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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Why travel alone?

Why travel alone? I get know myself. I’m the type of person that can’t go anywhere without music. Even in my short 3-block walk to work I plug in my headphones and enjoy 1.5 songs. I love alone time, but do you know how many thoughts cross through your mind every minute? 35-48 to be exact!

In a recent solo trip to Chile I didn’t have the audible luxury of headphones. Alanis Morissette could have written a song about the irony of losing my headphones on the first leg of my trip. Delta was kind enough to provide headphones to watch movies, but the latest iPhone doesn’t take basic headphone jacks anymore, so no more music upon landing. I decided I would buy bluetooth ear buds or an adapter during my next layover. Not so lucky for me, immigration was backed up and I barely had time to use the facilities without missing my flight, let alone buy headphones.

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