Musician's Travel Guide

I travel a lot.  When I’m home and I see friends, I always hear, “You’re back!”.  I love seeing new places, I always have, but seeing them because I get to play a show? Way, way, way, exciting.  One thing I’ve learned though…instruments are heavy, which means unless I want to feel like a sherpa, I have to condense and lose the non-essentials.  


Two things I need for every show 

  1. Guitar - obviously.
  2. Microphone

In my carry-on I try and keep it light because toting a guitar around is heavy enough. But I still work from my computer all the time and what if inspiration strikes?! So this is my list of chic musician carry on essentials.  Water bottle not pictured.


  1. Macbook
  2. iPad
  3. iPhone
  4. notebook
  5. sunglasses
  6. wallet
  7. ear plugs
  8. chapstick and lipgloss
  9. perfume
  10. solar charger
  11. earbuds 

Travel outfits are always tricky, but I try to bring as many versatile pieces as I can.  Things that can go from plane to meeting, or from plane to night out.

Here are just a few things I feel are great that can be worn a couple time and still look good.


  1. black denim
  2. modal t shirt
  3. denim shorts 
  4. chambray shirt
  5. street sneakers
  6. wedge heels