12 things you don’t need on your European packing list

What do you think is better – drop a few pounds or shell out some cash to go over the baggage allowance on your Eurotrip? This flip-flop packing list tells you everything you won’t need even if it’s just a one-week trip to Europe.

1. An antidepressant

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When I went to my doctor for help in my lifelong fight against depression, he prescribed me a powerful dose of a trip to Europe! The best medicine ever!!!

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2. Books

Read books in the toilet

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They say a book can be your best friend when you’re traveling (alone especially). Well maybe yes! If you’re traveling anywhere else, it’s not Europe Companion! If you’d rather hold on to your book than enjoy the stunning scenery twinkling outside the window, you’d rather sit on the pot in your cozy home and do it! :/

3. Snacks

European snacks

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Europe is the place where you must try all kinds of food. Crepes from France, Black Forest cakes in Germany, chocolates and waffles in Belgium. The list never ends. So stop packing your bag with food, and instead stuff your mouths with it in Europe 🙂

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4. Too many tools

Too many tools

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All you need is one cell phone (optional) and a handy camera to get around Europe. You don’t need paraphernalia to keep you entertained while in Europe

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5. Toilet paper

toilet paper

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Do you realize that you will not end up in a hotel in Europe of all places without toilet paper??

6. Unnecessary jewelry and clothing

jewelry and clothing

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Why carry a bazillion clothes and accessories while traveling, unless you’re a part of Milan Fashion Week :/

7. Additional toiletries

Additional toiletries

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When you’re in a hotel in Europe, you don’t need the “I carried it from home” toiletries. All hotels are equipped with them. Infact, you can carry a little souvenir home from the hotels if you know what I mean 😉

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8. Anything that involves a “what if”

what if

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You are traveling to Europe for God’s sake! Not the Amazon. If you ever forgot something, there are millions of stores where you can pick it up. What if you can’t find it there? :O There’s always Amazon out there with its promise of jet-speed delivery 😛

9. Maps

Geographical maps

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Although people with OCD on organized trips would prefer to stick their nose to a map, we suggest you don’t grab one. There is no other place to get lost and explore more than when you are in Europe.

10. Chocolate


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Chocolate should be the first item on your list of “things to buy in Europe” and not “things to pack in Europe”. Chocolates from anywhere else will be put to shame once they meet their European counterparts.

11. Liquor


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First of all, you don’t want to be caught carrying liquor. More importantly, the ten countries that consume the most alcohol in the world are in Europe and want to transport alcohol to Europe?? tsk tsk! what a shame. Belgium, Germany, France and Italy are all in Europe as you know!!

12. Annoying Girlfriend / Boyfriend

Her annoying boyfriend

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This thing shouldn’t be anywhere on your packing list, not even at the end! This creature can be very snappy with all the complaints, gossip and what-not. Instead of getting lost in the beauty of nature and the skills of Homo sapiens designed to mesmerize your senses, you will end up with bleeding ears. And if you think he/she might only be necessary when you’re sexually charged, OK Amsterdam anyway is part of your itinerary 😉

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