What To Pack


Packing can be as easy or as hard as you make it. Just remember you only need to pack what you need - you need to travel as light as you can.... I know, easier said than done!!!

We have put together a list of items we took on our round the world trip. We are guilty of initially over packing so we sent some some stuff back, ditched it in a hostel for someone else to make use of or donated it to the locals in the countries we are in.




  • Backpacks

Bags all depend on your preference, whether it’s a traditional style suitcase, Backpack or a holdall with wheels. There are many styles to choose, and from many brands. This make the decision even harder. We tried a few variations when we first set out travelling and as you can imagine, we began to economise and be more efficient.

Here are a selection of Backpacks that may suit you.

  • Day Bags / Carry on

Backpacks will serve both as day bags for while you are out and about or as your carry-on luggage. Most airlines will take up to 50L but this will also weigh quite a bit. We have found that 30-40L bags are ideal for both day and fight.

  • Duffle Bags

Duffel bags are great as they are soft shell and come with either shoulder straps or wheels to pull it along. they are strong and durable.


Clothes for the type of trip you are going for. If it’s a world trip like we did then you will need clothing for all weathers, in one day we experienced 2 extremes, +30 degrees Celsius in Miami then to -18 degrees Celsius in Canada. So if you are planning a multi country trip, be prepared.

The best way to back your bag will be with packing cubes. These individual bags will separate your items of clothing so you can easily pull out something without messing the rest of your bag up.





You can take what you want here, but we packed really minimal on this, only because toiletries are going to be replaces as you use them and you can buy deodorant, toothpaste etc.. Pretty much anywhere in the world. We didn’t bother with shampoos or soaps as they offer this in all types of accommodation.

A few basics


  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant




Gadgets will come in useful but remember to only take what you need as these things can weigh a lot and you don’t want to carry around something you could do without.

  • Camera

  • Phone with good camera

  • Chargers

  • Gopro

  • Laptop

  • Portable hard drive

  • Cloud storage

  • Portable charger

  • Travel adapters

  • Noise cancelling headphones

  • Amazon fire stick – for netflix (very handy on rest days)



Travel documents must be kept safe at all times. Without these your travel will come to a sudden stop, so keeping them safe is key. We had copies of all our documents in 2 bags, so if one got lost we still had some ID. Also we scanned all of our important documents onto our Clods storage so we could access it from our phone as most airports have wifi.

  • Passports

  • Insurance

  • Visa confirmations

  • Make copies of it all and save them to your laptop, and cloud storage





This is dependent on your needs and whether you have a specific prescription. If you don’t have any specific medical needs here are some of the basics that you can take. Form experience, you can’t go wrong with the Painkillers (Paracetamol) and Anti-Inflammatory (Ibuprofen) as they hardly weigh anything.

  • Paracetamol

  • Ibuprofen

  • Bite relief

  • Plasters

  • Antiseptic cream

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Sun protection


If you are going to a high risk area for Malaria or Zika, please check Fit For Travel for the latest updates and precautions.




There will be items that you may want to take with you, we found them useful throughout our travels. You may think some of it is unnecessary, but when you need it you won’t have it. They are very small light weight items they you will find invaluable.

  • Led Torch - Be sure to get a rechargeable USB LED torch to avoid carrying batteries 

  • Ear Buds – for those noisy nights

  • Silk Sleep Liner – they are very good for cold bus journeys, or if you don’t like the look of your sheets at your hostel!!

  • Dry bag – dry bags are a must especially if you want to go in the water and don’t want to leave your valuables behind.


Baby/Child Carriers

Baby Carriers are an amazing piece of kit of you can manage it. We had a Phil’s and Ted Escape carrier we used to carry our son up Mount Snowden in Wales, El Calafate Glacier in Patagonia, and Machu Picchu in Peru. It meant no restrictions with a stroller, with uneven surfaces. It is an extra bit of kit to carry so make sure you are committed to using it before you buy one.

  • Front Carriers

  • Back carriers

  • Slings

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