How to Pack Like a Road Warrior

How to Pack Like a Road Warrior

Sue Remes is a sought-after beauty industry consultant. She lives in Minneapolis but spends half her time traveling to clients around the world. Whether it’s Los Angeles for a day or Asia for a month, she packs everything in a carry-on by Away.

Small pouches
One for skincare, one for makeup, another for fragrance. Remes buys doubles or gets sample sizes of her favorite products so that her travel bag is always organized and ready to go.

Adapters
She carries a pouch of electrical adapters, two per type: one for her phone, one for her hair dryer.

Tote
A lightweight zipper tote is easy to pack and can be used as luggage on the way home.

Cashmere cotton sweater
An airplane essential—warm in the winter, but not too hot in the summer.

Berocca
Vitamin and energy supplement. “It’s more powerful than Airborne,” Remes says.

Socks
Roots brand. They double as slippers.

Black jeans
Great for every day, but easy to dress up.

Passport
Remes carries hers even on domestic trips, in case of a sudden overseas emergency.

Sturdy sneakers
Stylish and practical, for walking a city or working out.

Sturdy sneakers
Stylish and practical, for walking a city or working out.

TowelTopper
This portable Velcro band (made by Minneapolis-based Urban Undercover) turns a hotel towel into a robe.

Iron-free shirts
Frank & Eileen button-downs are modern business-casual. She packs two.

Scarves
For warmth and extra accessories.

Silk shirt
Packs small; perfect for an unexpected dinner.