What to pack for a W.T.

Who knows?

(Actually a lot of bloggers do seem to know how to pack for a RTW trip, but we decided to make our own lists because I’m neither cool enough nor low maintenance enough to wear one Merino wool shirt for 6 months)

Packing for 9 countries was way easier than anticipated – we did take the advice of buying packing cubes (which are already a life-saver) and since we are fortunate enough to be visiting Europe and Asia in the summer we only needed to pack warm-weather (and rain) gear.

We managed to stuff all 3-months of clothes and electronics into 2 backpacks, 1 camera bag and 1 very old JanSport (being used as our carry-on).

Everything in Stove’s Pack: (Hyperlite Mountain Gear backpack)

Clothes:

  • 4 t-shirts
  • 4 long sleeve t-shirts
  • 4 button-ups (2 casual, 2 nice)
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 1 rain coat
  • 8 pairs of socks
  • 8 pairs of underwear

Accessories

  • 1 beanie
  • 1 bandana
  • 4 elastic headbands
  • 1 pair of sunglasses

 

Shoes:

  • 2 pairs of Sneakers (Nike and Tretorns)
  • 1 pair of boots
  • 1 pair of flip-flops

Electronics:

  • Kindle
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • Adapter
  • Headphones
  • Headphone Splitters

Misc:

  • Vitamins
  • Gerber Multi-tool
  • Toiletries (face soap, regular soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, handsanitizer)
  • First Aid kit (bandaids, alcohol wipes, tweezers, gauze, antibiotics, medicine)
  • Journal
  • Resistance bands
  • Compression socks

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Everything in Lu’s Pack: (Deuter 40L)

Clothes:

  • 2-long sleeve t-shirts (1 casual, 1 nice)
  • 4 tank tops
  • 1 button-up
  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 dressy shirts
  • 1 sweatshirt
  • 1 rain coat
  • 3 pairs of pants (jeans, leggings and these)
  • 3 pairs of shorts (gym shorts, denim and dressy)
  • 5 dresses (3 casual, 1 cover-up and 1 fancy)
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 10 pairs of underwear
  • 5 pairs of socks

Accessories:

  • 1 hat
  • 1 headband
  • 2 nylon bags (1 Baggu and 1 cross-body)
  • 2 pairs of sunglasses
  • Wallet (RFID blocking)

Shoes:

  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 pair of nice flats

Electronics *as a photographer I have a lot more gear than Stove*:

  • Laptop
  • iPhone
  • Underwater disposable camera
  • Fujifilm Instax (+ film)
  • Minolta 35mm (+film)
  • *NEW* Mirrorless Sony A7rii (+lenses, batteries)
  • Headphones
  • 1 Adapter
  • Chargers (for all of the above)

Misc:

  • Compression socks
  • Toiletries (moisturizer with SPF, toothbrush, toothpaste, eye de-puffer,Q-tips, hair ties and bobby pins,Β  Korean Spa Mittens)
  • Lucky charms / talismans: original wedding vows from Stove, stone from our honeymoon in Spain, a bracelet and ring from my Grammy, small buffalo statue just because, 2 pins – 1 of Frida Kahlo and 1 of pizza

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We also each have our passports, extra passport photos and Stove is carrying an International Driver’s License.

And that’s “all”!Β  We plan to update the site post-trip on whether or not our packing list succeeded – fingers crossed :).

We leave in FIVE hours for The World Trip!Β  We cannot believe the day has finally come – next time you hear from us we will be in P O R T U G A L <3.

Adeus!

S&L

 

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