In this video I explain what I pack in my carry-on bag and backpack. We never check in luggage on the plane. It’s amazing how we can pack only 17 pounds of clothing for a 3 month trip. It makes traveling easier to do and less headaches at the airport. Keep in mind that most hotels in Europe have a clothesline in the bathroom to hang up your hand washed clothes. Rented apartments or homes may have a washer and definitely have clothesline’s outside to use. Dryers are rare.
I also carry a small purse that folds up inside my backpack to include my wallet, ticket, passport, vaccination card or anything else needed for my trip! I take only 1 pair of good walking shoes or boots depending on the time of year. If I need another then I will purchase in Europe because their prices are good on my favorite shoes, Sketchers. I don’t pack coats but instead wear on the plane for comfort and warmth.