My Travel Essentials + Comfy & Cute Airport Outfit!

I love to travel, always have and always will. Over the years of being on social media, I’m constantly asked what my absolute travel essentials are and the kinds of outfits I wear at the airport! So here I am to share that with you!! 🙂 I just traveled to Chicago for a trip with my parents and this is what I wore!!

Travel Essentials Tara Michelle
Travel Essentials Tara Michelle

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I unfortunately wasn’t able to find exact links to some of the items so I’ve linked some very similar looking pieces! This is my ideal travel outfit because it’s super comfortable but still stylish at the same time. I’m wearing a tight (but super stretchy) black top paired with a soft pair of joggers! Joggers are basically a better/cuter version of sweat pants haha! Sometimes I can get pretty chilly on planes so I tied a soft denim button up around my waist. Most people probably wouldn’t wear booties on a travel day, but I basically live in the ones I’m wearing here! They’re perfectly comfy for me to walk around in. I have my go-to black purse for the items I need to grab quickly, then my Louis Vuitton has all my travel essentials in it!

\\ My Essentials!! \\


No matter where I’m going or how long I’m gone for, my cameras are essential. I have my 2 main cameras with me wherever I go, and use both for different purposes. I have my vlog camera (linked here) for vlogging, of course hahah and then I have my big DSLR camera (here) for any photography. Definitely 2 of my biggest essentials!!

Travel Items

Obviously I need to have my wallet and my passport! As a Canadian, I always need to have my passport with me everywhere I travel. Of course I also have my wallet, I shouldn’t even be explaining this hahah it’s just an obvious essential! My wallet is from Saint Laurent and it’s my favorite! It’s super sleek and fits everything I’d need in it.


Gotta have my phone, duh. I have the gold iPhone 7, not the plus though because my hands are too small for it lol! Then I always travel with my laptop (I have the new MacBook pro with the touch bar!!) so I can work on the go! I like to edit on the plane and even if I’m traveling, I still always like to keep working! Plus… internet… haha!


Always gotta have a good pair of sunnies! Honestly though, I usually pack 3+ pairs with me! It’s always fun to switch them out depending on the outfit! I’ve been loving my round ray-bans lately! I also have to bring my prescription glasses with me because I’m pretty much blind without my contacts! I love my pair from Victoria Beckham, they’re totally different than what I’m used to but they’re great!

Traveling can be kind of a hassle sometimes but at the end of the day, you get off the plane with SO MUCH excitement that the whole memory of the travel day is gone! I have so many places I can’t wait to visit, we’re only just beginning!! Leave me a comment letting me know what YOUR essentials are and where you’d love to travel to!!



  1. Victoria Jacobo
    May 25, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Tara, back at it again with a great post! Thank you for the outfit inspiration. I’m traveling to LA in August and now I’m excited to recreate this outfit look. Love you

  2. Destani
    May 25, 2017 / 10:07 am

    I would love to go to Hawaii or bora bora. Those two places are so beautiful.

  3. May 25, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Love love loved this post because I just got let out of school for summer! Some of my essentials are definitely my laptop and camera, my phone, and a notebook because I just like to write random thoughts when I’m on planes. I’m flying out to California this summer and I’m so excited to go back! I would love to go to Japan and Toronto one day, those are two places that have really stuck out to me. I hope you’re having a great day, much love!

  4. May 25, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Love this post! I’m traveling soon and now I have some inspiration about the outfit. Great job and keep it up.

  5. Sarah
    May 25, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Good job on your blog Tara! I love it and you, you are such an inspiration

  6. Shannon
    May 25, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Your blog posts are the cutest ever! I wanna travel badly now thanks to you tara! love ya 🙂

  7. Kae
    May 25, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Love it. You bring and wear the exact same things I do. I always have to have my electronics, essentials, etc. I also have to always wear the comfiest outfits on a trip. Thx. Love ya.

  8. May 25, 2017 / 10:48 am

    You make me want to travel again!

  9. Gillian
    May 25, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I have my list of essentials too. I have my obvious list and the ones that I NEED to have:
    1) my book I’m currently reading
    2) my earbuds
    3) portable charger
    4) my camera (i have four so I switch up a lot)
    5) my glasses (to avoid migraines and eye strains)
    6) my sunnies

    That’s usually my list. Sometimes I have more or less. Though I do love to travel. I travel every six months so that’s a killer in my wallet. ????????????

  10. Meghyn
    May 25, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Loving this post so much and it is so making me want to start going to new places ????

  11. Elca sharma
    May 25, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Loving how detailed your posts are ❤✌️

  12. Nina
    May 25, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Ah love this post so much! It makes me so excited to start traveling again. You’re the best!!!! Loving this blog by the way, one of the only ones I’ve actually been keeping up with! 🙂

  13. Ashvyn
    May 25, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Wow! You are honestly such an inspiration and I love you!????

  14. Dayna
    May 25, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    I was so happy when I recieved an email that you posted!! Love this blog post. I personally need all the essentials, but I can never travel without a journal. You never know when inspiration will strike ya 😉

  15. Allison
    May 25, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    I got so excited when I got a email about a new blog post. How did you create this website? Love you.

    • Tara
      May 25, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      i used 🙂 love ya!!

  16. Moe
    May 25, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Yay to the new post! I absolutely love the marble luggage you have. I’ve been DYING to get one myself.
    My essentials for travelling will have to be my camera, a small little notebook for me to write down any ideas/thoughts I have while on the go, definitely a pair of sunglasses, maybe a hat, and lip balm.

  17. Melisa
    May 25, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Yes this post is perfect since im travelling next week ! great blog im glad i subscribed !

  18. Michelle
    May 25, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Tara, any advice you can give to me since I’ll be traveling to Bermuda real soon. I want to pack but I also don’t know what to bring. Also new outfit idea for the plane whci is amazing.

  19. Millie Lyon
    May 25, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona, Spain, Columbia, Havana, Cuba, Paris, Mexico, and Guatemala!

  20. Alexis Swinson
    May 25, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I hope you’re enjoying your time in my lovely city of Chicago! (even though I live next to O’Hare, in the suburbs) I cannot wait to see your vlogs while you visited! Wish I could meet you while you’re here, but theres always a next time! also, loving this whole blog thing, its super fun!

  21. Aaron
    May 25, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Monaco is the dream. I always wear closed toe shoes while traveling in case I have to fight or run, you never know.

  22. May 25, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    What template did you use for your blog??

  23. nicole
    May 25, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Honestly i would love to travel anywhere im a stay at home mom of 3 from toronto canada and have never travelled anywhere i became a mom and been with my soulmate since i was 22 so i dont really have a chance to travel yet but cant wait to travel

  24. Kristen
    May 25, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Love all your posts!!! This new blog is great too!! I love to travel and can’t leave home without my phone, glasses (I’m blind too lol), wallet, passport, backpack (it’s a must!) and camera! I want to visit NYC and Paris! 🙂 keep it up!! Your posts make me smile even if or especially when I’ve had a bad day!

  25. Sofia Zavoli
    May 25, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    I love this!! Tara, could you please make a post (or video) about your bootie collection?! I know you have a few pairs lol I’ve been looking for a good pair but I don’t seem to find any cute ones! I love the ones you’re always wearing but you don’t really show them that much. It would be very helpful!

  26. Rach
    May 25, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Hey Tara this is amazing I live in Chicago so I wish I could meet you

  27. Yissela
    May 25, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Love love love!! That’s all I have to say????

  28. Sammi
    May 25, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Hey Tara! Just wondering what camera lenses do you use for your DSLR??

  29. Shelby C
    May 25, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    This is perfect for my upcoming flight!

  30. May 26, 2017 / 1:26 am

    I would never think to wear joggers on a plane but I get it- so comfy! I would say my essentials as a blogger include: laptop, phone, neckpillow and external charger battery pack like a XXL mophie! Have fun safe travels!

  31. Erika
    May 26, 2017 / 4:13 am

    I am traveling to Seoul, South Korea during the summer for one of my pharmacy rotations 🙂 some of my essentials are hand sanitizer, hand lotion, clorox wipes, and of course a baseball cap!

    • VickyKtt
      May 28, 2017 / 8:09 am

      OMG. One of my biggest dreams is to travel to Seoul, South Korea. I’m so excited and happy for you omgg hahaha

  32. BeckBecck
    May 26, 2017 / 5:57 am

    Currently driving 10 hrs from Maryland to Tennessee. My boyfriend isn’t into YT beyond music vids so I’m glad I have your blog to read when I can’t watch the vlogs. Keep up the great work 🙂

  33. rakshya
    May 26, 2017 / 6:43 am

    just loved this blog post. it really inspired me to travel. your posts are very cute and inspiring. love you lotss!

  34. Jess
    May 26, 2017 / 7:40 am

    i’ve only traveled like 4 times in my lifetime so far, i was like 8 or 9 the first two times and then i was 12-14 the other two times, so i really didn’t pack myself, my mom did haha. but i am going to Can Cun, Mexico in june for my graduation present and i’m beyond excited! i feel like from watching your vlogs i should be an expert on traveling lol! i love you so much!

  35. Lindsay
    May 26, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I absolutely love to travel. When I saw your picture of the essentials, I was like yep! there’s the vlog camera. Super excited to see the vlogs you have from Chicago. yay 🙂 keep up the great work Tara! Love you

  36. Misha
    May 26, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I love your blog Tara ???? definitely need to share it around

  37. Dessy
    May 26, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    What lens do you use for your DSLR? Btw love your blog ❤️

  38. Michaela
    May 26, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Best block I’ve ever subscribed to! I can’t wait for your Chicago blogs! :’)

    • Michaela
      May 26, 2017 / 6:57 pm


  39. Annie
    May 26, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Hey tara I love your hair so much! where did you get it done?

  40. May 27, 2017 / 11:14 am

    I love your blog! It’s so much better seeing this topic on blog and not on videos! Such a great blog post.

  41. VickyKtt
    May 28, 2017 / 8:11 am

    I get so pumped and excited every time you upload a new post. I’m so happy you found your way to express yourself even more except from YouTube. Love you????

  42. Katherine
    May 29, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Hey Tara!

    I am so inspired by you. You went from Toronto to LA and you’re doing always doing you!
    This is only the beginning of your fame.
    You’re doing such a great job!
    I love everything about you!
    I’m so happy for you.
    I can’t wait to see more from you.
    Love you <3

  43. May 29, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Love you outfit! Especially your luggage, I have it in black!

  44. May 30, 2017 / 2:10 am

    Love your blog! You have such amazing pictures and you are just so inspiring!

  45. tiana watson
    May 30, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Tara omg!! Do a what’s on my iPhone video !!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Manda
    May 30, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    I love the way you dress, I was wondering what do you wear under shirts that are low cut or see through cause every picture you have of you wearing one the bralette you have is so nice and I was just wondering where it’s from? It’s black if that helps lol also love your vlogs and blogs keep doing you girly

  47. cecelia rolston
    May 31, 2017 / 10:57 am

    my traveling esstenials would be comfy clothes, my iphone, headphones to listen to music, some snacks on the plane! and a comfy hoodie in case i get cold, pretty simple for me

  48. May 31, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Absolutely loving the blog Tara! Also, I was in Chicago the same time as you! 🙂

  49. Claire Liebeno
    May 31, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I live in Chicago and I’m so disappointed I was out of town when you visited. Next time you come you need to check out Lou Malnati’s (for the best pizza EVER) and portillos. Those are just some good classics here. I’ve been watching your vlogs ever since you first moved to California and your parents are the best people on the planet!!

  50. June 6, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I would love to visit Chicago, Amsterdam, England and so many more places! But those are just a few to name 🙂

  51. Brooke Andrea Arelano
    June 7, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I have been followinf you for a couple of years now. I am totally inspired by you in everyway. You are such a kind hearted person and strong, your talks on your vlogs have helped me through certain things. The way your friends treat you shows just how special you are (including boyfriend Taylor, Who is cute, hehe) you are such a impeccable role model to follow ????????

    Not to menchen, I love your sense of style, it is so #instagramable! ???? It is so aesthetically pleasing ????

    Your career has blown up since i’ve started watching you. Now, you have this blog that i could follow as well ☺️ I, as a big supporter of yours and super proud of you and cant wait to see what is next up your sleeve.

    Hope to hear back from you, it would mean the world to me (:

  52. Iris
    August 26, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Hey, I’ve been following you on YouTube for a long time, and I love it as much as I love your blog. I heard that you’re coming to Europe now , but I know is not where I live. Hope one day you come to Portugal, you would love it I’m sure! ☺️ Keep the good work!

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