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Things to Pack (and what not to...)

You'll want to pack as many shoes as you can stuff into a backpack or suitcase, but resist the urge. Every travel agent, blog, friend, or family member is going to tell you the same thing, "don't take too many things." The number of items will depend, of course, on how long you are going to be gone....or how much laundry you really want to do! 

Dressing in black or monochromatic is great while on vacation with being able to mix and match a lot of different outfits. 


Here are some suggestions to start, broken into three categories: Essentials, Maybe, Definitely Not. 

Please comment below with your own packing recommendations! 



  • Tops 

  • Pants (Cargo, Jeans, and/or Leggings)

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes

  • Long skirt or dress

  • Jammies

  • Long Black Scarf (goes w/everything and doubles as a blanket on the plane)

  • Bathing Suit

  • Bra(s)

  • Underwear

  • Socks

  • Jacket/Sweater

  • Hat


  • Phone Charger x2 (in case you leave it plugged in somewhere!)

  • Phone Case

  • European Power Adapter

  • Headphones


  • Dressy dress

  • One pair of heels

Definitely Not!

  • More than one pair of heels

For consideration (based on type of travel):
  • bug repellent
  • sunscreen
  • toilet paper (check these Portawipes out from Amazon!)
  • ​microfiber ​towel
  • laundry detergent
  • luggage locks
  • water bottle

NOTE: Read the post here regarding other essential safety-related items. 


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