Holiday Travel Tips

With the most travel-y holiday of the year just around the corner, there’s a good chance that you’re packing a weekend bag this very moment. There’s an even better chance that you’re reading this as a way to avoid packing said bag (procrastinators of the world, unite).

We get it. Packing is a chore. There’s something uniquely stressful about picking through the contents of your closet, arranging them into a pile that feels too big (do I need all of this?) or too small (don’t I need more than this?), and then cramming it all into something that has to fit on your shoulder, in an overhead bin, or somewhere between the roasted cauliflower and pecan pie on the backseat.

The good news is, packing for the holidays doesn’t have to be a Herculean task. In fact, with the right travel bag and a few ingenious folding tips, it can almost be (dare we say it?) fun.

That’s why we here at Brahmin have prepared a little packing cheat sheet. It’s guaranteed to get you out the door, over the river, and through the lines at security in style. Check out our cleverest tips and of course, our absolute favorite bags:


“I roll my clothes instead of folding them to save room and avoid wrinkles. I’m always surprised by how much I can fit into a small carry-on with this technique!” Ashley T., Merchandising

I love to coordinate my handbags with each outfit, but that takes up so much space. This year, I’ll be packing my Reya and a collection of flaps. One bag, endless options!
— Michelle M, Marketing

“Once I’ve finished packing, I go back and remove an entire outfit from my bag. I always tend to over pack.” Ashley R, Web Design

Finding a travel bag that fits a lot but doesn’t weigh you down is key. I love the Anywhere Weekender.
— Chelsea R, Marketing

“Pack shoes at the bottom of your bag and arrange them heel-to-toe. You’ll be able to fit in an extra pair.” Annika W, Graphic Design

A mini crossbody like the Madison is a lifesaver at the airport. It frees your hands while keeping your phone and ID within reach (no rummaging at security required).
— Liana S, Copy

“Netflix and Amazon Prime have downloading features. Download shows before you hit the road and you won’t need a wifi password to watch.” Lauren W, Graphic Design

“Lay chunky knits on the bottom of your bag instead of folding them. The weight of the other items on top literally squeezes out air and extra bulk.” Iris C, Marketing

There you are! Wishing you safe and happy travels.

Xo Brahmin

Posted on November 21, 2017 .