Enter Atlantic Luggage’s Yellowstone Vacation Sweepstakes and 8 Bag-Packing Tips for Travel Ball Parents


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

As a travel ball parent, there are several things I’ve become a pro at. Suitcase packing is one of them.  Too bad it isn’t an Olympic sport. Now, unpacking? Well, unfortunately that’s a different story. (I’m sure you can relate.)

Right now, I’m packing for this weekend’s tournament and daydreaming about a free 4-day, 3-night family getaway to Yellowstone National Park.I just entered Atlantic Luggage’s Yellowstone National Park Family Adventure sweepstakes. It’s running through October 31st. We haven’t had a non-baseball related family vacation in two years and I’d love to win this trip-of-a-lifetime. But, of course, everyone who enters has an equal chance, so that means you should enter too. The only thing that would be better than me winning, is if one of my readers wins it. I’d be super excited for you. (Winners will be chosen 30-days after the sweepstakes ends.)

Here’s the linkWin a Yellowstone National Park Adventure 


When my son Andrew joined his first travel ball team, it became quite evident that we needed some durable, lightweight luggage because we’d be using it A LOT. If you’re in the market for good suitcases to make your tournament traveling easier, I highly recommend Atlantic Luggage’s Ultra-lite 3, 4-wheel spinner collection. For two years now, they’ve been the perfect travel companions for my family.

UIltra-lite 3, 4-wheel spinner suitcases come in three sizes, 21″ carry-on, 25″ mid-size and 29″ large-size, with three colors to choose from: black, turquoise and purple. And they’re backed by a 10-year warranty! If you ever have to navigate through busy airports, parking lots and crowded hotels, then 4-wheel spinner luggage is an absolute must.

Right now, Amazon is running a special on the Atlantic Luggage Ultra Lite 3 21-Inch Expandable Spinner model. If you hate having to check your bags when flying, then this is the piece you want. Even though it’s carry-on sized, I was shocked at how much you can fit inside it. 

  Special offer on Atlantic Luggage 21” Spinner  

Now that you know the right luggage to get, here are….

8 Tips for Packing it Like a Pro

1) Roll up clothing articles instead of folding them. This works really well to reduce those dreaded travel wrinkles.

2) Layer your items. Clothing on the bottom, shoes in the middle and toiletries/electronics on top. It’s good for organization and, if you’re flying, makes TSA’s bag screening easier.

3) Pack versatile, mix-and-match pieces that can do double duty in different outfits.

4) Snake belts around the perimeter of your bag.

5) Stuff your shoes with small things like phone chargers, hair accessories, medications and sunglasses, etc.

6) Limit yourself to three pairs of shoes at the most. (I’m usually good with sneakers and flip flops for a tournament weekend.)

7) And pack your shoes in a resealable gallon-sized plastic bag to keep everything else cleaner (unless your soles never touch the ground).

8) Pack anything that can spill: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, suntan oil, in a resealable plastic bag too. I’ll never forget opening my bag once to find its entire contents covered in conditioner.

If you’re on the road to a tournament this weekend, best of luck to your player and his/her team. Remember to send us your trophy pics. And don’t forget to enter Atlantic Luggage’s sweepstakes for a trip for four to Yellowstone National Park. It’s the perfect, adventurous family vacation, filled with biking, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking or other countless activities. Win a Yellowstone National Park Adventure Here’s my registration. It took all of six seconds to fill out. Easiest thing I’ve done all day.

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Angela Weight

Founder and publisher of Travel Ball Parents.com, Angela Weight is still a little shocked to be running one of the most popular youth sports parenting sites on the web. Click the ABOUT US tab to read her story.

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