Minimalist Packing - Bali Indonesia
Updated: Feb 2
Want to know what to pack for simple and affordable eco-friendly travel?
Check out this article to see how I always travel with carry-on luggage for short trips throughout Southeast Asia.
In this article I will share with you what I have learnt over the years and how easy it can be without checking a bag!
I have noted everything in my travel bag for my trip to Bali but this list can be repeated for many destinations.
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu
Packing List For 10 Days In Bali Indonesia
This is a complete list of what I am packing for my next trip to #Indonesia.
Any suggested brands/products mentioned throughout this article are not part of a sponsored post; but are simply items which I personally use and love. I'll list some of the brands I use below!
If you are taking carry-on baggage only, you will have restrictions for clearing security when it comes to liquids. Purchasing toiletries once you arrive at your destination may be a more practical approach and is often cheaper than bringing excess luggage.
If you are passing through a major city such as Singapore, Bangkok or Hong Kong you will have no problem purchasing items from major department stores or pharmacies.
Natural roll-on deodorant
Mascara & eyelash curler
Natural bug spray
Bamboo toothbrush & toothpaste
Plastic-free dental floss
Hair ties & pins
Reusable menstrual cup & natural cleanser
Jewellery (I take what I wear on the flight)
Head scarf & headband
Reusable water bottle
Reusable container & cutlery
I only pack the basics for a short trip, especially when going to a destination such as #Bali, where I know I will find items to purchase at the local market.
Casual t-shirts & Singlets
Yoga pants & top
Denim overalls & linen jumpsuit
Collared light weight long sleeve shirt
Underwear, sports bar, socks
Passport & Passport cover
Photocopy of my passport
Spare SD card
Small day pack
Small sling bag
+ Eco-Friendly Travel Items
Reusable water bottle
Reusable coffee cup
+ You can always swap the #backpack for a cabin size suitcase, however, boats, buses, trains and motorcycles are not going to be your friend! When you are off exploring you will be so thankful for your backpack.
+ Leave the heavy travel guides at home by downloading an e-book to your phone or using a kindle for storing all your #travel books in one place.
+ Do you use packing cubes?
These are a really great way to organise all of your items and keep your #backpack tidy. The cubes usually include a bag for your shoes, laundry and electronics. Compression cubes are amazing for making the most of the limited space and I suggest packing at least one compression cube (medium or large) or dry bag for your trip.
+ If you think you will travel home with more luggage than you departed with, simply book and pay for added checked luggage for the return ticket only.
+ The best clothes to pack for minimal travel are practical, breathable and comfortable items. As this region experiences monsoon rain and frequent wet weather; a good quality rain jacket and boots are definitely a good idea!
+ I have recently started packing bamboo clothing items such as a singlet, sports bra and socks which are incredibly breathable and perfect for the high humidity.
Do you pack and travel with carry-on only?
What challenges do you face?
Leave your comments and suggestions below as I would love to read them!
Pocket-It Rain Jacket
Pocket-Pack 15L Bag
Kit Lite Toiletry Bag
Farpoint 40L Backpack (suitable for cabin size)
Packing compression bags 12L
+ EAGLE CREEK
Pack-It Compression Cubes
Waterproof Dry Bag
Cleansing Wipes (great when you do not have access to running water)
Cleansing Gel Wash
Women's Pampa Hi Boots (waterproof)
Spin 5 Laptop
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 Waterproof Camera
+ LONELY PLANET
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