Preliminary Fiji Packing List with pictures

Above is my bag that I threw everything in and lugged to the vets office I work at (shout out to Willowbrook Veterinary Clinic, they’re awesome!) to weight it.  With a decent majority of stuff it was 45 pounds (limit of 50 pounds and goal of 40).  So I’m still going to try to cut back since it didn’t have everything although I still have 11 pounds of carry-on to fill.

Just comment if you have any suggestions of changes!  I’m trying to both keep number of stuff down without having to buy too much while abroad.


  • 2 skinny jeans (light and dark wash)
  • 1 bootcut light wash jeans
  • 1 yoga pants
  • 1 pair khaki pants
  • 3 shorts (2 jean + 1 khaki)
  • 2 pair bermuda jean shorts
  • 4 capris (khaki, black, + 2 jeans)
  • 1 black athletic shorts (for hiking and sleeping)
  • 3 skirts (flower, pockets, brown)


  • 12 9 sleeveless tops
  • 8 6 casual shirts
  • 1 Scrub top for shadowing
  • 1 sporty workout shirt (why not just wear my other shirts)


  • 3 rain jackets (1 cute/long + 1 foldable poncho)
  • 2 cardigans (black/purple)
  • 1 comfy zip up jacket
  • 1 warmer rain resistant jacket (truman e-team)
  • 1 sweatshirt (sigma alpha letters?)
Other Clothes
  • Underwear (all)
  • 5 Bras: nude, black, red, sports, strapless
  • 3 pair of socks
  • 2 Bikinis plus lifeguard (supportive) suit
  • Nightgown PJs, long PJ pants, PJ shirt,
  • Laundry bag
  • 2 Camisoles: red and blue
  • 7 dresses
  • Chaco sandals
  • 1 Basic Flip flops
  • Tennis shoes for shadowing
  • Gladiator sandals
  • Normal belt, yellow belt, thick black belt
  • Jewelry
  • 2 summery scarves
  • Headbands
  • Sturdy umbrella
  • Watch
  • Mini laptop + charger
  • Ipod touch + charger + earbuds
  • Camera + battery charger + case + memory
  • USB charger
  • Fiji adapter
  • External webcam (the built in netbook one is bad)
  • Solid shampoo + conditioner + bar soap
  • Solid face soap
  • Moisturizer with spf + travel size moisurizer
  • Toothbrush+ Travel toothpaste + floss
  • Extra contacts + solution + travel size solution
  • Menstrual cup
  • Small container of laundry detergent?
  • Deodorant + travel size
  • Comb
  • Razor with extra heads
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Chap stick and scented lotion?
  • Make-up
  • Extra body mousse (hair-styling without heat)
  • Tiny towel that I will leave there


  • Aspirin to prevent blood clots on the airline ride
  • Ibprofen for headaches and body aches
  • Off-brand Zyrtec for allergies
  • Off-brand Imodium and Pepto Bismol for stomach upsets
  • Face and body suncreen
  • Pump insect repellant (repackage into smaller?)
  • Moleskin for blisters
  • Bandaids + polysporin
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Acutane + required B.C.


  • Small duffel bag for weekend trips
  • Mini flashlight
  • Journal?
  • Vacuum seal bag
  • Paperwork: Copy of passport, flight itinerary, credit cards, usp offer letter
  • Domestic cell phone?
  • Sunglasses
  • Purse
  • Water bottle (emptied for security)
  • Book for plane ride
  • Snacks for plane ride: fudge babies, granola bars, dried fruit,
  • Folders
  • Reeses for friend Ashley abroad
  • Fiji Phrases book
  • Journal/planner? 2 pens?  1 pencil?
  • Scissors
  • Tote
  • A few ziplock bags (I know they were scarce in france)

About Meg LaFollette

I studied abroad in Fiji for 5 months in 2012 and absolutely fell in love with traveling! I went to New Zealand right after and then Peru this summer. When not traveling (and sometimes during) I love healthy, environmentally conscious living. Animals, biology, horses, and behavior are other passions of mine.
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3 Responses to Preliminary Fiji Packing List with pictures

  1. Jenny says:

    I don’t have any suggestions as to what you can cut, but I just had to say that I love how organized you are!

    • mlafollette says:

      Thanks! Rachel actually came over last night and helped me cut some clothes. I think I might post one more ultra long finalized packing post of the end results.

  2. Elise says:

    LOVING the pictures of all your stuff! Thanks for appeasing me…can’t wait to see pictures of you in Fiji!

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