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Thread: Honduras Practice Packing List Part 1

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    Honduras Practice Packing List Part 1

    Honduras Practice Packing List
    Trip Duration: 2-3 weeks in January
    Purpose of the trip: wife to the primary researcher
    and short birthday beach side trip
    Luggage: Synapse (brand new!!) and field journal

    Electronics
    iPad- first generation and still going strong
    iPhone

    Plane clothing:
    Icebreaker hoodie
    Icebreaker dress
    Dansko shoes

    Main Packing Pouch:
    Blue dress
    2 Icebreaker Villa Skirts- black and grey
    1 black Icebreaker everyday leggings
    Purple Chillin’ with my Gnomies T-shirt
    Icebreaker long sleeve black crew neck
    Green Aw Shucks T-shirt
    Black running skirt

    Shoes:
    Merrell minimalist running shoes
    Flip flops

    Small Stuff Sack:
    4 pairs of Icebreaker undies
    I bikini
    1 Icebreaker bra

    Toiletries:
    Mild face wash
    Eucerin calming night cream
    Toothpaste
    Contact case
    Contact solution (mini)
    Concealer stick
    Clear mascara
    Lipstick

    Miscellaneous
    Gaiam elastic resistance band
    Moxie my mini ugly doll


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    Part 2

    I will have access to laundry facilities and shampoo while there.
    Also, I have not pictured my field journal. It will hold my wallet/tickets/passport/cellphone and pens.
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    Oooo how exciting!!! Thanks so much for sharing, nsh!

    OK you wrote:
    Plane clothing:
    Icebreaker hoodie
    Icebreaker dress
    Dansko shoes

    Main Packing Pouch:
    Blue dress
    2 Icebreaker Villa Skirts- black and grey

    1 black Icebreaker everyday leggings
    Purple Chillin’ with my Gnomies T-shirt
    Icebreaker long sleeve black crew neck
    Green Aw Shucks T-shirt
    Black running skirt
    I'm seeing two dresses and two skirts. That's actually quite a lot! Skirts with tops tend to be way more versatile -- If it winds up that you need to make a bit more room in your Synapse, you might want to leave either one of the skirts behind, or wear a skirt/top combo on the plane with your hoodie, and leave the Icebreaker dress behind. That, or maybe leave your blue dress behind, and take a lightweight scarf with you that you can use to accessorize your Icebreaker dress.

    Sounds so exciting--I bet you're really looking forward to the trip!! ^_^
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    @Lani
    I think that is a great idea! Dropping one of the dresses or the skirts is a great idea. Once we finalize the itinerary for the trip (if we go out to a fancy dinner or a work event) I will determine if I keep the wrap dress. Otherwise, the wrap dress will be left behind and I will stick to the skirts. I am so surprised how much fits in the Synapse. It is still comfortable too.

    I am also heading to DC and Arizona and will post practice packing lists for those too in the upcoming week. I find practice packing relaxing and fun. I feel this is a weird hobby- to practice pack- but TB fans are more likely to be accepting of the practice than most people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsh View Post
    @Lani
    I think that is a great idea! Dropping one of the dresses or the skirts is a great idea. Once we finalize the itinerary for the trip (if we go out to a fancy dinner or a work event) I will determine if I keep the wrap dress. Otherwise, the wrap dress will be left behind and I will stick to the skirts. I am so surprised how much fits in the Synapse. It is still comfortable too.

    I am also heading to DC and Arizona and will post practice packing lists for those too in the upcoming week. I find practice packing relaxing and fun. I feel this is a weird hobby- to practice pack- but TB fans are more likely to be accepting of the practice than most people!
    Nobody here will think practice packing is a weird hobby! I do it all the time. I have tons of packing master lists and trip-specific lists and I love doing a practice pack with various bags. I tell myself it is a way of imposing discipline on my packing (and it is), but really it's just fun!

    I wouldn't see the need to lose a dress or a skirt btw, given the length of your trip and also given you can get everything into a Synapse without needing to cull further. You are clearly an ultra-light packer already!

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    I wish I was practice packing. Practice packing is a great idea as it makes you think. I recently went overseas in my Tristar, my colleague showed up with 2 suitcases and carry-on pack with the excuse that he had not had time to pack. Worse, when we got to our destination I was obligated to assist him with the things he forgot. Camera and flashlight for example.

    Practice is over for me as the suit and i leave in the morning. However, thanks to my unknown friends on this forum, the suit packed nicely and I truely appreciate all the advice provided here.

    Honduras should be enlightening. Enjoy the trip.
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    Honduras was a fantastic trip. We spent time in Tegucigalpa visiting professional contacts and relaxing, several days in La Ceiba on the Rio Cangrejal at a small B&B in the jungle and visiting some NGOs, and a few days on a beach in Sambo Creek in La Ceiba, and a day of snorkeling in Cayos Cochinos (a small group of beautiful islands). We had two Synapses and an MCB on the trip.

    My packing list shifted slightly (one more pair of light hiking shorts made it in the Synapse and one skirt was left out). I ended up not taking an iPad and just taking my Kindle, journal, and camera. I carried those items and my toiletry bag in my new MCB (black-wasabi). I even carried my MCB on our hikes and snorkeling trip.

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    Upon arrival back in the States, the customs official asked me where the rest of my luggage was! He seemed genuinely surprised that I packed so lightly!

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    Thanks for the list and pictures!! Which packing cube are you using with the Synapse?

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    @K_SA I use an old Eagle creek mesh packing cube. I think it was purchased in 1998 (!) but it has served me well.

    I think I did not correctly upload my pictures from Honduras. Doh. Here they are:
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    A pic of me using the MCB en route to a hike, a beautiful pic of Cayos Cochinos (where we snorkeled), and a Garifuna inhabited island where we lunched.

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    Super late to reply, but I just discovered this forum recently. Loving the thread and the pics. Travel nut myself, just hadn't considered Honduras as a possible destination, but this might change, although it'll be a long time before I can afford it ... Great pics!
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