A few weeks back I posted about my favorite travel essentials for a trip to Europe. Now we’re packing up for real, so I wanted to share what my suitcase actually ended up looking like.
Let’s start with my toiletries bag. I have all the basics in here and separated into two general compartments. The clear plastic also makes things easy to find.
Then there’s the “just in case” things I added to the left side:
And my “I swear I’m not a drug addict I just like to be prepared” items:
(benedryl, pepto, cold meds (night and day), unisom (for the overnight train ride) and some perscription cipro. Although you can find over-the-counter drugs easily in Europe, you don’t want to have to go looking if you need it.
I packed extremely light for this trip and I plan to wear a few items over again.
His and Hers packing piles.
I packed 11 t-shirts that I will layer with two long sleeve cardigans.
And I rounded it out with two cotton travel dresses.
I also brought 1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of shorts and 1 pair of capris.
The pants, cardigans and dresses ended up in an Eagle Creek travel folder:
And all my t-shirts fit into a cube:
Socks and the such fit into a small cube, and this is everything I packed.
I added a pair of flip flops and some sketchers that I can dress up or down.
I also packed a laundry bag and my travel sheets.
Here’s my deconstructed suitcase:
All fit nicely into my Eagle Creek 30” rolling duffel.
His and hers luggages… mine is only 3” taller, but it looks gigantic in this picture. I swear it’s actually a relatively small bag.
Ok. Carry On. I brought my travel purse and collapsible tote (both from Eagle Creek) on the plane with me.
The deconstructed contents:
Not pictured: books, magazines and the laptop. Easy peasy.
One more thing I wanted to share. Irving’s carry on bag was his LowePro camera bag (that fits a surprisingly amount of other things too).
He locks it shut with a simple S-clip from REI. It’s not fool-proof, but will definitely deter potential thieves.
So there you go. That’s just about everything we brought. I love talking about packing and travel gear so let me know if you have any specific questions!