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As mentioned in my post How to Pack for Long Term Travel, I use one of three packing strategies for my current stage in my indefinite travels.

I refresh and replace as I go!

As my destinations and interests have changed in the past 3 years as a permanent nomad so does my packing list.

 


My Long Term Travel Packing List


 

While my long term travels in Central America required a Round the World inspired packing list and strategy, my current ambitions to scuba dive in the top destinations has me packing based on my interests: beaches and diving.

I always include a couple of ultra-versatile pieces for the other random activities I do, but generally my long term packing list at the moment consists of summer clothing – I’m a sun chaser!

When I stop to live somewhere for several months, then I buy things on location and ditch certain items when I leave.

 

Capsule Wardrobe

I follow the Maximista Packing List as a guide taking a 15 piece capsule wardrobe, which is more than enough. I always begin each trip segment as a Maximista and end up with an Essentials packing list within a couple of months.

 

my-packing-list

1st Column: Maxi Dress / Convertible Skirt/Dress / Purple Tunic (similar) / Travel Pants

2nd Column: Romper (similar) / Long Sleeve (cute alternative)/ Camisole Top / Shorts

3rd Column: Dress (similar or cute alternative) / Coral Top / Green Top / Striped Skirt

4th Column: Black Dress (similar) / Black Tank Top / Band Tee / Black Denim Shorts

Tops

  • 1 Long Sleeve Top
  • 5 Sleeveless Tops
  • 1 Tunic Top

 

Bottoms

 

Dresses

 

Outerwear / Layers

  • 1 Hoodie
  • 1 Water Resistant Jacket
  • 1 Leggings
  • 1 Long Sleeve Layer Top

 

Shoes

 

Other

  • 2 Bathing Suits
  • 10 Underwear
  • 3 Bras
  • 2 Socks

 

In order to make your packing easier, consider these 6 factors in choosing your travel clothing.

 

Accessories and Toiletries

 

Accessories

 

Cosmetics

See my travel makeup essentials.

 

Toiletries

 

Check out these 5 steps in choosing toiletries for a RTW trip.

 

Electronics and Other Gears

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Electronics

 

Diving Gear

  • 1 underwater camera case
  • 1 mask and snorkel
  • 1 fins
  • 1 fish ID guide
  • 1 rash guard
  • 1 pointer stick

 

If you don’t want to forget to prep your electronics, read this post and stay up to date with my latest digital nomad packing list.

 

 Lugagge and Additional Gear

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Remember:  This list varies and sometimes I can have more dresses and less tops, different toiletries as they get used, or just two pairs of shoes. Learn more about creating a capsule wardrobe to travel carry-on only to any destination.

 Are you surprised to see any items on my list?


For more tips and ideas on long term travel packing, please read the following:


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