Juju’s Ultimate Packing List

We are going to Portland tomorrow!  We will be flying into Portland and rent a car to drive all the way down the coast back to San Francisco.  I am really excited because I have finally did the itinerary yesterday.  I know it’s kind of last minute, but if you have been following my posts, I have been busy (perhaps a little carried away) with the Game of Thrones festivity.

Anyways, it’s all back on track now.  Last night I did nearly 3 hours of planning.  Basically it involved highlighting all the must-see and must-eat places and then plan each day out so the flow and timing work together.  I like to describe this process as trimming the fat.  In my younger days, I used to travel like a pinball, hitting all the major places on a tight schedule.  But now, I like to travel at a more relaxing pace.  Sometimes it means skipping some must-see attractions but I think a thorough experience in one attraction trumps in-and-out experiences in multiple attractions.

Jujus Ultimate Packing List

So with the planning done, it’s time for packing!  Over the years, I have accumulated a really comprehensive packing list that can be adapted to different types of trips from beach holiday to backpacking adventure.   For this trip, I decided to sketch out my packing list (not including clothes) so that I can take it with me on the trip as a visual check list before we leave our hotel for the next city.  We will see how well this works out =)  If you see anything I missed, let me know!

  1. Laptop + charger
  2. Phone + charger
  3. Selfie stick
  4. Headphones
  5. Kindle
  6. Sketch pad
  7. Pencil HB + pen + eraser + sharpener
  8. Printouts of reservations
  9. ID + credit card
  10. House keys
  11. Wallet
  12. Travel purse
  13. Flip flops
  14. Walking shoes
  15. Socks
  16. Umbrella
  17. Hat
  18. Glasses + disposable contact lenses
  19. Sunglasses
  20. Eye mask + earplugs
  21. Necklace + earrings
  22. Hair ties + hairpins
  23. Hair roller (for bangs)
  24. Comb
  25. Laundry bag
  26. Toiletry bag
  27. Toothpaste + brush + floss
  28. Lip balm
  29. Sunscreen
  30. Body + face lotions
  31. Shampoo + conditioner
  32. Feminine pads
  33. Soap
  34. Nail clipper
  35. Basic makeup  (blush + powder foundation + bb cream + eye liner + eye shadow)
  36. Curl iron
  37. Cellphone car holder
  38. Extra tote bags

Meanwhile, stay tuned for the road trip updates! I will also continue to work on the Game of Thrones emoticons and keep you posted when new ones are ready for you to download!



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