This is a dream of mine for two reasons: First, I want to experience the excitement of traveling between countries on a whim. Secondly, I really want to try my hand at minimalism. Backpacking through Europe seems to be a great way to accomplish both.
Now I know that it won’t be easy ( I own over 100 pairs of shoes for crying out loud) but the challenge of living with only what I can stuff in a backpack seems enlightening. The packing process will be interesting and probably comical for those who get to witness it but I think I can pull it off. Here is my impromptu packing list:
– 3 shirts
– 1 lightweight sweater
– 2 pairs of pants
– 2 pairs of shoes ( gasp, I think my blood pressure just spiked!)
– 2 pairs of socks
– My water bobble (see My Faves)
– My Iphone 4
– My Canon t1i camera with 18-55 mm lens
I’m sure that there will be more items to add once I do some research but you get the idea. I will be very much out of my element and the thought of it excites me.
Also, if leaving the luggage at home means more freedom to explore then it’s totally worth it. Falling in love with a particular place and knowing that you can stay as long as you want would be a great feeling.
Can’t wait to check this off the list!!!