This is the first in what I hope to have become a series–anyone who knows me personally knows that I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to packing lists, and have been known to make more packing lists than days on a trip. Because I consider myself to be a bit of an expert on packing lists at this point, I thought I’d share with you my packing list for Segovia. Keep in mind that I was there for two weeks at the beginning of the summer–depending on the duration and time of year during your visit, you’ll have to modify accordingly.
Journal + pens (I find that though I don’t keep a journal at home–my life isn’t nearly interesting enough–I like to document each day’s adventures when I’m traveling, so as to not forget later!)
Cash (~200 euros–I went shopping quite a bit, and by that I mean probably too much, and found I had the perfect amount of cash)
Debit/credit card (make sure to notify your bank ahead of time; if you don’t, you may run into the situation of your card being cancelled while overseas)
Driver’s license (even if you don’t plan on driving, bring this as a form of identification, for general purposes but also because most stores in Europe won’t let you pay for something via debit/credit card without some type of identification)
Medical Insurance card
Frequent flyer card (if applicable)
Cell phone + charger (before leaving, be sure to either set up some type of international plan or otherwise make a plan of how you’ll communicate back home before leaving–this can almost always be done online)
Tablet + charger (optional, but recommended if you’re not bringing a computer. I used mine for reading and typing up blog posts!)
Camera + charger + accessories (If you’re bringing a camera–which I highly recommend–make sure you have an extra battery or batteries, memory cards, and any additional accessories like polarizing filters, lens cloths, etc.)
Camisoles – black + white
Spandex (or something similar, for under dresses and skirts)
Sweaters – black + color
Dresses (including at least one maxi dress or skirt–Spaniards, especially in that part of the country and especially in Segovia–tend to dress more conservatively; also, if you plan to visit churches and cathedrals–which I highly recommend you do–it is considered more respectful to cover your knees and shoulders)
Exercise shorts (I only used mine once, when we walked part of El Camino)
Athletic shoes (Again, the only time I used these was the day we walked part of El Camino)
Leisure shoes – Converse, Keds, Vans, etc.
Sandals (make sure they are comfortable enough for walking–you’ll be doing a lot of it!)
Glasses, if applicable
Styling products, if applicable
Hair accessories – hair binders, bobby pins, headbands, etc.
Large bag (something large enough to hold a wallet, a camera, maps, etc.–I find a crossbody bag works best and won’t make your back as sore)