Packing for a trip to somewhere sunny is a much easier experience than packing for somewhere cold. Clothes are smaller, lighter and you don’t need as many layers. Over time, I have learned  that I never need as much as I actually pack, and always regret the excess baggage! I think I’ll wear some things and then when I arrive I just rotate between 4 of my comfiest outfits and bikinis anyway. To help you guys not make the same mistakes I always did, here is my Summer Packing List for Women!




What Bag do I Take?

Personally, I think it’s so much easier to take a backpack instead of dragging a suitcase around, bashing your feet and getting in the way. A suitcase would only give me more room to play with as well, so I would end up packing more unnecessary items. If you’re travelling to more than one place then checking your luggage in can also fair rack up your costs, so hand-luggage only is the must better option. Check out our favourite rucksack the North Face basecamp duffle bag here.





What I Wear on the Plane

When it comes to travelling, I like to be comfortable on the plane and I tend to find them quite cold. In order to stay warm,  I’ll normally wear a long pair of baggy, trousers, a light comfortable t-shirt, trainers and either a cardigan or hoodie. This outfit can also be used if the weather was to unexpectedly turn on you whilst your away.




What is in my Backpack

My go to outfits would normally be playsuits or jumpsuits as they are easy and don’t require any coordination. This list also depends on the amount of time you will be going away for as I obviously wouldn’t be packing this much if I was just going on a weekend trip.



  • 3 playsuits
  • 3 dresses
  • 4 casual tops (wearing 1 whilst travelling)
  • 3 shorts, 1 casual 2 dressy
  • 1 skirt
  • 2 bikinis
  • 1 trousers (wearing whilst travelling)



  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 1 pair of trainers (wearing whilst travelling)



My usual downfall when it comes to packing is toiletries. If I’m away for a few weeks and not flying anywhere in between then I would buy some toiletries upon arrival or purchase some in the airport. This means you can pack light and possibly save on hold-luggage fees with no liquids. Otherwise, I just decant my liquids such as micellar water, cleanser and face-wash, into small bottles and take toothpaste and mouthwash tablets. Another way of cutting down my liquid luggage is with our newly discovered solid toiletries. I use a shampoo bar and deodorant bar, both of which work incredibly well and also cut down on our plastic use.



  • Kindle – As much as I love an old-fashioned paperback I have found it a lot easier to download my favourite books onto my kindle app on my phone.
  • Jewellery – I take a small amount of jewellery with me that I can mix up with different outfits.
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • Reusable cup, water bottle, straw and bag. All of these are perfect for cutting plastic use and also saving money on water and coffee!


Travel Tech

This is the basic jist of the travel tech that we cannot leave home without, however if you want to know more you can read our full list right here.

  • Iphone
  • Canon EOS 1300D
  • Laptop
  • Earphones
  • Battery pack
  • Chargers




So ditch the expensive and tiresome, extra baggage on your next adventure and pack like a true nomad! This is the packing list we try to live by whenever we are packing light for our travels and we can swear by it. If you need help for your trip then check out our other Packing Guides; no matter what climate you are heading to, you can still pack light.


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  1. I am going to print this list for my daughters, they are always forgetting something every time we take a trip somewhere.

    1. Campbell

      Haha love it! Thanks for the feedback ? it’s always useful to have a packing list, both before and during your trip so you don’t forget anything!

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