented car. When did you decide to fly part of the journey? Or is this an exercise in imagination? You can’t very well gnome people from the air!
    Are you flying from main city to main city, and renting cars each city to do the gnoming?
    I thought this was a “road trip?”
    I am still confused…

  3. Helen in Meridian says

    So, do you use the clorox wipes instead of undies? Is this another comando trip? I don’t see any intimates.

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