Many travelers correlate the length of a trip with the weight of their suitcase or backpack. Since its not realistic to pack enough clothes to last us for the entire trip, we decided to radically go the other way and keep things very light.
So far a liberating decision. We see travelers with huge backpacks, and you can tell their struggle to put them on and walk. Also, I can imagine my frustration trying to find my iPhone charger or my kindle before a flight inside that huge messy portable closet.
So yes, take less and worry less. Worry less about decisions of what to wear, about organizing your things, finding them, or carrying them! Lately we have seen people live happy lives on a lot less, and we’re sure you have too… Trust us and try it just once :)… Pack a small pack on your next trip!
Ok, enough trying to convince you to pack light on your next trip. This post is really a test of our packing smarts. Below is the list of things we packed.
Blue items are the things we were not sure we should bring, but we brought them anyways. At the end of the trip, we’ll update to see how accurate we were…
Maybe we’ll change our minds about the whole pack-light thing, but so far it has been a wise choice.
|Suz (22 lbs)||Shared||Andres (24 lbs)|
|Sneakers||First aid kit + Meds||Sneakers|
|Flip Flops||2 Alloksak bags (for laundry)||Flip Flops|
|2 short sleeve t-shirts||Computer||3 short sleeve t-shirts|
|2 Long sleeve t-shirts||Universal Power Adapter||1 long sleeve t-shirt|
|Witch hazel wipes||Kindle cable||1 pants|
|Veet Wax strips||Steripen (water purifier)||1 short/swimsuit|
|Scarf||2 in 1 shampoo/soap bar||4 pair socks|
|9 underwear||4 locks||4 underwear|
|1 sweater||ear plugs||1 sweater|
|1 rain jacket||8 small Carabiners||1 rain jacket|
|Wrist watch||toothpaste + floss||rock climbing shoes|
|laundry bag||Day pack||laundry bag|
|Packing cubes (storage for clothes)||Pen||Packing cubes (storage for clothes)|
|4 Tank tops||Baby wipes||Glasses|
|Uniqlo Jacket||Journal||Glasses strap|
|1 swimsuit||Portable chargers (Thx Jen & Bry!)||Compression bag|
|Sleeping bag liner||Sleeping bag liner|
|Sun glasses||Sun glasses|
|iPhone + cable||iPhone + cable|
|Eye cover||Eye cover|
|5 Sports bras||Daily contact lenses (90 day supply)|
|1 Jean Short|
|1 Exercise Short|
|1 Hiking Pant|
|1 Long Skirt|