Packing and Prep

What I’ve packed for Summer in Europe

For some reason I always feel like you guys are deeply interested in what and how I pack for my trips. So here it is, even though it is 3am the night before I leave and I still have tons of things left to do.

So first off I have revised my packing list from my previous 90 Day Travel Packing List. Biggest change is that I am going to be heading to Europe, not Southeast Asia, very modern and very chic eastern and then western Europe.

Summer in Europe Packing List:



  • 1 rain jacket
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 1 pair black leggings
  • 5 pairs of shorts
  • 2 dress top
  • 2 vests
  • 6 tank tops
  • 2 plain t-shirts
  • 1 plain dress
  • 3 evening dresses
  • 1 warm nicer sweater
  • 1 sweatshirt
  • 1 nice going out jacket
  • 4 pairs Socks
  • Underwear (lots)
  • PJ shorts + night t-shirt
  • 2 bikinis
  • 1 scarf
  • Jewelry + rings




  • Running Shoes
  • Flats
  • Flip-Flops
  • Going out shoes- Wedges


Toiletries Bag



  • Toiletry bag plus contents
  • Make-up
  • 1 face towel
  • 1 regular quick dry towel
  • 2x Suntan lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Aspirins/meds/anti-diarrheal (MUST)
  • Travel blow dryer
  • Mini hair straightener
  • Mini travel size perfume x2




  • Canon 60D DSLR camera
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 110HS point and click Camera
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 Waterproof Camera
  • 2 x 16GB SD cards
  • 2 x 8GB SD cards
  • Lens cleaner
  • Tamron 10-24mm lens
  • Canon 50mm lens
  • 1 UV filter
  • 1 Polarized filter
  • 1 Compact Tripod
  • Lens cleaner pen
  • 11″ Macbook Air
  • 1 TB external hard drive
  • 1 SD card USB scanner
  • Chargers and cords


DSLR Purse



  • 2x Sunglasses
  • Laundry powder
  • Sewing kit
  • Flashlight
  • Full first-aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Umbrella
  • Locks and wires
  • Glasses
  • 2 Belts
  • Notepad + pen
  • Clutch purse (for going out)
  • Visa papers
  • Wallet
  • Photocopies of documents
  • Passport
  • Itinerary
  • Vitamins


As you can see my most significant change so far is my lack of a backpack and hence replaced suitcase. I actually gave up on the backpack about half way through my Australia trip when I realized that I was having to unpack and repack my whole bag each day. I got lazy.

Second thing you might notice is that I have changed up my shoes, added running shoes instead of hiking boots, and a pair of general day flats. I have also gained an excessive amount of jeans. Seriously, it’s a bit much: 3 jean shorts, 2 pants.

One of the most valuable things I have realized I needed more of was a complete first aid kit. I can’t even tell you the amount of times I visited a pharmacy on my trips. All it really takes is one thing to happen for you to realize how important having creams, lotions and proper sized bandages are.

I have also packed an expandable extra luggage, perfect for all the clothes I’m going to buy :)

Must resist the need to pack my suitcase full.

There you have it, all my bags are packed and I’m ready to go!

See you in Europe :)

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    June 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Where did you get the expandable luggage bag??? I’ve been looking for an “xtra” bag to take along on my trip.

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      June 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      In china :P It’s super handy. Try looking at Le sport Sac for a more expensive version.

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    June 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    OMG — Another extended roadtrip. The world traveler is back! Yeaaaaaaa

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    June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Have a great trip! Can’t wait to see the first video! :)

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    July 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    You should have a competition to let one of your followers accompany you on a trip :-)

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    October 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Where did you get the Toiletry bag? I love it! :)

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      March 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Dakine, it’s amazing and I love it!

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    March 17, 2014 at 1:10 am

    what type of vitamins do you take?

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    I would like to thank you for all your hard work and videos, you’ve inspired me to take a contiki trip to Europe this April. I would have never heard of contiki if it wasn’t for you. And thanks for the packing tips, just have to apply it to a guys traveling needs :p

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    karya irgil
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    Hey uhm. .. weird question:
    I’ll be in Budapest for July and August. I’ll stay in one place with 5 other people. Nice cute hotel. I will be having art summer camp and I traveled for 2 moths to Germany before yet I’m still freaking out when it’s time to get things together. Any suggestions? I already know which art supplies to bring and kinda know some handy things I’ll take with me (like the handy small tool set, the special repair duct tape I take everywhere -can even repair camp bags- and stuff like that) yet rest is so unclear. Will this list cover it all maybe?

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