HOW TO: PACK FOR A MIXED TRIP

today we are packing and getting ready for our trip to europe tomorrow! this trip is unlike any other trip we've been on. we won't be backpacking and staying in hostels or driving and staying in hotels. so bye bye hiking pack and rolly suitcase. europe is what we call a "mixed trip". a little bit of moving around and a little bit of stability. we will be staying in apartments for about a week at a time we booked ahead via airbnb, and the most functional way we found to pack is the versatile and roomy duffel.
isn't my bag adorable? i just love it. but i am a little bummed because it is a size medium, and i can't seem to fit my shoes or floppy hat! we are currently debating what to do about this small dilemma. anyway, the cool thing about this bag besides it's cuteness is it can be used as a carry on (no checking luggage) and you can wear it like a backpack when you are traveling. handy.
this is drew's awesome duffel. right now you can only order it online. it is huge with plenty of room to spare. it is a basic durable duffel with two top zip compartments in the lid when opened. it has handles all around for easy toting and straps for when you need to pack it around instead of lifting weights. 
our third and final bag is our travel camera bag. we chose a backpack style because i think a sling bag gets annoying. right now i have my canon in there, three lenses, a gopro camera, a film camera, laptop, and all the cords and chargers. it has a top opening for your camera, a back opening for easy access, and straps on the side to hold your tripod. since this is the bag i always have on me, i keep important things in there as well like my budget notebook, passports, and mula. yep, nobody better touch this bag!

i plan on answering other questions we have received along the way so don't you worry! traveling triplets would highly recommend any of these bags for your packing convenience. happy travels!
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10 comments on HOW TO: PACK FOR A MIXED TRIP

  1. it's smaller than drew's, but we made it work! got the camera bag for christmas. our duffels are new-very handy!

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  2. here is a post of my packing list! http://www.travelingtriplets.com/2012/01/paris-pack-list.html

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  3. wait, you're going to europe??! haha

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  4. Just began reading this blog! Loving it so much! You guys are keeping me so inspired. I love the North Face duffle...it might look silly if I were wearing my North Face raincoat of the same shade though.

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  5. Be sure to pack some very warm clothes, it is freezing cold in most parts of Europe right now! :)

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  6. for realsies, i want it all. including the trip. swap school for europe? ah ya!

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  7. holy crap you have amazing bags i LOVE! yours is so cute man, is it really too small? you guys travel in style haha, i love it! jeallllous ;) and that camera bag is way nice! this all new? please no one steal my sisters bag in europe or i will hunt them down! ;) seriously though sis, keep that on you at ALL times!

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  8. I'm interested in camera bags always, so this is good to know!

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  9. cool bag, looking forward for your packing list and travel adventure:)

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  10. this is SO LEGIT! i LOVE the bags - you guys are so cool.

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