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My Packing List for One Bag | Female | Plus Size | Solo Travel

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Below you’ll find my master packing list for my travels as a solo female digital nomad traveling with just a carry-on suitcase and a small daypack. Although I tailor this list for each and every trip, it’s the default I’ve fallen back on as I’ve traveled for the past 3 years.

Basic Supplies FOR packing:

Plus Size clothing:



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  • 1-2 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking-friendly yoga/athletic pants
  • 1 pair of jeans or jeggings
  • 1 dress (Choose one that works as a swimsuit coverup)
  • 2 sheer tank tops
  • 1-2 soft shirtw
  • 1 quick-dry athletic top that works as sleep shirt or daytime wear
  • 1 swimsuit bottom for pajamas
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 2-5 socks (depending on sandal vs boot climate)
  • One  pair of semi-athletic shoes (I like Allbirds)
  • One pair of sandals
  • One pair hiking shoes like my trusty Blundstones
  • 1 belt
  • 1 light jacket
  • raincoat
  • gloves

Plus Size Travel Clothes Recommendations:

Safety/Security Items

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Essential Comfort / Self Care Items

Tech Essentials

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Personal care

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  • A few sandwich size zip-top bags
  • 2-3 rubberbands
  • 1 length of string or twine
  • Small (under 4″ blades) pair of scissors
  • Shoe insoles (Sof Sole Insoles  keep me marching on despite plantar fasciitis that tends to reoccur when I travel)
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Antibiotic ointment. you will if you’re traveling for any length of time significant length of time, you will get cuts scrapes and splinters. It’s always important to protect your skin and prevent infection, but never more than when you are traveling. When I travel, I pack an extra extra extra small 10 of antibiotic ointment for cuts and scrapes. on the road, a small scratch can turn into a major infection in a matter of days

Finally, this is weird but bear with me: a dog collar. It has so many uses: 1. Securing a coat to the outside of your bag without using inside-bag space, 2. Buckling a backpack or purse to a chair or railing when I sit down in a cafe or public space, 3. Hanging up shoes to dry, clipping my toilettry bag to a towel bar, etc 4. Buckling around a bulky item in my suitcase as a compression strap. Etc

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