How to Travel Like a Minimalist Vegan Couple

Travel Like a Minimalist Vegan

Michael and I are off on holiday next Tuesday! We’ve been waiting for this holiday for almost ten years, and we’re beyond excited to travel around Europe for nearly two months! This trip, however, raises the question of what to bring?

Just the thought of packing for travel for some people can be overwhelming and stressful. You either pack way too many things or not enough.

There’s an art to packing your luggage for that long and to make sure each piece you put in your bag serves a fundamental purpose. We’ve decided to pack as much as people would pack for one trip individually, between the two of us. As Michael is going to Ghana separately, we need to take two bags. Otherwise, we would’ve taken only one luggage bag.

Well, being minimalists, we’ve had to think about this to make sure that we cover everything we need with less. Considering that we don’t own many things anyway, it should be pretty straightforward.

We’re going to break down each section of our luggage for you and share with you exactly what we’re taking. It may seem like a lot when you’re reading through, but a lot of these things don’t take up much space. And this is luggage for both of us together. We also included everything that we would be wearing on the day, so it’s literally ALL that’s coming with us.


Travel Like a Minimalist Vegan Couple

  • Lip Balm
  • Tooth Mousse
  • Unisex Perfume Oil
  • Face Oil
  • Makeup Remover
  • Concealer Pencil
  • Powder Foundation
  • Mascara
  • Castile Soap
  • Hand and Body Lotion
  • Deodorant Paste
  • Hair Dryer & Straightener
  • 2 Shaver’s
  • Clippers
  • Pads
  • Cotton Buds/Ear Buds
  • Silver Colloid
  • Hair Brush

I know some of you might be thinking, “this is still too many things!” We do tend to double up between us on a lot of toiletry items like tooth mousse, castile soap, deodorant paste, perfume oil and hand & body lotion.

We also aim to have everything certified organic as we firmly believe that this is of very high importance, just as much as organic food is.

We’ll have an interview on the blog in a couple of weeks which will hopefully help you understand a little better why organic personal care products are so important.

Also, if you’re wondering what Silver Colloid is, it’s a great antibacterial product. We use it to gargle when we have a sore throat, for cuts etc. The castile soap is an excellent product as it has many uses. We use it as a hand & body wash, shampoo and laundry liquid.


  • 10 Pairs of Undies
  • 2 Camisoles
  • 2 Long-Sleeved Tops
  • 2 Pairs of Yoga Pants
  • 3 Casual Pants/Jeans
  • 2 Think Knits
  • 2 Light Knits
  • 1 Dressy Top
  • 6 T-Shirts
  • 2 Shirts
  • 1 Scarf
  • 10 Pairs of Socks
  • 2 Bras
  • 2 Sports Jumpers
  • 2 Pairs of Tracksuit Pants
  • 2 Towels

 Shoes & Accessories

Travel Like a Minimalist Vegan

  • 2 Pairs of Casual Shoes
  • 2 Pairs of Sneakers
  • 1 Pair of Sandals
  • Michael’s glasses
  • 1 Small Handbag
  • 1 Backpack
  • 2 Hats
  • Sunglasses


  • 1 Laptop
  • 2 Mobile Phones
  • 1 Camera with Lens

 Other Bits & Pieces

  • 2 Passports & Travel Documentation
  • 2 Books
  • 2 Drink Bottles
  • 1 Fresh Breath Spray
  • 2x Supplements (B12 & D3)
  • Tissues
  • 1 Hand Sanitiser
  • 2 Wallets

Feel free to use this as a starting point for packing your luggage. We wanted to list absolutely everything that we are taking, so this is an actual checklist to make sure we don’t forget things!

Weigh in

We did a weigh-in of the luggage, and it came to 16.56kg. We first packed everything into the one suitcase and weighed it but had to then split it between the two and strapped everything down as the bags were half empty.

We’ll be in Europe when it’s Autumn, so we have to be mindful of the weather. Do you think we’ve packed everything we need? Have we missed anything? Have we taken something unnecessary?

Wish us safe travels!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

How to Travel Like a Minimalist Vegan Couple

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21 thoughts on “How to Travel Like a Minimalist Vegan Couple”

  1. I’m really bad at overpacking. So much of its influenced by social media, in my head I’m like oh I need all these perfect outfits so I can get these perfect photos. I’m working on changing my mindset. Can I ask what runners you guys buy? I really need a new pair and what to buy vegan.

    1. Can totally understand! Mind you, I’m all about comfort haha These are Solomons but I would highly recommend Vivobarefoot. The last pair I bought was from them and they are great.

  2. Safe travels and have fun! Too bad you will not be visiting Germany, specifically Berlin ๐Ÿ˜‰ and check out the “vegan block”. I would perhaps bring a light warm fleece jacket. If you are going for 2 months, you could encounter some pretty cold temps.

  3. Hi guys – I think for your UK time you haven’t packed anywhere near enough suncream! in case you need help with finishing off your packing, we just interviewed the lovely Genevieve from Packing Lust- she has a great section on, well, packing:) –

      1. hello!! i live in ambleside..(south lake district). Its one of the most popular places for walking and climbing. it rains a lot here…but its really beautiful!!! let me know if you have plans to come this side…safe travels!!

  4. a big hello from the lake district, Cumbria, UK!! I hope this is on your list. I am sure you would enjoy the lakes and the amazing landscape. Safe travels!

  5. And your missing The Netherlands? ๐Ÿ™ Not taking it personal though ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have lots of fun, take it all in and most of all: be safe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Which countries are you guys going to visit? You may want to bring a rain jacket and maybe umbrellas? Have an awesome time!

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