Hello, I'm Adrienne and I'm a chronic over-packer. I carry snacks, gum, water and Aleve on a daily basis. I usually have my camera and an extra layer to ward off the evening chill. I like to have all my things with me. I don't travel light, I travel prepared.
Now, here I am, deciding that I that SE Asia will be easier to navigate if I succumb to the airline's tiny 22x16x9 carry-on size. Le sigh.
I have been trolling the interwebs, looking for inspirational packing posts like this one- (theartofsimpletravel) where Tsh will be traveling for a whole year with less clothes than I've planned on taking for 3 months. A whole YEAR! Impressive. Maybe I can do this… maaybe.
So far, this is what fits in my carry on. I'll also have a shoulder bag.
1 rainjacket & my tiny Patagonia windbreaker that I wore all over Europe last fall.
1 jog bra/ 2 other bras
2 pairs of socks / 7 undies
1 pair of pants
1 pair of capris
1 pair of shorts
1 over-the-knee length skirt (for visiting temples)
2 tank tops / 2 T-shirts
1 long sleeve shirt (for cool mt. towns)
Chaco sandals (newly resoled in Rockford, Mi!)
Lightweight running shoes
1 hat / 3 headbands
I am planning on buying a scarf (or 4) on my travels
Deodorant, sunscreen, tooth brush & paste, razor, soap, hotel-size shampoo & conditioner, Tweezers & small mirror (gotta keep these eyebrows in check!) Q-tips!
First aid kit
Moleskin for blisters
Hydrocortisone cream (for itching)
Triple antibiotic ointment
1 pair of disposable gloves
Traveler insurance info: I'm using World Nomads.
Proof of Vaccinations
Contact Card: Family at home, people in country and places I've reserved to stay in each country
Passport (valid for at least 6 months!), Color copies of my passport, copies of my credit cards
Printed travel itinerary with confirmation #s for flights, etc.
Electronics and Randomness
Travel journal & colored pencils
Gum, granola bars & fruit leather
Little gifts like stickers & Michigan-edition quarters
IPad, charger and a ton of really helpful travel apps (listed in this blog post.)
A book to read and trade at a hostel when I'm done.
My tiny new camera the Panasonic Lumix Lx7! It has a Leica lens & full manual controls. Since I'm a Canon girl, this has taken some getting used to- but the photos are coming out lovely! It's SO much smaller!
70 GB of SD cards, Apple card reader (to load photos onto my iPad), extra camera battery and charger
Adapters! (Since all my electronics have voltage ranges from 120-240 I don't need a converter!)
I am certain to amend this list, there are a few things that I've neglected to put in the photos because I'm not sure if they'll fit now that I've decided to go carry-on!
10 days til wheels-up!