How We Packed For A Month Of Travel

One of our favourite travel quotes is “Pack lite, travel far and live long”. As we are off to go traveling for a month, starting from Manila (Philippines) and finishing in Bali (Indonesia), we decided to show off how lite we have packed for the journey. We actually can’t believe how light our backpacks are!

This time we wanted to make sure that we’ll carry only one small backpack each and no more than 5 kg in each backpack. The reason being, it’s going to be extremely hot and we don’t want to sweat like pigs with a heavy load and it’s going to be more convenient and much easier for us to walk when looking for a cheap accommodation around. This morning, we made a list of all necessary things we had to pack in order to survive and here is what we are taking with us for one month journey:

Agness’s backpack

“Less is more” in most cases, so I took only (from the top left):

  • Notebook and flight tickets
  • Backpack
  • Straw hat (I had it from one of the local hostels in Kho Phangan, Thailand and we never parted since)
  • 3 t-shirts and 2 shirts
  • Swimsuit and sunglasses
  • Shoes
  • Waterproof bag
  • Digital camera with all chargers
  • External hard drive
  • Perfume
  • Mp3 player
  • 1 bag of make-up stuff
  • 1 bag of cosmetics
  • 1 bag of plasters and medicines (mainly pain killers)
  • Phone
  • Laptop
Things to pack for a month of journey
That’s all I’m taking with me

Cez’s backpack

Cez took (from the top left):

  • Backpack
  • Towel (one for both of us)
  • 3 x t-shirts and 3 x shorts
  • Mp3 player
  • Digital camera with all chargers
  • Kindle
  • Passport
  • Small padlock
  • Notebook (small laptop)
  • 2 x creams from Agness and a hair gel
  • Toothbrush and shaving kit
  • Waterproof bag
That’s what Cez is taking with him

Plan of the journey

Although we have never been well-organised travelers believing that “the less you plan, the more adventurous your journey is”, this time we wanted to plan things in advance (money saving + meeting travel bloggers on the road). Based on your recommendations (comments, e-mails and Facebook messages we are so grateful for), we came up with a well-structured plan of journey adding a lot of interesting and stunning places.

Laptop on the bed
Reading your comments when planning a journey

On our list there are some places like Pagudpud, Batad, Malapascua Rice Terraces, Donsol Bay, Camguin or El Nido in the Philippines, China Town, hawker center and Marina Bay Sand in Singapore and Gili Islands,  Ubud and Padang Bai in Indonesia. Of course these are only few places we are planning to explore. We are still flexible with time and destinations and hope to meet some awesome people on road who will make us change our plan!

A girl is planning the journey
Planning the journey

We would like to say thank you for all of your comments, advice and expertise! We really appreciate it.

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Let the adventure begin… Manila, here we come!


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Agness Walewinder
Agness Walewinder
Travel freak, vagabond, photography passionate, blogger, life enthusiast, backpacker, adventure hunter and endless energy couchsurfer living by the rule "Pack lite, travel far and live long!"
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78 thoughts on “How We Packed For A Month Of Travel”

  1. Avatar of Monika Sharma

    Hi Agness, I hope you would fine ! There are many Bloggers and specially those cover only travel news and much more related to travel but Even you are my favorite Travel Blogger. I love you a lot :) It’s really nice to know about How Packed For A Month Of Travel But while packing for a Month we all need some useful thing in Big quantity & I learned unique things for packing a Month !!!

  2. Avatar of chanel @ La Viajera Morena
    chanel @ La Viajera Morena

    Wow and here I was thinking I packed light going to Europe last summer with a 19″ suitcase and you have much less. Amazing!

  3. Avatar of Leila

    Nicely done! I am very much into packing light. My only fallback is food sometimes, I’m not gonna leave a pot of honey behind in every destination… Other than that I do rather ok I think. Wanna do with such a small and light backpack one day :-)

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