10 Essentials to Pack for a Trip to Europe

10 Essentials to Pack for a Trip to Europe

Tugging my luggage up the third flight of stairs, I looked down at my bag. Never again. Practicing realistic minimalism (a term I think I just made up) for over a year now, here are the 10 essentials that I always pack. The rest? Seasonal, and most importantly rollable.


Ray-Ban Wayfarer Polarized Sunglasses // White Blouse // Gray Extra Soft Tee // Quality Rain Jacket (If it’s not obvious – I love my yellow jacket.) // Nude Flats // Sperry Top-Sider’s // Black Leggings // Dark Skinny Jeans // Marc by Marc Jacobs Cross Body // Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera, Canon 17-40 Lens & Canon 24mm Lens (Cheaper DSLR route: Canon EOS Rebel T5) //

I get questions about packing often – especially when it comes to shoes. For me, Sperry’s are always the most comfortable for days with lots of walking (aka almost every day).

After traveling for years now and have come to realize three things: think function over form, remember that cotton beats out polyester any day of the week, and finally – less is more!

What travel essentials can you not live without?

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