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Packing is…

Packing can be a bitch, ammirite? I sometimes overpack and sometimes underpack (who knew that was a thing?) As my countdown really begins for my trip tomorrow, I thought I would share what I am taking on my trip and how I am packing it.

I by no means think I am an expert but I have traveled a bit in my life and this trip I really wanted to keep things simple and practical. I am planning on being gone for about 2 months and will be starting my adventures in Morocco for about 3.5 weeks. After that I am traveling to Tunisia and then on to Portugal. The weather is going to be fairly mild however I will be going into the Sahara which can be warm/hot during the day but pretty chilly at night. I will also end up in the Atlas mountains for a night or two in Morocco so I opted to bring a sleeping bag with me.

All of those things absolutely had to fit into my Osprey backpack. I also didn’t want to go full rugged because lets be real here I tried that when I went to India and ended up spending like $200 on makeup and clothes simply because they are creature comforts and everyone has their own things they need to feel comfortable.

What I did, opt to do however, is stick to some neutral colors and add a pop of color here and there. So I have 4 pairs of pants, all different – black, dark jeans, lighter jeans and a olive pair of pants. I took one dress because after adventuring for a while I am gonna want to dress up, throw on some makeup and feel good about myself.

I took 4 pairs of shoes although you only see 3 in the photo. I am wearing my black puma runners on the plane. I got them at costco and they are amazing and so comfortable and they don’t look ridiculous either. I am also taking my grey chucks, 1 pair of coral ballet flats and black strappy sandals.

I also have my bathing suit, some thermals that I can wear for PJs as well, a reversible belt, a couple of scarves and undershirts, socks, underwear and a couple bras. I also have 2 jacket type things – a yellow cardigan and a blue jean button down top that is pretty versatile as well.

Of course I have plenty of short sleeved and long sleeved shirts in there but you can see that they are mostly black, white, grey or blue colors. This means I can mix and match almost everything I have to make entirely new looking outfits. Layers is key!

You can see I have my toiletries and feminine products and medications and supplements there as well. What I take in that regard would require an entirely new post so if you are curious as to what I use or take or how I pack that just send me a message and I am happy to share.

Now this is allllllll of my equipment and gear and tools and hard drives and cords and backup hard drives and backup cords I am going to need for the trip as well. Backup pair of glasses cause I am blind as hell. Batteries, chargers, powerbank, converters, card readers, back up card readers, memory cards galore, cameras, lenses, a travel pillow and there is a waterproof satchel for my phone AND a waterproof bag over on the right there. I place my hard drives and memory cards in there when traveling.

AND ULTIMATELY… After putting everything together, crying a bit, sweating a bit….

There is my life for the next 2 months!

Now I am ready, haha, hopefully I can make it without buying too much unnecessary stuff along the way.

Coco Betty Travels About Me

Hi Friends!

My full name is Courtney Elizabeth and growing up some of my nicknames were Coco & Betty, thus the name Coco Betty. Feel free to call me Coco, I still answer to it. I empower women to love themselves through travel, one trip at a time.

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Coco Betty Travels About Me

Hi Friends!

My full name is Courtney Elizabeth and growing up some of my nicknames were Coco & Betty, thus the name Coco Betty. Feel free to call me Coco, I still answer to it. I empower women to love themselves through travel, one trip at a time.

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