Two Years. Two Backpacks.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this will play out. I’ve managed to dwindle my life down into two backpacks and it feels liberating and a tad terrifying. A suitcase didn’t seem practical to travel with, may allow you more space but it is a pain in the ass to drag around. When I was in Asia I had to resort to carrying a pack on my back and front for a little and prefer it much more. As I continue my journey if I find that I made any major screw ups I will come back and add them! Here it goes.


This will obviously be entirely based on where you are travelling but I’m planning on hitting all seasons while I’m away. I cannot stress enough to roll your clothes up, it will give you so much more space. So here it goes!

  • 4 light sweaters
  • 5 pairs of pants (leggings, 1 pair of shorts, 1 skirt, athletic pants…I’m not a jeans person)
  • 4 long sleeve shirts
  • 3 tank tops
  • 4 t-shirts
  • 1 cardigan
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 10 pairs of underwear
  • 3 bras (black, beige, strapless)
  • 1 headband
  • 1 swim suit
  • hat, mitts, scarf
  • sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Running shoes, sandals, flats, warm boots


  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Hairbrush (mini one)
  • Elastics
  • Face wash
  • Shampoo/conditioner (2 in 1 to save space)
  • Deodorant
  • Makeup (just bring the essentials)
  • Advil
  • Tampons etc.

Important Things

  • Passport
  • Drivers license
  • Multiple photocopies of your passport and drivers license (scan them and send them to your email as well, just in case. Leave copies of the print outs in your backpack/suitcase)
  • Flight/train/transportation information printed out
  • Your issued Visa would be an important one to bring, photocopy that as well
  • Bank statements proving you have the sufficient funds needed
  • Credit card, bank card
  • Cash in the currency of your chosen country to tide you over until you open a bank account
  • Travel Insurance information
  • If you have any prescriptions, see a doctor and get enough to last you
  • Journal, I think that is important


  • Laptop or Tablet (something you can get on Wifi with)
  • Ipod/music device
  • Headphones
  • Camera, camera charger, memory card, battery
  • Phone that could possibly be unlocked to work with another carrier
  • Chargers for all devices
  • Make sure you have a plug adapter for your chosen destination

I hope this helps whomever just as much as it helped me, I feel confident with my two backpacks and I think I will survive just fine! I will update though. Europe bound in 3 days, what the funk.






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