Packing for Europe + Some Thoughts

Hello loves! I believe I’ve mentioned a couple times on this blog that I am taking a very big trip in the near future. Well now, it is closer than ever and I’d really love to start making some posts about it! So where am I off to exactly? I am taking a three and a half week trip to Europe, specifically England, France, Germany, Italy, and Greece. For most of my life, I have dreamed of going to London and it’s absolutely crazy to think I am finally getting the chance. Not only that, I am also visiting four more beautiful countries! The trip is through the art department with my school and I have been thinking about this specific trip (called Euroterm) since I was a freshman in college (I am now a senior). Even though we will be traveling to some of the most beautiful places in the world, we are also required to complete the Contemporary Art class for credit. I am actually very much looking forward to this class as well as expanding my knowledge of various cultures and stepping out of my little Southern California bubble.

If you follow me on any of my social media, you will know that I have been very active on YouTube. I mention this because I am planning on making videos focused on this trip, but I wanted to make a blog post about what I’m packing and how I’m packing. I have been strongly advised to pack extremely light for this trip, which is definitely not my forte. However, I have found some ways to pack light while still having everything I need.

Quick list of items you will absolutely need when traveling to Europe in the summer:ย 

Backpack that is thief proof, a medium size suitcase, a couple pairs of shorts, one or two pairs of jeans, a few shirts, undergarments, tennis shoes, shoes that are good for walking but can be paired with dresses, and one pair of sandals.

Now this list is mainly dealing with clothing items, but I want to talk about what types of clothes I have been shopping for. I need tops that will be comfortable in over 100 degree weather and will easily fit in my suitcase. So, any shirt that has a thin fabric I have been gravitating towards. If you buy tops with a thin fabric, they can be easily rolled up and organized into your suitcase. The same goes for shorts and thinner dresses: they can be rolled up and do not take up too much space in a suitcase. Roll don’t stack!

One specific item I would like to go more in depth on is a thief proof backpack. I recently bought a backpack called the XD Design Anti-Theft backpack. I have included a link to it here, if anyone is interested. This backpack comes with so many amazing features, including being theft-proof with zippers in the back, waterproof, and even cut proof. Best of all, it comes with a built in charging port for your phone, which I know will come in handy when I’m walking miles around Europe. These are only a few features, so definitely head on over to that link to learn more, it really is a great product that I’m looking forward to using! (It also comes in a variety of colors).

Look forward to a video from me very soon with what exactly I’m taking on the trip! Shameless plug, if you’d like to subscribe to me on YouTube, I would love that very much, as I have been posting once every week!ย Here is a link to my newest video. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll chat to you guys soon!

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