I left Salt Lake City on March 5th and am in the middle of a 26 day trip through 8 cities, unique cultures, major climate changes, and an adventure I’ll never forget. Years ago, I spent more time and focus on what I was bringing and what I’d bring back from a trip instead of the actual experience of travel.
While the next official season of Project 333 begins on April 1st, I created a hybrid collection for this trip. I only brought what I could comfortably carry and what I thought I would use several times during the trip.
In my bag …
From what I would normally count as part of my 33 …
- small purse
- laptop bag
- jewelry I wear every day: wedding ring, bracelet, necklace
- black flats
- Merrell Barefoot Shoes
- running shoes
- dress (that can be worn under and over other pieces)
- white sleeveless top
- black sleeveless top
- navy short sleeve shirt
- green short sleeve shirt
- yellow button down long sleeve shirt
- blue/white striped long sleeve shirt
- black sweatshirt
- black pashmina
- black blazer
- green trench coat
- green scarf
Items that don’t count towards Project 333
- bathing suit
- yoga pants
- 2 workout tops
- sleepwear & underwear
- small cosmetic bag
- Kindle Paperwhite
- ear buds
- 2 pens
- Klean Kanteen Wide Mouth Insulated Bottle
I’ve been staying in a combination of Airbnb apartments and with family, so I’ve had access to a washing machine, but almost everything I brought could be hand washed if necessary. I’ll be keeping track of the items I wear and use so I know how I can travel even lighter on my next trip.
When I created this minimalist travel capsule wardrobe, I had to keep in mind that I was visiting cities like Rome and Florence that were cooler and windy, then moving in to a warm desert climate in Abu Dhabi and Doha with different cultural wardrobe requirements and then on to Paris.
This trip will be a great experiment in what I really need to see the world and that will look different for everyone and even for my own different journeys. People do travel with much less, and much more, but I think I packed just right for the experience I was looking for. You can read more about my trip and traveling lightly here: Travel More with Less. Moving forward I plan to pack even less and make more time and space to enjoy the view and admire the moonlight.