It’s been 2 weeks since I began my round the world trip. Sometimes I still can’t believe I’m already doing it! Anyway, wonder what to pack when you’re packing for a year? Certainly not 365 shirts. Here’s a list of what I brought with me and a video on how I stuff them all in a bag.
I got a list to start with from Sofia of As We Travel and customized it. You’re welcome to use this as your starting point.
- 1 Bikini
- 5 pairs of underwear
- 3 pairs of socks
- 2 bras + 1 sports bra for sweaty hikes
- 1 pair of light pants (linen)
- 1 pair of cotton leggings – you don’t know when someone will invite you to take pilates in her studio
- 1 pair of convertible travel pants (Columbia)
- 1 pair of walking shorts
- 3 cotton l/s shirt (Columbia)
- 2 cotton s/s shirts (Columbia)
- 2 s/s dri-fit shirts (Columbia)
- 1 l/s blouse (Columbia)
- 1 nice dress
- 1 sun dress
- 1 skirt
- 1 pair of flip flops (Roxy)
- 1 pair of trail shoes (Columbia)
- 1 pair of walking sandals (Fit-Flops)
- 1 rainproof wind proof jacket + fleece (Columbia Interchange Jacket Omni-Heat)
- 1 super absorbent light weight micro fibre towel (Sea to Summit)
Toiletries + MakeUp
- Toothbrush + toothpaste
- Sunscreen for Face (Hamilton SPF80)
- 2 blocks of shampoo bars
- 3 Razors disposable
- Nail files
- Nail cutter
- Make-up kit with lipstick, eyeshadows, blush-on, a few brushes, powder, mascara.
- Mefenamic Acid
- Ponstant (Pain Killer)
- Nikon D90 + 2 lenses (zoom & uwa) - I regret this extra lens already!
- S95 + uw casing
- Macbook Pro
- Dive Computer
- Nokia spare phone
- GPS Backtrack (Bushnell)
- Chargers! Chargers! Chargers!
- Mask + Snorkel
- Universal Adaptor
- 1T HD
- 1 small umbrella
- Sunglasses – cheap one because I lose them all the time. I actually bought a new one thinking I lost the other one.
- Journal + pen
- Point IT
- Air tickets
- Driver’s License
- Attestation d’accueil
- Bank Card
- Credit Cards
- Dive C-Card
Do you think it’s too much? Not? See how I fit them all in my Eagle Creek Switchback Max 25.
Everyone advised me to take less. And I really tried and was quite proud when I weighed my bag and it says 12kilos. You have to see to believe how much stuff I need in my daily life (in my room) and how I’ve reduced it to these few pieces in my bag is truly amazing, if I have to say so myself.
I’ve been 2 weeks on the road and proud to say I’ve not added another pound to it yet. If anything, I reduced it by giving away a book I thought I’ll read but never did. And lost a few small items along the way.
I regret bringing the wide angle lens for my DSLR since I’ve not used it since I arrived (that’s all). I’m dying for someone to take home the camera bag and the UWA lens for me. Philibert? Vangie?!
Disclosure: Eagle Creek and Columbia sponsored their items mentioned in this post. Thank you. ♥♥♥