So before I even get into my packing list for this venture, I will mentioned that I AGONIZED over WHAT to pack all of this in for almost a year. I finally made a decision in January.
But I flipped flopped between taking my 70L Dueter backpack that was my pal during Europe, or my super big suitcase or both etc. Finally, after realizing that I did not want to carry a 70L backpack around again, at all. I scratched that off and decided to start from scratch.
Then it was a choice between, do I take a hybrid backpack? Or just a suitcase? FINALLY i came across Tortuga backpacks,and went with the AIR as it fit my petite size and a new 26″ classy suitcase from HEYS. I hope this was the right choice!
Now onto WHAT on earth do you take on a two year “trip” to the UK from Canada?
The choice is ultimately up to you. There is no wrong or right answer. You can’t take everything, and what might be important to one person, will not be important to another. I chose to focus on sentimental things and gadgets rather then clothes, and I still know that I packed way too many clothes.
I knew that this would be a struggle from the beginning, so I decided to start packing very very early, even for me. And I also made the decisions to do a few “practice packs” before hand so that I could go through my chosen stuff every time, and hopefully cleanse it.
After three trial runs of packing, I decided to leave it at that and take what I wanted since it did all fit and I was under the weight limit.
So here is what will be in my suitcase, backpack and tote bag …
Again, there is no right or wrong answer to this and it might even feel super overwhelming at times but just pack what you think you will really want and miss the most 🙂 Almost anything can be bought so focusing on the sentimental items seemed more important to me.
– xoxo Veronica