Would you laugh if I told you that I’ve stressed for months about what to pack for Thailand? Go ahead, laugh. It sounds ridiculous–I know–but it’s true… 😉 Let’s be clear, my stress isn’t stemmed from an indecision on which bikini to wear or what sundresses to pack, rather, I’ve been in a daily battle about whether I should embrace my overpacking ways and check a bag, or if we should challenge ourselves to become backpackers for two weeks.
Backpacking is the easy alternative, right?
For Valentines Day, I even bought my husband an awesome travel backpack for our always-on-the-go ways. It is the perfect size to pack for two weeks of travel anywhere around the world, and it also fits within the constraints of all of those airline carry-on rules, which is a huge plus.
Cool backpack, lots of space, and techy-accessories aside, we run into a problem when we add our scuba gear to the equation. Most of our precious (and very expensive) gear will fit into this new backpack but that leaves little room for much else. And while I would be okay living in swimsuits and flip-flops for two weeks, the conservative country of Thailand may not approve in all situations… like at the Grand Palace, for example…
After many nights of discussion and planning, Cody and I have decided to pack our scuba gear in his carry-on, a few days of clothing for both of us in my carry-on, and check one bag with the rest of our clothes for two weeks. Here’s to hoping the airline doesn’t lose that bag.
So, what exactly are we packing? See my entire list here.
Have you been to Thailand/SE Asia? What did I forget?