Packing For a Round the World Trip

We’re packing light—86-liters combined light.

In researching the pants off every pant and travel necessity there is, we’ve spent hours purchasing, returning, agonizing and delighting over the gear that made this list.

We’ve gone matching German tourists on a few choice items, and you’ll know we’re really into something when it pops up on both of our packing lists.

This page is our item-by-item checklist. Links to detailed product reviews can be found at the bottom of each section. Some items link to our affiliate REI and Amazon shops where purchasing an item helps nourish our very grateful travel fund. Others link to sites that we just really dig.

We stand by every item on this list, but honestly the best packing advice we’ve received is “pack half as much stuff and twice as much money”.

With that, here’s the Pasture Braised round the world packing list:


Packing Aids

Clothing (For Her)



    • Chaffon Pants
    • Lululemon Reversible Wunder Unders
    • Lululemon Happy Hatha Harem Pant
    • Lululemon Turbo Run Short
    • Sleep Shorts

Swim & Undies



Clothing (For Him)



    • Fancy Pant
    • Trekky Pant
    • Lululemon Kahuna Shorts
    • Athletic Shorts

Swim & Undies



Travel Tech




    • Toothpaste
    • Floss
    • Facewash
    • Bar Soap
    • Travel Shaving Cream
    • Wen Cleansing Conditioner (A two-in-one that supposedly does not suck)
    • Dry Shampoo (not pictured)
    • Hair Brush
    • Comb
    • Hair Product (His)
    • Hair Product (Her’s)
    • Deodorant (Shared)
    • Sun Screen (Body)
    • Sun Screen (Face)
    • SPF Lip Balm
    • Contacts
    • Glases (Not pictured)
    • Mascara
    • Smokey Eye Wand
    • Bronzer & Brush
    • Elastic Bands
    • Bobby Pins
    • Headband (Not Pictured)
    • Razor  (Not pictured)
    • Razor  Blades (Not pictured)
    • Nail Clippers (Not pictured)
    • Emory Board (Not pictured)
    • Roll-less Travel Toilet Paper
    • Unbreakable Mirror (Not pictured)


    • Ciprofloxacin (the mother of travelers’ meds, for diarrhea+)
    • Azithromycin (for diarrhea)
    • Doxyclcline (malaria pills)
    • Imodium AD (the AD stands for again with the diarrhea)
    • Ibuprofen 600 MG
    • Neosporin (travel size)
    • Antihistamine Pills
    • Corticool (anti–itch gel)
    • Charcoal Pills (to absorb food poisoning toxins)
    • Pepto Bismol Pills
    • Emergen–C (to boost immunity on long flights & bus rides)


Documents and Money

    • Passport (2)
    • Passport Case (2)
    • International Drivers License (2)
    • Capital One Venture Visa (no international fees!) (2)
    • Charles Schwab Platinum Debit Card (no international nor ATM fees!!) (2)
    • $400 USD Cash
    • Wallet (2)
    • Immunization Certificate (X2)
    • Document copies—including passports and prescriptions (X2)
    • Passport Photos (two sets each)
    • Back-up Credit Card (with fees, boo)

Vanity Fair

    • Custom Fred & Owen Bag Tag (2)
    • Chef’s Knife
    • Sonicare Toothbrush (I know, I know, but after my passport and iPhone, it’s my most-loved earthly possession)