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Packing for Spain. Now with BONUS Paper doll!

We leave soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ So soon. Some helpful people will say things like, “Let me know if I can help you pack, OK?”

Thing is, on the Camino the goal is the least amount of weight you can carry. I don’t really have everything I need yet, but here’s a PAPER DOLL to show you what I’m thinking of packing.

I made it a coloring paper doll, too.

For extra summer-fun.

Paper doll!
Paper doll!

Right now my packing list looks like this:

  • 3 moisture-wicking tops. I only currently own one such top. This does not deter me from believing I will eventually have three. Actually, lies. I own three…but two are from last time and they’ve definitely seen better days and stretchier spandex.
  • 1 skirt. Again, I do not yet own this. (Maybe by this weekend!)
  • Capris. They balance between cold mornings and hot days. Last time mine were cotton. I hope I do not repeat this mistake. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Shorts. Maybe. Is that packing too much?
  • Scarf! Packing secret! Can dress up an outfit, tie hair back, drape the shoulders for extra warmth. Definitely!
  • I’m torn between a short-sleeve and a long-sleeve shirt. Should I just take both? Again, too much?
  • Sweater. Still definitely need this. I sleep super cold…even in the desert. (For the record, I just took both wool blankets off my bed for the summer. It’s almost the summer solstice). Personal sweater requirements: wool, pockets, hood. Preferably with a zipper. Yeah, still going through the thrift stores. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I bought some shoes last weekend that look like they’ll fulfill both my water-shoe requirement (in the grungy showers) and the going-out-at-night element (SO MANY OF THE GUYS ARE GOOD DANCERS. Super looking forward to that).
  • Still deciding if my hiking shoes are good. Still haven’t bought socks. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I have a sun hat that is floppy and blue…I’m still undecided. You see, it can get pretty windy, and I don’t know if I want to worry about it blowing away!

What I’m saying is: I currently have one top, a pair of shoes, a swimsuit, and a hat.

I have a long way to go before we leave, guys!

Enjoy your paper doll!

Download here! (on a standard sheet of paper. Or cardstock…because the doll’s arms are kinda skinny. It’s my first time trying this…don’t judge).

From last time. And we look good.
From last time. And we look good. (Matt took the picture. I took it from teh internets)

These are currently my packing rules:

  1. Basics, basics, basics. Keep only the most minimal things.
  2. Moisture-wicking = yes. Cotton = no. (Cotton is too heavy and takes too long to dry)
  3. When you can, pick the item with the most uses. So, the shoes that are cute AND waterproof have the seal of approval.
  4. Comfort. We’re walking for at least fifteen miles every day.
  5. Style. It is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe, after all!

What are you best packing tips?? ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, I’d love to know if you use the paper doll. Send me a picture of you (or your friends) and the paper doll and I’ll post it on the blog!

2 thoughts on “Packing for Spain. Now with BONUS Paper doll!

  1. Hi,

    My name is KC Owens; Iโ€™m a college student who loves to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found Seashell Nell and really enjoyed reading your posts. Personally, I think traveling is a necessary part of life as youโ€™re exposed to all sorts of new cultures and experiences. While enjoying time abroad, I’ve found it’s crucial to fully understand the dangers that you might encounter along the way. These mishaps are part of life and certainly part of travel but itโ€™s always a great idea to take preventive measures to help ensure your safety while abroad.

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my travel safety tips with your readers? I put a lot of time and passion into my traveling and I would love to help others by offering safety advice as a result of the mistakes and triumphs I’ve had. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens

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