One of the things I enjoy from other blogs is reading about what people pack for long trips and still travel light. So I thought I would share what I am packing.
First the basic clothes, almost all of which are travel specific in that they are light weight and quick drying.
- Three pairs of long pants and one pair of shorts
- Three t-shirts, one of which I use as a sleep shirt
- Two short sleeve and two long sleeve button shirts
- Six pairs of underwear; t-tank undershirt; three bras; 5 pair socks
- One pair silk long underwear pants
- One each waterproof windbreaker and long sleeve sweater
- Two bathing suits, not shown
This is pretty much what I have packed on my last several trips to warm climates. For this trip, I have added some warmer layers since we will be in a wider variety of climates:
I added a medium weight fleece jacket, hat and gloves, artificial down vest and thermal top and bottoms. Those who know me know that I really don't like being cold. Now for the accessories:
The pashmina is synthetic, not wool which I carry most of the time to use as extra warmth in planes, trains and other overly air-conditioned spaces. I use the neck scarf to dress up an outfit and use as a head scarf in temples or mosques. The bandana is a new addition which I will use as a dust mask or accessory.
The washcloth is a souvenir from Japan and is another thing I always carry since many places do not provide paper towels in rest rooms. My jewelry consists of one pair of earrings, one multicolored wooden necklace and a bracelet. Joe is always interested in buying me more bracelets along the way.
A future post will cover my shoes, cosmetics and miscellaneous.