Preparing for a trip is terribly exciting! You’ve bought your plane tickets, made hotel and restaurant reservations, and done your research about your destinations—and now it’s time to pack those belongings that’ll be taking the trek with you. In the heat of packing, though, you may not be sure what essential items you should bring. Here are the Top 10 things Rosetta Stone staffers recommend that every traveler bring on their journeys.
10. Host or Hostess Gift. Planning to stay in someone’s home? Thank your hosts for their hospitality with something they can’t get at home.
9. Guidebook. Going somewhere new? Your preparations may be sufficient, but an up-to-date guidebook is always a handy tool.
8. Sun Protection. Weathering the elements? Protecting yourself against sun and wind is important, no matter where you land.
7. Comfortable Shoes. Want to grimace in your pictures? Thought not. Your feet will likely be your primary mode of transport. Make sure they’re comfy.
6. Travel Adaptor. Going solar? Unless you’re planning on trekking in a secluded jungle, chances are you’ll need a power source for your phone and other electrical devices.
5. Photocopies of Documents. Preparing for unfortunate circumstances? You should. If you and your documents get separated, you’ll need copies as security.
4. First-Aid Kit. Take any meds? Bringing necessary medications and other basic first-aid needs is always a good idea.
3. Tablet Computer or Smartphone. Want the ultimate in flexibility? Smart devices can help you in innumerable ways—and you can practice your Rosetta Stone lessons on the go!
2. Calling Cards. Need to phone home? A calling card can be your key making in-country and international calls.
1. Passport. Traveling abroad? Your passport—don’t leave home without it!
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Hello and welcome to Rosetta Stone TV. I’m Avantika Fraser, here to bring you the latest in travel, culture, language, and international news. Today, I’ll be sharing the Top 10 items to pack in your suitcase, as recommended by Rosetta Stone employees. So let’s get started.
- If you’re staying with hosts, be sure to bring a gift from your native country that people abroad can’t order online.
- Bring a small guidebook, or a list of the destinations that you’d like to visit.
- Bring sun protection since you’ll probably be spending more time outside than you normally do. If you’re traveling somewhere warm, bring sunblock and sunglasses and a hat. If you’re traveling to a colder place, you can also bring a jacket.
- Make sure to bring comfortable shoes since you’ll probably be walking around, whether you’re in the city or the countryside.
- Bring an international travel adaptor, in case you have a hair dryer or charger to plug in.
- Don’t forget photocopies of your driver’s license, passport, and credit cards. This information can come in handy in an emergency.
- Make your own first-aid kit. Be sure to include a supply of all your current prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines you frequently use.
- A tablet, computer, or smartphone. Not only can you use Rosetta Stone tools to practice your new language on the go, but looking something up online is always easier if you don’t have to find an Internet café.
- International calling cards are a great purchase since they’ll enable you to use any phone in a pinch. We recommend keeping them in a different pocket than your cash.
- Bring your passport. Don’t forget it or you may miss your flight or get caught in customs. And we don’t want that. That’s a surefire way to cut your travel short.
This has been Avantika Fraser for Rosetta Stone TV, bringing you our Top 10 items to pack in your suitcase.