If you are anything like me, you understand how difficult it is to try to pack for an entire month in Europe it is a rather difficult task to complete. Aside from trying to decide what to pack, I think that figuring out how to pack it all is the most difficult. This makes it hard to even decide what you could possibly need for a month abroad. And if you’re me, everything has to fit and one suitcase is not feasible for ten days let alone an entire month.


However, if I have any advice for packing it would be to always be prepared. During my first two weeks in Madrid it was cool and in the fifties and rainy, which is very abnormal for Spain in June. Luckily, I had packed two pairs of jeans a rain jacket, and one regular jacket. I would recommend to everyone traveling abroad to pack a pair of shorts and short sleeve shirt if you are going abroad in colder months and if you are going abroad in warmer months, bring a jacket and pants. Regardless of the place of time of year, always always always pack a rain jacket because more than likely you will see a couple downpours during your time abroad.


If you’re anything like me shoes are the best part of an outfit, however while abroad you have to do this in a more conservative way. For me, I limited myself to two pairs of shoes I would wear while doing tourist activities, dinners, etc. and one pair of tennis shoes, and my last pair was my birkenstocks which I wore on the plane ride there. Also do not forget for the plane, comfort is key! You are going to be sleeping, eating several meals on this plane so don’t try to over dress it. When in doubt, find room.