mozartskugelnHere is a fun puzzle - what to bring to Europe this year...? I don't like to lug things around and will probably buy a few items along the way (like Mozartskugeln), so light is key.

On the other hand, have you ever been in 90+ degree weather with only jeans and long sleeved shirts? I am pretty sure there will be too much fantastic food, so keeping the CrossFit momentum going will require some workout clothing so that my poor roommate doesn't have to witness underwear-based workouts in our shared space.

And so the list begins... (Note: this will be a living post as packing occurs.)

Electronics and entertainment

This configuration allows me to write things down, read books, take and process photos, charge things up and call Mom when I return to Atlanta:

  • 1 Macbook Air + Charging cable and adaptor
  • iPhone
  • GoPro camera with USB cable
  • iPod touch with USB cable
  • Headphones

Under consideration: USB Battery charger


  • Flip flops (for the beach)
  • Dressy clogs (for walking around all day at tourist sites and museums, as well as choral performances)
  • Sandal clogs (in case it gets hot)

Under consideration: Workout Shoes (but I can do barefooted workouts in the hotel room if I stick to pushups, air squats, burpees, lunges, and jump roping).

Day wear

  • 2 Longsleeve shirts
  • 4 short sleeve shirts (I can had to be able to get through up to 4 days no washing)
  • 2 pants
  • 1 capris
  • 1 sundress
  • 1 swim suit
  • Jamies
  • 1 big wrap around scarf for warmth and shoulder coverage in church tours
  • workout shorts & T
  • Light-weight rain jacket
  • down jacket
  • sweater
  • red leather jacket (This was not absolutely necessary but it is very convenient for travel with is inside pocket and it looks good over the sundress in case it is too cold to expose my shoulders)
  • concert attire


  • Pencil, pen
  • doterra On Guard
  • Aspirin
  • Filtering water bottle
  • probiotics
  • jump rope
  • ear plugs

My suitcase is half full, or half empty depending on your perspective.