I'm way ahead of schedule on packing for South America. \u00a0You're either team pack or team unpack. I'm definitely team pack as when I get home from a trip my bad will stay packed in a corner for months weeks. However, I'm usually not this organised.\n\nI knew when I was in Brisbane it would be my last chance to shop so I packed ahead of time to see what I was missing and to see how much space I had. I was very surprised to see that I had a lot more space in my bag than when I went to Africa.\n\nWhether you plan ahead or just throw things in a bag here are things I'll be packing for\u00a0South America Adventure. \u00a0It\u2019s important to bring the best travel gear for your trip\n\nIf you are interested in tracking your sleep while you are traveling you should have a look at this Oura Ring Review to learn more about how it tracks your sleep.\n\nThe most important thing is the bag itself so I recommend checking out this detailed guide to the best travel gear for more information.\n\nHow cool would it be to take your own coffee maker on your trip?\nHere's what I'm packing for South America\nThe pack itself - I'm using my trusty Osprey backpack again for this trip. \u00a0I'm just moving too much to take a roller bag and I actually prefer to use a travel backpack. \u00a0Its 55 Litres which includes the day pack. \u00a0I only fill the main pack and the day pack is for my electronics. \u00a0I have it in red so that I can see it when it comes around the baggage claim.\nIf you would like more info on choosing a backpack check out this article or this guide on backpacks.\n<br \/>Packing cubes are a life saver for me. \u00a0I have one for all my tops and one for all my bottoms and then a smaller one for socks, underwear and my swimsuit.\n<br \/>This headlamp is so useful. \u00a0Imagine its pitch black out and you're trying to find something in your bag. \u00a0You have your torch in one hand and are using the other hand to dig through your bag. \u00a0Now how much easier would it be if you had two hands free. \u00a0And its a great price too.\n<br \/>OK, now one just for the girls. \u00a0Love them or hate them the menstrual cup is one of those things that I think every woman should have. \u00a0I started using one in 2014. \u00a0I knew I was going to go on some longer trips and I didn't want to take boxes and boxes of tampons. \u00a0Moving to the Diva Cup was the best thing I have ever done. \u00a0I've never had any problems or leaks my only suggestion is to try it out your first time over a weekend so that you are home and can get used it. \u00a0It is fabulous and great for the environment as well.\n<br \/>I always travel with a silk liner. \u00a0In cases where the bed may not be that clean or you need some added warmth, I find a liner to be quite good and it is really small. \u00a0On this trip I will be renting a sleeping bag in the Uyuni Salt flats so I want to have something between my skin and the sleeping bag. \u00a0In comes the silk liner.\n<br \/>Even though I'll be staying mostly at hotels, I will be staying a few nights in hostels so a quick drying towel really comes in handy. \u00a0Its also good for all the swimming I will be doing in the Pantanal.\nI always travel with luggage locks. \u00a0I know people can easily still open them or slash your bags but it is a good deterrent for most people.\nThese Ecco Sandals are my go to when it comes to travel and walking 20,000 steps a day. \u00a0When I was asking people for suggestions I said I am looking for walking shoes that aren't athletic but just a nice sandal to wear everyday. \u00a0They would then tell me those are the elusive shoe! \u00a0But I have found them and I am on my second pair now. \u00a0These were high on my list for packing for South America.\nMy camera is my favourite piece of equipment. \u00a0As I don't really buy gifts or souvenirs my photos are my souvenirs of a place. \u00a0Last year I went digital and I don't regret it for a second.\u00a0 Check out this guide on Sony cameras.\nI won't bore you with all my clothes and electronics but this is the first time I will be travelling with a laptop. \u00a0I'm excited and scared at the same time. \u00a0I have previously travelled with just my ipad but I find I cannot do everything that I need to blog along the way.\nWhat's the one thing you would pack for a long term trip? \u00a0Any tips?\nWant to know what to pack as a digital nomad?\u00a0 A fellow blogger wrote about it and you can \u00a0Check it out. Or you can check this out if you're looking for a specific packing guide for Peru.\n\nCheck out this post if you are interested in bamboo clothing.\u00a0 Or check out this guide for cold weather clothing.\n\nSharing is caring - feel free to pin this to save it for later.