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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. At that point 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 (for various countries and activities around the world), along with numerous backpack reviews, gear reviews, and posts containing solid female travel advice. With the help of her main team writer, Caroline Eubanks (of Caroline in the City), they plan to continue the growth of the site in 2014 with the addition of HPL products.

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

::: What People Are Saying :::

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

I’m in the process of planning a move to Europe and your site has been immensely helpful! You are awesome!

–Adventurous Andrea

I’ve completely changed my approach to packing when I travel because of your AWESOME site.

–Tatiana Warkentin

Your website has provided me with some very useful tips and a lot of food for thought. Thank you for helping me to make my trip the best it can be.

–Sherri Lee O’Brien

I just want you to know that my best friend and I are planning a cross-country road trip from Oregon to New York and back. We’re going in two years, and I just wanted to say that this is the most useful website I’ve seen so far in regards to planning our trip and all the things we’re going to need. I had never even heard of travel underwear until I clicked a link to this website on Pinterest! So I just wanted to say thank you, and we’re probably going to be using a lot of your useful tips in planning our trip!


::: Her Packing List Team :::

brooke bloggingFounder / Editor // Brooke Schoenman has an 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.

Join and follow Her Packing List on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Or, check out her personal blog, Brooke vs. the World.

Brooke is joined by Caroline Eubanks and Katy McCourt-Basham to bring you even more great content!

caroline eubanksTeam Writer // Caroline Eubanks 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.

katy mccourt-bashamContributor // Katy McCourt-Basham hails from Seattle, Washington, and is a travel addict constantly seeking her next destination. Fresh off a two-month summer trip to Iceland and The Faroe Islands, she is now embarking on a year-long working holiday in Australia. Katy’s future dream destinations include Southeast Asia, India, Scandinavia, and Antarctica.

When she isn’t writing about plus-size travel and gear for Her Packing List, you can find Katy blogging about her travels at Six Bones and hanging on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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::: Meet the HPL Pin Team :::

We have an entire team of savvy pinners hanging out with us on Pinterest. Join and follow to be inspired. See full bios for the HPL Pin Team members in the official announcement post.


::: Join the Cool Kids :::

Obviously, Brooke and Caroline are but a two people, so your reviews and input are going to be BIG when it comes to building this community. 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.