Packing List

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Clothes

  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of lightweight long pants
  • 1 pair of jeans (not in hot locations)
  • 6 t-shirts
  • 2 short sleeve button-up shirts
  • 1 long sleeve button-up shirt
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt (cold locations)
  • 2 pairs of pajamas
  • 1 pair of sweatpants or leggings
  • 3 bras
  • 8 pairs of underwear
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair of compression socks
  • 5 pairs of short socks
  • 3 pairs of warm socks (cold locations)
  • 4 cloth face masks

Outerwear

Luggage

We each bring computer backpacks and daypacks on every trip. And we each bring one of these three types of bags for our clothes and other gear, depending on the trip:

Packing Cubes

Electronics

Bathroom

  • Prescription medicines
  • Allergy medicines
  • Decongestants
  • Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen
  • Digital thermometer
  • Tummy medicines
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer with sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Electric toothbrush (with extra heads)
  • Haircutting scissors (cuz we cut each other’s hair)
  • Cordless electric razor (since Ali likes most of her head shaved)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Razor (with extra heads)
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive Bandages

Kitchen

  • A few seasonings (sea salt, pepper, garlic & onion, mushroom powder, chili flakes, cinnamon)
  • Small cutting board
  • Ceramic knives
  • Spatula
  • Fruit peeler
  • Water purifier (for SE Asia, Mexico, etc.)
  • AeroPress coffee maker (with extra filters)
  • Collapsible coffee cone
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Resealable plastic zipper bags (snack, sandwich, and gallon sizes)
  • Bag clips
  • 3 BPA-free travel mugs
  • 3 BPA-free travel bowls
  • 4 sporks
  • 2 sets of chopsticks
  • Picnic blanket
  • 4 cloth napkins

Other Stuff


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