How do you pack to travel the world for several months and lots of different climates?
When I was packing to travel the world with my wife, Lindsey (see her packing list here), I wanted things to be as simple and minimal as possible. I didn’t want to spend extra money on anything I didn’t need, like fancy packing cubes. I found that ziploc gallon bags and storage bags did a great job compartmentalizing my gear.
I wanted to put my money toward espresso in Italy and pad thai in Thailand, so I used gear I already had including our camping gear and my clothes.
So, with those things in mind, my packing list isn't the lightest and it isn't the most technical. It’s the gear and clothes I had that I packed.
I used this packing list for 2 years to travel to over 19 countries with my wife Lindsey.
Use this is a guide to jump start your packing list.
This packing list will guide you in packing for:
Carry-on luggage only
All weather- hot and cold you may encounter
Covering you for many months and years
A note about my list: I've included affiliate links to share the gear I used on our trip if you want to get what I used. By purchasing your gear through these links, you're supporting us. Thank you!
MEN'S MINIMAL PACKING LIST
FOR ROUND-THE-WORLD TRIP
1: 40L Backpack
1: Brooks tennis shoes
1: flip flops
1: years worth of contact lenses
5: pairs of ear plugs
1: bit of duct tape
1: camping bowl
Lindsey and I share the load of our outdoor gear. Check her list for more outdoor gear we carry here.
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