This is – quite literally – exactly what I pack for my travels. There are a few minor differences in colour or style (some things I own are older), and in a couple of cases I’ve gone with a very close approximation (since I may have bought that scarf from a Nepalese lady in a market).

If you click on any of the items in the packing list, you’ll learn why I travel with that item, tips and tricks for using it effectively, and even where you can buy it.

Here’s my packing list in all its glory…..keep reading below to learn how I reduce this to carry-on size only, along with a few clarifying notes.

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Really nice stuff that you have shared with us. The bubble wrap , real name " bubble film " is a packaging material consisting of two plastic films in polyethylene: one is smooth while the other has a dented shape. By welding them together, the cavities fill with air creating thousands of air bubbles. As a result, it can be used to package and protect fragile objects of any shape and size during shipment in a carton or during a move. It can also protect furniture surfaces during transportation. But its use does not stop there: the bubble film can also be used for the protection of works of art (paintings and sculpture) during their transfer from one museum to another. It can also be used to protect plants from cold by serving as insulation for horticulture. Thanks

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