The days leading up to my departure were hectic. Preparations and farewells, along with a few birthday celebrations (including mine!) thrown in, made me thankful for the packing and preparation lists I had made months ago during quieter days!
My well traveled best friends reminded me daily I should be “practice packing”. Which I did, sort of:
I was told this is what it looks like unpacked, not packed.
I will be graceful enough to admit that as I was shoving everything into my 65L backpack in the morning.. that a round of practice packing probably would have been wise… nevertheless, it all fit in!
For those contemplating a similar trip, here is what I packed for 3 months:
- 1 pair travel pants
- 1 shorts
- 2 leggings
- 1 jeans
- 5 shirts (1 dressy, 2 breathable, 2 t-shirts)
- 3 dresses
- 1 fleece (layers)
- 1 light coverup (more layers!)
- Winter jacket
- Wool hat
- Northface windbreaker rain jacket (super lightweight)
- Ultralight down jacket (Uniqlo)
- Sun hat
- Warm / hiking socks
- Water shoes
- Hiking shoes
- Flip flops
- Comfortable day shoes
- Dressier sandals
- Walking sandals
- Universal adapter
- Sports sunglasses
- Water bottle
- Laundry detergent sheets
- Water purifier
- Wet wipes
- Rain gear for wet season trekking
Check back soon for my first days in Mexico!