Travel Tips by: Lifestyle Traveler
After almost 2 years of non-stop traveling, I have pretty much nailed down how to travel with only the essentials. Minimalistic packing has become a hobby of mine – challenging myself to bring less and less each time I get the chance to unpack and repack my carry-on.
Pretty obvious but sometimes forgotten! Bring the actual passport (& keep it attached to you) plus a digital copy emailed to yourself in case anything happens.
Cash is king. Bring a decent amount of cash ($500 is a good amount) in-case you can’t use card. You can exchange what you need when you get to your destination.
Because you need more money than you think. Bring a debit card for ATM withdrawals, and a credit card for other purchases. Make sure your travel credit card has no foreign transaction fees (and preferably racks up miles!)
Whichever you prefer, but keep it carry-on sized to avoid extra fees, lost luggage, and extra lines.
Going to Machu Picchu? It rains. Tropical island? Rain. London? Rainnnn. Patagonia? You guessed it…rain! Get a raincoat and you’ll be much less miserable when the world rains on your parade.
Or Android phone, if you’re not team Apple. Just bring a good smart phone and download these apps to get you through your travels. Also, it’s a good idea to get a global mobile plan.
Because your trip will be epic, but there will be water (rain?!) Also – pics or it didn’t happen. Get the whole GoPro travel kit here!