Packing is challenging. Packing as light as possible, while preparing for different climates is even more challenging. After adding and taking away a few items, here is what made the list:
I chose not to bring jeans because quite frankly I don't like to wear jeans when traveling unless I need to, they're also heavy. I should be able to mix and match my items quite a bit, and they all will wash well.
For my bag I chose this one because I knew (well I hope!) I will be using it again someday for camping/hiking. I also have had lower back problems in the past so it was important to have back support that is evenly distributed. The color is pretty amazing too!
Now, with my bag packed, i'm ready to head off to Europe tomorrow!