A Packing Guide for Traveling Abroad

Now that the New Year is in full swing, it’s time to focus on all the trips you have planned this year. We all know that packing for long trips can be difficult – even more difficult when your trip is overseas. We have created the perfect packing guide to follow so you don’t overpack for your future trips!

First Thing’s First, Swimsuits

You don’t need to bring all of your cutest swimsuits when it comes to traveling to a tropical island or even just somewhere with a beach. That said, you should only bring 3-4 of your favorite suits.

When packing your bathing suits think about which ones you don’t mind getting into the water with. Bring an older suit to go boarding or surfing, that way you aren’t worried about ruining your new, favorite suit. Bring a new suit but only plan on wearing that on boating days, that way you know you won’t have a chance of ruining it. Also, consider bringing a suit that you can tan in to avoid any unwanted tan lines.

The Perfect Kimono 

Pack that gorgeous kimono you have been dying to wear. It is perfect for your relaxing days that don’t include swimming. A kimono is perfect to lounge in when sailing or relaxing on the patio. You have the best of both worlds when wearing a kimono; you want to wear a swimsuit but you don’t want to be too revealing.

Kimonos are perfect for your vacation, you can wear them out on the water or around in your hotel room or AirBnB.

Leave the Stilettos and Bring the Wedges

You don’t need to bring those tall stilettos you wore to your New Years’ eve party. Make sure to leave those at home when you begin packing for your vacation. Focus on comfortability and functional footwear. While you probably have some fine-dining to attend while on your vacation or a romantic night out in the city, you still want to be comfortable.

Wedges are the perfect pair of shoes to bring on your vacation, you can dress them up or down. You can always count on wedges to be comfortable and match simple outfits or more formal attire. Bringing just a couple of pairs of wedges should suffice for your trip.

Make Sure to Pack for Rain or Shine

Even if the forecast is calling for clear skies throughout your trip, that is rarely the case. You should always be prepared to encounter some rain, even if it doesn’t show in the forecast. Pack a nice light rain jacket and some cute booties that are all-weather.

You don’t want to be unprepared for the slight chance of rain, and that tourist that wasn’t fully prepared for anything and everything that mother nature throws at you.

Additionally, you should be prepared for both warm and cooler climates. While the temperature might be warm, different levels of humidity can affect how the air feels on your skin. Pack for cooler and warmer temps, regardless of the forecast.

Choose the Appropriate Luggage

Choose your luggage based on how long your trip is going to be and how much you need to pack. When in doubt, opt for luggage that is medium size, that way you can pack enough for the trip without having to lug around a giant suitcase. If you need to bring an extra bag, make sure it’s comfortable enough for you to haul around the airports and potential layovers you might encounter.

When packing for your next vacation keep these tips in mind. You want to be able to have a great time and not worry about anything, let alone if you brought the right outfits and are prepared for the slightest chance of rain. Make a checklist and check it twice, just to make sure you didn’t forget anything.