Wonder what to pack for a round the world trip for women? Certainly not 365 shirts. Here’s a list of what I brought with me and a video on how I stuff them all in a bag. This will give girls a starting poing when preparing for your own trip. This video was taken on the day that I left for my trip. True to life packing. And I can say that I came back home with the same neat little bags.



  • 1 Bikini
  • 5 pairs of underwear
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 2 bras + 1 sports bra for sweaty hikes
  • 1 pair of light pants (linen)
  • 1 pair of cotton leggings – you don’t know when someone will invite you to take pilates in her studio
  • 1 pair of convertible travel pants (Columbia)
  • 1 pair of walking shorts
  • 3 cotton l/s shirt (Columbia)
  • 2 cotton s/s shirts (Columbia)
  • 2 s/s dri-fit shirts (Columbia)
  • 1 l/s blouse (Columbia)
  • 1 nice dress
  • 1 sun dress
  • 1 skirt
  • 1 pair of flip flops (Roxy)
  • 1 pair of trail shoes (Columbia)
  • 1 pair of walking sandals (Fit-Flops)
  • 1 rainproof wind proof jacket + fleece (Columbia Interchange Jacket Omni-Heat)
  • 1 super absorbent light weight micro fibre towel (Sea to Summit)

Toiletries + MakeUp

  • Toothbrush + toothpaste
  • Tweezers
  • Sunscreen for Face (Hamilton SPF80)
  • 2 blocks of shampoo bars
  • 3 Razors disposable
  • Nail files
  • Nail cutter
  • Make-up kit with lipstick, eyeshadows, blush-on, a few brushes, powder, mascara.


  • Anti-allergy
  • Anti-biotic
  • Decongestant
  • Paracetamol
  • Diatabs
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Ponstant (Pain Killer)

rtw packing



  • Nikon D90 + 2 lenses (zoom & uwa) – I regret this extra lens already!
  • S95 + uw casing
  • Macbook Pro
  • Dive Computer
  • iPhone
  • Nokia spare phone
  • GPS Backtrack (Bushnell)
  • Chargers! Chargers! Chargers!


  • Mask + Snorkel
  • Extension
  • Universal Adaptor
  • 1T HD
  • 1 small umbrella
  • Sunglasses – cheap one because I lose them all the time. I actually bought a new one thinking I lost the other one.
  • Sunhat/cap
  • Journal + pen
  • Point IT


  • Passport
  • Air tickets
  • Driver’s License
  • Attestation d’accueil
  • Insurance
  • Bank Card
  • Credit Cards
  • Dive C-Card


Do you think it’s too much? Not?  See how I fit them all in my Eagle Creek Switchback Max 25.



Everyone advised me to take less. And I really tried and was quite proud when I weighed my bag and it says 12kilos. You have to see to believe how much stuff I need in my daily life (in my room) and how I’ve reduced it to these few pieces in my bag is truly amazing, if I have to say so myself.

I’ve been 2 weeks on the road and proud to say I’ve not added another pound to it yet. If anything, I reduced it by giving away a book I thought I’ll read but never did. And lost a few small items along the way.

I regret bringing the wide angle lens for my DSLR since I’ve not used it since I arrived (that’s all). I’m dying for someone to take home the camera bag and the UWA lens for me. Philibert? Vangie?!


Disclosure: Eagle Creek and Columbia sponsored their items mentioned in this post. Thank you. ♥♥♥