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.

About Her Packing List

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 200 packing lists, along with numerous backpack reviews, gear reviews, and posts containing solid female travel advice.

Main HPL Site Features

  • A collection of 200 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
  • Packing light inspiration, travel planning advice, and real-life travel experiences from women who have been there

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

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Her Packing List Team

Brooke Schoenman, HPL

Brooke Schoenman // Founder

Brooke is a Peoria, IL native who has called Sydney, Australia home for 10 years and counting. She has extensive backpacking knowledge, mostly as a solo traveler. Her days are spent dreaming about travel in the former Soviet republics, and she has actually lived in Kyrgyzstan, crossed Russia by train, and taught English in Ukraine. Other travel destinations on Brooke’s CV include Central America, the Baltic countries, and her now permanent home of Australia.

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Past Team Members

Ali Garland, Assistant Blog Manager for HPL
Ali Garland

Assistant Blog Manager

Caroline Eubanks, HPL
Caroline Eubanks

Team Writer

diana edelman
Diana Edelman

Marketing & PR

Heather Palmer

Team Writer

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.