My Carry-On Packing List

We’re off for a year…with carry-on luggage only!

Want to know what we’ve taken with us? Well…this is what I have. If you’re interested what Mat has, just ask in the comment section below! Here it is:


t-shirts x 8
sports top x 2
shorts x 2
sports short x 2
skirt x 2
jumpsuit x 2
jacket x 2 (updated: now 3)
jumper x 2
socks x 6
underwear x 9
bra x 8 (updated: now 7)
pyjamas x 1 pair
swimmers x 3 pair
My summer colour palette reminds me of a dessert.


dry shampoo
hair brush
pocket soap (updated: used up and not replaced)
hair band x 3
face towel x 1
cleanser oil
face oil
body moisturiser 
laundry wash
skin balm (updated: used up and not replaced)
menstrual cup
acne lotion
shampoo bar
conditioner bar
soap bar
A few of my most used toiletries..


brush x 1
eyebrow pencil
eye shadow
BB cream
My morning routine…although I think I’ve actually worn make-up 3 times so far…


usb > mac converter
iphone w charger
headphones w charger
go-pro & handle
macbook w charger
power converter for worldwide


magnesium tablets x 8 (used up and not replaced)
nurofen tablets x 4
blister plasters x 5
hydralytes (used up and not replaced)
water bottle
My trusty water bottle


reusable water bottle
sunglasses x 2
reusable tote bag
card game
reusable cloth napkin
metal straw
bamboo cutlery
bag lock 
waterproof pouch
hand sanitiser
earrings x 2 pairs
eye mask & ear plugs
notepad & pen
reusable panty liner
trainers x 1 pair
sandals x 1 pair
rubber slides x 1 pair

Not mentioned:

A LOT of probiotics, antibiotics and assorted herbal pills which will inevitably be consumed and not replaced (edited August 2019, used up and not replaced.) Trekking shorts, pants and tops that will be used for two weeks in Europe and then shipped to South Africa.

We each have a back pack, mine is this one, and we also have a small, third backpack for day trips.

When it comes to things we share like the laptop, toothpaste, soap etc, we split the load.

So there you have it! Hope it helps if anyone is thinking or planning on doing something similar. Any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch on facebook or comment below.

Until next time xo

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