Backpacking and adventure travel can be one of the most exhilarating and life-changing experiences a woman can have. Whether you’re doing it solo a la Elizabeth Gilbert or with a girlfriend, the excitement of travel can make the fashion and beauty sacrifices well worth it. After all, how much can you really pack on a surf trip to Panama? Or on a hiking trip in the Amazonian jungle? Or simply backpacking through Europe?
But that doesn’t mean you have to look like a troll. You can easily live out of a backpack for a week or months on end and experience the highs and lows of climbing Masada or scuba diving off the coast of Belize, without worrying about looking anything less than gorg. Trust me, I did it. With heels and a flat iron.
If you’re jetting off to a five-star hotel in Miami, you can easily pack whatever you want. But if adventure is paramount and space a premium, read on.