After 12 months of travel one of the questions we’re asked most is, “what do you pack?” When we boarded the first flight of our trip to Rio our bags will PACKED! We had way too much stuff packed for our trip. I can remember walking into LAX with 40+ lbs on my back, thinking, “there’s no way I’ll be able to carry this for 12 months through countless airports, train rides, and boats.” We had way too much travel gear.
During the first month, both of us left all sorts of clothes and unnecessary travel gear behind. While we’ve purchased a few items while traveling, most of our items were with us from the beginning. If you’re looking to take a year long journey or even a week long trip. Here’s our travel gear guide.