My Southeast Asia Packing List

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My Southeast Asia Packing List

I leave for Southeast Asia on Tuesday and to say my nerves are at an all-time high would be an understatement.  Since I decided from the beginning that I wanted to travel with carry-on luggage only, I’ve been agonizing over every detail that goes on my packing list.

I’ve re-packed and changed things so many times, but I can’t really do that anymore.  Everything I’m taking is fitting into my REI 40L bag and my 15L Pacsafe daypack.  I’m also taking an across-the-body purse.  While I’m on the plane, it will be packed away since I can only have 2 items, but once I’m there it will hold my camera equipment and wallet for two reasons : so my daypack isn’t so crammed and so my money and camera equipment is easy to get to without having to take my daypack off and on my back a million times.

southeast asia packing list


  • 4 tank tops
  • 2 long sleeved shirts
  • 1 long sleeved button up shirt
  • 1 maxi skirt
  • 2 dresses (1 maxi, 1 knee-length)
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of Columbia trekking pants
  • 1 pair of sports leggings
  • 1 pair of long comfy pants
  • 1 lightweight rain jacket
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 3 pairs of ExOfficio underwear
  • 3 bras (2 sports, 1 regular)
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair of Cheeks sandals (amazing for my extremely flat feet)
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes with my orthopedic insoles in them.
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 zip-up hoodie
  • eBags used to pack all my clothing in – I used 2 of the medium sized ones.


  • Lush solid shampoo
  • First aid kit (band-aids, painkillers)
  • Diva Cup
  • Basic makeup (concealer, foundation, mascara, lipgloss)
  • Razor and plenty of cartridges
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Lemongrass Oil (for occasional pain I get in my knee and side)
  • Peppermint Oil (for my migraines)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss, Mouthwash
  • Plenty of bobby pins and hair ties
  • Tiger Balm
  • Face Cream
  • Small brush
  • Q-tips
  • Moisturizer
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What do you think?  Is there anything else you think I’m missing?

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Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, veganism, mental health, and more. Passionate about animal rights, sustainable travel, and social impact, she seeks out ethical experiences whether at home or on the road. She shares these experiences on her website,


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