About Her Packing List

About Her Packing List

Her Packing List is the premier site for female packing and travel gear advice. Targeted to low-key female travelers, we help you pack what you need and leave what you don’t.

Her Packing List was founded in late 2010 by Brooke Schoenman (of Brooke vs. the World) after positive feedback to the stories and advice provided in her monthly Female Travel Underground newsletter. She knew there needed to be a resource targeted solely to female travel gear and minimalist packing advice.

Since then, Her Packing List has produced over 100 packing lists, along with numerous backpack reviews, gear reviews, and posts containing solid female travel advice. With the help of team writer, Caroline Eubanks (of Caroline in the City), they growth of the site will continue in 2015 with the addition of HPL products.

Main HPL Site Features

  • Categories: travel gear, packing lists, packing tips, and female travel advice
  • A collection of over 100 female travel packing lists for destinations and activities across the globe
  • Dozens of backpack reviews provided from female travelers who use the bags on their adventures
  • Tips for packing backpacks and suitcases, as well as creative hacks for travel storage and organization



To get a better idea of what we’re about, read The Female Travel Manifesto.

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Just wanted to stop by and say how wonderfully resourceful I found Her Packing List!! My husband and I spent the holiday in Australia and New Zealand and found the recommendations accurate, and we were prepared for the variety of weather. We had the most spectacular holiday and loved we had room in our suitcases for more souvenirs since we did not over pack. I will be using you for our future adventures!! Thank you HPL!!

–Jayme Rosales-Speck


Her Packing List Team

Brooke Schoenman, HPLBrooke Schoenman // Founder

Brooke has extensive backpacking knowledge, most of that as a solo female traveler. She spends most of her days dreaming about travel in the Former Soviet Union, and has actually lived in Kyrgyzstan, crossed Russia by train and taught English in Ukraine. Other travel destinations on her CV include Central America, the Baltic countries, and of course, her now permanent home of Australia.

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Ali Garland, Assistant Blog Manager for HPLAli Garland // Assistant Blog Manager

Ali Garland is a freelance writer, blogger, and travel addict who made it to all 7 continents before her 30th birthday. She enjoys travel planning, encouraging others to see the world, and packing carry-on only. She and her husband are expats living in Berlin.

In addition to Her Packing List, you can find Ali blogging about her travels at Ali’s Adventures, helping others with travels at Travel Made Simple, and hanging around on Twitter and Facebook.


Caroline Eubanks, HPLCaroline Eubanks // Team Writer

Caroline is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, but has also called Charleston, South Carolina and Sydney, Australia home. After college graduation and a series of useless part-time jobs, she went to Australia for a working holiday. In that time, she worked as a bartender, bungee jumped, scuba dived, pet kangaroos, held koalas and drank hundreds of cups of tea.

In addition to Her Packing List, you can find Caroline at Caroline in the City, follow her on Twitter and connect with her on Facebook.


I literally went through your whole site! I am heading to Europe for a month of unknown with my boyfriend and I am very excited! This has been by far the most insightful site I have found! I just wanted to say THANK YOU!

–Kendra Reeves


Join Us

Your reviews and input are a huge and vital part of building this community and resource. Would you like to submit a guest post about a female travel product or packing advice? Read about what we’re looking for at HPL, and then drop Brooke an email.