I’m Taylor and welcome to my page. I finally graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Resort Tourism and begin my trip at the end of May. I’ve been traveling off and on since I graduated high school in 2010. If you’d like to follow me on my adventure, you can subscribe to my posts and follow me on facebook and twitter.
Here is my planned route for my trip around the world.
- New Zealand
To read more about it, click here
Look below for my traveling gear and items I’ll be carrying around with me for a year!
After checking though tons of packing lists from other travel bloggers and ideas from my previous trips, I finally made a list of everything I needed/wanted to take. I followed through with most of the things on my list but decided I didn’t need some items and ended up adding some items. Listed below are the final contents of my back pack. This is kind of a long post, so tuck in and enjoy :).
I decided to go with a smaller backpack than most backpackers and travelers use. I am shorter than your average person, so I couldn’t really see me using one of the larger backpacks, as they would overtake me and would result in taking unnecessary stuff.
I chose the REI Lookout 40 Pack, which is a woman’s day pack. It’s a 40 liter bag with the dimensions of 20 x 13 x 10.5 inches. Not only did I choose this bag because it fit my size, but because it fits most of the dimensions for a carry on bag, especially Ryanair’s strict dimension policies. Their dimensions are 21 x 15.7 x 8 in (I’m sincerely hoping they don’t notice that mine is 2.5 inches off on that last part). Bags also have a weight limit of 22 pounds. Mine comes in a 18.6 pounds after everything is put in it :).