It was my first time traveling for a week with just a backpack and while packing light made the trip easier, I did forget a few critical items.
In the past, I’ve always traveled with a carry-on suitcase and a backpack for trips longer than a weekend. But with so many places to go in Canada in just seven days, I wanted to pack lighter this time.
I used a 32-liter backpack, the largest one I own, to hold everything I brought. I packed my work computer, camera, and chargers; my tripod, toiletries, and medications; one packing cube stuffed with clothing, and additional necessities like a raincoat, a tote, and a pair of comfy shoes.
I think I did pretty well for my first time packing this light, but there were a handful of items I missed.