Getting Ready for Europe - Where I’m Going & How I Packed
I’m heading out to Europe for about a month and have decided to pack super light because I only have half of my trip actually planned and need the agility to randomly pickup and go quickly without being weighed down (yes, I’m going to try the “go where I feel like today” attitude and I don't know where I'm going or living for half of my trip). The good news is that it’s summer which makes packing light much easier!
For this trip, I'm doing carry-on only packing and that should suffice in terms of travel ease. However, for my next adventure I'm trying to figure out what it would look like to pack light for a multi-climate travel. If you have any tips or suggestions I would love to hear, and stay tuned to see how I pack for that leg of the trip!
So let's get into what's happening in Europe!
My Travel Overview
Location: Europe (Berlin, Leiden, Tuscany is all I’ve got. Stay tuned to my Instagram/my blog to see where else I go!)
Climate: Mildly Hot (80-90 F.)
Date Range: August 2018
Lodging Type: AirBnbs, Hostels, & Friends' homes
Activit(ies): Walking, Eating, Learning, Chilling (i.e. I'm a low intensity kind of gal)
What's in my Bag(s)
I love learning new packing hacks and better methods of packing when I’m on vacation. Below you will find a list of my gears and packing methods this round - I've tried to link as much as I can!
Let me know what type of trip(s) you go on, what/how you pack, what your gears are, and if you have any hacks you've learned!
Gear & Tech (Not sure what else to really call this...)
Main Travel Bag: Osprey Farpoint 40 Liter Backpack
I use a Packing Cube System for organizing (you can buy it at a lower cost at Marshall's, Ross, etc.)
Toiletry Bag: Hazard4
See below for 'What's in my Toiletry Bag'
Tech Gears: iPhone, Kindle, iPad
Accessories: 2-in-1 Kindle/Phone charger, Adapters
Locks (For Hostel): 1 Padlock, 1 Mini Lock, 1 Bike lock
Undergarments and Clothes
(2) Underwire Bras*, (2) Sports Bras
(6) Pairs of Socks*
(2) Chino Shorts
(1) Black legging
(1) Light Set of Pajamas
(1) Running Shorts - can also be used to sleep in
(1) Bathing Suit
Essentials (Don't forget!)
Passport/ID - copies in other compartments
Clothesline (for washing my clothes)
Earplugs, Sleep mask, Diva Cup (for the ladies)
Medication: Advil, Antihistamines, etc.
Collapsible Water Bottle
*=I'm wearing/using 1 of the items from the list on the plane.
What's in My Toiletry Bag?