One of the first big decisions we had to make for our trip to Europe was to decide what we would use to carry all our clothing and gear during our two month trek through Italy and Greece. And after reading about the possibility of pickpocketing we also wanted to make sure we were selecting a backpack that would be safe. After trying out three different packs we decided on this awesome backpack.
There were many things that we liked about this backpack over the others we tried. We loved the fact that it is a carry on size, that it had a clamshell opening, and most importantly it’s size would prevent us from overpacking. Rosa did a Review of the pack so you could see why we loved it.
The next step was to decide on what to pack for a 2 month trip to Europe. Our plan is to use public transportation through out Europe. So we will be carrying everything with us from location to location and we had to keep it light on our back. We selected stylish and functional clothing – clothing that would be light weight and quick drying. I understand that people in Europe don’t really use dryers so we want to make sure we can get our clothing dried and packed again for the next leg of our trip. We did lots of research on “how much” to take and also talked with our good friend Sonya who just completed a four month stay in Europe. After careful consideration, here’s a picture of what will be in my backpack and a quick rundown of what you see.