Travel Packing Tips

After years of traveling carry-on only, I’ve got all the information you need to pack efficiently. Get packing lists for different types of trips so you bring all the right gear and learn how to organize it so that you can fit it all in without a hassle.

Not too Much, Not Too Little: My Carry-On Only Printable Packing List

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I wasn’t always good at packing. Trip after trip, I’d forget something — usually something small and easily replaced. , but an inconvenience nonetheless. Finally, I learned my lesson, got organized, and wrote out a list. Ever since, I’ve been using the exact same printable packing list and haven’t had problems since. If you’re looking …

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The Super Simple Solution to Traveling with Your Vaccination Card

covid vaccine protector

Hello from Montenegro! It feels amazing to be traveling again — but traveling internationally comes with an extra requirement these days. For Montenegro (and much of Europe), entry is only allowed either with proof of vaccination or a recent negative PCR test. For us, packing our vaccination card was the obvious solution since we were …

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The Best Women’s Travel Backpack for Carry-On Enthusiasts

Best Womens Travel Backpack

I totally nerd out over travel gear, especially when it fits right into one of my needs. I’ve been looking for a womens travel backpack for years — ever since I went to Guatemala and carried an ill-fitting pack two miles through the jungle to a practically unknown national park. My back and shoulders were …

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What to Wear on Safari if You’re On a Budget

safari clothes

Ever since I married my husband — engineer, outdoorsman, and overall pragmatist — I have to admit that I choose function over fashion when it comes to clothing. Sure, I clean up well when I need to, but first and foremost I’m about performance. But I’m here to let you in on a little secret: …

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Bring Exactly What You Need with this Norway Cruise Packing List

midnight sun norway

Even if you’ve cruised before, Norway is a whole different animal: the weather is finicky at best and there’s a good chance you’ll fly a low-cost airline to get to your starting and ending ports, where every pound of baggage costs you.  That’s why I’ve compiled the perfect Norway cruise packing list for you.  It …

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Tropical Vacation Packing List: What Every Traveler Should Bring

vieques puerto rico

In a somewhat atypical trend, I’ve been to a lot of beaches in the past year (after years of going to none!).  After enjoying Costa Rica, Barbados, and now Puerto Rico, it’s safe to say I’ve got packing down to a perfect science.  With the right tropical vacation packing list, you can take advantage of …

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This South Africa Packing List Helps You Pack Like a Pro… Guaranteed!

Is it actually possible to travel to South America in a carry-on only? With this packing list, you bet it is! Find out what to wear and what products you need to be comfortable on this adventure safari through national parks! Bonus tips also included.

For most people, going on safari is a trip of a lifetime.  It’s far away, it’s expensive — and it can feel challenging to plan and pack so that everything is perfect.  Thankfully, this South Africa packing list has everything you need so that you know exactly what to bring to South Africa. Plus, if …

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