The World Traveler’s Essential Packing List

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Traveling internationally is a life-changing experience that can seem a little overwhelming if it’s your first time packing for an out of country trip.

The following tips will help you pack efficiently and help you to be prepared for an amazing trip.

Health and Beauty Essentials

When traveling domestically, we can assume that we can pick up our favorite toiletry or get a prescription medication filled quickly and easily. Travelling outside of the country may not afford that luxury of convenience. Make sure to pack the health and beauty essentials that are necessary to keep you healthy and comfortable throughout your journey.

Prescription medications and eyeglasses are definitely items to pack with you. Always keep these items in your carry on in case of lost checked luggage. Keep your bath and body products to a minimum, but do remember to bring your daily essentials. Your favorite facial moisturizer or deodorant will help to keep you comfortable and confident on your trip.

There are many personal products that can be used in a multitude of ways, saving on luggage space. A small bottle of castile soap can be used as a shampoo, hand wash, body wash or even laundry soap in the hotel sink. Think outside of the box and only pack what you know you use every day. This definitely isn’t the time to pack an entire eyeshadow palette when you only use one color on a regular basis.

Double Duty Clothing

With packing space at a premium, finding clothes that can be worn in multiple situations is ideal. International travel requires a good amount of flexibility and the ability to go with the flow. You may be visiting a cathedral in the morning, ancient ruins in the afternoon and a dance club in the evening.

Many travelers have reported that they have had great success when packing their Lularoe leggings for international adventures. Leggings are lightweight, can easily be rolled up to pack and can be washed in a sink or shower stall. Ones with prints can also add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit.

In America, we are used to wearing sneakers for most events. While traveling internationally, non-sneaker shoes are often the norm. It’s a great idea to invest in a quality pair of comfortable shoes that can be worn in different capacities. A closed toe shoe with a low heel can look amazing and feel great with leggings, a dress or pants.

Packing a few accessories can give you many options when it comes to putting outfits together. Say you start with a simple black dress. One day you can wear it over your leggings and with a cute pair of earrings. For a more formal occasion, pair the dress with a patterned scarf and you’ll fit right in. Accessories jazz up any outfit and take up very little space in a suitcase, making them ideal for travel fashion.

Universal Electronics

Especially if you will be traveling to multiple countries, it will be necessary to have a universal outlet adapter in order to charge your phone or other electronics. Try to shop for these items before leaving on your trip. Prices at airports and in foreign countries are much higher than they will be at home.

Comfort Items

While it is important to be intentional with packing space, having a favorite comfort item from home will help to keep your spirits up amidst airline delays, overbooked hotel room waits and other traveling mishaps that are simply unavoidable. Many travelers slip a favorite photo into the book they’re planning to read on their flights to remind them of home. A soft scarf or small throw blanket can bring the comforts of home to any form of international travel. A small container of your favorite snack is a great comfort item to bring along with you. Make sure that you don’t pack anything that is irreplaceable or fragile; try to think of something that will make you smile and remind you to fully embrace this experience.

 

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