There are only five days left until #FLEuro2016 – my backpacking trip to Europe with my friend, Fatima!
My trip has changed slightly since my last planning post. The cities I will be traveling to are now:
- Berlin + Munich
- Athens + Santorini
- Rome + Venice + Bolzano
After booking all of our flights, trains, and accommodations, I’ve been busy this week preparing for what to pack as well as adult-101 things like travel insurance, phone plans, currency exchange, etc. Although I’m not an experienced backpacker, here’s a look at what I’m planning to bring on my trip:
I purchased the Osprey Farpoint 55L in S/M (~$250, came with a $50 gift card). It’s front-loaded, opening like a suitcase, and comes with a detachable day-pack.
I ordered a set of 3 packing cubes, but I’ll only be bringing 2 on the trip. I will also be bringing one more set of clothing (cardigan + windbreaker) on the day of my first flight.
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Shoe packing cube from here. I will also be wearing a pair of Adidas runners on the first flight.
Adaptor, locks, and ropes are from Atmosphere. Passport holder from here. Travel towel from Mountain Warehouse and travel wallet is from Eddie Baur. Money belt from Walmart. Missing my medicine kit (still being put together atm).
Haven’t weighed it yet, but once properly strapped on it didn’t feel that heavy (can’t say how it’ll feel if I carry it for an hour, though). I’ll attempt to lessen the load in the last few days, but there probably won’t be much change. I’ve already given up on the idea of bringing a laptop, DSLR, or any books to read during the trip, although my coloring book seems tempting. Guess I’ll just be sleeping or annoying Fatima for the entire trip in order to entertain myself.
Wishing everybody safe travels this summer! Find me on Instagram or #FLEuro2016 to follow my adventure. Any additional packing or traveling advice is greatly appreciated.