I am traveling with a 40L backpack, 18L daypack, and a cross-body bag. Both packs are from REI and all of my gear is within regulation size for airline carry-on baggage.
My hunch is that I overpacked toiletries and first aid items. Getting sick while traveling solo is a rough combination though, so having medications when I need them should provide a small amount of comfort.
I have a few pieces of clothing with wicking properties. Most of my wardrobe is regular clothing from Banana Republic, Athleta, Nordstrom and Macy’s. No zip-off, quick-dry, bottoms or clothes with excessive pockets in this wardrobe!
As I add and subtract items from the bag, I’ll share updates. What do you think I will subtract first?
2 dresses (1 short, 1 long)
1 linen pants
2 athletic shorts
1 Smart Wool winter socks (not pictured)
2 swim suits
2 sports bras
2 T-shirts (black, grey)
1 sleeveless shirt
2 tank tops
1 button down
1 long sleeve
1 Birkenstock Gizeh
1 Nike tennis shoe
SPF 50 Sunscreen, Bug repellant, Aloe, Lotion, Deodorant, Eye glass cleaner, Eye drops, Baby powder, Floss, Razors, Toothbrush, comb, Hand sanitizer, Nail clippers, Tweezers, Vaseline, Duct tape, Ziplock bags, Chapstick, Hair binders, Headband, Matches, Retainers, Lush soap bars (laundry, body, hair), Rehydration salts, Anti-malarials (Doxy), Cippro, Band-aids, Alcohol swabs, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Sudafed, Imodium, Bacitracin, Cortisone
Poncho, Baseball hat, Powerbars, Rain coat, Eye mask, Cross-body bag, 250ml water bottle, Clothes line, Sink stopper, Money belt, Coin purse, Travel towels, Dry bag, Sharpies, Pens, Moleskin journal, Moleskin small notebook, RMB (Chinese $$$), Yellow Fever vaccinations, Passport, Passport photos, Watch, Headlamp (not pictured), Lock (not pictured)