Once AJ and I decided we wanted to go travelling for a year, the first important decision was where in the world would we go? While a simple question, it’s one that needs a lot of careful thought and consideration, especially when you’ll be travelling over an extended period of time. What budget are you working with? How long will you be away for? Do you want to see many different places or fewer places but in more depth? When’s the best time to visit your destination(s)? What’s on your bucket list?
The difficulty of what to pack seems to grow exponentially with the amount of thought and preparation you put into your decisions. There is a seemingly endless amount of things to consider, from the climate, to how long you’ll be travelling for, to the luggage you’ll be using, to what activities you plan on doing. It’s enough to give even seasoned travellers a headache. AJ and I spent months reading articles and blogs and crafting and honing our packing list so, to try and help you save some time, I’ve laid out the different factors we considered when deciding what pack, and the final packing list itself. I plan to do detailed reviews of the equipment and clothes that I use throughout my trip to hopefully give some insight into what I’ve found useful and what I would avoid in the future.