So I've put a little packing list together of what I would bring on this trip of a lifetime.
First stop - New Delhi, India
One thing that is not lacking in India is colour! I plan on wearing colourful loose tunics, modest shorts, and long flowing skirts. I always want to be mindful of the culture that I am jumping into and would not want to wear something that may be offensive to their religion or cultural standards. One thing to bring or purchase would be a shawl to wear over your head if you plan on visiting religious sanctuaries. We will be doing lots of walking, so a good pair of shoes if also very important.
Main Stay - Victoria & Brisbane, Australia
When staying in Australia, our main focus is family time. We are attending a wedding for my husband's cousin and visiting with family from around the world. We'll be taking day trips, attending wedding functions, and spending a few nights on the town. I want to take versatile clothing that can bring be through from day - night and also lots of layers since it may be temperamental weather at that time of year.
Last Stop - (undecided) Italy
One of the places that is at the top of my list to see is Italy. We haven't quite decided if we will be able to make a stop on the way home yet, but I am really hoping we can make it to Italy. I mean wouldn't that just be the cherry on top of an already amazing trip?! I dream of walking the streets with fancy Italian women in black heels and the perfect trench coat. Sitting back and enjoying the scenery of Venice on a gondola with a singing man in a tophat! A girl can dream right?