My Ultimate Packing List as a Long-Term Traveler

My Ultimate Packing List as a Long-Term Traveler

As soon as I finished planning on my destinations, I started to planned my packing list. I’ll be on the road indefinitely, and I only want to have one backpack with me since I hate having two backpacks, one in my back and another one in my front. I’d rather have only one backpack. Less hassle. Although I have one foldable bag that I can use as a day bag when I am exploring the place.

Last March before my Singapore trip, I bought a hot pink 40 Liters backpack from CabinZero. Why I choose CabinZero among other recommended backpacks for travelers? CabinZero specializes in making a cabin sized backpacks for all types of travelers. Their backpacks meet every airline’s rules about hand carry bags, therefore using one will let you skip the check-in bag fees. In fact, I never bought check-in baggage in my travels.


Another day to move and pack my things…AGAIN! This sum ups my life possession all in a 40 liters backpack. #solitarytravels #solotraveler

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  • 2 dresses
  • 5 tops
  • 1 swimwear
  • 5 regular bras
  • 1 sports bra
  • 14 underwear
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 2 scarves (big & small)
  • 1 pants
  • 2 leggings
  • 1 shorts
  • 1 pair of sleeping wear


  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 1 pair of all around shoes (sneakers or running shoes)


  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • bath soap
  • lotion
  • deodorant
  • hairbrush
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • sunscreen
  • chapstick
  • tissue
  • wet wipes
  • insect repellent


  • eye mask
  • jewelry (earrings, bracelets, and ring!)
  • 1 microfiber towel (quick dry)
  • 2 face towels
  • first aid kit
  • sunglasses
  • 1 padlock


  • MacBook Pro
  • iPhone 7
  • Go Pro Hero 4 Silver
  • Nikon D5200
  • Chargers and adapters (lots of adapters to the point that sometimes my MacBook sucks because it has only 2 ports! LOL)
  • 1 Power Bank
  • 1 Monopod
  • 3 flash drives
  • 2 SD card
  • 1 hard drive



  • Roll your clothes to save space.
  • Have a packing cube – I use one myself that I get from Lazada.
  • Choose lightweight fabrics (the heaviest clothes that I have are my denim pants, one from my 2 dress, and my jacket)
  • Don’t pack a regular bath towel, pack a microfiber quick dry bath towel instead. You can buy one in Lazada.
  • Don’t pack shampoo and conditioner, pick one up when you land to your destination. Some hostels provide toiletries, used it!
  • Pick a backpack with a lot of pockets outside of the bag (Although mine is not, this is still a worthy advice for you!).
  • Maximize the use of the pockets and straps of your bags, both inside and outside. Also, please choose a backpack with a padded strap. You will thank it in a long way.
  • Buy a zip lock laundry bag to keep your clean clothes separated from the dirty ones. If you buy a packing cube set, allot one packing cube to be your laundry bag.
  • Wash your clothes every after a bath. If doing this is not possible, always make sure to allot a specific day where you will do your laundry. Never move to another destination with laundries with you. Most hostels offer free laundry but it would be self-service.
  • Do not bring too many clothes. You can buy one along the way or you can swap clothes to other travelers you met along the way.



PW_my ultimate packing list as a long term tarveler


What did you usually pack and why? Any tips and advice you can give for better packing?

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