My Packing List for 6 Months Around The World

My Clothes

The breakdown of what I’m bringing with me to travel for 6 months around the world. Personally this is one of my favorite posts to read in travel blogs where I can gleen from other’s research the best gear and most efficient ways to pack. My clothes starting from the top and going left to right:

Long Underwear top and bottom

5 pairs of undies (I don’t love doing laundry)

3 pairs of socks  (2 are crew, one is no-show)


Bathing Suit


Travel Pants (Prana Halle waterproof, quick drying and super comfortable)

3 t-shirts

2 sun dresses

Jean shorts (yes impractical but they look good on me)

Zip up sweater/jacket

2 long sleeve shirts (one is dressy, to wear with travel pants for nicer evenings out)

Light Down Jacket (crushable to a wee bitty size)

Rain/Wind jacket

My Gear

Now the fun part! Keep in mind that my stalwart companion is also bringing an assortment of stuff, and what’s not pictured is: Pepto Bismol, Band-Aids, deoderant (yes we share), the “real” camera, and my phone (because that’s how I’m taking this photo). Also realized I will be bringing my glasses with me for when my contacts are feeling dry. Starting from the top going left to right:

Cross body day bag (to foil the bag snatchers)

Hat (crushable and has a bill for sun shade)

Travel towel by PackTowel 

Passport/Money belt

Kindle and charger (My Precious)

Shoes (Merrell is my personal fave, Keen is Ian’s)

Buff (ya know, for survival)

Point it book and pen (pics of everything you can think of, very handy when you don’t speak the local language)

Ibuprofen, makeup (chapstick, lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner)

Flip flops (for beaches, communal showers, and currently my only ‘dress shoes’)

Cool zip-able quart sized bag, on top is travel brush, Q-tips, hair ties (have you seen my Sweety’s hair)

Wet ones, ear plugs, 6 months of contact lenses, travel DEET, extra lens cases, women’s Diva cup

Nail file, nail clipper, toothbrush and paste, flossers, mini conditioner, contact lense solution

Splitter (for watching the same movie on one device)

Flashlight (tiny, LED with carabiner clip on outside of back pack for power outages)

Universal plug adaptor by Imperial Design


Mesh Bag (holds the flashlight, plug adaptor and has a clip that attaches to inside of my bag for easy access)

My bag and I

For the non-belivers: yes, all that stuff fit in my carry on 38 liter Gregory bag. AND I will actually be wearing some of it so I’ll have some room for souvenirs. 🙂

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