Indonesia pre-trip

Ready or not, I’m off on my first big adventure trip! My friend and I are headed south of the equator to the Islands of the Gods, that’s Bali and Lombok in Indonesia. We’ll be there for exactly 30 days, June 3rd to July 2nd, since that is all our visas allow. I’ll be making infrequent but detailed posts on our adventures there, including handy info on food, lodging, prices, sights, and cultural observations that I hope other travelers may find useful someday. And of course, lots of pictures.

Here’s what I’m packing, hope it all fits!


Passport, Passport photos, ID, Cash, Credit/Debit cards, Traveler’s Checks, Tickets, Travel Insurance paperwork, a list of important phone numbers and addresses (since my cell phone is staying home)

Copies of everything above. Make at least enough copies to have one for yourself, one for each of your travel partners, and one to leave at home with family or a friend.


Canon PowerShot SD790IS 10MP Digital Camera
Canon WP-DC24 Waterproof Case
Transcend 16 GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card
Energizer Rechargeable Batteries
Money belt (neck variety)
Sleep sack
Locks for baggage
Ziplock bags to keep stuff dry
U.S. Divers Snorkel Gear
Journal, pen / pencil
Guide book and a novel
Travel towel
Bug spray
Protein bars
Deck of cards
Birth control pills


Flip flops
Water shoes
Walking shoes
4 pairs Socks
10 pairs Panties
2 Bras
1 Sports bra
2 Bathing suits
1 pair Pants w/ buttons to roll them up and make them shorter
2 pairs Yoga pants for comfy traveling, sleeping, or modest swimming
2 pairs Capris
5 T-shirts
1 Long-sleeve lightweight shirt
1 Dress
1 Hoodie
1 Rain poncho


Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, 50 SPF sunscreen, chapstick w/ SPF, after sun lotion, comb, shampoo, soap, 100% DEET bug spray, deodorant, makeup, toilet paper, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, shaving razor, tweezers, nail clippers, nail file (hopefully these last few don’t get confiscated at airport security)

First Aid Kit:

Neosporin, hydrocortisone, Gold Bond medicated ointment, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, Pepto and Tums chewables, aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-diarrheals, motion sickness pills, ice pack, gauze, bandaids, superglue, alcohol wipes, medical tape, qtips, Doxycycline for malaria, Amoxicillin for infection, Ciprofloxacin for traveler’s diarrhea

All of this goes in my super awesome Osprey Waypoint 60 backpack and the detachable daypack it comes with.

On to Bali!

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