Packing Tips

Packing Tips For Men: 2 Weeks in Europe

By on May 19, 2015

AngelBrandedBannerI just returned from a brief 2 week holiday in Europe. Whether I’m packing for a two weeks or six, I still manage to pack into a carry on bag. Mobility and traveling light is key for me and here is what I manage to get into my carry on luggage. I start with a flexible and versatile travel closet where I can mix and match. Nine outfits can be made from 3 tops x 3 trousers. I can make 16 outfits outfits of 4 tops x 4 trousers. I layer in some merino wool jumpers for warmth and to change things up a bit. Also, traveling light with apparel that is wrinkle resistant, quick drying and with many other technical features helps not only lighten the load but makes doing laundry very easy when traveling. 


  • 3 Oxford Shirts (Wrinkle Resistant)
  • 2 Trousers (1 pair of black slacks for dinner, 1 pair of walking trousers)
  • 3 T-Shirts (Light, Quick Drying)
  • Pajamas
  • 3 Underwear
  • 3 Socks
  • Running/Workout/Lounging Trousers
  • 1 Fleece Hoodie
  • 2 Merino Wool Jumpers 
  • 1 Waterproof Jacket (Spring in Europe is still rainy)
  • Walking Shoes
  • Laundry Kit
  • Medical Kit
  • Personal Kit for the Airplane
  • Toiletries

When packed properly into my Eagle Creek Pack-it Cubes and Folder, it all turns into these shapes. Now everything fits comfortably in my carry on and personal bag. No need to check a bag!


On the plane I wore this…


Avoid the travel costume. One can still look good and feel good while packing light!

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    July 6, 2015

    I always have a hard time fitting everything into a carryon. even if I manage to fit all my clothes, I struggle to find space for my shoes.

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      July 28, 2015

      Maybe try putting your shoes into your personal bag. The bag that goes underneath the seat.

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Angel Castellanos
Pasadena, CA

I'm a US based travel expert and spend my time teaching people how to travel well, smart and often. I'm passionate about travel and helping people save time & money. This blog, or travel lounge, is a collection of my practical travel advice and experiences from traveling 8-10 weeks internationally each year. I believe that travel has never been easier and that everyone can achieve their travel dreams. Happy Travels!


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