Since we hope to spend a year being vagabonds and going from one month to the next in Europe this year. It is important to take only a minimum amount of luggage that we will have to drag around on trains,buses and airplanes. So we are trying to get everything into 2 small and one medium suitcases . As you could guess, this is not an easy thing to do .
We have looked for inspiration on Rick Steve’s travel site plus viewed some “how to pack ” you tube videos. It is still not easy especially since we are starting the trip on a 13 day cruise across the Atlantic. So from the point of view of a woman; here is what I am taking; all basic pants, tops, socks and one pair of walking shoes are black. The tops and pants are made from lightweight polyester/ rayon blends that can be washed and dried overnight. To inject some color I am bringing 5 silk scarves that I can use to make each black outfit look a little different.
The underwear is also of a light weight material that can be washed and dried overnight in a room. I am bringing one thin black sweater, and one waterproof windbreaker with a hood. All of this fits into 7 packing cubes that I have labeled with color coded tags so that I can easily find what I need in my suitcase . This is new behavior as I normally pack the night before and just throw everything I think I will need into 2 large suitcases!
Tomorrow I will work on how to pack the cameras, computer, wires, and all the other extra stuff. I will take photos tomorrow when I have most of it packed and organized to share with you. Ha Ha, I hope. Wish me luck