Packing is a huge ordeal for me. Whether it’s for a weekend at a friend’s, camping or a trip far, far away, it takes some serious focus and effort to pack well and make sure I’m not missing anything crucial. On Wednesday, I packed for my 10-day trip to Taiwan (including flights, 8 days there) and packed much more last minute than I had planned. I was quite satisfied with my packing job! Here’s what I did/packed:
My packing list (2 carry-on bags and a small purse):
Bathroom (all liquids less than 100ml)
I gathered all of my items and laid them all out on my bed in three separate piles - purse, backpack and carry-on bag. I first measured my bags and found my suitcase was an inch too large for Air Canada’s bag restrictions, so I have to opt for DP’s MEC bag as an alternate, adding a shoulder pad this time - after learning from my last trip that it would have saved me from sore shoulders. Then I went to work and rolled all my clothes (which saves space), bagged my liquids (after squeezing smaller portions out of the large bottles into carry-on size bottles), and picked out what I didn’t need to pack and could wear on the flight. Then I packed it all in the bags and weighed each bag to make sure it wasn’t over weight (22lbs max). Lastly, I laid out my clothes and on-person items for the next morning. Voila – finito!
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.