Packing

One question I have gotten frequently is “how do you pack for such a long trip?”. This is the longest trip I’ve ever taken so I looked to the internet, lots of guidance from Rick Steves, for advice.

I have packed all of these items into these 2 CabinMax bags. I picked these because they are guaranteed to meet the size guidelines on European airlines (specifically Ryanair which seems to have the most restrictive carry-on allowance).

Luggage

Smaller bag: Arezzo Stowaway 20x35x20cm
Larger bag: Lyon 55x40x20cm (can be carried as a backpack or rolled as a trolley)

Misc:
2 luggage locks
Folder with confirmations and document copies
British & Euro coins from previous trip

Electronics:
Headphones
Cellphone
Laptop
Laptop power cord
Mobile wifi
1gb memory stick
Power converter with plug adapters
Cell phone waterproof bag
Mouse
Point & shoot camera
Car charger (sm with 2 USB inputs)

Clothing:
Slippers (isotoner slip-ons)
Sandals
Nightshirt
Swimsuit
Jacket (wind/rain resistant with hood)
Empty space bags for dirty clothes
1 pair black pants
1 pair black capris
1 pair black short
3 pair underwear
3 pair socks
3 bras
1 dress
1 skirt
Diving skin suit
4 long sleeved shirts
3 camisoles
1 cardigan
2 short sleeved shirts
Scarf
Headband

Toiletries/personal items:
Eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, lip gloss
Breathe right strips
Nail kit (nail file/clippers)
Prescriptions
Deodorant
Q-tips
Advil
Comb, barrette, band
Chapstick
Mini shaver
Eye drops
Sunscreen
Shave cream
Hair cream
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash
Toothpaste
Hand sanitizer
Hairspray
Umbrella
Clothesline
Water bottle w/carabiner
Bed bag
Safety whistle
Small headlamp
Sewing kit & safety pins
Sunglasses
Microfiber towel and washcloth
Shower scrubber
Earplugs
Sink stopper
9pks travel laundry detergent
Sm pk of tampons
Disposable razor
Dental floss
Travel sickness pills
Probiotic
Travel pk of tissues
Mini salt/pepper shaker
Dive log book
Seattle postcards for hosts
Emergency poncho
Sm first aid kit
Sun hat
Expandable travel day pack

Whew, that is a lot of stuff! If you made it all the way to the bottom of the list, let me know if you spotted anything missing.

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