It's interest seeing how different people pack when traveling. Some pack like they might end up stranded on a deserted island for a year. Others just need their iPhones. Either way, it's an interesting reflection of one's personality and habits.
Over the past 5 days, we've had an amazing time in Portugal. The trip has been a perfect blend of exploring, eating, shopping and relaxation. We've spent a lot of our time out and about, including day trips to the historic towns of Sintra and Évora.
I thought it would be fun to show what my friend, Anabelle, and I brought along for each day's excursion. Below is a peak at what we've been packing!
What Anabelle's Packing
Bag: Michael Kors Selma Bag - Fashionable yet practical...for carrying all of my random shit.
Must have: iPhone 5 - My phone, my map, my camera, my everything
Battling the elements: Advil, Aleve and Tiger Balm - Advil for my wine-induced hangover, Aleve for physical pain from walking and Tiger Balm for everything else.
Totally unnecessary: Magazines and iPad - Great for a plane ride, perhaps unnecessary for that hike up to the palace in Sintra.
I didn't even know that was there: Tocca Cleopatra Hand Cream - I'm glad I have lotion on me. Too bad it makes me smell like a 13 year old girl shopping in Bath & Body Works.
What David's Packing
Bag: Topo Ballistic Black Field Bag - Sturdy yet lightweight, compact yet roomy, this is the perfect companion for a long day of wandering
Must have: Sony A6000 - Great travel alternative to massive DSLR cameras. High quality images in a much smaller form factor.
Batting the elements: Arc'teryx lightweight running jacket, Gap x Saturday Surf baseball cap - Weather in Lisbon and the Alentejo region has been pretty unpredictable. It's consistently hot with the occasional (and sudden) downpour.
Totally unnecessary: Lonely Planet Portugal guidebook - Considering we only visited a small slice of the country, roughly 200 pages of this heavy paperback were unnecessary.
I didn't event know that was there: A half empty (possibly stale) pack of Airwaves gum