TLS Vlog #17: What I Packed for Europe! (Part 1)

TLS Vlog #17: What I Packed for Europe! (Part 1) @

In this episode, I’m diving into the details of what I packed for Europe. After 40-50 hours of research beforehand, I narrowed my life down to the absolute essentials (and then some) for easy traveling. I’ll talk about the what and why behind my choices and how I prepared for everything from chilly Scotland to sizzling Spain. See a breakdown of my bags below!




Herschel Backpack (aka “My Office”)

Herschel Duffle Bag (aka “My Living Room”)

  • Everlane Anorak
  • Loose-leaf Tea Thermos
  • Sole Society Sandals
  • Beige Booties (Bought in Florence)
  • Mini tote bags
  • Portable water infuser
  • Flat leather espadrilles (Bought in Porto)
  • Flip flops
  • White fleece blanket
  • Hairbrush
  • Curling iron
  • Blowdryer
  • Contacts
  • Camera charger
  • Earplugs
  • Film & Batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Leather tote bag (Bought in Italy)
  • Bikinis
  • Sunglasses
  • Track jacket
  • Carry on Cocktail kit
  • Gratitude Journals
  • The Bingo Theory

Camera Used to Film This Video:
Canon G7X


This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Taste of France

    Interesting. I think I would have dumped the umbrella into the checked bag, and while I do take a water bottle, I don’t worry about other things like tea or coffee–part of the fun is going out, and anyway, most hotels provide it in the room.
    I also don’t bother with any “entertainment”–during the trans-Atlantic flight, I sleep, read (on my iPad) or watch movies, and when I’ve landed I have all the entertainment I need in exploring a new place.

  2. Catie

    My husband and I are moving to Turkey in September, but are spending a month in Spain beforehand. So this is helpful to think through some of our month-long travel gear! We always carry a French Press and hand grinder for coffee beans cause it helps us keep with our morning ‘routine’ anytime we travel. (P.S. You are welcome to come visit us in Izmir!)

  3. This is so helpful, as I’ll be traveling to Europe for the first time this October. Is the Everlane anorak warm? I have a J. Crew raincoat but I don’t think it’s heavy enough for October in London. Thanks!

    1. Jess Lively

      The Everlane Anorak is definitely not warm – very, very lightweight and thin. I’d pick a different one if you are looking for warmth. : )

  4. Katie

    Thanks for this Jess! I’m curious what brand your denim jacket is as well as the shirt you are wearing.

  5. colleenfoxslack

    What’s the case you use to hold the headphones? I like that its hard sided AND curved corners. Thanks Jess!

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