PackingMarch 25, 2017 in the United States
One of the most common questions I've been asked is how to pack for a year of travel. I've boiled it down to a few things:
1. Each item is accounted for and serves a purpose. Preferably multiple purposes.
2. Everyone you'll be with also only has 6 shirts, so avoiding outfit repeats isn't really a thing.
3. If you forget something, you can always buy it on the road.
4. If you bring something superfluous you can always chuck it or donate it or send it home.
It's amazing that I used to think I needed multiple shapes of cutting boards, three different pairs of flip flops, and about 60 graphic tees (seriously) saved from college clubs, concerts, volunteer events, work, and any other time there was ever a free shirt to be had. Downsizing my apartment, closet, and life has been liberating and I'm looking forward to a more minimalist lifestyle.
Some photos of the packing, planning, and final product.Read more