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Our Packing Essentials

You’ve done the research, booked your flight, and  imagined how on-point your Instagram is going to look, but the one thing no one looks forward to still lies ahead: what to pack.


Packing can be one of the hardest parts of getting ready for a trip; overpack and you’ll curse yourself while lugging around a 50lb suitcase, underpack and you’ll spend your days hoping your fellow travellers are sharers. But worry not, we’ve done the hard work for you. We put together a guide of the travel essentials, including all the basic necessities and some of our personal favourites.

Bag

  • Patagonia Bag
  • Packing cubes (you can get these either online or at any travel shop, total lifesavers!!!)

Clothing

  • Tops (shirts/blouses, wrinkle free, basic colours, layerable, no more than 5)
  • Bottoms (3 pairs, lightweight cotton or spandex that can dry easy)
  • Underwear and Socks (5 pairs, cotton/nylon blend dryes faster than 100% cotton)
  • Shoes (shower shoes/flip flops, and sturdier walking shoe)
  • Sweater or Lightweight fleece
  • Scarf (so essential, so many uses. Dress up an outfit, keep warm)
  • Jacket (lighter weight if possible, focus more or layering, water resistant is always good to keep from getting dirty during travels)
  • Swimsuit
  • PJs/loungewear

Documents and Other

  • Money (store in two places)
  • Documents (passport, travel visa, airline tickets, etc. and photocopy each in case stolen)
  • Notebook/journal and pen
  • Small day bag (backpack or purse)
  • Yoga Mat

Toiletries

  • Dopp kit (for shared bathrooms, easy to take with you!)
  • Medicine and vitamins
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Feminine products (it can be difficult to buy because different countries have different brands, best to be safe and bring your own)
  • Sunglasses
  • Small towel (quick drying microfiber is best)
  • Small baggie of laundry soap
  • Tissues

Electronics

  • Phone
  • Headphones
  • Outlet converter (make sure you check voltage conversion, don’t want to burn out your electronics)
  • Camera
  • Extra batteries