If you don’t know by now, I love to travel. A lot. And I also don’t like to shlepp a lot of stuff around with me. I travel light, which isn’t easy sometimes when you’ve got a bucket full of art supplies as well as clothes, etc. So I’ve created a system that works for me, and I’m sharing it with you here. There are affiliate links to Amazon at no extra cost to you. Let me know if you have gear that you love, and I’ll check it out and maybe add to this page for others to enjoy!

 
eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack for Travel, School & Business - Fits 17" Laptop - Anti-Theft     I’m a huge fan of the ebag luggage collection. When I’m traveling, sometimes for months at a time, I bring this backpack, a carry-on bag and 1 checked bag. This backpack fits the bill - It holds my laptop, Ipad, etc, in easy to reach various compartments. And importantly, it has a water bottle holder on the side for easy hydration.

eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack for Travel, School & Business - Fits 17" Laptop - Anti-Theft

I’m a huge fan of the ebag luggage collection. When I’m traveling, sometimes for months at a time, I bring this backpack, a carry-on bag and 1 checked bag. This backpack fits the bill - It holds my laptop, Ipad, etc, in easy to reach various compartments. And importantly, it has a water bottle holder on the side for easy hydration.

ebags TLS Mother Lode Mini 21" Wheeled Duffel Bag Luggage - Carry-On     As mentioned in the Backpack description, I only take 3 pieces of luggage. This carry-on is the perfect size to stow away and fits the carry-on criteria. I love the top access, and the division of space, so my shoes can be separate from my clothes etc. For shorter trips, I only use the backpack and this carry-on. Sturdy, lightweight, solid.

ebags TLS Mother Lode Mini 21" Wheeled Duffel Bag Luggage - Carry-On

As mentioned in the Backpack description, I only take 3 pieces of luggage. This carry-on is the perfect size to stow away and fits the carry-on criteria. I love the top access, and the division of space, so my shoes can be separate from my clothes etc. For shorter trips, I only use the backpack and this carry-on. Sturdy, lightweight, solid.

eBags TLS Mother Lode Junior 25" Rolling Duffel Bag Luggage     This is the large size I use for checked luggage. You can go larger - to a 29” wheeled Duffel but I find this does the trick with the carry-on and the back pack. I can squeeze all my art supplies, as well as all-weather gear in this travel system, without breaking the bank. Also, choose your fancy from a host of lovely colors.

eBags TLS Mother Lode Junior 25" Rolling Duffel Bag Luggage

This is the large size I use for checked luggage. You can go larger - to a 29” wheeled Duffel but I find this does the trick with the carry-on and the back pack. I can squeeze all my art supplies, as well as all-weather gear in this travel system, without breaking the bank. Also, choose your fancy from a host of lovely colors.

eBags Packing Cubes for Travel - 4pc Classic Plus Set     I’m new to the packing cube world. Not sure how I managed previously except my luggage was one big bungled up black hole (literally since most of my clothes are black)! This is a great starter set with 4 key sizes. The long narrow one at the top in this photo is great for art supplies too (holds my long handle brushes easily), although make sure to first store any paints that might leak in double zip lock bags and squeeze out the air.

eBags Packing Cubes for Travel - 4pc Classic Plus Set

I’m new to the packing cube world. Not sure how I managed previously except my luggage was one big bungled up black hole (literally since most of my clothes are black)! This is a great starter set with 4 key sizes. The long narrow one at the top in this photo is great for art supplies too (holds my long handle brushes easily), although make sure to first store any paints that might leak in double zip lock bags and squeeze out the air.

eBags Medium Packing Cubes for Travel - 3pc Set     This is the general purpose size I like and use the most, so I buy extras of these in various colors so I can tell my cubes/clothes apart. They also are good for larger art supplies. Keeping categories of things in their own cube makes packing and unpacking a breeze. I’m converted!

eBags Medium Packing Cubes for Travel - 3pc Set

This is the general purpose size I like and use the most, so I buy extras of these in various colors so I can tell my cubes/clothes apart. They also are good for larger art supplies. Keeping categories of things in their own cube makes packing and unpacking a breeze. I’m converted!

eBags Pack-it-Flat Hanging Toiletry Kit for Travel     Finally, this toiletry kit is great not just for what it’s designed for - holding various shampoos, toothbrush, etc. But it also works well as an art supply holder, and you can hang it by it’s built in hook for easy access of tools you use on a regular basis. This is the smaller one and is a good size, although there is a larger one as well.

eBags Pack-it-Flat Hanging Toiletry Kit for Travel

Finally, this toiletry kit is great not just for what it’s designed for - holding various shampoos, toothbrush, etc. But it also works well as an art supply holder, and you can hang it by it’s built in hook for easy access of tools you use on a regular basis. This is the smaller one and is a good size, although there is a larger one as well.