International Packing List

Here are some additional items I make sure to have when traveling: 

Personal Security and Precautions for those Traveling Solo Abroad: 

  • KTN number on my plane ticket - See my TSA Precheck Post for more information on this
  • Passport - with at least 9 months left before it expires from the day you will arrive home
  • Copy of Passports/Credit Cards/ID's/Will (if applicable)/Health Insurance cards along with your itinerary to a family member or friend of choice that you trust with all this information
  • Copy of the above in my suitcase, this is just in case you are pick-pocketed
  • Purse with a zipper on it
  • Check to see if you need a Visa to visit a certain country and if other than Europe, you may need to see if there is a travel warning to that country. Just don't let it scare you away from visiting, if you are really worried, you can call the countries US consulate office to make sure it is safe for tourists.

KTN number on my plane ticket - See my TSA Precheck Post for more information on this

Passport - with at least 9 months left before it expires from the day you will arrive home

Copy of Passports/Credit Cards/ID's/Will (if applicable)/Health Insurance cards along with your itinerary to a family member or friend of choice that you trust with all this information

Copy of the above in my suitcase, this is just in case you are pick-pocketed

Purse with a zipper on it

Check to see if you need a Visa to visit a certain country and if other than Europe, you may need to see if there is a travel warning to that country. Just don't let it scare you away from visiting, if you are really worried, you can call the countries US consulate office to make sure it is safe for tourists.

Finances: 

  • Debit Card or Credit Card
    • Visa is typically accepted worldwide, but I would have 1/2 of your budget in local currency cash with you as there are many countries, especially those outside of Europe that do not take cards as a form of payment.

Debit Card or Credit Card

  • Visa is typically accepted worldwide, but I would have 1/2 of your budget in local currency cash with you as there are many countries, especially those outside of Europe that do not take cards as a form of payment.

Visa is typically accepted worldwide, but I would have 1/2 of your budget in local currency cash with you as there are many countries, especially those outside of Europe that do not take cards as a form of payment.

Toiletries

  • Pepto Bismol Tablets - you will thank me
  • Extra shampoo and conditioner

Pepto Bismol Tablets - you will thank me

Extra shampoo and conditioner

Clothing

  • Check humidity levels and weather 2 weeks before leaving and it will give you a better idea of the clothing you need
  • Also, check local religions and if there would be any restrictions on showing hair, shoulders, knees etc...
  • High Humidity Hot:
    • Open toe shoes
    • Cotton, loose clothing
    • Moisture-wicking clothing
    • Hat or Umbrella
    • Ice bandana
    • Avoid leather shoes as sweat can stick to leather and make you more prone to blisters
    • Baby powder
    • Make sure your sandals have thicker soles after awhile your shoes can get quite warm
  • High Humidity, Cold:
    • Windbreaker
    • Fleece Sweater with hood
    • Mittens (better for putting in hot packs/hand warmers)
    • Umbrella (for rain)
    • Closed-toe shoes, and if it is the wet season

Check humidity levels and weather 2 weeks before leaving and it will give you a better idea of the clothing you need

Also, check local religions and if there would be any restrictions on showing hair, shoulders, knees etc...

High Humidity Hot:

  • Open toe shoes
  • Cotton, loose clothing
  • Moisture-wicking clothing
  • Hat or Umbrella
  • Ice bandana
  • Avoid leather shoes as sweat can stick to leather and make you more prone to blisters
  • Baby powder
  • Make sure your sandals have thicker soles after awhile your shoes can get quite warm

Open toe shoes

Cotton, loose clothing

Moisture-wicking clothing

Hat or Umbrella

Ice bandana

Avoid leather shoes as sweat can stick to leather and make you more prone to blisters

Baby powder

Make sure your sandals have thicker soles after awhile your shoes can get quite warm

High Humidity, Cold:

  • Windbreaker
  • Fleece Sweater with hood
  • Mittens (better for putting in hot packs/hand warmers)
  • Umbrella (for rain)
  • Closed-toe shoes, and if it is the wet season

Windbreaker

Fleece Sweater with hood

Mittens (better for putting in hot packs/hand warmers)

Umbrella (for rain)

Closed-toe shoes, and if it is the wet season

Other Useful nicknacks:

  • small easily collapsable backpack to hike with if going to an outdoor destination. Most medium-sized carryons will also fit hiking poles sideways
  • notebook to write all your fun adventures and remember what you actually did
  • Power Strip
  • Country appropriate converter
  • Camera Equipment

small easily collapsable backpack to hike with if going to an outdoor destination. Most medium-sized carryons will also fit hiking poles sideways

notebook to write all your fun adventures and remember what you actually did

Power Strip

Country appropriate converter

Camera Equipment

Packing for an Airbnb and Hostel

Packing for a Cruise

Other Packing Lists worth noting: 

Glamping Packing List

Road Trip Packing List - with list for your dog too

Welcome to Culture Trekking!

My name is Janiel, a medical professional, and solo adventurer. I have over 23 years of international travel experience and have a sincere passion for celebrating humanity, connecting with cultures, finding unique art and adventure. I’m an advocate for animals and sustainable travel and want to invite you to join the Culture Trekking community.

       

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