Experienced world traveler, expat and Her Packing List founder, Brooke Schoenman, helps women to pack smarter and travel more confidently. Through interviews with female travelers, and insights from her own adventures, Brooke delves into topics related to packing light, backpacking, long-term travel, budget travel, solo female travel, and travel gear. Listeners will learn all the best tips and tricks for successful packing and travel prep, as well as how to become a savvy explorer on the road. Episodes rotate between interview shows and Ask HPL Q/A sessions. The HPL Podcast is designed for women who want to have stress-free travel experiences.
 Packing One Bag, Under 10 Pounds, to Costa Rica with Gena Urowsky
Packing carry-on only can be a challenge on its own, but to do that and under 10 pounds is a packing achievement. Gena Urowsky was inspired after reading a post by Tim Ferriss on his packing tips and proceeded to venture to Costa Rica with just a school backpack. We talk about her achievement, regrets and tips in this episode.
 Ask HPL: How Do I Plan a Multi-Country Trip Itinerary?
Abby is unsure of how to go about planning her upcoming trip itinerary when she cannot find any sample itineraries online. This answer could easily take an hour to answer, but instead I give her a few quick tips that can guide her along in planning her multi-country trip itinerary. Plus, an extra resource of where you can ask other female travelers for travel tips.
 The Re-Entry Process After a Big Trip with Brianne Miers
When you go away on a longer adventure, coming back home can be tough. You may have changed, but the world you knew before has chugged along as normal- and friends have even gotten used to not having you around. Readjustment to the daily grind can take a lot more effort than expected, and your family might not understand. We discuss the struggles of the re-entry process in this episode with Brianne Miers, along with her best insight for preparing for this difficult part of travel.
 Feeling Like a Backpacker Fraud
Can you wear a backpack on your travels if you’re not doing stereotypical backpacker things? We had a reader voice her concerns a while back, and it got me to thinking that others might be in the same boat of apprehension and worry. Let us talk about what is important when choosing your luggage when you travel.
 New Zealand for 6 Months with Just 3000 Euro with Irene Broer
Strapped for cash but want to see the world? There are ways you can cut costs and get a real cultural experience in the process, and we explore one of those options in this episode. Irene Broer was able to spend 6 full months in New Zealand with just 3000 Euro. Find out how.
 Ask HPL: Do I Pack an Umbrella or Waterproof Jacket?
When traveling to destinations that tend to get more rain, is it wise to pack an umbrella? Is packing a rain jacket any better in terms of packing light? We discuss these travel rain gear dilemmas in this episode, and even touch on what I tend to pack for rain protection when I travel.