Children’s Bags to Travel the World

What goes inside the Children’s Bags?

Here is everything we’re packing in the children’s bags (Tortuga Daypack). It’s probably a lot more than you’d think. The compression cubes from Eagle Creek are amazing and I owe this all to them. Their hygiene things will be packed in my backpack. (To see everything that I’m bringing, click here.)


1. Large Compression Cube
2. Small Compression Cube
3. Small Waterproof Bag
4. Tortuga Daypack
5. 7 shirts
6. 6 Pairs of Pants
7. Skirt
8. Dress
9. Socks
10. Swimsuit
11.  Cover-up
12.  Toys
13.  Tennis Shoes
14.  Dress Shoes
15.  Sandals
16.  iPad
17.  Sweater
18.  Underwear
19.  2 Pairs of Pajamas
20. Blanket

children's bags

1. Large Compression Cube
2. Small Compression Cube
3. Small Waterproof Bag
4. Tortuga Daypack
5. 7 shirts
6. 6 Bottoms
7. Tennis Shoes
8. Sandals
9. Dress Shoes
10.  Sweater
11.  Church Clothes
12.  2 Pairs of Pajamas
13.  Swimsuit
14.  Underwear
15.  Socks
16.  LEGOS!
17.  Blanket
18.  iPad

Children's Bags

1. Small Waterproof Bag
2. Small Compression Cube
3. Large Compression Cube
4. Tortuga Daypack
5. 8 Shirts
6. 6 Bottoms
7. Socks
8. Blankets
9.  3 Pairs of Pajamas
10.  Tennis Shoes
11.  Sandals
12.  Swimsuit
13.  Bowtie
14.  Jacket
15.  Toys
16.  iPad

How do I pack the Children’s Bags?

First, I set aside their departure outfits and put the iPads in the designated sleeves inside their backpacks. Then, I put all the clothes inside the compression cubes. I put the toys in the small waterproof bags. At this point, they all looked like this:

Putting everything in the backpacks was the easiest part! The compression cubes fit in there perfectly with some spare space for shoes, etc. On the outside pockets, I put their blankets, toys, and sandals. The end result looked like this:
kidsfinalbagsAnd that’s all she wrote – BAM! I love it!

By | 2018-04-12T18:03:10+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Miscellaneous, Travel Tips|2 Comments


  1. Heather September 22, 2015 at 7:54 am - Reply

    BRILLIANT… I missed this part of your post before! This is SUCH great info. You have no idea how grateful I am to see this! I had “The Talk” tonight with Jamie and London. Slowly but surely I am inching my way to persuasion. Darger 2017 travel SOMEWHERE. Would love to say “the world” but I am starting slow. Plans to stay (or travel many places) at least 6 months beginning Jan 2017 if I can get family to rent the house. I would love to know the name of the curriculum you chose!!!! This is all I can think about DANG YOU JOLLEYS!!!!

    • Katie September 23, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Oh, Heather, I’m so happy to hear that you’re planning something! How exciting!!! Let me know if we can help you in any way. Now, the curriculum…I plan on doing a post about this, but I’ll give you a nutshell answer. I researched curriculums and studied homeschooling options for months. For a lot of different reasons, I decided to steer away from the strict online curriculums (like K-12). I also didn’t want to carry around a bunch of heavy books. So, I found these comprehensive curriculum workbooks that are really amazing. They give me a really good guide on what to teach. They do 3-5 worksheets from there each day and then I expand on any skills that they struggle with. We do school for 2-3 hours while Grayson is napping Mon-Thu. The rest of their learning comes from hands-on experiences while we’re out and about! It’s so easy at their ages, but I imagine I’ll have to study a lot more to teach them as they get older. I hope this is helpful for you. Keep me updated on your 2017 adventure and maybe we’ll run into each other along our travels! 🙂

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