It's so easy to wait until the last minute to pack for a trip. There's always one more load of laundry or the daily hassles of life that get in the way. The problem with waiting until the night before is that the initial 24 hours of travel become stressful, and lead to the always forgotten travel adapters and cell phone charger.
Here's our guide for what you should bring on any trip abroad, we suggest you pack 2-3 days in advance and take it easy the night before your big flight!
The medicine is there in case you catch a case of Montezuma's revenge, or the Inca Quick-Step, these are absolutely essential travel items. Keeping energy up and the right nutrients in your body is always important, especially in countries where you worry about traveler's stomach issues and having enough to eat day to day.
This is where most people go overboard and end up throwing their back out by lugging around a 50+ lb. suitcase. This also makes for a more expensive plane ride. Think realistically here and keep in mind that layers can be worn again and again.
With the right approach you'll have different variations of an outfit every day and still be able to stay fresh. The most important layer is the base. It's the one that's going to smell eventually so you want to change these out every day.
Pack one thin/compact base layer for each day of the trip. Anything on top of that can be re-worn. You probably have a good feel for where you are going and can figure these out for your specific trip.
Here's the basics:
Packing for trips doesn't need to be stressful, and keeping a good list of your essential travel items makes the process a breeze.
Comments will be approved before showing up.