My packing list for New York City #BloggerChallenge


Let’s discover my packing list for the  Austrian Airlines Blogger Challenge to New York City.

Thanks to you my dear friends,  I will be going to New York City as one of  two finalists for  the Austrian Airlines #BloggerChallenge. Together with Jovana, who is from Serbia. We will be doing our best to complete various challenges and blog about them daily.  (hopefully- not making any big promises yet)

So here is my ultimate packing list for New York:


  • 3 Dirndl (all three of them from the same shop, I got one from a sponsor in order to represent Austria in New York and to use onmy  future travels.
  • 5 blouses for dirndl
  • Tights
  • 1 Traditional Austrian jacket for colder evenings – if there are any
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 2 shirts
  • 1 pyjama
  • Running clothes (sports bra, tank top, socks, pants and running shoes)
  • 6 Undies and 3 bras
  • 1 pair of comfortable pants for the flight (I will board in the Dirndl and change during the flight in order to be more comfortable)
  • 1 sweater for the flight
  • 1 big scarf for the flight incase it is chilly
  • Thick knitted socks for the flight (so I can take my shoes off)
  • Awesome hat
  • A pair of flats
  • A pair of other shoes


  • Passport
  • Visa for the US
  • ID (stored separately to passport)
  • Students ID (hoping to get reduced price for entrance tickets)
  • 2 credit cards (stored separately)
  • 2 debit cards (stored separately)
  • Flight ticket
  • Insurance policy
  • Information about hotel and how to get there
  • Emergency numbers


  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Brush
  • Gel for hair
  • Travel sized  shower gel
  • Travel sized hair wash
  • Contraceptive pill
  • Sun screen
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Make up
  • Make up remover


  • Laptop and charger
  • Smartphone and charger
  • iPod, charger and earphones
  • portable battery pack
  • portable RAM
  • camera, charger and of course plenty of memory cards
  • Kindle (no charger needed, same as smartphone charger)


  • Travel pillow
  • Sleeping mask
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel journal
  • LPs guide to New York City
  • Necklace from someone special
  • Other necklace from the very same special one – perfect combination with dirndl
  • Selfie stick
  • Coffee/Tea to go cup and tea bags – I love this more than simple plain water
  • Business cards


Did I forget anything? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Keep on travelling! 🙂



Viktoria Urbanek Travel Blog Chronic Wanderlust

Grüß dich, I'm Viki!

At Chronic Wanderlust, I write about my two great passions: travelling and diving – and have been doing so since 2013.

I usually spend a solid majority of the year travelling to experience extraordinary underwater adventures, taking road trips through countries I don’t know (yet) or exploring my home country of Austria.

As a certified divemaster, passionate underwater & travel photographer, road trip enthusiast and individual traveller, I collect unique moments all over the world.

I don’t believe that severe cases of wanderlust – aka chronic wanderlust – can be cured, only treated. On this blog, I want to show you how this can best be realised.

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