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If you are planning a trip for this summer, you have likely started to decide where you are going. Once you determine a destination though, you have to determine the types of things that you have to pack to bring with you. These can make or break a family trip so make sure you are prepared for wherever you may be going in the world! Every place will require different necessities so be sure to do your research beforehand as well. Below, you will find a list of some travel necessities that you as a woman should not leave home without!
1. The Perfect Bag
Before you can even start packing, you need to make sure that you have the right bag for your luggage. Decide on the size that you need depending on how long your trip is and how much you are bringing. Make sure it has compartments so that you can stay organized on the journey. You can also try to bring along bags that will match the outfits that you will be wearing there. This is an easy way to be fashionable if you have the room to pack for it. It will probably be best if your handbags are smaller if you plan to bring many. If you only want a couple, then you can bring whatever sizes you want. There will definitely be room to fit an extra bag into your suitcase for your trip.
2. Comfortable Clothing
No matter where you are going on vacation, you obviously need clothing that is vacation-ready and comfortable. Designers like Cable and Gauge, for instance, have resort-ready wear that is loose-fitting and flattering for all women. This will ensure that you are comfortable yet fashionable during your travels. This is very important in order to feel and look confident. You should also bring a bathing suit if there is water access and shoes that are comfortable.
If you are planning an international trip especially, you need to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork with you. This includes your passport, license, and any other identifying or medical information. Make sure you keep all of this paperwork close to you so that you know where it is at all times. If you are staying at a nice hotel, they will typically have a safe in your hotel room to keep this important paperwork in. Also it is a good idea to make copies of each important piece of paperwork in a separate place just in case you lose anything. This will save you a lot of trouble, time, and stress if you are at least able to provide copies of anything missing. Also make sure you do some extra research into what is needed or not needed depending on what state or country you are flying to. Different places have different requirements that you may need before you get there.
4. Electronic Chargers
It is so easy to forget the chargers for your electronics on your next trip. You need to make sure, however, that you have the chargers for your phone, your computer, and even your camera if you have one. You can also bring some power banks with you if you do not have access to an outlet while traveling. Make sure you have some back up power banks in case an important electronic is almost out of battery. This can be critical if you are out and about as well. When you are at your hotel, they will typically have these items there or will be able to guide you in the right direction of getting them.
When you are on vacation, you likely still want to have a couple of moments to yourself where you can relax and be free of distractions. With this in mind, bring a pair of headphones with you. These will also come in handy if you are planning to ride a plane for your travels. Make sure you invest in a pair that fit right and that are comfortable for daily use.
If you are going to a tropical or warm destination, where would any woman be without a pair of sunglasses? Make sure that the sunglasses you bring can protect your eyes from UV rays and that they are comfortable. These can be the perfect accessory for your resort wear as well.
Again, especially if you are going somewhere where the sun will be out, make sure you bring sunscreen. It is important that you put on sunscreen every day anyway in order to protect your skin and to prevent skin cancer. Make sure the sunscreen has an SPF of at least 30 if you will be in the harsh rays. Don’t forget to put on sunscreen during your first few days of your visit as you will likely be the most susceptible to burns at that point. Your skin may not be used to harsh sun rays which can be a damper on your trip if you get burnt as soon as you get there.
8. Safety Equipment
As a woman in today’s world, you can never be too cautious about keeping yourself safe. Make sure that you bring pepper spray with you in case of emergency. You can also bring a first aid kit that will have the necessary supplies in case you or someone in your party is injured. Do some research beforehand so see what is allowed in that specific state or country. If it isn’t, you might have to throw it away before your flight. Having safety equipment with you can only benefit you so if you are ever deciding whether or not you will need it, chances are that you should bring it just in case.
9. Hygiene Products
It should be obvious that you need to list out the hygiene products that you need for your trip. Make sure you bring alone, however, your shampoo, soap, conditioner, razor, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, and hairbrush. Bring along your makeup as well if you always want to look your best when you are headed out. You should try to get travel sizes for all of these because it can save you a lot of space in your suitcase. This way you will have room for gifts and souvenirs to bring home that you buy at your destination as well.
10. Menstrual Product Travel Necessities
Finally, as a woman, it is important that you always bring menstrual products with you when you are traveling. You never know when your period will come, so it is better to be prepared. It can also be very beneficial for any other woman that you are traveling with. Chances are that one of you will need a menstrual product that they may have forgotten. By bringing extra, you ensure that everyone will be comfortable during the trip. Make sure that these sanitary products do stay with you in your purse or in your carry-on so in case your cycle does come, you are ready. This is one of many important travel necessities.
Final Thoughts for Travel Necessities
It is so exciting to start planning ahead for wherever your next destination is. Make sure that you have the right travel necessities and supplies with you as a woman to stay safe and to be ready for any situation. Use the list above as a great starting point of what you can start packing.