A few months ago I read an article about a women, Clara Bensen, who travelled to eight countries in twenty-one days with only the clothes she was wearing. She went on her trip with Jeff, a University professor she met on-line.
I read the article around the same time I was invited to go to Denmark with my husband. He was invited to speak at The DAPUG (Database Application Programmers Users Group), computer meeting about his recently published book, Coding in Dephi.
For our trip we will be met at the airport by our gracious host Jens and his wife Heidi; we will stay with him and his family, and then we will be at a hotel for the conference. There are not many places we have to carry our bags. Just from the car to the airport terminal, and then from baggage claim to our host’s car. We don’t have to walk miles looking for a hostel shlepping our huge bags.
I don’t have to limit my clothes choices, I could take 50 pounds of clothes, the weight limit on the airline. But I am intrigued by the idea of traveling with only the clothes I am wearing. Do you think it’s possible?
Would you be able to travel to Europe with only the clothes on your back?
I don’t know if I want to be as radical as Clara Bensen. But what is the absolute minimum needed. Right now I am planning on wearing one pair of shoes, my Doc Martens, black and gray leggings, a black t-shirt, a black vest, a sweater, and a denim skirt. I haven’t figured out the underwear or sock situation yet.
Jeans or a skirt?
One outfit or several? I want to avoid the stuff-everything-I-can’t-make-my-mind-up-about-into-the-suitcase-plan. I know there must be a happy medium. But, I tend to live in extremes, all or nothing.
What do you think? What do you think I should bring in my suitcase? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to hear what you think. Help me pack.
The destination is Denmark. The average temperature is 50%. Here is the link to the weather forecast. Weather Denmark
Here is Clara Bensen’s article in Salon about her trip if you would like to read it. Click here.