Our RTW Packing List

When you contemplate carrying all your worldly possessions on your back, every piece counts.  So what exactly DID we pack for our round-the-world (“RTW”) trip?  Not 365 T-shirts, that’s for certain.  We spent an extraordinary amount of time on this question because these items need to be durable, reasonably wrinkle-resistant,  lightweight, and capable of taking us from hiking in the back of beyond to breezing into the Raffles Singapore for a drink.  Seem impossible?  Let us know how you think we did …

Skyler

 

Clothes:

  • 2 tank tops
  • 2 short-sleeve shirts
  • 2 long-sleeve shirts (one button-up — I promise you I will look much happier wearing this shirt than their model does)
  • 1 pair REI Northway pants
  • 1 pair leggings
  • 2 skirts (one black, one seersucker)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 dresses
  • 1 Versalette (so sad that they’re sold out!  You can still watch all the nifty videos and peruse the look-books for this fabulous 20-different-pieces-in-one product.)
  • 1 light jacket
  • rain jacket
  • 3 bras (2 regular, one sporta bra)
  • 10 pairs underwear
  • 3 pairs socks (2 lightweight, 1 warm)
  • 1 swim suit
  • 1 sleep shirt

Shoes:

Sundries:

  • One day bag and one small purse
  • 1 pair sunglasses
  • 1 pair eyeglasses
  • Infinity scarf
  • 1 (Gator) baseball hat
  • 1 belt
  • 1 necklace
  • 1 Moleskin notebook

Packling List

Toiletries/Grooming:

We’re taking travel-size (and TSA-compliant) containers of all the normal stuff you’d take on any trip (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant).  I’ve also forced myself to stick to a Spartan beauty regimen.

  • NARS the Multiple Stick (I ordered it in the color “Orgasm” and Jordan about had a heart attack when he saw that Amazon was shipping us “The Multiple Orgasm.”   You can cause your own mischief by clicking here.)
  • Lorac compact (combo concealer and powder foundation)
  • Waterproof mascara (I have loved Maybelline Great Lash for years and am taking a new tube with us!)
  • Burts Bees chapstick
  • A nail kit and tweezers
  • Hair ties / bands / pins

Jordan

Packling List

Clothes:

  • 2 Patagonia lightweight wool-blend t-shirts
  • 1 REI technical t-shirt
  • 2 lightweight cotton v-neck shirts
  • 1 Brooks Brothers long sleeved button down sport shirt
  • 1 Old Navy long sleeved button down shirt
  • 1 long sleeved thermal shirt from the Gap
  • 5 Pair Ex-Officio boxer briefs (these came highly recommended, they worked like a champ during my half marathon, which if you know how much I sweat, is a glowing endorsement)
  • 5 Pair lightweight dry-fit socks
  • 1 Pair REI pants
  • 1 Pair jeans (this is controversial in the backpacker world since they are heavy and don’t dry quickly, but I’m comfortable in them so I’m packing them anyhow)
  • 2 Pair REI shorts
  • 1 Pair Patagonia swim trunks
  • 1 Pair workout shorts
  • 1 Patagonia rain jacket

Shoes:

Sundries:

Our packs and other bags

Packling List

Our electronics

  • 13 inch Macbook Pro
  • iPad
  • Kindle
  • Olympus PEN E-PL1
  • Canon Powershot point-and-shoot camera
  • Plug adapters
  • Chargers
  • Sansa Clip MP3 Player x2
  • Earbuds x2
  • USB Wall Charger

Packling List

Other stuff

  • A pharmacy’s worth of malaria meds.
  • Ciproflaxacin (the cure for when street food ails ya)
  • Basic OTC stuff:  Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, Pepto, etc.
  • Sunscreen, insect repellant, hand sanitizer
  • Enough contact lenses to last us months
  • 2 head lamps
  • Duct tape (Because what doesn’t it fix …)
  • Safety pins
  • Extra Zip-Lock bags
  • Copies of our passports and other important documentation (also left copies with my parents and uploaded to the cloud).
  • Ear plugs
  • Deck of cards
  • Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring and Thailand guidebooks
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