Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Packing Tips for an Overseas Trip

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 charges!

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.

For 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 without water.

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.

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