I spent a month in Europe with 2 panniers and a tiny sailbag that held a tent, inflatable mattress, and an extra pair of shoes. Wore my Keens all the time and finally left the other shoes for someone else. One pair of very good brown pants, one pair of black coullottes. One jacket, one shawl, light sleeping bag and piece of polar fleece. Instead of a computer, used a small hand-held. If I wanted the computer, I'd use one at a cafe or in a hotel. One sweater, one stretchy top, light night gown, camisole, sari-like cloth that could be used as a dress or a sheet. Browns, greens, black. Had both a small bike light that charged off a USB or 9 volt. Also one of those LED tops for a 9 volt battery. Adapters (various) for camera, palm pilot, phone were the bulkiest. Plenty of room to accumulate. Instead of a purse, made a non-descript brown/black back pack with hidden inside pockets and base. Toothbrush, face cream. Cloth bag that folded into its own 2"x3" pocket. Very simple. Toward the end was carrying yarns, art, paper, .... Boxed that up and went home with two panniers (one worn as a backpack, one over the shoulder) and the little sailbag. Oh, and my bike. Next time, I'll pick up a bike there.
Well Designed Travel: How to Pack Lightly
aka Fitting Everything I Need for 3 Months Into 2 Bags!
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