My Two-Week Packing List for Vacation

July 26, 2022 (updated November 2, 2022)

Creating a packing list for vacation can feel like an overwhelming task, even more so if you’re trying to shove it all into a carry-on (raises hand). But since I’ve been doing it for my last few trips, I wanted to share what I brought along on a two-week East Coast summer vaca.

a woman stands on the beach looking out at the ocean

By: Lisa Fennessy


I was so excited to be able to head home to Boston for two weeks this summer to spend time with friends and fam. I grew up in Boston, although I’ve lived in Atlanta for the past 5 years, and it’s slowly starting to feel like home too.

But packing for a summer trip to New England is always a challenge. You never know what you are going to get. Cold days. Cold nights. Hot days. A rare hot night. Rain. (Snow? lol.)

Because I could do it for a one-week trip to Italy and because it made my husband happy, I fit ALL the below into my compact / sustainable Paravel carry on + beach bag—and I thought you’d like to see what I brought along for the ride.

If I couldn’t find the exact item, I linked something similar (marked with an *). Enjoy!

a woman standing up in a black hoodie and joggers

Leisure clothes

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Workout clothes


Lisa wearing a low cut black one-piece swimsuit with her left hand on her hip.


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paravel packing cubes in black with black embroidery

Carry on

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What I wish I brought

So, what’s your go-to packing tip?

Xo, lisa

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By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

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    Did you really get all this into a carry on and bag? I just can’t believe it!!! Inspiration for me.

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