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.

  3. Eryn says:

    Do you have an update to this list for your second family trip to Thailand?

    1. worldschooled says:

      Hi Eryn! It is mostly the same as before although this time we took five outfits each for the boys as they go through their clothes so fast and good , cotton kids clothes are hard to find here. We also packed two bathing suits each as those are another thing that are hard to find (and pricey!) and the sun, ocean, and pools wreck them quickly.

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