This packing list is designed with the female traveler in mind. It contains all of the basics you need for a safe and fun adventure. With this packing list I don’t get into too many specifics about number of tops or pants to bring, because each destination requires different necessities. For instance, hiking to Machu Picchu will require very different footwear compared to traipsing through Europe’s most beautiful cities. That being said I do have packing lists for hiking to Machu Picchu, for the Galapagos islands, and for Ireland in any season.
But no matter where in the world I go, there are certain items that I won’t leave home without. The items below make me feel prepared, safe, and happy while I’m far from home. Many of them also decrease my carbon footprint on the world, which is fairly high as a traveler. What’s in your backpack?
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The ultimate first question – backpack or suitcase. I’m a huge proponent of using a backpack because it helps me limit the amount I bring and it keeps my hands free to use. Although, I also understand it sucks to carry everything on your back, so a suitcase may be more your style. Since working for an airline I keep seeing the Away luggage and people seem to love it. So I may give that a whirl soon! Whether you choose backpack or suitcase, smaller is better. And packing cubes are a must!