Happy Fri-yay, gorgeous people! Summer has finally come to a wrap and my favorite season is coming up…FALL! The leaves, the scents, HALLOWEEN…all of my very favorite things happen during the months of September-November. Lots of us are going to be gearing up to start school and head back to work after a much-needed summer holiday, and some of us were busy taking a last 60+ hour-long road trips with their husbands (not even a joke). When I got home from my trip, I realized that at this point in my life, I have packing down to an actual science. And today, my dear friends, I am sharing that knowledge with you.

Never forget anything when packing again!


How To Pack Like A PRO.

This post was sponsored by CalPak Luggage. All opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone.

Packing doesn’t have to be the worst thing in the world. In fact, I quite like packing. I am one of those people who have their bags packed a week before I have to leave. Below you’ll find my comprehensive packing list for any vacation:

Travel Checklist: Never forget anything while packing again!

Now that you know WHAT to pack…..I’m sure you are just begging to know WHERE to pack it in. I’ve partnered up with CalPak to review their ~b e a u t i f u l~ luggage set: Astyll 2-Piece Luggage Set  in Petals. It is quite honestly the prettiest set of suitcases I have EVER owned. The quality is amazing and who doesn’t want to look ultra chic when jet setting off to their next vacation destination? I always had really ugly-but-durable duffles and definitely didn’t look chic while traveling. These are hard case luggage sets, which I love. I am always worried about my stuff being squished. Don’t just take my word for it though, take a look:

CalPak Luggage: Never forget anything when packing again!

They are not only gorgeous on the outside, but they are incredible beautiful and well made on the inside. They have pretty navy blue fabric lining with so many secret pockets I will never be able to fill it all (that is a joke because lol I pack for 10 years at least when I go on vacation). The luggage also expands so you can stuff in even more things. 

Never forget anything when packing again!

The luggage also has a TSA approved lock on the side so that your belongings are always secure. I have never seen a suitcase with a built-in lock, but I am NOT complaining. My husband and I always get nervous about our items being ruffled through so this is a great way to make sure your private items stay private. 

Never forget anything when packing again with Blonde & Ambitious TRAVEL CHECKLIST

I don’t know about you, but having pretty luggage makes me want to take a trillion more vacations. I can’t stop staring at these beautiful floral pieces…it might be time to start planning my next trip! Florals will always and forever be popular, in my book. The colors are bright enough to work for spring and summer but the black background makes them perfect for fall and winter, as well. CalPak is stunning, versatile and functional?! Count. Me. In. That sounds like three solid wins in my book.

Never forget anything when packing again with Blonde & Ambitious TRAVEL CHECKLIST


Packing for vacation doesn’t have to be a chore. It doesn’t have to be stressful. It certainly doesn’t have to be something you put off to the last-minute!! With this easy checklist, your stress can be eliminated and you have one less thing to worry about. Print it out and mark off each thing as you pack it. Then right before you go to leave, run over it one more time. There is nothing worse than forgetting your phone or laptop charger plugged into the wall.

Never forget anything when packing again with Blonde & Ambitious TRAVEL CHECKLIST

And while you’re at it…pick up a set of these incredible suitcases. They have so many colors and styles to choose from. Remember when I posted about everything white marble (click here if you accidentally missed that post)? WELL. CalPak has this exact luggage set in white. marble. So I would hurry up and get on that if I were you.

Last but not least… CalPak has generously offered to allow me to host a GIVEAWAY for you beautiful people! One lucky winner will receive their very own CalPak luggage. Head over to my instagram (@blondeandambitiousblog) to get instructions on how to win a CalPak carry on!

Thanks for stopping by Blonde & Ambitious today. I am SO glad you did!

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142 Comments

  1. It looks like really nice luggage! Great photos of it as well. It certainly won’t get lost at the airport. Such an organized packing list too.

  2. Great post on travel essentials! I always need to back versatile clothes that work for any occasion, and comfortable shoes!

  3. I’m going to England for three months! So this is a great place for me to start! Plus it helps that you made everything look super cute as usual. Thanks!
    XOXO Brooke at Dailylifewithb.com

  4. What a cute little packing list!! I’m all about those whenever I travel or I’ll mange to forget something haha. The luggage is adorable! I’ll have to go enter.

    Meaghan xx

  5. LOVE the luggage! Great read and check list! I always pack way too much and don’t wear half of what I bring with me.

  6. Love this packing list! O.K., i’m a natural list lover !! But wow.. this luggage is well, i’d want to keep it out all the time to enjoy seeing it, so pretty!

  7. I like the design of the luggage! Travelling often during the first months of the year has always been my passion. The checklist would help me a lot to pack. 馃檪

  8. I always pack with a list in hand! Or else I will forget something. I need new luggage – I really need to check these out – they are beautiful!

  9. I totally procrastinate packing, but if I had cute bags like that I might pack even when I didn’t need to. Going to the grocery store? Ooo…I better pack. Going out to dinner with the family? Yep…I might need to pack for this. Haha. Thanks for sharing!

  10. It’s really important to have a packing list especially if you’re going to a place that’s completely new to you. These are all essential when packing! Love that list. I also love your luggage, the floral design is just really pretty!

  11. Omg!!!! I love this luggage!!! I just bought new luggage from Vera Bradley though 馃檨 I don’t think no my husband would understand the need for this set!!! It is soooo cute! I am adding to my want list!!!

  12. That luggage is gorgeous! I have a very plain blue carry on suitcase that I got when I started traveling for my first job many years ago. I don’t travel nearly as much anymore, but I could definitely use a luggage upgrade.

  13. Your luggage is too cute!! I need to buy pretty matching luggage myself. I always just find whatever is at the house and it’s usually all mismatched LOL This is a great packing list. I usually make a list before I go on a vacation but I end up forgetting something anyway. I’ll use this next year for vacation. This year was a staycation with a few day trips.

  14. We recently went to a little summer vacay at New England and hubby got a Calpak luggage. He managed to fit everything and he loves it. I was a little envious!

  15. Your floral luggage set is so beautiful!! I’m sure you’ll get tons of use out of it!! Hope I win the marble suitcase!! Thanks for hosting a fabulous giveaway!

  16. That white marble suitcase is gorgeous! I wish I had read your review before all the traveling I just did in August. I’ll definitely be checking them out before my next trip.

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