What’s In My Bag with Caitlin Lindquist

You can learn a lot about travelers -- and people -- from the contents of their weekend travel bag. Caitlin Lindquist is a writer based in Scottsdale, AZ, who runs the fashion, beauty and decor blog Dash of Darling. Take a peek inside her bag for great packing recommendations whether you're staycationing or heading out on a Caribbean voyage.


While Caitlin Lindquist is no stranger to exotic resort getaways (think the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and the British Virgin Islands), she also loves taking quick, weekend trips closer to home. She has two bags for each travel persona: When going on longer trips, she loves her Tumi Tegra-Lite roller bag while shorter vacations are made for the Lo & Sons 'Catalina' weekender tote.

Lo & Sons 'Catalina' weekender tote

"I always travel with my computer, camera and iPhone so I can create blog posts on the go. My in-flight necessities include grabbing a few magazines, some hydrating lipstick like my YSL Lip Balm in 'Cool Guava' and my trusty headphones to tune everything out. I have also been packing my selfie stick for those times when you can't ask a stranger to get a shot of you and your significant other (a problem we run into often) and an extra iPhone charger so we can capture the fun and preserve our memories,” explains Lindquist.

must-pack item

If you’re looking to stay organized while on the road, Lindquist says her Lilly Pulitzer day planner is a must-pack item. This “Darling” also makes sure she has comfortable and fashionable travel-wear while on the go. Typically, you’ll find her in the airport wearing a pair of flats (like these), jeans and a sweater to keep warm. If she’s packing a hat for her trip, you can bet that she’ll be wearing it on the airplane so that it doesn’t get smashed in her suitcase.

packing a hat for her trip

Last but not least, Lindquist lists one more must-pack item while on vacation. “No matter my destination, I usually throw in a chic swimsuit for good measure because you never know when you will come across a pool, lake or jacuzzi that you just can't miss out on."

Caitlin Lindquist is a writer based in Scottsdale, AZ, who runs the fashion, beauty and decor blog Dash of Darling. Take a peek into more influencers' bags below.

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