What I packed for my California Holidays?

What I packed for my California Holidays?

Another summer has rolled around and here goes another adventure!

Me and my friend, Glen headed off to California last week. So I thought that I would share with you guys what I usually pack for California holidays and what my essentials are!
This trip was pretty much 90% Disney, so of course I needed some Disney items in there. We went to San Francisco for all the tourist attractions and also the Walt Disney Family Museum. Then, we went back down to Los Angeles for D23 (The Official Disney Convention in Anaheim) and Disneyland!

Absolute Essentials

  • Passport
  • ESTA
  • Money
  • Travel Card
  • Pen and Notepad
  • Spare British money
  • Tickets for attractions
  • Hotel Confirmation
  • Flight Confirmation/Online Check In


For our trip, planned on vlogging the majority of it, so my Samsung vlog camera is a must! This camera is so handy and I have had it for years. You can fit 1080p on it and it also has a flip screen, so you can see yourself whilst filming. (At least I know I am within shot).
The second camera that I love to take is my Sony. My camera has an insane zoom on it and the quality of photos and video is outstanding. It’s just that I prefer using my Samsung for vlogging!
And what would a holiday be without my polaroids? So of course, I took Fujifilm Instax. I love the wide ones, although the camera is almost wider than my face and you have to lug it around. When you get home, you really love having the bigger photos and it’s a risk I am willing to take!

You can check out our vlogs over at YouTube and my previous blog post!

My other essentials are portable chargers. I have quite a few of these from my little Juice packs to ones from PR events like my Dirty Martini one. You never know when your battery is going to leave you hanging when you really need it. So these were CRUCIAL for our trip!

Also, I ended up taking my laptop with me too, so used this to edit my vlogs as I went along the journey. I really wanted to keep on track with them so there’s less to do when I return home. By doing this, I can update you guys on where we are in real-time!

Memory cards, memory cards, memory cards! You can never have too many SD Cards on you.

Here’s a list of my few electronic essentials:

  • GoPro
  • SD Cards
  • iPhone Charger
  • Camera Charger
  • Electric Toothbrush Charger
  • Portable Charger
  • MacBook
  • USB Plug
  • Plug Converter
  • Hair Straighteners


Fujifilm Instax Wide California



Like I said above, our trip was mainly Disney filled. So what is better than taking Disney related clothing?!

I decided to take my Aladdin dress, a super cute Chip (from Beauty and the Beast) embroidered t-shirt and my Black Milk Mickey Glove shorties!

  • Underwear
  • Strapless Bra
  • Leggings
  • Trainers
  • Trainer Socks/Shoe Liners
  • Playsuits
  • Vest Tops
  • Kimono
  • Cardigan/Hoodie for chilly evenings
  • Sports Bra
  • Under Dress Shorts (so my dress doesn’t blow and reveal my butt cheeks to the world)
  • Mickey Mouse Shorties from Black Milk (as seen in the photo above)


All Time Suitcase Essentials

Here I will just bullet point my whole list here as it’s much easier and to the point (no pun intended!)

  • Straighteners
  • Heat Protection Spray
  • Suncream
  • Deodrant
  • Make Up
  • Make Up Remover
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Shower Gel
  • Small black over the shoulder bag
  • Disney Lanyard with pins
  • Mickey Ears
  • Razors
  • Sunglasses
  • Ibuprofen/Medication


So that is all I have for this post, but look forward to some Travel posts from our actual holiday! I cannot wait to share some photos of our adventures with you all. D23, San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Disneyland..

Have any tips for travelling? Do you roll your clothes or fold? Do you put items inside others like Babushka Dolls? Let me know!

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  1. July 31, 2017 / 7:55 am

    This post is super helpful as I’m thinking of visiting America around this time next year! So it’s given me some inspiration 🙂

    • nuggetstump571
      August 1, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you so much Samantha! I’m so glad I could help 😀 x

  2. August 27, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    This is a great post! It’s so important when you travel to make sure you have a good camera so you can keep memories forever, it’s definitely a travel essential! GoPro’s are so cool because they make it so easier to capture great videos as you make the experience of a lifetime, they’ve helped the rise of the vlogging community and to ensure its popularity!

    • nuggetstump571
      August 30, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Definitely Caitlin! I think it is so important for memories especially when it comes to vlogging 😀 xx

    • nuggetstump571
      September 11, 2017 / 3:25 pm

      I have a Sony too, but not a flip screen one though. I get great use out of my Samsung though, so I use my Sony as a ‘holiday photos’ camera 😀

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