Packing is always a challenge, but when you’re going overseas, it’s a whole different story. Apartment Therapy
shares some tips for what to pack and what to leave at home so you can
have what you need but not waste all your spending money on baggage
When it comes to clothing, which you have to have of
course, pick pieces in the same color palette. That way you can mix and
match your outfits so you won’t feel like you’re wearing the same thing
every single day. It’s also a great idea to pick layers, which is a
huge help if your trip takes you into different climates. You can
easily wash items that get soiled in hotel sinks if necessary.
shoes, pick a tried and true pair you know will be comfy. This isn’t
the time to trot around in a brand new pair. It’s a great idea to have a
pair of walking shoes, a pair of dress shoes, and some flip flops for
schlepping around strange hotel or train bathrooms.
As far as
toiletries, pack travel sizes of your shampoo, conditioner and
toothpaste. They can easily be replenished when you run out. Baby
wipes are also a great travel companion and facial cleaning wipes can be
a great substitute for face wash if you find yourself in a place
Other items to pack include: Color copies of all
your travel documents, an international SIM card for your phone, power
plug converters, emergency cash in a money belt for safety, hat and
sunglasses and any medications you may take.