Travel Necessities: First-time International Travelers

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I am so excited for all the international travel I will be doing this year. I am finally starting to live out my dream! However, this is my first time flying out of the country and I never had to pack for an international flight. If any of you have never travelled internationally, I hope I can help you with what I decided on bringing with my travel checklist. I plan to only carry on a carry on suitcase as well as a purse/small bag. Click here to read all my other budget friendly travel posts and how you can start traveling as well! Click to read more on what I plan on packing with me! 

Travel Necessities

travel necessities

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Travel Necessities: Documents

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Travel documents are going to be your most important travel necessities when it is time to plan your flight! What I recommend for first time international travelers as well as seasoned travelers, is to make laminated copies of your passport to carry upon with you. Also send a copy of your passport to an email or dropbox. Print out any passes you may need, like train tickets or boarding passes. I am also investing in a travel wallet with RFID blocking! A travel wallet is great for keeping all your documents safe and secure while traveling! As for when I am roaming the country on foot, I am buying a smart pocket wallet, to keep my hands free from pick pocketers! You can find cute travel wallets on amazon. Click below to find the ones I am looking at for my trip.


Travel Necessities: Electronics

Electronics are going to be a huge part of your travel necessities as well! Remember to bring all your chargers for your phone, laptops and cameras. Make sure to buy a charger outlet adapter because different countries have different electrical sockets! Bring some headphones too to listen to music or watch a movie! I am also bringing along a portable charger wallet that charges my phone 2 times for a full battery. Bring a pouch for all your electronics so you know exactly where everything is and everything will be kept together. Click below to see what’s in my cart!


Travel Necessities: Liquids

For all your liquid travel necessities, make sure they fall under the size guidelines, as well as the clear bag you place them all in. I plan on buying small plastic bottles, that fit the size requirements, all from the dollar store. Then I can fill it up with items I already have instead of buying everything over again in travel size. I also intend on putting plastic wrap underneath all lids just incase something explodes while in air lol! Here are the liquids I am going to be traveling with:

  • Contact solution
  • hand sanitizer
  • deodorant
  • facial lotion
  • eye drops
  • mouthwash
  • febreeze spray
  • perfume

Travel Necessities: Other (non-clothing)

For my other travel necessities, it is going to include all things not liquids, electronics or documents. Here are my carry on essentials I plan on packing:

  • Neck pillow
  • Blanket
  • cozy socks
  • eye mask cover
  • advil
  • tissues
  • sunglasses
  • pen
  • cleansing wipes
  • glasses case
  • lip balm
  • facial wipes
  • compact mirror
  • back up pair of contacts
  • face mask sheets
  • collapsible water bottle
  • extra underwear
  • extra hairbows/bobby pins
  • panty liners
  • Summers eves wipes
  • plastic bag for trash
  • snacks
  • earplugs
  • gum
  • laundry bag

Travel Necessities: Clothing

travel necessities

Alright, these travel necessities are also pretty important lol. So last, but not least, I am packing a few clothing items that will last me a week of travel. So far I am sticking with mostly basics. Here is a list on what I plan on packing in my carry on:

  • Leather Jacket
  • Jean jacket
  • Large cardigan
  • black jeans
  • dark blue jeans
  • medium wash jeans
  • black leggings
  • white cami
  • black cami
  • 5 casual tops
  • sneakers
  • black flats
  • 10 pair of underwear ( I always like to pack double!)
  • 1 pair of pajamas
  • 2 bras
  • socks for sneakers
  • small umbrella( I know lol not clothing)

Travel Checklist

Everything I named, I put on a travel checklist. Making a checklist will help you stay organized and not forget anything important. I made this cute one up above just using Microsoft Word. I printed it out and as I get the things I need I will check them off.

Everything is not final…

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Of course this list is not final, I may be adding things I am clearly forgetting. I hope this helped some of you out traveling for the first time! If you find anything that I forgot that is super important please let me know in the comments down below!! Have an amazing day! Until next time,

Happily ever poor,


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