You called your travel agency. You booked your trip. You got your tickets. All that’s left to do is pack for your journey abroad. The excitement and anticipation that accompany an impending international vacation can often overshadow the importance of packing for it correctly. However, with a little planning, packing right for your international trip can be fast and easy.
Don’t wait until the night before you leave to pack.
Your travel agent can plan nearly every aspect of your vacation except for the packing, which is why you may be tempted to ignore it until the last minute. When traveling within the United States, this may not be an issue. However, packing for an international destination requires more planning, as you will need certain documents while abroad and may not be able to obtain certain toiletries and other necessities in other countries. To ensure that you can obtain and pack everything you need, finish packing your bags at least two days ahead of time.
Figure out how many change of clothes you will need each day.
One of the keys to stress-free international travel is packing lightly. When going through your packing inventory, consider how many times you may need to change your clothes in a given day. After doing the math, see which garments can coordinate with others and remove any items that cannot do double duty for both casual and formal occasions. This will cut down on the amount of baggage you bring.
Remember to label your luggage.
Your travel agency may have already advised you to label your luggage, and they’re right. In case your luggage gets lost at an airport or hotel, you want to make sure that whoever finds it can find you, too. Be sure to clearly label your name and contact information on both the exterior and interior of all your suitcases and bags.
Brentwood Travel offers a wide range of travel options for those seeking luxury cruises, honeymoon trips, and all-inclusive resorts. To speak to a travel agent about our services or to begin booking your next adventure, call our St. Louis office at (314) 439-5700.
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