Pre-departure packing completed. Everything fits into one backpack and a very small purse. In addition to the outfit I’m wearing on the plane (the all black outfit), I have packed two additional pairs of slacks, one pair of gym shorts, five shirts, an extra pair of shoes, “undies” (of course), and all the comforts of home…iPad, batteries, camera, cell phone, power converters and chargers, umbrella, toiletries, etc. Compression bags make it all possible. I have also attached an extra folding bag to the backpack to hold all the teas, spices, baklava, and other items that I usually buy along the way.