Traveling abroad can be one of the most exciting adventures a person can have. Seeing cultures outside of your own, exploring places that are on a different continent, and hearing native languages being spoken adds a whole new layer to travel that is not possible to get when traveling domestically. When traveling abroad, especially as a woman, there are certain things you do not want to have to think about when you are in a foreign country. Planning ahead and making sure you have packed well can help make your adventure one that will never be forgotten.
A Great, Safe Bag
A great travel bag should be your first important item. Not only does this bag dictate what you can carry easily, but in certain areas that may be prone to crime, having a high-quality bag can make or break your vacation. Look for a bag that is comfortable to wear for a long time, but also has security features like locking zippers or wired straps. It is also important to find a bag that will carry everything you need without being overstuffed or having to dig for items.
The Right Clothes
Using layers and tricks of traveling, you can pack a lot of clothes without taking up a lot of space. What is important here is to pay attention to where you are going and what you are doing. Pack for the climate and weather, and if you are going somewhere that clothing may be cheaper to buy (like India or southeast Asia) take fewer clothes and buy what you need. Make sure you pay attention to the weather for where you are going because that may change what you need to pack.
Base your practical items on how you are traveling and where you are going. Are you planning to camp, or are you staying in a plush hotel where you might not need much? Doing a little research beforehand can make a big difference in your traveling comfort level to a foreign country. For instance, a universal adapter or voltage converter can be an absolute necessity in some countries. And you do not want to forget a charger, or something else for that matter, that may cause an issue in your experience.
You may be looking towards the vacation of your life, but there may still be stress involved that you will want to relieve. Taking some personal stress relievers may make the difference for your trip, and may keep you from wasting time searching for something you desire. Tracking down sex toys in Canada is not difficult if you want to have some healthy stress relief and are on your own, but the same can not be said of all countries. Other items like headphones, your favorite book, or even a trinket that focuses your mind can be things that help bring down stress when you are away from home.
A Good Personal VPN
Wi-fi is available in a large number of public locations, even in many foreign countries, however, using wi-fi without setting up a VPN first can be extremely dangerous and leave your phone or other devices open for hacking. VPNs can also help with access, because in some countries, certain websites that are common in North America are blocked. Unless you are traveling completely without electronic devices, a VPN is a must. And while you’re at it, you might think about a waterproof case or other protection for your phone. If you lose or break your phone in a foreign country, there is not likely to be a store nearby where you can get a fix or replacement.
Planning and embarking on a vacation can be the most exciting time of a person’s life, but planning that vacation thoroughly beforehand can mean the difference between having an amazing time or being stressed out and just wanting to be back home. Traveling as a woman can be both frightening and empowering, but whether you are a veteran or seasoned traveler it is important to make sure you are prepared for anything your trip could throw at you. Make a list and check it off while you pack, and have an amazing trip!