What you REALLY need for your average overseas trip – only the essentials.
It’s always a dilemma – what the heck am I going to pack for my overseas trip!?
Well, I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I am an expert on the whole packing bonanza. I may be young, but it comes with its advantages…being broke. How is this ever an advantage you may be asking yourself?! To begin, one cannot afford to spend limited money on paying for checked-in luggage which therefore, leads to the 7kg carry-on option as the ONLY option which leads one to discover what I call ‘the simplicity of living and travelling’ without baggage (term can be taken metaphorically too).
I went away for 7 months to Europe with only 7kg carry-on, to Sri Lanka for 1 month with 7kg carry-on, to Greece for 5 weeks with 7kg carry-on and so on. This definitely qualifies me to know what you really NEED in your backpack when travelling.
ESSENTIAL PACKING LIST
That’s literally all you will need for your average adventure!
It’s that simple!
Let’s get real, after travelling light for a while I realised I didn’t really need much to live my life and having fewer things meant less to worry about! Getting out into the world and travelling light reminds me how simple life can be and not to lose sight in this material world we live in.
If you follow that packing list, you will not only be richer in coin but also richer in the sense that you have less to worry about and can focus on what you really came to the country for.
Written by Georgina Winchester, full-time arts/politics student at Melbourne University & part-time social media marketer for Abbey Language Travel