Going on an international trip is a big deal. There’s a lot to remember, a lot to pack, and a lot to plan. It can seem overwhelming at first. Especially when you’ve got that big, empty suitcase staring up at you as you wonder where in the world you’re going to start. This usually leads to over packing. This equates to hauling around a bunch of stuff you don’t need, and you most likely won’t use. Luckily, there are some tips that will giving you a starting place and point you in the right direction. Check out the top 11 things you should always pack for an international trip.
Choosing your baggage is just as important as what you put in it. It’s critical not skimp when it comes to purchasing your main bag. If your luggage falls apart because you bought a cheap knock-off, your trip instantly becomes more difficult. Investing in a high-quality piece of luggage is worth it. Consider the type of trip you’re going on. Roughing it budget-backpacker style? Buy a sturdy rucksack that’s comfortable to carry and has expandable space. If you’re going straight from the airport to a hotel, luggage with 4-wheels is the most ergonomically-beneficial. It will save your back while your bag cruises along behind you. It’s also a good idea attach a name tag and a colored band, or another small accessory, so you can easily identify your luggage on the baggage carousel. It’s also helps with the description of the bag in case in gets lost.