When I learned I was traveling to Jordan – a solid seven months before the trip would happen –, my excitement was through the roof! Little did I know that in those seven months, I would pack up my apartment, start living nomadically, and end up really sick while in Jordan itself. I also packed ALL the wrong clothes!

My perception is that most minimalist packing lists are for men. Further research has shown this to be untrue, but I still want to add my own to help others who want to pack light.

I never leave home without one, so I know what to look for in the perfect travel scarf. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to figure out which is best for you.