So What Are You Going To Pack?


Here it is, the contents of our bags!  The heaviest thing is the backpack full of snacks!  I may have gone a bit overboard on that one but it is meltdown city if the kids (or I) get hungry!


Packing List


  • Two knee length cotton capries
  • One knee length cotton skirt
  • Three tank tops
  • One blouse (for border crossings and entering religious sites)
  • One bandana (for covering my head in mosques)
  • Six underwear
  • Three bras
  • One bikini
  • One sun hat


  • Three pairs shorts
  • Three shirts
  • Six underwear
  • One bathing suit
  • One sun hat

The Kids

  • Three shorts each
  • Three shirts each
  • Six underwear each
  • One sleeping shorts each
  • One pair of socks each
  • One sunhat each


  • Zinc sunscreen
  • Mozzie repellant
  • Toothpaste
  • Four toothbrushes
  • Baking Soda (for deodorant)
  • Natural soap (we use this as shampoo as well)
  • Razor
  • Electric razor
  • Floss
  • Tweezers
  • Face Cream
  • Body Cream
  • Baby wipes
  • Q tips
  • Chapstick
  • Nail clippers
  • Pads and Diva Cup

Kayden’s Backpack

  • Playing Cards
  • Baby Panda (stuffy)
  • Journal
  • Felts

Lan’s Backpack

  • Skip-Bo
  • Kung Fu Panda (stuffy)
  • Lego
  • Journal


  • Dates
  • Two small ziploc bags of Cheerios
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Granola Bars
  • Two bags of crackers
  • Rice Cakes
  • Raisons
  • Tea

Everything Else

  • Knife
  • Two sarongs (for towels)
  • Backpack locks
  • Clothes line
  • Clothes pegs
  • Small bag of laundry soap
  • First aid kid
  • Flashlights
  • Toilet paper
  • Art Supplies
  • Computer
  • Ipod
  • Camera
  • Travel Guitar
  • Strum Stick (a string instrument)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottles
  • Reusable shopping bags


 We are all packed and ready to go!  Next stop, Vancouver!

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  1. alyson at world travel family says:

    Is that it? those bags are unbelievably tiny. Well done you!! I can’t see us leaving home without a full sized pack each plus daypacks about the size of yours. You are truly masters of the art of travelling light! I’m so impressed. Alyson

    1. worldschooled says:

      It may look light but let me tell you, it is heavy when you put it all on your back!

  2. Lisa Wood says:

    Wow you guys sure travel lightly :)

    Looks like an adventure is about to happen – enjoy.

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