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My Stuff: What’s in my overnight bag?


T and I have been travelling quite a bit since I’ve been here. We spent 2 nights at his Dad’s home in Arizona, 4 nights at his Uncle’s home in New York and last weekend we spent Saturday night in California while visiting Max. Next week, we’ll be in LA for IndieCade, so it’s another trip out of state again!

This weekend, we’ll be travelling to Carlsbad and I thought that I’d frivolously share what I packed for our overnight bag. T has always left the packing to me, even when we travelled around Southeast Asia. I’ll just have to list what I packed and give him some prompts as to what else he might need, then I’ll add to the bag.

So here’s our overnight bag:20130926-154850.jpgIsn’t it cute? It’s from Singapore brand Veira. I’ve used it less than 10 times even though I’ve owned it for several years now. My holidays are usually much longer than a few days, so it’s actually too small if not used as an overnight bag.

For me I packed:

JuanitaTortilla pouch (with my skin care, a toothbrush, shampoo/conditioner, facial wash, toothpaste etc)

– UNIQLO bra top and Cotton On shorts (my default night-outside-the-house sleepwear)

– 2 changes of underpants

– My HELL BUNNY dress

– iPad


For T, I packed:

– 2 changes of underpants

– 1 pair of socks

– 1 t-shirt

– 1 pair of bermudas

– AXE deodorant

– ORAL B electric toothbrush

20130926-154743.jpgI also have a medium-sized canvas tote that I carry water and our snacks for the road trip. Additionally, there’s my handbag (but I’ll leave that for another post because it’s a grab-and-go bag that I carry whenever I go out).

So how do you pack and what kind of bags do you carry for a short trip?


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

4 thoughts on “My Stuff: What’s in my overnight bag?

  1. P.S. I tend to travel with backpacks, overnight or longer, for rugged trips. For civilised places, which are rare, we share a boring hardcase carry-on-sized luggage.

    1. I like backpacks but I’ve stopped carrying them since I hurt my back 2 years ago. I don’t know if you remember. My spine is a tad misaligned so I have to be careful. If I find a good supportive one some day, I would love to go back to carrying one. Hands free is best!

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