Photo Gallery: Athlete travel musts

To beat the road blues, jocks pack loads of personal treasures

Updated: May 20, 2010, 2:12 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | ESPN The Magazine

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Candace Parker, F, Los Angeles Sparks
Photo by Ture Lillegraven

Why I pack 'em: "It's the hardest thing to travel with a baby, and not because of the baby. Lailaa sleeps on planes. The real problem is the 900 things you have to pack for her. Tickle Me Elmo, toys, Yo Gabba Gabba! DVDs. That means I pack fewer mommy things. Things I can't do without: lip gloss, hair pomade and headphones, for when Lailaa sleeps, and I need a break."

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