Some people love packing . They create lists, pack days – sometimes weeks – in advance and seem to have the perfect outfit for every occasion, without packing too much. Disclaimer: I do not belong to these people. But when I agreed to drive 56 miles in the Serengeti, followed by a college outing with a college BFF, I knew it had to be me. I am proud that I made it – I put everything I needed for my 12-day trip into a backpack and a medium sized travel bag with plenty of space for souvenirs.
While you may not be running through the Serengeti area, there are certainly some staple foods that every active person should have on their packing list. At the top of my list were comfortable clothes made of sweat-wicking and durable material that I could wash and hang dry in the shower and multi-purpose items (who says a swimsuit can not be worn as a dress?). And since I wanted to run a lot, some real estate naturally used regeneration products like hydration packs and sophisticated muscle massage tools.
While this is not all I've packed (first aid articles and a ton of SPF, of course, came with me as well), here are some of the most useful garments, toiletries, and recovery items I've brought that helped me in getting the most out of my eclectic journey ̵