What’s In Your Carry-On with Alison Hotchkiss

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Today with have Alison Hotchkiss, owner of Alison Events.  I thought it would be fun to have a fellow event planner join our group of savvy travelers.  (Especially since we do travel a ton.)  I’ve been admirer of Alison Events work for a while.  The events they produce are serious stunners.  She just relaunched her website and your jaw will drop when you take a look at her gallery of events.  

Ms. Alison is a definitely a jetsetter.  Here events have taken her all over Europe and the United States.  Last year she traveled over 90,000 miles.  I’m confindent in saying that she knows what works and doesn’t work with her carry-on bag.

Confession time: when I saw her list of items…I went out and bought the Marc Jacobs backpack and brought it with me to Arizona this past week.  I didn’t want to check anything, so I packed my purse in my suitcase.  This backpack was awesome.  It’s unbelievable the amount of stuff it held.  


Alison has her staples that she travels with.  Here are just some of her must haves.

1// My Marc Jacobs Backpack

2// Canon 5D Mark II for amazing picture taking

3// Sunglasses which are a must

4// Bose noise cancelling headphones with extra batteries.

5// Mophie Juice Pack to keep my iPhone charged

6// Dr. Hauschkas lip balm

7// A good book (currently reading The Girl Who Played With Fire) and of course my favorite magazines; Travel & Leisure, Dwell, and US Weekly.

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