‘Her’ packing List

It was a miracle, but I managed to do it. I pushed all of my necessities into this bag. My ‘one bag’. It’s about the size of a small carry on piece of luggage.  This is it!

All of my things are in this bag!


Shoes were the hardest thing to determine. After living in Hawaii for 2 years I basically had two types of shoes. Slippahs and dress slippahs. Aka flipflops and sandals/slides. While I love wearing these, they alone were not going to cut it in Europe.

I finally pared it down 3 pairs which would cover most occasions. They had to be comfortable for walking, look good with slacks, shorts or a skirt and pack down lightly. What I decided on is still a work in progress, but so far these are working well:

  • Locals flipflops for communal showers and the beach
  • Vionic Samoa slides-a great walking shoe for nice weather
  • Life Stride Mary Janes-the jury is still out on this brand, although I like the versatility of Mary Janes. I may upgrade them soon.

Here is the rest of the list:


  • Laptop
  • Laptop sleeve
  • Laptop charger
  • Kindle
  • Kindle charger
  • 2 pair earbuds
  • Phone
  • Phone charger
  • 3 prong adapter
  • International adapter
  • Travel battery
  • Jump drive

Other Stuff

  • Wallet
  • Tea set
  • Flashlight
  • Lock
  • Whistle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunglass case
  • Passport
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • HI driver’s license
  • Day backpack
  • Playing cards


  • Comb
  • Travel towel
  • Clear liquid bag
  • Small bottle of kukui nut oil-hair and skin
  • Small bottle of jojoba oil-facial oil
  • Essential oils-peppermint, lavender, lemon, vetiver, Breathe
  • Travel size shampoo
  • Travel size conditioner
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Travel size hair gel
  • Makeup bag
  • Powder
  • Powder brush
  • Eye liner
  • Mascara
  • Small tube eye shadow
  • 3 lip sticks
  • Lip gloss
  • Eye liner sharpener
  • Travel size deodorant
  • Dollar shave razor plus extra blades
  • Electric toothbrush
  • Small bag of feminine products
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • 2 empty Goo tubes for miscellaneous stuff I buy along the way
  • Bottle of blue nail polish
  • Nail file


  • Silk turquoise scarf-a gift from my mom!
  • 2 merino wool tanks
  • Cotton tank for sleeping
  • Merino wool t-shirt
  • MH Zerogrand rain jacket shell
  • Long sleeve t-cotton
  • Merino wool short skirt
  • Cotton long skirt
  • MH nylon hiking/yoga slacks
  • Cotton sleeping slacks
  • Jeans
  • One piece swimsuit
  • Bikini swim suit
  • Icebreaker Bliss Wrap sweater
  • Little black dress
  • Reversible dress
  • Shorts-hiking
  • 2 pairs merino wool socks
  • Bandana
  • 2 nylon slips
  • 2 cotton underwear
  • 3 merino wool underwear
  • Bras-1 black, 1 tan, 1 yoga/sports
  • Sarong

The bag is full. I have to pack it just right so that it will all fit! Ideally I will pare down a bit so I have a little more wiggle room. I’m just not sure yet what I can live without…until then!



5 thoughts on “‘Her’ packing List

  1. I can’t believe you fit all that in your bag! Wow. You will have to keep us posted on how the merino wool garments work out. I would be interested to find out what the max number of days you can go without washing them.

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  2. I would be scared to find out what the max number is : D Maybe better to do laundry every couple/few days. I’ve read the accounts and I’m sure at least some of them are true, but better for everyone if you can wash them.

    It’s totally true they don’t smell ( and I must admit, my “max” days is probably around 4 ) but you can feel on the clothing that it’s different than a just-out-of-the-laundry version would feel. Trace oils, or whatnot. Definitely no smell, but that’s not the same thing as saying it’s clean.


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