Is International Baggage Different?

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Most people have a fairly established internal list of items they try to remember for travel, developed over years of forgetting various crucial items: toothbrush, swimsuit, medications. These items also make sense for international travel. However, international baggage can require additional items and more care during the packing process. International trips can be longer, more adventurous, and in new and possibly remote locations where you may not speak the language, let alone know how to ask where to buy tweezers, for example. This article gives you some things to think about in both content (what to bring) and delivery (how to get it there).

What Kinds of Items Should I Bring in my Luggage for my trip outside the country?

Some things are the same regardless of whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally: for example, your clothes. However, you probably pack more bags and require more luggage for an international trip than you’d pack for a weekend away. Different climatic conditions as well as events on your itinerary will also dictate the best clothes to bring. Clothes for hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro are different from formal dinners with business associates; if you’re doing both, you’ll also need to be prepared. But other items you may not have considered before. A money belt and your passport should travel with you at all times, but other items are better suited to your checked or delivered baggage.

Packing for your Trip Abroad

Below is a partial list of items that would be useful in most international locations. Of course, think through your own destination and trip to decide what items make sense to include in your international baggage and which additional ones would be required.

Getting Your Bags for Your International Trip Shipped There and Back

Since international trips can be longer and often come with opportunities to use your favorite sports equipment (snowboard, golf clubs, SCUBA gear), the luggage you plan to take to other countries can be bulkier and heavier than your domestic luggage. Instead of hauling that extra weight to the airport then paying overweight fees to the airlines to get it there, consider luggage delivery through a service like Luggage Free. They’ll pick up your bags from home at a time of your choosing, deliver it to your destination before you arrive, then pick it up before you head home. Luggage Free delivers to over 120 countries worldwide. Call now to find out more.

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