The traditional backpacking uniform involves convertible zip-off cargo pants and Keen sandals that resemble medical devices. It’s not chic. Of course, you want to leave your heels and lacy dresses at home when you’re wandering dusty streets and trails somewhere: backpacking for seven months changed my style completely…
Welcome to Wisdom of the Masses, wherein we tap the global intelligence of our readers on matters you won’t necessarily find covered in Lonely Planet or Tripadvisor.
I’m 5’2”. Overhead bins often present a problem for me.
Packing for travel requires patiently identifying and organizing the mundane necessities of your occasionally itinerant life. It requires you to gather your humdrum accoutrements and anticipate unforeseen miscalculations. It can be overwhelming, sometimes. It is a total pain in the ass, always.
We (Jane Marie and Kara) are headed to Coachella. Free from the burden of packing like sensible adults, we're loading up our bags to hang out with all the cool kids and social media influencers out in the desert. Here's what we're bringing.
I studied abroad in college but mostly spent the time traveling, and my finances were overall pretty tight. I regularly found myself having to pack for 14 days with the cheapest EasyJet-approved carry-on bag I could find, and I quickly figured out how to travel light while spending as little as possible.
Worried that your overstuffed purse is veering into Hoarders territory? Don't be ashamed. In fact, after hearing what Janis Joplin carried in her handbag, you'll probably want to add a few more eyebrow pencils and empty SoCo bottles.