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Packing the Perfect Ladies Travel Bag   January 18, 2016 14:29

Being away from home often exposes how it is the little things in life make our lives comfortable and cozy. It’s often frustrating to travel and find yourself without some comforts and conveniences as you play "planes, trains, and automobiles" within a 16 hour travel day.  A comfy neck pillow on a long flight is often a coveted item within the travel entourage. A little comfort when you cannot a single comfortable position to sleep, as you’re head bobs up and down, is like finding gold.  Having backup phone power when your phone dies in the middle of a movie is worth its weight in gold as well. At SmartGirl Bags, we recommend putting together a packing checklist that includes what to pack in your carry on travel bag for a long day of travel. You may not want to bring all of these items or you may have more to add to this list, but this list is our idea of a nice comfortable entertained flight.

Booties (for going barefoot when you remove flip-flops or sandals at security in summer – EWWW fungus)

Headphones (need we say more)

SmartGirl Bags SmartPack-Backup power banks (or two) to charge dying in-flight electronics


Tablet PC – to play games/movies

Pen/paper or journal (the best ideas can come when traveling)

Neck blowup pillow (for comfort with sitting up and sleeping)

Phone a/c cord (for those extra-long days and convenient power stations that some airports now have)

Coffee mug (empty) This is also great for using at your hotel  - grab a nice large cup of coffee and bring it to your room while you get ready

Snacks  (who doesn’t regret not buying food before a 3 hour flight? – get prepared)

Laptop/power cord/mouse/mousepad


One-two day dosage of important medications

Brush or comb

Makeup emergency kit

Scarf – for those freezing flights

Gloves - (in winter)

And of course  - all this in your SmartGirl Bag with its 11 pockets inside and out that fit nicely under every airline seat! Get your perfect organizer tote - shop now


Let us know in the comments below what else you’d add!





Travel Smart: The Perfect Ladies Travel Bag by SmartGirl Bags July 29, 2015 10:14 2 Comments

The importance of the right travel bag on trips cannot be overstated. As women on the go, we often need a plethora of items with us to be prepared. My kids are grown and I travel often. I have gone on domestic and international trips, and I know there are certain items I want with me at all times for convenience sake. As I first think about passing through the Security gate (sometimes a real pain), I want to keep my tablet or iPad mini in the outer side pocket of my bag, so I can pass through quickly. I also keep little booties or socks with me in summer – think of all the barefoot travelers stepping in the same place on the floor each time they pass through security with their sandals or flip flops off. Can you say “foot fungus”? As I pass through Security, I pull out my tablet, throw my Tote bag into a bin along with my purse and shoes. It’s quite fast and simple now that I travel with a SmartGirl Bag.

Now, as I think about my carry on travel bag for what I need during a flight to stay entertained, get some work done, or just have fun, I know that I want a pocket for a water bottle (which shall remain empty until I pass Security). As a snacker, I want to have access during the flight to some snacks, protein bars, and gum in another pocket. I often listen to music and play games on my smartphone, so I want my headphones and phone in another outer pocket for a quick grab. Often during the flight I have work to do – So I want my work notebooks and pens in the inner pocket of my bag as well as my travel USB mouse and mousepad. Of course I keep my tablet A/C and phone chargers in one of the 6 internal compartments in my SmartGirl Bag. I never run out of phone juice, as I also keep my backup phone power-bank (SmartBank by SmartGirl Bags) in another pocket. When it’s time to relax, I pull out my stored blow-up neck pillow for relaxation and put my work away. Everything is at my fingertips with the open style pockets and a bag that fits perfectly under the airline seat in front of me.

But, I am spoiled. I want all of this storage and access at my fingertips – but I also want a cute stylish bag with sassy design, and I want it to be fun and PRETTY. That’s why I love my SmartGirl Bag. It’s the perfect combination of functionality and glam. I have traveled many trips now with this bag and am glad to say it’s held up well.

Don’t get caught again on a long trip with the wrong bag. My recommendation is to check out the SmartGirl Bag collection, the perfect ladies travel bags/totes at and get ready for your next trip.