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Packing for vacation -- no matter where or how long -- is hard; it makes me feel so confined!  Hopefully, in 6 or 7 months, I'll be packing for my first overseas trip, so it might be good to start thinking now about what I should bring along.

1.  Underwear.  I'm always afraid that I'll forget to pack it altogether, so I try to pack it first -- and extras.

2.  Travel documents.  Tickets, passport, reservation confirmations, maps, list of contacts/info.

3.  Footwear.  At least two pairs of good, worn-in (but not worn-out), comfortable shoes.  I won't be dropping in to visit The Queen, so casual will be fine.

4.  Electronics.  Camera, laptop, chargers, adapters, cards, readers.

5.  Reading material.  A book and a couple of magazines for the plane and bed-time reading; I love to read, but don't see making it a priority when I could be doing, oh, I dunno, ANYTHING ELSE in London.  Or Scotland.  Or Ireland.  (But I vote for Scotland.)

6.  Knitting.  This also for the planes, trains, and automobiles.  It's the choosing of the project(s) that can be tricky -- engaging but not too difficult, not taking up much space, containable.

7.  Various forms of tender.

8.  More cash than I think I need.

9.  Clothing pieces that look good smushed.  There are some.  A few.  Every little bit helps.

10.  My list.

 

Comments

Kym

Excellent list! But I never worry about underwear. . . because you can always find some to purchase, should you forget. (I have "souvenir underwear" from many a location. . .)

kmkat

Re: #8. No need to bring lots of cash. There are cash machines EVERYWHERE! I could get cash in England and Scotland in 1995 and even in South Africa in 2005. As long as you have a major cash card you are good. Check with your bank to be sure.

Nataile

Nice list!

margene

When travel was more frequent I had enough underwear for several weeks which meant I could make it through the trip and a few days at home without laundry. The rest of your list is spot on.

Carole

Travel overseas? How exciting!

Marci

It always takes me forever to decide on the knitting project - something that doesn't take too much concentration, but that is fun to knit. Something that's relatively compact. Something that will last the whole trip. I always end up bringing a shawlette. This next vacation might be winter gloves for my daughter. What are you bringing?

E

Be careful with your choice of knitting. In February I lost a set of DPNs because I forgot that they aren't allowed on planes in the UK. Perhaps wooden or plastic circulars could get through security? On the plane to England, the needles were no problem :)

Hillary

Number 9 is very important. Travel documents is a good one. I think i fogot that but thankfully I've never forgotten to bring them on a trip. I get really focused on that stuff but I could easily forget underwear if I'm not careful.

PJ

Onebag.com has some great information and packing lists. I've used this list for several international month-long trips. If, like me, you need (want) more shoes than this list prescribes, it is still a good place to start from.

Sus

Chargers and adapters are the ones I always forget. Although, having forgotten them enough, I am now super paranoid and so now will begin always forgetting something else. :)

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