Excited for your upcoming study abroad or international travel adventure? Good for you! Nervous and unsure of what to bring? Don’t worry – here are the top five things to bring that will make traveling a breeze!
Remember that your new backpack needs to follow airline regulations. Don’t go any bigger than a 30L backpack. Plus, you’ll be carrying your backpack, so make sure it isn’t weighing you down while you’re traveling from city to city, country to country.
Some backpacks feature security pockets and waterproof covers. Try to find a backpack with these key features. You can stow valuables and – depending on what time of year you’re traveling – keep them dry, too.
Himal, High Sierra, Everest, and Coleman are just a few of the many brands that have lightweight, water resistant backpacks for hiking and traveling. Find one and find your best traveling companion!
4. Money Belt
Ensure that you have the best possible travel experience, and be proactive against pickpockets. Money belts are worn under your clothing, and hold your traveling essentials like your passport, visas, bank/credit cards or boarding passes. If you take out a lot of cash before a busy day of sightseeing and shopping, transfer the money from your wallet to the belt. You save yourself a major headache if your wallet gets stolen, but your valuables are safe inside your money belt!
3. Medicine / First Aid
While researching what railpass you’ll need for your trip, make sure you find out where your railpass can be mailed to. Eurorail may not be able to mail the railpass to your host country, so you may have to have it sent from home. Please account for that delay. You’ll have more money to spend in the places you visit and spend more time exploring than queuing, so get a railpass for your trip!
1. Positive Attitude