What’s in my bag (one week)

When travelling for one week, it’s possible to take only carry on luggage in a medium size bag to airline specifications.

This has the advantages that you are not carrying too much gear, can get through airports quicker, are super flexible and have less risk of your luggage going missing. The disadvantage is possibly needing to wash out some of your clothes in the hotel, but this is not a huge problem. Some travelers will go even more minimal than this, but everyone has to draw their own line.

For the trip to Azores:

Small rucksack
Credit Cards x 2
£’s / $’s, Euros
Passport
Insurance / Photo insurance
Flight Tickets
Hire car arrangements
Accommodation details & maps
Azores guide & map
Ricoh GR + charger + spare memory cards
Canon SLR + charger + spare battery
Charged phones x 2 with credit + chargers
Headphones
Adapter for Portugal
Music on phone & podcasts
Watch
Pad and pen
Wallet
Keys
Money belt
Address list
European health card
Torch
Alarm clock
Umbrella
Spork
Clothes

2 x Jeans
1 pair shorts
2 x Fleece
4 x t shirts
3 x Undies
2 x Socks + thick socks
Belt
Waterproof
Comfy Trainers
Trunks
Track suit bottoms
Flip flops
Swim goggles

Bathroom

Medicines & painkillers
Toothpaste and brush
Little big towel
Deodorant
Razor + lead
Wet wipes

Spare specs
Reactalite specs