Before we left for our round the world trip I had spent hours searching the net for ideas of what to pack, how to pack and how to fit everything in our tiny 35 liter backpacks. Yeap that is all we took so needless to say that space was limited. And we had to have both winter and summer wardrobe packed due to the route we decided on. As much as I had thought about the clothes and shoes and basic toiletries there are a few things that became an essential part of my life on the road and couldn’t have done without them to feel great. These travel essentials for women, may seem basic to you, but you need to remember that when you do op-in for the backpacking lifestyle, you already give up the seemingly luxurious stuff like beautiful clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.
Feeling and looking great in whatever you can pull out of that backpack will help you enjoy your trip more, I can assure you! And if it saves you a buck or two (or hundreds!) plus it’s great for the environment – it’s worth it, right?