Packing, the second time around.

You think it would be easier to pack the second time around, but you know the saying, what you don’t know can’t hurt you? Well, now I know what I would like to bring and that I don’t have room for it all. Notice I said “what I would like to bring”. If I only packed what I needed, I’d be squared away.

You see, similar to last time, I know I need more cold weather clothes. I also know, especially in Europe, that I need smarter looking clothes. I’d prefer not to tour nice museums and wander the streets amongst well-dressed Italians in my dirty tennis shoes, ripped jeans, and baggy t-shirt. So, here is what I concluded.

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How many clothes equals 60L?

How many clothes is 60L? I bought a 60L backpack. Soooo how many outfits translates to 60L? I don’t own anything liquid 😉

I picked it because I thought 40 was too small and 80 was too big. I also love that it has rollers because that’s actually what I plan to use most of the time. I’ve been paying a lot of attention lately to certain pieces of clothing I own that always fit well, don’t get stretched out, wash easily and can serve multiple purposes. I have this pair of Madewell jeans that I’m obsessed with because I can wear them on the plane, hiking, or out for a night and they always look and feel appropriate. I think they may be the pants from the Sisterhood of the Traveling pants..but I’m not sure.

My first leg is Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, & Japan. It will be mostly hot with the exception of Japan. I also plan to do a lot of surfing so that impacted what I bring.

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