Because people seem to love packing lists (and since I love lists in general), I’m going to start sharing some of my travel packing lists with you here.

Iceland Gear

Packing Posts:

What’s In My Backpack: Iceland

I visited Iceland for less than a week in March, 2012. Here’s what I took with me (and yes, I fit a winter coat AND boots into my backpack!).



What to Pack for 2 Months in Europe

I headed to Europe for 8 weeks in summer 2012, hitting up Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the UK — meaning lots of different types of weather!



Packing for Summer and Winter in One Trip

It’s bound to happen eventually if you travel often — the dreaded multi-season trip, where you have to pack for more than one climate in just one bag. Here’s how I fared packing for a trip to both Scotland (in winter) and tropical Belize in one go!


Packing for a trip to Southeast AsiaPacking for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia seems like it would be easy to pack for: hot temperatures and plenty of beaches. But don’t forget that many countries in this part of the world are slightly more conservative. Check out what I packed for 6 weeks in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.




Gear Posts:

backpack 2Travel Gear I Love

From the handbag I use, to how I keep my Macbook protected, to my new favorite iPhone case/charger, check this post out to discover what sort of gear I travel with beyond just my backpack.



olympus-ep2Travel Photo Gear I Love

People often ask me what kind of camera(s) I use to capture photos and video footage on the road. Check out this post to find out what I’m currently using!







Some of my current gear favorites include:




10 Responses to In My Backpack

  1. Alan says:

    Just found your website and signed up for your blog.

    I have been traveling for many years. Initially ever summer with parents 50 to 62.

    Did Europe in 77 for 110 days with a large backpack and a shoulder/hand bag that I carried things I bought until I mailed them home ever few days.

    In 2001 I took my first trip around the world in 73 days and carried only a small roller bag that was also a backpack and even carried dress clothes for making presentations.

    Looking forward to reading more about your traveling

    Alan recently posted..1stNamibiaACREfulledited

    • DangerousBiz says:

      It’s funny how, the more you travel, the less “stuff” you find yourself needing.

      I’m glad you’ve discovered my blog!

      • Evan Mylo says:

        I have been traveling only a couple years, but your comment on needing less and less as you go is without a doubt spot on!

        • DangerousBiz says:

          Definitely! (Though, now that I’ve more or less figured out what I need and what I don’t, I still do tend to bring a few extras along.)

          • Evan Mylo says:

            Clothes, hats, cheap sunglasses, vitamins, and some deodorant for the flight is mostly all I bring now. Waterproof by bagging and cellophane if headed to SE Asia. Sometimes a favorite instant coffee unavailable elsewhere will I find room for in by bag. I dislike the traveling portion of traveling immensely.

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  3. Julio Moreno says:

    I love this section. I stumbled upon it as I was looking around your archives :).
    Do you ever use space bags…or bags of any kind? I have yet to meet another traveler who likes them, but despite the room, it is nice to separate wet/smelly clothes :). They are pretty cheap too.
    Julio Moreno recently posted..10 Questions You Never had about Machu Picchu

    • DangerousBiz says:

      I don’t use space bags, but I do use packing cubes to help organize my bag! I LOVE them, and never travel without them these days.

  4. Wesley says:

    I love the fact how more i travel how less stuff i Need.
    When I started to travel three years ago I had such a big backpack.
    Nowadays I walk around with maybe 50% less.

    • DangerousBiz says:

      I’ve downsized my backpack recently, but I’ve definitely hit a wall when it comes to how much stuff I pack. I have my few essentials that I refuse to give up, even if it would lighten the load slightly!

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