How I packed for over three months of travel
Packing one suitcase with all the clothing needed for over three months is remarkably intimidating. Especially knowing that there will have to be outfits for the heat of Colombia and the snow of the Swiss alps.
In a matter of days, I am leaving on this summer’s big adventure. I packed up everything and took a gaggle of pictures to show how I did it.
First are my toiletries. I pack them in a Mary Kay bag that has individual compartments that velcro off. The bag also has a hook to hang with. I’ve had it for many a voyage, and it has never failed me.
The next section is of my packing cubes. I have four cubes (1 full, 2 half, and 1 quarter) from Eagle Creek. I just purchased them for this trip and they are already proving to be worth every penny.
The next section is of the things that are “loose” in my bag. The shoes have their own compartment. Not pictured are two traditional bras, one sports bra, a belt, one binder (for choir business), a host gift, and a small Bible.
My suitcase’s bottom is a hardshell, and the top is soft. It has two side pockets. Because I packed very effieciently and didn’t bring anything I don’t need, I only filled the hard-shell portion and side pockets. I will report back how the bag travels half-full. If I had a reliable carry-on sized bag, I would be taking it, but I don’t, so I won’t.
My backpack can fit inside the suitcase, which will be very nice when carrying all my things through airports and to hostels. Also good to note about my backpack is that it is completely waterproof. It has a envelope front that fits my computer, so I keep all things that I can’t get wet in there. In the larger compartment I keep everything else, oftentimes my water bottle included.
Aaaaaand, that’s all, folks!