Here’s what we are using to carry around all our items on our around the world trip. This section covers our backpacks and packing accessories.

I initially wanted to use the backpack my brother and I used when we traveled around Europe and that I've taken on a number of adventures since. However the old backpack was a monster and didn't have any front-loading access so I was always unpacking everything and re-packing everything each place I went so we opted to upgrade our packs. To help those making their own packing decisions, we’ll share the pros and cons of our packs as well as other packing accessories we’ve found beneficial. We include updates as we go. 


Osprey Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack (2015 Model), Mud Red, Small/Medium

Pros: Fully unzips so you have easy access to the entire contents of the big pack. Includes detachable day pack that is great for day trips. Lockable zippers and comfortable straps.

Cons:  TBD


One small canvas dop kit

*Four Compressor Storage bags (See Clothing page for breakdown)

One large Compressor Storage bag (for dirty clothes along the way)



Osprey Meridian Wheeled Luggage, 28-Inch/75-Liter

Pros: Very sturdy, high quality construction. Has external grips/handles on top, bottom, and side of bag for easy loading. Main bag converts from a roller bag into a backpack, and small backpack on front releases to become a day pack. Wheels are very sturdy and bag has many internal pockets.

Cons: TBD


Makeup Bag

*Four Compressor Storage bags (See Clothing page for breakdown)

Packing Cubes

Large Purse

Small Purse


* indicates highly recommended item