Round the World Trip Packing

Trip Planning

Packing for a round the world trip

Over the past few months I have read a lot of tips about packing for a round the world trip, and my decision is to travel light, and not have to check in luggage with the airline. The downside is that the allowance for most airlines is between 7kg and 10kg for cabin luggage, so, you have to be strict with what you take on your trip.

Here are the two travel bags that I’m taking with me.

Osprey Porter travel bag

The Osprey porter is a 46 litre duffle bag with multiple pockets on the outside and inside of the main compartment. The quick access padded laptop sleeve is useful when travelling through airports, and the compression straps make sure that your luggage is kept protected. The travel bag can be used like a backpack, or, fold away the straps and use it as a suitcase style.


– Lots of compartments and pockets.
– Plenty of straps to carry the bag.
– Converts into a backpack.


– Lack of side pockets to put a water bottle.
– Needs protection to separate bag from back, and make it less sweaty.

Booq Boa Squeeze laptop bag

The very cool looking Booq Boa Squeeze laptop backpack is perfect for people like me, who want to travel with their laptop and other gadgets. The bag nicely fits up to a 15″ laptop, a tablet, mobile phone and the appropriate chargers. There are lots pockets and the inside compartment is well padded.


– Lots of space and pockets.
– Robust material to keep laptop protected.
– Carry all of your gadgets comfortably.


– Lack of side pockets for a water bottle.

Packing tips for round the world travel

Roll up your clothes to save space and avoid them getting creased. Pack a few plastic bags to separate dirty, smelly clothes from your clean clothes. Travel light is the way to go; remember that you can buy most items as you are travelling, and in most countries, it’ll be cheaper than home. Bring a lock, to deter potential thieves. Finally, make a packing list and check off the list before you leave your accommodation, this will save you the stress of leaving important items like your passport and wallet.