UPDATE 4/3/17: Hey guys! Noticed some of the links were dead so we updated them as best as we could – please give us a comment below if you have any other questions!! —Emily

Every travel blogger has to have the quintessential packing list post. It’s like a rite of passage—and for that reason, we were opting to not post about our own packing list. For one thing, we haven’t been out long enough to test whether this packing list is going to be efficient.  We don’t like being steered a direction without a trusted source, and we didn’t want to do the same to other people… at least not until we had enough time to test things out.

But we realized that for us it’s not just a matter of showing off our stuff; we want to record this for ourselves, even if only to see what we could have done without, and what we absolutely will consider essential by the end of the trip. If any of you happen to glean on the information we provide in this list, do know that we’re still in the process of testing everything. After another 2 or 3 months we’ll have a much better idea of how well these things have worked for us.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in a comment below. We haven’t been out long, but we do have some general insight that might be helpful when trying to figure out your own budget round-the-world packing list.

For Emily:

  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 pair of pants
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 1 maxi skirt (can also be worn as a dress)
  • 1 sweatshirt
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 2 long sleeve button-up shirts
  • 2 short sleeve shirts
  • 2 camis
  • 3 pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 hat
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 tankini swimsuit
  • 1 pair of Chacos
  • 1 pair of TOMS
  • 1 pair of flip flops (shower shoes)

For Scott:

  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 pair of khakis
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 jacket
  • 3 short sleeve shirts
  • 1 long sleeve button-up shirt
  • 3 pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 tie
  • 1 belt
  • 1 hat
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair of compression shorts
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 1 pair of closed-toe shoes

For Carter:


  • 2 Toothbrushes
  • 3oz Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Facial cleansing wipes
  • 3oz Bottle lotion
  • Q-tips
  • Deodorant
  • Makeup (foundation, eyeliner, mascara)
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Electric Razor
  • Razor
  • Chapstick
  • Diva Cup

Medicine Bag

  • Ibuprofen
  • Imodium (anti-diarrhea pills)
  • Antihistamine (allergy pills)
  • Baby Tylenol
  • Baby Benadryl
  • Baby Gas Drops
  • Nosefrida
  • Chapstick
  • Band-aids
  • DoTerra Essential Oils (Lavender, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon, DigestZen, Oregano, OnGuard, Breathe, Deep Blue)